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My dad has a 92 F-350 CC, non turbo 7.3, 5 spd. Is there any way to get more power out of it? It's pretty much a gutless wonder. The local diesel shop says a turbo isn't a good idea, something about the internals isn't up to snuff. Thanks!

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You can turn the pump up. And yes you can add a turbo, Ford did it from the factory in late 93 and early 94. There are a couple of aftermarket ones available. If you do a search on turning pumps up on 6.9l/7.3l IDI engines you should turn up some info.

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I've tried some searches, haven't had much luck....wanna help a guy out?

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if found this, might help.
http://www.members.shaw.ca/k2pilot/I...%20article.htm


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contact some sponsors here, im sure they can hook your dad up.

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Banks and Hypermax make tubo kits for them.

I've heard the Sidewinder kit from Banks really wakes the engin up, but don't look for PS power without more mods.

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Lem posted a write up on turning the pump up, it should be in the articles section.

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Turbo Upgrade

I also have a '92 F250 and at the time I bought it 2 years ago the performance at highways speeds was similar to yours: a gutless wonder. About a year ago I installed a used ATS turbo onto the motor. I was towing a car (on a trailer) from Eugene, OR to Chico, CA when I stopped midway to pick up the turbo unit in Ashalnd, OR and then drove over to Klamath Falls, OR to have the turbo installed by a good diesel mechanic there. On the way to K-Falls the truck slugged it out along I-5 doing, if I was lucky, 55-60 MPH. After installing the turbo I left K-Falls and headed south, facing a long grade to get out of town. Pre-turbo I would've been lucky to maintain 35-40 MPH towing that car. The turbo effect is nothing short of magic: I found myself having to throttle back 1/4 way up the hill just to maintain the speed limit (55 MPH)!

So I can unequivocally say that putting a turbo on your '92 is not only feasible, it's a virtual necessity if you're going to tow anything. Highway mileage has remained about the same unloaded (14-15 MPG) but towing mileage went up significantly (from 8-9 MPG to 11-12 MPG) and going over passes at higher altitude you can really tell the difference in performance.

My (barely) used ATS turbo cost $500 + $300 to install...and worth every penny :-).
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Hey guys,

My dad has a 92 F-350 CC, non turbo 7.3, 5 spd. Is there any way to get more power out of it? It's pretty much a gutless wonder. The local diesel shop says a turbo isn't a good idea, something about the internals isn't up to snuff. Thanks!
Ive noticed this attitude from a few mechanics and it seems to me they are going by the general rule of thumb for gasoline motors. You have to change all kinds of things like pistons and what not for gas. These diesel IDIs will take a straight bolt on from places like Hypermax which incidently has max goodies for our 7.3 Navistar IDI diesels. It dosent mean there is no work involved but its nothing like a gasoline turbocharging which might as well be a ground up rebuild. Hypermax -Power Stroke Diesel Performance Ford Diesel Power, 5"exhaust, power module, power chip, injectors, intercoolers, turbochargers
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