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I'll tell you the same thing I told the high school kid that wants to go from 7.3 to 6.0. You're an idiot. You swapped a known good truck for a "Let's play WTF is going on?". You've gone pretty far in fixing all the issues. What you need to do is build the heck out of the short block. I mean, build it right. Then when it comes proper time to swap out the "good" top end, replace what needs replaced. Put in new injector cups, wait to do the swap until you can get at least stage 1 single shot, upgrade the turbo to the WWgen2, and just do it all right the first time. You washed this thing and it seems to be running right. That means a sensor or eight are screwballed. The engine itself is solid, but the peripherals are messing with you. If you need to, go through the AE (or other real scan tool) and replace what needs replaced. You have another engine on standby, so don't worry about that. Sensors don't go out for fun, so you're not wasting money. You're simply spending money now that you don't have to spend later.
You made a poor choice in replacing a known decent 6.0 with an unknown 7.3, but the change is made, and you're pressing on. Save face and fix it right the first time. The 7.3 is a solid platform. You won't go wrong with it, you just won't pull 10sec 1/4 miles with 10K lb trailer. You'll pull a 24K lb trailer just as fast as a 10K trailer, it just won't be quick.
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4
PHP Phoenix, John Woods VB, NUC bypass, 6637
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