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Recent Problems with 7.3L Upgrades
Last weekend I upgraded my 2003 F-250 7.3L with boost and EGT guages, and performance chip.
I have been having some troubles with the turbo (and I think I may have been before the upgrades as well but now it is really noticeable.)
Right now I sometimes have no boost at all, then when turbo kicks in truck goes like crazy. I haven't been running chip much becuase of the suspected problems.
I noticed a drop in mileage in August when I put new set of rubber on and went to 285s, but think now it may be related to my turbo issue possibly.
Installed my chip at the farm about 60 miles away from home, mileage increased from 10 mpg to about 16.5 mpg but something still doesn't seem right.
I get lots of black smoke but no power (turbo seems to surge in and out).
My next plan was to upgrade intake and exhaust, but I need to get my other issues fixed first.
I pull 35 ft 5th wheel and enclosed sled trailers.
Any suggestions would help greatly.
My first time using this forum site (it is great) so if you need more info let me know.
Next messages will be shorter..thanks,