Just a little bit of and update. Have been driving the van everyday for a week now.
All I can say is Wow!! I love it !!
The $11 modulator valve seems to have cured the "smoked" trans. The second issue I had to contend with was a "bad" injection pump. Diagnosed by the crooked arse mechanic who had the van on his lot.
Asked the owner what the original problem was , requiring him to take to the mechanic. "Hard starts" were the only actual problem.
So I started by installing a new set of glow plugs. upon istallation I found one plug to have a bad wire wire.
While in the process of installing the glow plugs I also found a badly dry rotted fuel return line. Seemed as if it was allowing air back into the fuel system.
So I am happy to report the van is starting up and running great !! Total investment in
van, glow plugs, oil, filters right about $2500.Also need to add that I found a Jasper engines tag on the 7.3 for 6/03.
Needless to say I am unbelievably stoked !!