Starting to redo my 2000 7.3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-18-2012, 10:47 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Starting to redo my 2000 7.3

Hey guys im a new member here this is my first post. I recently inherited the truck my dad bought new in 1999, a 2000 7.3 F250. He bought a new truck and told me to do what i wanted with this one. I currently drive a 2005 5.4 F250 so its cool to have a diesel toy. This truck just rolled 410,000 miles and the only thing done to it was cosmetic stuff a starter, oil pan replacement and ball joints. (other scheduled maintenance too). I am currently doing all the body work on the truck and converting it to the 07 look. I need some help with things i can do to improve performance, which injectors ( im sure it needs them after 400,000+ miles) chips, tuners, turbos intakes and whatever else i could do to make some more power without destroying the motor. On another note i can get a pretty good deal on a 6'' bds lift and mickey thompson atz 38.5". do you guys think this would be too much for this old girl. The truck still runs great not as much power as she used to have but im sure thats due to dirty injectors and turbo. Any input or things you think i need to know would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-18-2012, 11:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
good luck on your truck build, In my humble opinion that is a lot of miles to start modding something, but i would think it would hold together for a while yet. just keep it reasonable. Get a good custom tuned chip from a reputable tuner and some single shot hybrid 160cc injectors and you will get more performance and you shouldnt have any worry of destroying your engine. a GTP 38r is a common turbo also, there is a lot of info here. Just use the search bar and the sticky threads in the performance section, they are your friend.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-18-2012, 11:30 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I agree its a lot of miles but trucks got some sentimental value haha if it blows up ill just have to fix or replace I found a guy with the same truck who wrecked it and is selling the motor with 150,000 miles for 800 w/o a turbo thought about buying that engine putting it on a stand building it up and when im satisfied dropping it in my truck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-18-2012, 11:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if you want to keep it just fix it as you go, that seems pretty cheap to me for a low mileage 7.3
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-18-2012, 11:53 AM
Super Moderator

 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Orangevale, CA
Posts: 11,593
Thanks: 14
Thanked 106 Times in 100 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CowboyCody View Post
if you want to keep it just fix it as you go, that seems pretty cheap to me for a low mileage 7.3
You consider it to be a low mileage 7.3 @ 410,000 miles?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 660
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think he was talking about the 150,000 mile engine being low mileage lol


Sent from a Apple
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-18-2012, 01:15 PM
Banned

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CowboyCody View Post
good luck on your truck build, In my humble opinion that is a lot of miles to start modding something, but i would think it would hold together for a while yet. just keep it reasonable. Get a good custom tuned chip from a reputable tuner and some single shot hybrid 160cc injectors and you will get more performance and you shouldnt have any worry of destroying your engine. a GTP 38r is a common turbo also, there is a lot of info here. Just use the search bar and the sticky threads in the performance section, they are your friend.
never post again until you know what you're talkin about, use the info you're tellin him to use yourself
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-18-2012, 02:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce51d View Post
never post again until you know what you're talkin about, use the info you're tellin him to use yourself
i dont understand why you would slam me so hard??, no one had poseted on his question for a while, i said in my humble opinion. and tried to help the guy out. what advice was so bad????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 06-18-2012, 02:26 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperCrutyPS View Post
You consider it to be a low mileage 7.3 @ 410,000 miles?
i was talking about the used engine he found, but i have herd of powerstrokes going over 500,000
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 06-18-2012, 06:59 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought the Bds lift which is actually an 8 inch lift the Mickey Thompson baja atz ob eagle alloy 20's and the motor which has 111,000 miles and a chrome 07 grill and header panel off the guy for 3300 as a combo the tires and lift have 5000 miles on them


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
7.3, f250, power, rebuild, turbo

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors