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New to the Forum...had a few questions...any help appericated
First off, let me explain that i am 19 years old and really mechanically inclined, so you can use the proper terms for parts and dont need to dumb it down any. I am pretty good with gasoline powered fourms...I had a 92 mustang 5.0 that ran a 13.75 and was pretty well stock. (I was proud of her). And i am in the process of building a 351w for my next project.
Only problem is...i dont know that much about diesels besides the basic theory of operation and that they make gobbs of torque, perfect for pullin trailers (somthing i tend to do alot, especially hauling iron).
I would like to know what the differneces are between the 7.3's along the years. I know that they started off N/A and then were turbo'd then direct injected, then intercooled and evolved over the years. that i understand, but at what years did they do each step.
Next, what is the difference between the 7.3's over the years besides the add ons? did the block and rotating assembly reamin the same? is anything internal forged? what are the common weak/strong points?
Also, what are the best boltons to add power? besides exhaust and intake, what will boost power and torque and fuel econemy the most for the time and money involved in installing it.
I guess the real question here all boils down to this....I am planning on buying a 1993 f250 and i want to know what i have and what to expect. like i say, i want to pull trailers with ease. can i just slap a 7.3 turbo on a n/a block and be all set (its more work than that i know) or do i have to mess with the fuel system. i guess that is the part i understand the least...the fuel system.
just wondering what you guys thought...i know that it is long, but i do appericate the advice in advance.