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Old 03-04-2011, 06:07 PM
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Unhappy power difference...what do u think?

I sold my 97 F250 pstroke 5spd six months ago, and missed it...except for the five speed.

So I just bought a 1996 F250 4x4 supercab longbed auto 200k miles 4.10 gears, apparently all stock. It starts and runs good with very little blowby, it's only fault is a small (yet annoying) exhaust leak.

A couple of days later I got so excited that I bought a 1995 F250 4x4 supercab longbed auto 225k miles 3.55 gears, apparently all stock. It starts and runs good with very little blowby, it's only fault is a bit of rust (this too is annoying)

The '96 feels a little sluggish in regular driving.
The '95 on the other hand feels like a powerhouse at all times!

So my wife and I drove to an abandoned airstrip nearby, and drag raced each other...to my surprise we were neck and neck right up to 75 miles per hour.

I suspect the exhuast leak may be pre turbo and causing low boost in regular driving conditions (when the other truck feels so powerful)......

any thoughts would be appreciated!!
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:42 PM
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Check around to find the exhaust leak. Sometimes the bolts holding the exhaust housing to the turbo come lose and fall out. Collector (up-pipe) donut gaskets can leak as well.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:21 PM
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You have TWO OBS 7.3's. im quite jealous to say in the least. ha.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:43 PM
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they are my favorite truck...a modern classic...
it's getting hard to find a real nice one, and the guys that have them know it and either don't want to let them go...or they want a fortune for 'em.
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Crap! Two obs's AND a wife that drag races with you???????? I wanna be you dOOOOOOOOOOOOOd.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:31 AM
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Yea, I was honed in on the wife part too! And she wasn't afraid to run fender to fender and keep up with him.

You've got keepers there - the 95, the 96, and the wife!

Shawn
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:30 AM
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thanks my stroker brothers!!

not braggin' or anything but i've had four 95s, two 96s, two 97s and two 03s (why i ever bought a second 6.0 i have no idea...mind u that was back when they were nearly new and was ignorant about the 6.0 and all the problems they have)

same wife the whole time...lol!
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