lugs on takeoff overall power is low - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
lugs on takeoff overall power is low

I have a 99 F-350 SRW with the 7.3, 208000 miles. During takeoff motor wants to lug a little bit and overall acceleration feels a little slugish. This is my first diesel but from riding in others mine does not seem to have as much power. I have replace air and fuel filter and there are no active codes showing up. The truck starts and runs ok just lack of power. Would appreciate some advice on what to look at next.

thanks in advance
eyager is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 06:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Tony V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Crane/Evansville, IN
Posts: 7,846
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Well im sure its running fine. You probably need a good intake and a custom chip and you will be happy.

2000 F-250 216k- smoke much?


Facebook: Anthony VanCamp
Add me if you'd like
Tony V is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
wasnt sure if this was normal for a stock 7.3 with six speed, I rode in an automatic same year as my truck and it performed much better.
eyager is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 03-18-2009, 06:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Tony V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Crane/Evansville, IN
Posts: 7,846
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Yeah autos seem like they would have more I guess, but im sure with an intake and exhaust and a chip you'd be very happy.

2000 F-250 216k- smoke much?


Facebook: Anthony VanCamp
Add me if you'd like
Tony V is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 03-19-2009, 12:01 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
1996pwrstrk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vilonia Ar
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is it an early or late 99 ?

Dave

1999.5 F350 XLT CC 4X4 Dually
2 pos chip,4" cool duals,6637 intake
ITP intank mod with extra filter & holley red pump
Gauges, WW,EBPV deleted, ss hpx,ccv mod,
140 volt IDM
1996pwrstrk is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 03-19-2009, 01:34 PM
bec
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: alexander city al.
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what did the fuel filter look like dirty, clean?.if it was dirty enough wouldnt be a bad idea to run a fuel pressure gauge see what kinda pressures you got.
bec is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 03-19-2009, 01:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: cedaredge colorado
Posts: 659
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i would also take a look at the turbo for dusting and shaft play.

EARLY 99 POWERSTROKE:wicked wheel turbo,banks 6gun tuner,diy intake,4" straight pipe,2003 pcm,08 mirrors,08 tailgate,03 headlights,tru-cool max tranny cooler,203 degree thermostat,3 guage pod with tranny,egt and boost,leveling kit,285/75/16.

http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/w.../mybaby001.jpg

http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/w.../mybaby003.jpg
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/w...grizzly001.jpg
badazzstroker is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 03-19-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
manufactured 10/98

fuel filter was dirty
eyager is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 03-21-2009, 01:22 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
same problem

My truck is acting the same way. I picked the truck up several months ago and changed the fuel filter, oil, DIY intake, 4in turbo back exhaust.

My truck seems to struggle on take off and just doesnt seem to have the pick up I was expecting. The turbo has a little evidence of dusting but nothing major.

189,xxx miles, early 99, 6speed, supercab, 4x4. I have checked the boots for leaks and tightened the clamps. I know that i need guages, just dont have them yet.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks
flhpi-ohio is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome