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post #1 of 5 Old 09-09-2007, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Help for a new diesel owner.

I just purchased a bone stock 2000 f250 with 169,000 miles on a 7.3. Im new to diesels and would like some advice from what mods to start out with and some basic maintance I should take to make it live a long life. Thanx guys.
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Hello welcome to Powerstroke.org. Well one of the weak links is the stock airbox. You can get yourself a diy tymar intake its about 50 bucks. Here is a link to lots of mods for you to read up on http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3-mod-help/

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ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
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Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
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Basic maintenance- Oil and filter, fuel filter, check coolant pH-change if necessary. Lube chassis. Trans fluid and filter ( if auto ). Check battery levels. Air filter. Visually inspect for any leaks ie: in the valley.
Mods- Gauges, Diy intake, bigger downpipe into a free flowing exhaust, chip or tuner.
That's a good start.

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3.55 REARS, 3" DOWNPIPE, FPR SHIMMED WITH GAUGE

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Welcome to the org, post an into here http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/introductions/ and you will get a lot more responces!
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# 1 Good air filter, look at the Baldwin PA2818 filter for around $30-$40 for the best filter system out there.
#2 Gauges, don’t do any performance mods without gauges ($300)
#3 Open exhaust, either have the cat and muffler cut off and straight piped for around $80 or buy a complete exhaust for around $400, either one will reduce egts and help everything.
#4 Get a good flip chip for around $300 for some real serious performance.
#5 Do the fuel tank and prepump filter mods to protect your injectors and fuel system and allow about 100 more miles on each fillup. ($35, see my pics)

I would also change all of the fluids (rear chunk, front chunk, tranny, T-case) over to good quality synthetics like Amsoil. And make sure the engine oil, fuel filter, antifreeze, etc are cleaned changed and maintained.

So for around $750 you can have a very aggressive and still reliable truck.

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