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Old 01-29-2010, 06:07 PM
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New toy, NEED HELP PLEASE!

Just bought a 2000 F-250 2wd with a Powerstroke engine, automatic trans and 240-k miles.

Truck starts up great, runs really smooth, no smoke and no blow by. I take off and drive and seems to have good power until it hits overdrive, then the truck acts like I have a trailer hooked on. I change the air filter, but nothing else yet. If I am on level ground or going down hill it picks up power really well, but any kind of grade or small incline the truck will start slowing down.

Any ideas? Fuel filter?
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:08 PM
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Usually change all filters on a newly bought truck anyway. Could be that.

Where you at in TX?
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:24 PM
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Usually change all filters on a newly bought truck anyway. Could be that.

Where you at in TX?
Well I do most of the time.... I just bought it at the auction over at Jerry's today and was going to check it out over the weekend then start changing filters and fuilds on Monday. Just started the air filter first cause I had 2 new ones left. Actually I was going to drive the 96 F-250 4x4 I bought but it was too late to by batteries and this one had a 1/2 of tank of fuel...

Not far from you, I live in Decatur and work out of Ft.Worth.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:35 PM
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No kidding. Man if you want some help just let me know and I'll be all over it.

The EBPV also might be staying closed for some reason but I doubt it. If it was you'd be losing power regardless of uphill or not.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:29 PM
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No kidding. Man if you want some help just let me know and I'll be all over it.

The EBPV also might be staying closed for some reason but I doubt it. If it was you'd be losing power regardless of uphill or not.
I might take you up on that... I buy a bunch of these type trucks and this is the first I have had with this kind of problem. I was thinking fuel filter since it really does it at a higher speed or maybe even the lift pump.

Do you know if there is any way to check the lift pumps on these truck?
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Hook a fuel pressure gauge up to the fuel bowl. That or unhook the line on the fuel pump and just test the pressure right after the pump.
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If I hook up to the bowl, what kind of pressure reading should I get?
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:52 AM
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At idle it should be anywhere from 55 up to 65 steady. At WOT it shouldn't drop more than 10 PSI I'd think
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I guess I will try that on Tuesday. I went to install a new fuel filter today and someone has just installed a new one. Guess they was trying to find the problem and could not, so they traded it in on a new truck.
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BAD TURBO?

Well, just checked the fuel pressure and that is all fine. Pulled the intake tube off of the turbo and found impeller? or whatever its called gone or whats left of it and there is a little play in the shaft. So my guess is a bad turbo..

Sound right? I found a place in Irving that will check it out for free (off of the truck) and can rebuild it for $285.00 or worse case as high as $595.00. Can't find any used ones (with warranty) for under $450.00.
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