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Help, tired engine

I have a 99 F-250 7.3 with 200,000 miles on it. I have a Suoerchip installed. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to put some new life in the engine. I had a mechanic tell me that the turbo sounded like it may have some issues. Truck runs great but when towing my offshore boat, it seems to struggle a little on overpasses. Any help is appreciated.
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Do you have intake and exhaust done already? Help it breathe better?

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It has all the factory exhaust. Some friends have taken their catalytic converter off. Is this good or bad?
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not bad at all. Intake and exhaust baby, all i did was exhaust and i noticed a difference. the combo just kicks butt.
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Definitely a good thing. The straighter thru your exhaust is the better. Let your motor breathe. Did your mechanic go into detail about your turbo?

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He just said it was making a noise that he didn't like. I have put about 40,000 miles on it since then. I'm not sure if he new what he was talking about. My truck does make a different sound when excellerating, than the other diesels I have been in. Mine has more of a whistleing sound like a bunch of air moving. Unlike my friends that you just hear the normal noise of the engine.
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I agree with looie, intake and exhaust is a good start. Gauges are good to have too so you can keep tabs on the internals.

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The info is great, but there are so many different exhaust companies out there, what do you reccomend for the exhaust. I will have the convertor removed tomorrow. What next? I guess you can tell by now, I'm not too experienced to this diesel stuff, so I do appreciate the help.
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Check out the vendors. They will be able to steer you in the right direction. Try Pat at Discount Power Parts or Farmboysdiesel. Besides good advice they have good deals too.

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Thank you, thank you.
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