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Old 07-04-2012, 03:35 PM
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New here in Texas

Hey ladies and gentlemen. Im new here, just got home from buying a used F250, 4WD, Auto, 7.3 Powerstroke. All I got to say is its different. Im usually a Dodge guy, still have my 03 Ram 2500, just added another to the mix. If I come across as ignorant its because I know nothing about these truck, but I am a member of many forums and do know what a search button is. Well the truck is I guess high mileage 215K, but im used to that seeing my Dodge is above 300K. Basically here to find out things about the truck. I have no clue what im getting into with this one but it should be fun. Time to start looking and finding what typically goes wrong with them so I can start taking care of maitenance before getting into the fun stuff.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:46 PM
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Howdy,
The 7.3l has no "problems" that you should really worry about addressing. It's not like a 6.0 where you need to try to bulletproof it.
Change the oil and it'll run as long as your Cummins.

Best bolt ons:
- 6 position chip from PowerHungryPerformance (Cheapest tunes and run just as well as the others that are much more pricey)
- turbo back exhaust (Ebay for under $350)
- DIY Tymar intake (search that one)
- Just like a dodge, you'll need to monitor stuff (EGTs and tranny are most important. Boost, meh)

It will be no speed demon like newer trucks. But with new tunes, it'll wake it up a lot.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:56 PM
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Im going to have to go through it and see if and what it already has. Looking at it the turbo is more than twice as big as my dodge, exhaust looks to be at least 4 inch, it has a nice cone filter unlike some of the crap that some people just throw together. When im driving the turbo is very noticable on sound, and theres a bullydog emblem on the rear whatever that came off of. Basically going to have to get stock specs and pictures and compare to what im seeing on mine. Thanks though.
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:47 PM
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Howdy, and welcome to the ORG.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:19 AM
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Bullydog is crap. I'd get that off of there 1st thing.
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Glad to have you - to the ORG!!

Check out these forums for the 7.3Ls in your year range:
Ford Powerstroke 99-03 7.3L Forums - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

If you're interested, take a look at the ORG's TX Chapter:
Lone Star Powerstrokes - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:48 AM
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Bullydog is crap. I'd get that off of there 1st thing.
I dont even know what it is. Taking a guess its some type of programmer, but theres not one in the truck. So im guessing they took it off.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:16 PM
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What part of texas? There are a bunch of texas guys around here.
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What part of texas? There are a bunch of texas guys around here.
Im down in Somervell county now. Left the Denton county area about a year ago to move back to the country and havent looked back.
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