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post #1 of 15 Old 09-16-2007, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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newbie in the world of diesel, looking for some help

Hey. I pick up my 97 F250 Crew Cab on Wed. and im just looking for a little help for some mods i can pick up now and also where to get them. My main objective for the fist week is to get COAL rollin out it. And im also looking for general help you guys founld along the way that might help me out. Thanks
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to the ORG!! As far as mods start with exhaust, intake, and guages.

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Welcome and here is my personal recomedations
# 1 Good air filter, look at the Baldwin PA2818 filter for around $30-$40 for the best filter system out there.
#2 Gauges, don’t do any performance mods without gauges ($300)
#3 Open exhaust, either have the cat and muffler cut off and straight piped for around $80 or buy a complete exhaust for around $400, either one will reduce egts and help everything.
#4 Get a good flip chip for around $300 for some real serious performance.
#5 Do the fuel tank and prepump filter mods to protect your injectors and fuel system and allow about 100 more miles on each fillup. ($35, see my pics)
#6 If an automatic tranny then get a Trucool 40k aux cooler for around $120 and consider the fact that the tranny is the weak link.

So for around $800 you can have a very aggressive and still reliable truck.

I would also change all of the fluids (rear chunk, front chunk, tranny, T-case) over to good quality synthetics like Amsoil. And make sure the engine oil, fuel filter, antifreeze, etc are cleaned changed and maintained.

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what can i do to make the black smoke roll out of the Exhaust
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all black smoke is is too much fuel and not enough air! the best way to roll the coal would be buckin up and gettin bigger injectors and nice tuning from tony wildman at total diesel performance.... but before that you gotta make the truck last... since the transmission is the weak link, if you go with stage 1 injectors AT LEAST get a new valve body for like $225 from BTS, stage 2s and over i would suggest getting a complete transmission and torque converter... but if you just want little puffs of smoke (about all you can get with the stock injectors in these OBS) then get an open intake, exhaust, gauges, and some good tony wildman tunes

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oh and also once you get your first taste of the torque of these things with tuning, you'll never stop wanting more (but your tires will)

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