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Thanks for the hospitality. I've been a reader on the forum for a while, but just starting to fiddle with the truck for more power. As for the fluids, the P.O. changed them on a regualr basis and so do I. I've even recently changed tranny fluid and filter. The crazy thing is I feel like the truck has lost power a bit since I've had it. actually the torque readings I got with my scantool over a year ago showed just over 500 lbs/ft and now I can't break 448 no matter what. This is the net engine torque, by the way...
I'm going to look for a chip and see. As for the dealer, they never looked in to the PCM when I had it inspected, but checked beepbeepbeepbeep near everything else.
Also, this truck has 248,000 miles on it w/ all original tranny and TC. Most miles were just from rolling down the texas highway by the previous owner, who never even put a trailer ball on it, nor used the receiver hitch. I've used it a little but nothing that should even make this truck grunt. What torque #'s are others getting with a stock 7.3? Any more thoughts are appreciated. Thanks guys