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lack of power "new" truck - $50 for the answer!
No power pulling
Long story short. Just purchased a super clean cc lb 2002 from out west.
Before getting it I had it sent to the local ford dealership to have them do a full vehicle inspection. The only thing they told me about was it need tires / rear brakes and had a oil leak - possibly the rear main.
So when I get 1600 miles across country and test drive it -- it really didn't "wow" me with the power. This is my first diesel and the first 7.3 I've drove. The only other diesel I've drove was a 6.0 that had exhaust / edge / etc etc.
After driving it I called the ford dealer back and talked to the diesel tech and asked if he checked out the turbo and made sure it works because I really didn't hear it or it was real faint. He assures me it did and I can't compare the 7.3 to the 6.o because the 7.3 use cubic inches and less boost - made sense and this is there head diesel tech.
On the way back it did ok but didn't have a real load - tow dolly a small car but I wasn't impressed with the power or mileage.
I just went up north Michigan to pick up my toy hauler and I can't believe how horrible this pulls. 30' camper but with no exaggeration my 1/2 ton 5.3 avalanche got up to speed and held speed up hills better.
Any ideas where to start?
Thanks in advance!!!!
Last edited by jkoz10; 03-31-2010 at 05:09 AM.