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post #1 of 27 Old 11-19-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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What to do now

So i have tried to research anything else i can do to my truck with basically no money, i got laid off in september. The truck i have is a 2000 f-250 extended cab with the 7.3L, 6 speed manual tranny. So far i have put on the DIY intake, straight pipe exhaust, new tranny, CCV Mod, new glow plugs, TS performance mpd monitor, grill guard, new tires, and a couple of other things i cant think of right now. I know there are a bunch of threads up about cheap things you can do to your truck. I have done most of them and the ones i have not done is probably because i dont want to. IF you guys can thing of anything else i can do that would be awesome.

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Zoodad mod, fumoto valve, door seal mod, replace your cup thrower with a real cupholder out of a 2002 or later truck, I would get a UOA report as well, flush powersteering system with synthetic ATF this makes a big difference. Not sure how you did the CCV mod, hopefully you used this one.
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I would add a coolant filter and change to a true ELC coolant, Get rid of the crappy 2000 headlights, go with the 03 or 05 style. Just a few ideas off the top of my head. PM me with any ?

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I've got something for you to try out! It looks like you have a boost gauge, so here is something I am curious on. I read this from another thread but everybody has stopped talking about it.

On the top of your motor by your x tubes, there is a rubber grommet looking piece holding on a red vac line, a green vac line, and an electrical connection. Supposedly disconnecting that elec connection will allow 5-8psi more boost. I've tried this (no boost gauge) and I can tell that at about 2800 rpms the truck catches a second wind and just takes off. Though, I cant prove this w/out a boost gauge. The only "downside" i noticed is that after 2k rpms my turbo no longer barks, presumably because the WG is being deactivated by disconnecting that wire.

Give this a try and report back with your results if you dont mind.
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i will try that after school, i think i tried it once but didnt notice anything

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i have a 2001 with a 7.3 i straight piped it and have a superchip programmer along with a ts sniper chip and a wicked wheel and im running about 30 psi. i unplugged the plug by the x pipe and it made my truck a turn and it only put out 22 psi. so ide say dont unplug it. but a wicked wheel is about 100 bucks and it makes a hell of a difference
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ya thats chipped though.. thats a lot different. I dont have any tuning or anything. once I get tuned Its being plugged back in and staying lol

but to the op let me know what you find out. I'm very curious how it works on an exhaust/intake only truck!
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right now i am pusing 20 lbs of boost on a stock turbo, il post up after i try it

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i just went out and tried it, i have never run the truck that hard but i hit 27 lbs of boost both with and with out the electrical connection hooked up. I did not feel any diffrence with the electrical connets hooked up, i have never ran the truck over 2500 rpms, this time i hit about 2650 rpms.The max egts i hit was 796 and that is normal for this truck mattering on what i am hauling and how i am driving.

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wow, I feel like crap now. You say that you have never gone over 2650. Ive had mine to 3200. And regularly go to 3000.
My friend does that even more to his and he has over 400,000.

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2600 rpms?? Why short shift? Take it up to the 3200 rpm redline!

But did you do a few runs? I'm pissed if you didn't see a difference lol
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