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Old 09-05-2007, 06:57 PM
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Couple Questions

I'm not trying to stir the pot...honestly, I'm not a biased owner...but I AM happy with my Cummins. But my dad just recently bought a 1996 7.3L Powerstroke. Here is everything that he gave me about it: F-350 4x4/5 spd manual XLT/loaded minus leather/crew cab with a 6" Skyjacker lift...it has about 205K miles on it...ok, fill me in on what to educate him about...I want to know performance stuff to do and problematic things to look out for for him...thanks in advance!

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Don't know the problematic stuff but to the ORG!! Hang around I am sure that people much more knowledgable than me will chime in. Just glad ya drive an oil burner.
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Welcome to the .org! We don't mind cummin's owners or anyone else joining up!

As far as your guestions - I know the 7.3 has a problem with the CPS going just whenever - but they are about $30 for a replacement and easy to change. I'll let other OBS owners speak up about other common problems and things to do to upgrade the power!
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I appreciate the responses fellas. Between him and I...we have ALWAYS been oil burners. This is just the first family Powerstroke. We have always been tried and true Cummins fans...My dad is all about efficiency, not competition and all that. Myself, I am turning 424hp/878tq to the wheels and looking for more...but like I said, he don't care. he just wants his truck to continue to last him, so if I can help...you bet I will. I really do like the 7.3L engines and hopefully, I will get him addicted to the "upgrade bite"...thanks again, ya'll...keep em comin!
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to the ORG. As always, Gauges, intake, and exhaust are first. After that, a good flip chip is where I would go next. Tony Wildman along with a few others do some really good stuff with burning chips.

As far as things to look for, I know on the superdutys the HPOP O rings can be pretty common, also glow plug relays can be a pain in the winter and cooler times of the year. As long as you do the normal stuff like oil changes and such like you are supopsed to, these will run for a long time. Good luck to your dad, and get some pics up of your rig and his.
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Welcome aboard...my girlfriend is a Cummins gal and my Powerstroke grew on her...i have a feeling that Powerstroke will grow a little more on you too. Im not saying one is better than the other though...because I love that cummins "cackle" sound. Anyways these guys are great and will help you with any questions you have.
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Watch the little bushing on the clutch pedal /master cylinder.....and CPS.....
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Here are a couple pictures of my truck...it will probably take a while to get some pics up of his...he doesn't have a digital camera and even if he did, wouldn't know how to use it!



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