Noob with 3 ?s
Hi Guys - Been lurking here a while and reading as much as possible. So first off - huge thanks for some really well thought out info, particularly CHenry - you da man. I'm kinda going in reverse order of my build. I started out with tons of research and decided Vegistroke is right for me. I've begun collecting my oil and am getting ready to assemble my filtration unit over the next couple of weeks. Once that's done I will order my Vegistroke system, but before I can do that here are my questions:
Overwhelmingly people including folks at Vegistroke seem to think '99-03 7.3L is the best engine to go with - reliability is paramount for me - what do you think?
Professional Mechanic - I know just enough to be dangerous, but am not confident that I could do my own install at the level I want. I've searched for Atlanta area shop recommendations, but results are pretty thin. Does anyone have any good recommendations anywhere in the region (GA, SC, AL, NC) I have no problem traveling or paying for a real pro. Heck - I'd pay even more if they let me help/watch.
I live in ATL, but spend 30 plus days a year in Steamboat, CO skiing, I've read the challenges with SVO in cold and this all seems pretty manageable with the right expectations. That said do any of you have experience in severe cold conditions that I should take into consideration as I plan my build?