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Mod's Again ?!?!

Sorry to do this to you yet again but...

1997 4x4 auto 250 ext cab.

No Mods yet- Here is my connundrum, There seems to be an endless supply of mods and I dont know where to start. Mostly I dont know what these will do for my truck, or even what the --ll they are.

What should I do first...-air intake, external oil bypass, That BB thing in the fuel regulator....Gauges???

what will these do for me and what do you think is the best way to start.

(some info)--I just had the truck gone over from start to finish as a diesel shop and the injectors and glow plugs are perfect.

one specific issue- When it is cold (below 10) the oil resevoir drains and does not refill (starts for @ 5 secs - quits ,starts for @ 2 secs - quits, wont start-, look under the hood and there is no oil in the resevoir, refill the resevoir, start enging and rev the motor and it will stay running. If I use an oil pan heater there is no issue.) I am wondering 2 things
1. New oil pump (and if so what kind)
2. different oil.

thanks for all your consideration.

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Start with Intake, Exhaust, and Guages. And some of the DIY mods if you want.

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All right, I will start with an air intake manifold - how will this effect my truck?
Also is there a specific brand - DIY seems to be the concensus from what I have read...

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DIY Intake is pretty good,

and AFE makes EXCELLENT intakes.

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Familiarize yourself with these threads.
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3-mod-help/

They have most of the information that you need in order to decide

BTW, this is probably the best way to start...
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3...ere-first.html

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Sorry to do this to you yet again but...

1997 4x4 auto 250 ext cab.

No Mods yet- Here is my connundrum, There seems to be an endless supply of mods and I dont know where to start. Mostly I dont know what these will do for my truck, or even what the --ll they are.

What should I do first...-air intake, external oil bypass, That BB thing in the fuel regulator....Gauges???

what will these do for me and what do you think is the best way to start.

(some info)--I just had the truck gone over from start to finish as a diesel shop and the injectors and glow plugs are perfect.

one specific issue- When it is cold (below 10) the oil resevoir drains and does not refill (starts for @ 5 secs - quits ,starts for @ 2 secs - quits, wont start-, look under the hood and there is no oil in the resevoir, refill the resevoir, start enging and rev the motor and it will stay running. If I use an oil pan heater there is no issue.) I am wondering 2 things
1. New oil pump (and if so what kind)
2. different oil.

thanks for all your consideration.
Have you done anything to the Exhuast yet?

THE DOWNPIPE SHOULD BE THE VERY FIRST THING THAT IS REPLACED ON A OBS Truck

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Kevin, thanks for the advise,....why is this the most important mod, and what will it do for me?

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The stock downpipe is VERY restrictive, this is it.



Get a 3 inch dowpipe with an entire turbo back exhaust kit or tie it into your stock 3.5" STRAIGHTPIPED. Like mentioned before, do this, DIY or AFE intake, Boost, EGT and Tranny gauges, FPR shim. Then when you want some more power... get you a custom chip from Tony Wildman or DP Tuner with a nice variety of tunes.

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And by the way... a bigger downpipe and straight through exhaust will give you better spool up, lower egts, ALOT more whistle, and help a little with gas mileage.

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what the &^%*&^ is spooo up, egts ....is 3 inch big enough

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