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Question I NEED HELP...

Hey ya'll,
Ok so I FINALLY bought my first PSD a few days ago after wanting one for as long as I can remember. It's a 01 f350 extended cab 124,000 miles, ats intake,turbo (pretty sure the turbo is ats) 4 inch turbo back straight pipe. theres the basics anyway.. So the other day I was leaving work and i waited for the wait to start light to turn off and tried to start it. It was cranking normally but it would not turn over and start. I tried a few more times and on the 4th time (i think it was the 4th) it finally started. I haven't had the problem since (knock on wood). Also when it was cranking I didnt see any smoke at all comming out of the pipe. When I bought it the dealer said it had a chip. I don't know what kind of chip but on my dash it has a knob that will turn 5 clicks.. so my question is.. 1) does this sound like something that could have happened due to a chip? 2) if i still have the chip in the truck, should I remove it? 3)How do I get to the chip to see what type it is or to remove it if need be? I've never been the type to chip or program so it's a relatively new concept for me. Also, right before it started, a friend of mine was under the hood as I waited for the wts light to turn off and he heard this odd buzzing sound comming from something that is on the passenger side of the engine compartment. It had what looked like vacuum hoses or something going to it.. its right above the solenoid. I don't know what it was but it didn't stop until I started the truck after about 30 seconds of listening to the buzzing..
I hope someone can help me out because I am a little worried .. If this is an obvious issue that I should know, I'm still learning..Thanks for your time
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Anybody have any ideas?
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The buzzing under your hood is totally normal, so don't worry about that.

It is super unlikely that he chip could cause the long crank that you experienced.
Does the truck have gauges? A chip without gauges is a no no.

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The buzzing under the hood is the vacuum pump, which operates the dash vents and vacuum operated hubs if you have a 4X4. It is totally normal.

The hard start could be caused by multiple different things, so more diagnosis will be required if it happens again. It probably is not related to the chip.

You can more than likely identify the chip type if you look at the ECM located behind the driver's side kick panel. Do a google search for "chip install 7.3 powerstroke" or go to one of the vendor's websites (PHP, DPTuner, etc.), where they show how to install a chip. My guess is that the chip will have some type of identification on it (I'm guessing, since I don't have one yet). Also, are you sure it only has 5 positions? If it has 6, it is likely that it is a TS style chip.

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Thanks for the tip. I meant that it will turn 5 clicks so really it has 6 positions. I havn't messed with it too much because like I said im not a chip/ programmer guy and I know a lot of people screw up the engine because they didn't do all the other stuff they gotta do when installing the chip. And again the truck still starts up normally whether it's warm or cold (knock on wood again)...Would anybody recommend removing the chip?
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I wouldn't remove it, I would just figure out what it is.
A good chip is a great improvement to a 7.3.
The 7.3 is a bit of a dog without a little tuning

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All totaly normal. With the chip, its sounds like a ts style 6 position chip. I would recommend you run it in a low setting until you have time to go through you trucks fluids etc.

Examples of chip settings are. stock, economy, +50hp,+75hp,+100hp, +120hp. Some have high idel, smoke tune, no start on and on.

You just bought the truck, I would recommend a good oil change and filters to include a fuel filter. Check trans fluid for level, smell and appearance.

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Also, when you change your fuel filter, while its out open the **** pit valve and empty it. dump more fuel in it to flush trash out. Put new filter in and fill up with fuel, add a can of Seafoam fuel treatment.

When you go to the parts store, they will have several chooses on filters (fuel and oil) cheap, middle of the line and good. Whatever you do dont use the cheap.

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I would only use motorcraft filters for oil and fuel. The turbo is probably stock with an ats ported shroud.

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