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Old 11-27-2012, 05:18 AM
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help out a diesel baby

hello folks so im a diesel baby. just got my first diesel yesterday. 2000 f-350 7.3l dually 2wd ,extended cab with 046,000 miles. was an old mans truck so its bone stock. ive been working on gas cars most of my life and I dont know diesels. I can tell u that the truck has been well cared for .oil and gas filter changed every five thousand. starts right up in the cold. white smoke . only thing I noticed is that on idle when cold the engine will idle up to about 1100 rpms every five minutes or so. if I touch the gas it idles back down. I thought it might just be the turbo spooling up but like I said im brand new.

ALSO whats the first performance things I should do?
ehaust?
downpipe?
programmer ?

ile post some pictures soon.

any help would be great thanks, 1810rizzo7.3
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Not sure about your idle problem but as far as first performance or aftermarket add-on to get. I would have to say a good full set of guages. For many things you will need to have base line readings, I didn't go that route and now regret it. Good luck with your new toy and congratulations on the great find.
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thanks . I figured out the idle is normal high idle for cold weather . computer controlled .should I go all out and get the tripod or is boost and trans enough? what do u think about programers vs chips? any help would be greatly appreciated....


2000 f350 7.3 dually stock
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Check out the general 7.3 area... lots more info specific to your truck.

DIY intake/6637 filter,

straight pipe the stock exhaust,

gauges (boost, EGT, trans temp if auto)

and then a good multi-position chip (I like DP Tuner, have them on both my trucks, others like TS chips with tunes from the likes of Beans, Wildman, Swamps, PHP, etc.)

You can do these mods for $600 to $900, depending on your abilites to do some or all of the work yourself, and it will REALLY wake up your truck...
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Check out the general 7.3 area... lots more info specific to your truck.

DIY intake/6637 filter,

straight pipe the stock exhaust,

gauges (boost, EGT, trans temp if auto)

and then a good multi-position chip (I like DP Tuner, have them on both my trucks, others like TS chips with tunes from the likes of Beans, Wildman, Swamps, PHP, etc.)

You can do these mods for $600 to $900, depending on your abilites to do some or all of the work yourself, and it will REALLY wake up your truck...
I would have to agree with the triple guage set-up, 6637DIY filter(Igot the AFE reusable) and a quality turbo back exhaust system. That's what I'm runing!
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thanks for all the tips. ile definetly do the gauges and intake first then its chip and exhaust time . I was thinking 4'' TURBO BACK TO DUAL 5'' stacks .only prob is the duraliner would have to go and ile never be able to have a reserve tank. but it has a never been used fifth wheel. I just replased all three u joints and the center bearing. plus the pinion seal for the rear axel. I figured why the shaft was out I mite as well....

dp tuner huh will have to look into that. I heard bullydogg is all the rave,?
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1810rizzo7.3... as far as whats the first performance things I should do?
It all depends on how DEEP your pockets are?? LOL All kidding aside.... Iam for real..
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thanks for all the tips. ile definetly do the gauges and intake first then its chip and exhaust time . I was thinking 4'' TURBO BACK TO DUAL 5'' stacks .only prob is the duraliner would have to go and ile never be able to have a reserve tank. but it has a never been used fifth wheel. I just replased all three u joints and the center bearing. plus the pinion seal for the rear axel. I figured why the shaft was out I mite as well....

dp tuner huh will have to look into that. I heard bullydogg is all the rave,?

LOL Not around here...

Stock exhaust is fine, it's the stock muffler that's the bottle neck, just straight pipe it... Unless you're pushing 400+ HP, no huge performance gain replacing the whole exhaust, but it's up to you if you want to spend $300 or more to mellow the tone out a bit.
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