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Old 11-11-2012, 10:54 AM
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Hi, my name`s James. Picked up my first powerstroke back in June!
1996 F250 2WD Regular Cab with 228,000km (141,600 miles)




I previously got into diesels a couple months before that, picked up an 1986 Ford Ranger with the Mitsubishi 2.3 Diesel. Fixed it up, but decided to sell it as it was too small of a truck for me and very underpowered.

My powerstroke replaced my Gas Guzzler 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 V8 AWD. That got 12-15MPG, and I'm getting 18-22MPG out of my powerstroke.

Only things I've done are add nerf bars on, and intalled a RiffRaff 6637 mod cold air intake. I'm going to be putting on a DiamondEye 4" turbo back exhaust on in the near future, as I've heard you get even 1-2 more MPG alone just from installing a 3" downpipe. It also came with a free canopy (but it's not in the best shape)

I'm hoping to learn a lot here as all my knowledge is based on gas engines (other Ford cars currently owned: 1986 Mustang 5.0, 1994 Ford Explorer, and previously a 1994 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2).

It now has 245,000km on it (152,200 miles) so I've driven it 17,000km (10,500 miles) since June trouble free! It's a great truck and I hope to own it a long time!

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:18 AM
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Welcome I have a 96 7.3 also, 308k miles. The 3" downpipe and solid flywheel with luk clutch is the only mods I ever did. I also have an 04 6.0, that has a clogged oil cooler, hehe.

Sent from my phone that somebody didn't help me get.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:06 PM
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nice truck welcome
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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First, if you own an 86 mustang 5.0, we are friends!!!!! Lol

Second, i drove a similar truck when landscaping and it was a sweet rig.
Nice ride man........a pic of that 86 would be sweet!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:07 PM
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First, if you own an 86 mustang 5.0, we are friends!!!!! Lol

Second, i drove a similar truck when landscaping and it was a sweet rig.
Nice ride man........a pic of that 86 would be sweet!
Here's some mustang pics on my imgur account: James' 1986 5.0 - Imgur
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:10 PM
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Nice car man!

Welcome to the org!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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Nice car man!

Welcome to the org!
Yea, the mustang needs a little bodywork, but its getting a 351w/T5 setup this winter! Gonna be fun next year
Eventually will have a 387 stroker with Yates C302 heads and be a full racecar, at which point I will have to find a car trailer to be pulled behind my powerstroke!
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:29 PM
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Good luck with the T5! That is why my car is currently NOT being driven! Lol
they dont take much abuse.

Getting into yates heads is a HUGE step up! It will be a runner for sure then.
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