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newb to the 7.3 what do i need to do?

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I just got a 99 F250 with the 7.3, it has 170,000 miles and seems to have been well maintained. I dont think that there are any modifications done to it yet so im just looking for suggestions to help fuel economy and power thanks
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DIY intake, 4" exhaust, or straitpipe your stock, guages, dp tuner. Should be enough to make ya smile. Possibly a john wood VB for your trans

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hey not so newbie here but still wanna know, what egt is good to shut the motor off at, i try to keep it below 300 sorry for goin off topic

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I always wait til it gets down to 300 or below to shut it off. And I try to let it warm up to at least 200 if it's cold and/or a short trip. Also (semi-on-topic?) when it's cold I try to keep the rpms under 2 grand until the regular temp guage gets to the first line.

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Hi
I just got a 99 F250 with the 7.3, it has 170,000 miles and seems to have been well maintained. I dont think that there are any modifications done to it yet so im just looking for suggestions to help fuel economy and power thanks

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DIY intake, 4" exhaust, or straitpipe your stock, guages, dp tuner. Should be enough to make ya smile. Possibly a john wood VB for your trans

That's a good start...

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hey not so newbie here but still wanna know, what egt is good to shut the motor off at, i try to keep it below 300 sorry for goin off topic

below 300 is the rule of thumb I use usually

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I always wait til it gets down to 300 or below to shut it off. And I try to let it warm up to at least 200 if it's cold and/or a short trip. Also (semi-on-topic?) when it's cold I try to keep the rpms under 2 grand until the regular temp guage gets to the first line.
What are you driving now? until May?
Just curious...

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