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Here's the gov spring pix and basic article I just wrote off the top of my head:
1-Take out the little screw on the fuel shutoff lever, it's an 8mm(you have to push it to the "run" position to get to it).
2-get a screwdriver and pry(carefully) on the lever to slide it off the shaft a little bit. Not all the way off, or you'll lose the little keyway. I found this trick after the 5th time of dropping the keyway.
3-Take off the gov spring plug with a 7/8" socket.
4-Rotate the engine using the nut on the alternator(7/8" socket). It will only rotate one way, so spin it until you see the nut as in the pic below. Tighten 3-4 clicks(1/4 turn per click). Or now is the time to put the washers in, see below.
5-Use a permanant marker, and mark the crank to line it up with something like the belt.
6-Now rotate the engine one revolution from the alternator nut, until that mark lines back up, and you should see the other set of gov springs.
7-Tighten those springs the same 3-4 as you did the first set.
8-Install the threaded cover/plug. It can be tricky to restart the threads, so be patient.
9-Push the shutoff lever back to its original place, and tighten up the 8mm headed bolt.
10-fire it up, and make sure the idle is not too high(this can happen if you go to the 4th click). See this link for the idle adjustment: http://www.dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/adj...d_Gen-Idle.htm
11-it's done, go for a spin!

To add the washers from step 4:
-Measure the stud protrusion(cant remember what stock is off hand)
-take out the nut and spring retainer.
-install 18mm OD, 13mm ID, 1.55mm thickness washer.
-reinstall retainer & nut.
-tighten to original stud depth as measured earlier.
-rotate engine as noted above on step 5&6.
-double check measurement & install other washer.
-finish off with the plug and shutoff lever, as noted above in step 8-11.
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or, 08 Subaloser Forester, 2" lift.
work rigs: 94 IH 4900, DT466(originally 230hp), #0 fuel plate, tighter gov springs, 22* timing
or, 06 IH 7400, DT466E, 300hp


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Recommended Mod ( 3-clicks ) .. Just did it on mine.. and made a world of difference!
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very nice! i want to try to do this today. going for 4 clicks.

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Going 4, you will likely need to lower the idle back down. Report back with results.

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my daily driver:67 F100, 300 4V, cammed, 4 spd.
or, 08 Subaloser Forester, 2" lift.
work rigs: 94 IH 4900, DT466(originally 230hp), #0 fuel plate, tighter gov springs, 22* timing
or, 06 IH 7400, DT466E, 300hp


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Going 4, you will likely need to lower the idle back down. Report back with results.
ok, i need to grind a screwdriver for this too, right?

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You can if you plan on doing the springs often enuf. You can cut a 1/4" wide notch out from the center of about a half inch wide screwdriver.
Otherwise, just use a small one and puch the click from one side. Keep in mind, this is on a DT466, but the nut will be the same. You can also see how much I pulled out the shutoff lever.

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or, 08 Subaloser Forester, 2" lift.
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or, 06 IH 7400, DT466E, 300hp


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ok, then i guess thats what i will do.

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ok, then i guess thats what i will do.

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You could've been done by now Garrett.

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my daily driver:67 F100, 300 4V, cammed, 4 spd.
or, 08 Subaloser Forester, 2" lift.
work rigs: 94 IH 4900, DT466(originally 230hp), #0 fuel plate, tighter gov springs, 22* timing
or, 06 IH 7400, DT466E, 300hp


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You could've been done by now Garrett.
nope, had to go by my house then to petco with my two ladies. now im going to start.

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its much easier to tighten/loosen with a long pair of needle nose pliers instead of a flatblade screwdriver

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