high mileage 7.3 mods - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 Old 06-08-2010, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Krum, Tx
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
high mileage 7.3 mods

i have a 99 7.3 with 359k and still runs good just not the same power it once had. are there any little mods that will not push it to hard just put a little more life back in it? and i am new to the diesel world but herd of some of the mods like foil delete on here.. what does that help?
Dunne is offline  
post #2 of 21 Old 06-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
choupique108's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Posts: 3,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
foil delete is for looks only

1997 Single Cab Dually, S366 w/ Irate mount and plenums, EFuel, Intercooler, P.I.S 175/80s, Corbeau seats w 08 console, 19.5s, 6637, Black Interior with swede headliner and visors, Custom badges, Flight Fab Traction Bars.
choupique108 is offline  
post #3 of 21 Old 06-08-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Krum, Tx
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok thanks. yea it did look better in the pics. ok i just didnt know if it help with temps or anything. are there any tricks to get more out of it? would a straight pipe give more power due to air flow without risking damage to engine?
Dunne is offline  
post #4 of 21 Old 06-08-2010, 11:08 PM
DJM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DJM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Springfield ,OR
Posts: 796
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just did an amsoil engine flush on mine and it quieted it down a lot not sure about performance but it idles smoother and seems to run smoother.

2001 Crew Cab, Auto
6in lift, 37Toyo's
DP F6 60eco,80tow,80eco,120
Wicked Wheel
Foil Delete
Isspro EV2 Guages
HPX Line
RiffRaff FRx
4" Exhaust
AFE Big Boost
FS 2500 Filter


DJM is offline  
post #5 of 21 Old 06-09-2010, 05:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dannanw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,292
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 72 Times in 65 Posts
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
idk what mods you have but letting it breath better will not hurt it, I would say do the DIY intake and 4 in exh or cut out the muff.

What this nation needs is cleaner thoughts and dirtier fingernails...
dannanw is offline  
post #6 of 21 Old 06-09-2010, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Krum, Tx
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yea i was thinkin to cut out the muffler. the only thing that i have done is i put warn hubs in it. which was fun to play with since i was told it couldnt be done on a DRW. some guys on dieselstop.com gave me pointers on that one, but it takes forever to get any response on there if you get one at all. other than that it is stock. what is the DIY intake? a part or customizing the air box? i have herd of some mod about drilling holes in the air box or something but i dont know enough about it to try it.
Dunne is offline  
post #7 of 21 Old 06-09-2010, 06:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
choupique108's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Posts: 3,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the DIY intake is a 6637 filter from NAPA and id cut the muffler/cat off or do a full exhaust.

1997 Single Cab Dually, S366 w/ Irate mount and plenums, EFuel, Intercooler, P.I.S 175/80s, Corbeau seats w 08 console, 19.5s, 6637, Black Interior with swede headliner and visors, Custom badges, Flight Fab Traction Bars.
choupique108 is offline  
post #8 of 21 Old 06-09-2010, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Krum, Tx
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok thank you. i just found that filter. i will have to try and pick one up this weekend. i noticed that it is round vs my square one. do just remove the air box? and i will probably have to cut the muff/cat and weld in straight pipe myself right now. i cant spend alot right now with another kid due in a couple months so i am tryin to stay pocket friendly. thank ya'll for the input. i will try to get the exhaust work done wthin the next couple weeks and the filter this week and get back with an update to see how it works. so if someone could verify that the filter i am talkin about will work.. replacing square with cylinder?
Dunne is offline  
post #9 of 21 Old 06-09-2010, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Krum, Tx
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
also was wondering for future reasons, is there a difference between straight pipe and stacks as far as performance goes or is it just for the visual? hoping to start building the truck next year. reuild the 7.3 and start really gettin more out of it, just in the mean time i am takin baby steps to make it last me till after the new kid and things get stable again. once again thanks
Dunne is offline  
post #10 of 21 Old 06-09-2010, 07:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
choupique108's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Posts: 3,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
more visual than anything.. and sound

as the filter goes.. you remove the airbox and but it in... you may want to check here. its the whole install kit
Riffraff Diesel: RDP 6637 Filter Kit

this is the kit i used and it works great. it comes with everything you need.

1997 Single Cab Dually, S366 w/ Irate mount and plenums, EFuel, Intercooler, P.I.S 175/80s, Corbeau seats w 08 console, 19.5s, 6637, Black Interior with swede headliner and visors, Custom badges, Flight Fab Traction Bars.
choupique108 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome