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Getting the project rolling

With school just ending i can finally get going on the new-used powerstroke. Im a newb when it comes to getting into performance. I have a 97 F250 HD 4x4. i have a small wallet but what would be recomended things to do to increase power but keeping internals stock?
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Welcome to org! I'd be starting out with an intake, exhaust and a good custom tuned chip like one from Tony wildman. That gets relatively cheap performance. Next would be hpop upgrade and injectors. If your truck is auto make sure the tranny can take the power.

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would the chip be the best to get first? And literally after I posted that I started tracing the fuel lines for a fuel leak cuz it dumps fuel and found on my oil pan is shot, so my project just got A LOT bigger
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would the chip be the best to get first? And literally after I posted that I started tracing the fuel lines for a fuel leak cuz it dumps fuel and found on my oil pan is shot, so my project just got A LOT bigger
I'd go intake and exhaust first. Intake would be the cheapest mod to get done. Where is it dumping fuel? In the valley on top? Check your fuel filter seal and the lines below the fuel filter housing. Is the oil pan rusted through?

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The one line up by the fuel filter housing I'm pretty sure and well I poked it with my finger and a few flakes fell off and its coated in oil so m pretty sure its just seeping through
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You gotta pull the engine to change the oil pan. Your lookin at a pretty serious bill to pay someone to do that.

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I'm probably going to do it my self. This is not gunna be fun
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That will be a pretty big project even if you tackle it yourself. If you're pulling the engine I'd do some internal upgrades at the same time.

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What up grades would you recomend?
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