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Talking Rev-x review 1996 7.3

First off let me say im not one of those lets try every additive in the world kind of guys. But I did a lot of research after being recommended this product by my mechanic( right after running the tests and seeing that 4 injectors fail the contribution test but passed buzz).

Before rev x, I am averaging 21-22 mpg highway on the 50hp setting ts chip k&n big filter ( not drop in 6673 style) 4in straight pipe from the dp back. based on my mpg and the tests I don't think I have any fully failed injectors yet but 4 are hurting see below.

So today my 2 4oz bottles came in, picked em up got home poured them in and let him idle for about 10 mins. About 30 seconds after starting my idle smoothed out significantly she purrs now ( still sounds like i might have a miss but much better) hopped in flipped my ts to 100hp(highest setting I have) and gave her a few revs. Normally on 100 i get a little smoke and when it comes back down to idle she flutter and farts then stabilizes, but this time i got a nice amount of thick black smoke no fluttering either right back down to a smooth idle.

Going out this evening for a drive too see if he hesitates under acceleration still and tomorrow doing another injector test after I drive 100 miles or so.

As of right now id recomend this product, just based on the smoother idle I can tell its doing some good for the oil system, also monday or Tuesday my fuel additive from revx should be in ill post a review of it as well.

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diy intake 4in dp back exhaust
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing and please tell us more of what you experience.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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So just got back from a nice 30 mile cruise on the back roads. all I can say is this stuff is amazing! I was getting around 16-17lbs of boost before I hit 22lbs in a 3rd gear pull on the 50hp tune and let off(no IC yet). the hesitation is barely there at all and will probably work out the rest of the way over the next day or so from what I have read. throttle response is off the chart and in 100hp the smoke screen is pretty nice too!

If you havent tried rev-x yet get some its worth the price im a believer!

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and heres a not so good video of a start in 2nd. ts set on 50hp not much smoke at first then when i catch 3rd the coal comes on.


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for about $12.00 a gallon, you can buy Ashless TC-3 2-stroke Oil from Wal-Mart,.... add it to your fuel at the rate of one ounce to the gallon, and it will do the same thing......

been running it for a couple years now....

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6.0 Fan, 180 T-Stat, DIY Don.105006 AF, CCV Mod, BTS, W/ SD Trans Lines, Tru-Cool Max, PML Trans Pan, Bumper Mod, IssPro Gauges, Fluidampr, Mellings LPOP.....
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I too have been running the Walmart Supertech 2 stroke injector oil in my truck for several years. I don't know that it cleans anything but, the truck does seem to run very smoothly.

I am original owner of 97 Extended Cab 4x4 with 86,000 miles, Unlimited Diesel 175/30 Stage 1.5 Injectors, ATS Intercooler, Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip, 4" Turbo Back Diamond Eye Exhaust, Stealth SPR1 HPOP, Wicked Wheel 2, Hypermax Combo Boost/EGT Gauge, DIY Intake, FPR Mod, CCV Mod, IDM Mod, 203 degree T Stat, Stainless Steel High Pressure Crossover Line, Fitch Fuel Catalyst, 40,000 lb. Trucool Max Transmission Cooler. Next up a Bean's D-66, electric fuel, torque converter and a valve body.
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thats fine for the fuel, but Rev-x goes in the oil. the Rev-x fuel additive obviously goes in the fuel.

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Pardner, what we're trying gently to tell you , is that you don't need the Rev-X....far as I'm concerned it's a money-making scheme....

if you use good oil, and the Wally world 2-stroke oil added to the fuel, that's all you need....

and before all the revx guys jump on me, I don't give a CRAP what you think of it. it's a scam.

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6.0 Fan, 180 T-Stat, DIY Don.105006 AF, CCV Mod, BTS, W/ SD Trans Lines, Tru-Cool Max, PML Trans Pan, Bumper Mod, IssPro Gauges, Fluidampr, Mellings LPOP.....
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and before all the revx guys jump on me, I don't give a CRAP what you think of it. it's a scam.
Have you personally ever used it before?


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I've tried everything in this thing at one time or another, and nothing made it run any different, that is until I got rid of the
PO SH!T Ford fuel system....at that point, the truck started running like it should have to begin with.....

you get rid of your crappy fuel system pard, and you truck will run right..

and before you try telling me what I should run, remember I'm 65, and have had this truck for 12 years...I been there, and have the tee shirt.

'97 Centurion. F350 4x4 CCLB
Full Force 180cc Stage I's, D66, SRP-1.1, ARP, Banks IC, DIY E-Fuel, EBPV Del & Gut'd Ped., BD Exhaust Brake., SD IDM, HPX, BstFoolr, 4" DP - 4" exh,
6.0 Fan, 180 T-Stat, DIY Don.105006 AF, CCV Mod, BTS, W/ SD Trans Lines, Tru-Cool Max, PML Trans Pan, Bumper Mod, IssPro Gauges, Fluidampr, Mellings LPOP.....
Tuned by "The WildMan".
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