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Old 02-05-2012, 06:35 AM
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7.3L PSD Longevity

Hello my friends,I own a 2001 7.3L F350 CCLB SRW Auto 4x4 w /118,000 miles.I would like some help with Longevity (for my truck HaHa).I have put some $ away for Mods this yr right now I have gauges & 6637 air filter Mod. & run Rotella T6 5w-40 oil.

My main concern this yr will be putting my Time & Money into Longevity.Long term I'm not going to go crazy with HP.I would like to be in the ball park of 350-400 HP but that is way down the road but gives you some kind of idea of wear I want to be in the end.

So if you can point me in the right direction For Longevity Mods that would be great!I love to read on this forum but I'm not to familiar with all of the acronyms so please spell them out HaHa or post a link to a glossary would be cool

Sorry for the long post but just trying to give as much info as possible,I'm sure this tread could help a lot of people & I would like to start right before I add HP Mods & I think a lot of people skipp this part.What good is 450hp if the truck is broke down . Thanks for any & all help , KA-Bar !
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Hutch/Harpoon and a FRX/RR.
Valve Body and 6.0 Cooler for the tranny. (Maybe a Torque Converter.)
HPX.
4" Turbo-back Exhaust would help lower EGT's.

And... Rust Prevention. Up here in New England... Good luck. Definately check out your Oil Pan... mine is pretty much f***ed.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:29 AM
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Now can you have the 6.0 trns cooler & 6.0 Intercooler ?
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longevity on any vehicle = doing your maintenance. (filter/oil changes)

the 7.3L engine has the potential to go a Million miles as long as you take care of it.
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Now can you have the 6.0 trns cooler & 6.0 Intercooler ?

I assume you could, but from what I have heard the 6.0 I/C doesn't lower the EGT's that much.. maybe 50-100*

For the money... I would do other mods. I don't tow a lot so I haven't don't the 6.0 tranny cooler yet... most of the time my tranny only gets worked hard in the winter...and I don't think I have seen it over 140*F when plowing.
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I'm lucky the underneath of my truck looks good but I know what you mean keep an eye on it because rust grows quick.
I don't Tow much & thought the 6.0 Intercooler was a must to keep the Turbo in good shape , any idea's , thoughts
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longevity on any vehicle = doing your maintenance. (filter/oil changes)

the 7.3L engine has the potential to go a Million miles as long as you take care of it.
Agreed!, almost half way there. No issues yet, just take care of it and it will take care of you!
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