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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
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Looking at Excursion 7.3L/have questions
I came across a 00 Excursion with 200K miles from a dedicated diesel truck owner. He had it 9 months but wants to downsize. He said the 4x4 didn't work and he replaced it with Manual Warn locking hubs. I understand that I have to get out to switch them and that won't always be convenient in the snow patches here or on the boat ramps. I was wondering could I have the Ford parts put back on to have it back to operating it from the cab?
Also on start up he says it produces white smoke for a few minutes and thinks it is either a O ring on a injector, glow plug or glow plug relay. What does white smoke at start up mean? He says it will do this when it isn't plugged up on a cold day otherwise there is no smoke.
Any mods that are recommended for a modest performance increase with better efficiency (mpgs)? I was thinking a better exhaust, air intake or filter and some tuner. It will be occassionally driven empty and a part time tow vehicle for a 8K and 9K trailer.