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post #1 of 13 Old 01-31-2012, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new I dont know what to do

Bought my first diesel. 95 f-250 extended cab 7.3. Wondering what I should do to it (gauges, exhaust, intake, etc.). Also want to know where to get parts and what to stay away from.
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Glad to have you - to the ORG!

What part of CA do you call home?

Many people say go with a DIY intake - You can search for "DIY Intake" or "6637" in the search box under the PowerStroke.org logo.
Since you're in CA AND you have a '95, you won't be subject to the 'smog' testing. So, exhaust mods are pretty much up to you. You can go turbo-back if you want.
As a rule of thumb, EGT, Trans temp (if you have an auto) and boost are the main 3 gauges to look at. There is Autometer, Isspro gauges to name a couple.

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I'm just north of SD. Thanks for the advice!
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i live on camp pendelton in oceanside, welcome to the org, and i say diy intake or aftermarket, down pipe, and straight pipe, then gauges, tunes, and then you get into the cool stuff later, dont wanna over welm you to quick, how far north of sd are you, we have a few members between la and sd lol

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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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Im at Pendleton but I live in Fallbrook. I may try to do the intake tonight. Probably going to search some junk yards.
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let me know if you find any in the yards, any piks of your rig so i know who to look for lol, i drive mine to the airstation here just bout every day, are you marine or navy?, now i feel inspired to take the truck today, i can show you my ghetto diy intake, and gauges lol

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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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What squadron? I'm down here at the MALS. its the beat up looking white one with the turquoise middle.
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hmla 169, pretty much in the middle, do you know a sgt named richie that is getting out, drives a big white 2wd excursion, and has like 4 kids

mals is a training unit rite?

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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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No I dont. Mals isn't a training unit.
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you go in that gate closest to cif then rite? lol, i pass your parking lot daily

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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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