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Sorry, the Title was supposed to read "So I bought a 01' Powerstoke Excusion today".
I'll upload pics tomorrow. Got a GREAT DEAL on the rig today and couldn't pass it up. Used car dealer, not private owner. I'm new to diesel engines but performed the "Blow By test", checked for leaks, sounds, etc based on what I found in numerous Youtube posts of mechanics and in forums
Lifted with possibly 6-8" with springs and blocks (4" as well, believe me, they're coming out IMMEDIATELY upon buying a Hi-Lift jack tomorrow).
Quad shocks in rear and Front.
42" Swampers on Weld 16.5 wheels with an additional set of 35 BFG 16.5 rims.
The engine and trans sound and feel amazing. Not sure of the gears, but based on the feel and performance, I'd guess 3.73. I kept it out of O/D. Even though the tires soak up the shift feel, each gear shift feels STRONG.
* Has a pyrometer, Boost and Trans temp pillar (Fully functional. The Pyro at WOT for 1 min only reached 900 Degrees max. The trans temp remained in the 160 degree range. Boost reached 10 PSI max.
I've got a windshield crack which will need to be replaced likewise with the rear window. Lock mechanisms will need to be rebuilt (found a post about the repair, free).
Upon my analysis, I found that the HPOP is leaking out the rear and noticed that the previous owner has a rubber hose about 2" off the hose as if there was a leak. So I'm not sure if the HPOP O-rings need to be replaced (just may for assurance).
Needless to say, all the fluids will be swapped out in the next day or so and will continue to drive my Prius as the daily driver (Yes, I own a Prius).
Sorry for the long winded post, but how do I find out what tune the ECU has if any?
By the way, sold the 98' Ford Expy for this.
Last edited by a11m1ghty; 01-11-2014 at 05:44 PM.
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