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post #1 of 15 Old 07-16-2007, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Powerstroke "tune-up"

Hi folks, a newbie here I have an 96 F250 with the PS engine and it has about 280,000kms on it. I'm on my third transmission and I've had a number of igniter's replaced and the normal filters and oil changes, but aside from that the engine has never had a wrench on it.

Nothing I can really put my finger on but I feel that the engine is not putting out the power it once did. I'm not too interested in putting on a lot of after market enhancers but I would be like to take it into a reputable powerstroke mechanic and have him do a complete engine tune up. I have know idea what the tune up would involve and I'd appreciated anyone that does know filling me in

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I would start by getting it read for any codes.
(compression test, maybe?)

Normal RPM's?
Normal MPG'S?
I'm sure these guys here will be able to help you out more though. You're in the right place!! Most of the guys here know their stuff.

That being said, Igniters?=Injectors?
Igniters makes me think spark plugs.

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I have Igniters on my R/C truck. Which is a tiny glow plug.

Being from BC. I'm sure that's what he ment.

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You'd think I could remember the term 'Glow Plug' 'caus they cost me enough!

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check the stretch/rubber bushings on your throttle cable. make sure you are getting wide-open throttle. Carpet and floor mats can get in the way also.

I had a few early nineties 7.3's and had to replace timers and glow plugs(igniters?) quite often.
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I must admit, I expected lots of help from this knowledgeable group of folks Okay, now where is it Tom

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I must admit, I expected lots of help from this knowledgeable group of folks Okay, now where is it Tom
my dog took a **** yesterday is that all the help you need haha besides everyone is like wELCOME like your a space invador

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