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Thanks for all the tips. First thing today after work I'll unplug the backpressure valve and see if that helps. If I leave it unplugged is there any reason to clean the sensor tube?
I've read the 7.3 was a slouch but I wasn't expecting this. My wifes Tahoe hybrid can pull just as hard haha. I gotta get it fixed for vacation this weekend. I'll be pulling the trailer up to 6500ft.
Reliability is the strength of the 7.3; they definitely don't compare to the new diesels with regards to power. But if you're saying your gas powered Tahoe tows comparably, I'd say there has to be something robbing your truck of power. My wife's 2001 Excursion 7.3 is bone stock and I just pulled a 24x8.5 enclosed car hauler with an El Camino inside (roughly 7500-8000 pounds total) 700 miles round trip and it pulled well. Don't get me wrong I felt it back there, but I never felt like I was underpowered or couldn't pass a slower vehicle.
2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights
2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Last edited by E-Man; 06-30-2014 at 01:08 PM.