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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
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Exhaust leak/Lacks Power
Well.... I say lacks power, but its pretty strong for what it is. List of Mods: Edge Evo Race tune, 3"DP to 5" cat back, 6637 Air filter, EBPV tied full open and guages. When I go WOT it will make around 12-14 lbs around 26-2800 rpm and top out 1250 on the EGT's around the 3100 rev limiter. I have gotten 18 lbs out of it but its intermittent. I datalog the EBP and its around 1:1 boost to exhaust back pressure so I know its not a post turbo restriction. I am too lazy to lay under it and look for a sooted exhaust leak, but I have checked the manifold bolts and none are broken/missing. From reading on here there seams to be leaks at the manifold to up pipes, and leaks from the up pipes to y manifold.
Is it throwing money after bad fixing the current/possible exhaust leaks OR do I save that money and upgrade the turbo, etc for a Super Duty unit?
1997 F-250 HD XLT CCSB 4x4, 7.3L PSD, ZF5, Dana 60
08+ diff cover, 33x12.50R20's on Moto Metal 962's
3" DP to 5" straight pipe, pyro & boost guage, HPx Line,
Edge Evo, CX Racing intercooler, 6.0L fan, 1.0 Housing,
SD pump, bowl delete E fuel, 4.10, EBPV delete and ped
LEDs and HIDs, Ranger shift knob, RiffRaff Billet wheel
Black, Tan interior.
38' Gooseneck Enclosed Car Hauler.