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New to Forum- got a couple questions
I've recently purchased an '03 with the 7.3 with 206K miles. Injectors and harness were replaced about a year ago. I installed an 8" lift, 20" wheels with 35" tires, an EDGE programmer, and a CAI. New tranny and torque converter immediately followed. Turbo back exhaust to be installed within the next few weeks.
1. Even with the 100hp program, truck seems like a turd compared to any of the other diesels I've owned-the 6.0 ford, the 5.9 dodge, and the LLY chevy. It's just slow. . .and the torque, in comparison, is disappointing pulling 12k lbs.
2. Without the EDGE, truck has a significant amount of black smoke. . .barely passed the visual part of the smog test. With the EDGE, the black smoke is ridiculous...I have to gently roll into the throttle, or there's a cloud.
3. I have to crank 4-5 seconds for it to start, warm or cold.
Mileage is right at 10. I'm guessing that all 3 of the above issues, as well as my lack of mileage, are related. I've searched this forum, without any luck or conclusion. . . anyone have any ideas on where I should start?? I appreciate the help- thanks!