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Old 12-29-2007, 06:30 PM
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I'm in Nashville TN.

sold my Duramax and now I'm the owner of a 1997 F350 Powerstroke XLT DRW Crew Cab monster. 263k miles on it. automatic tranny rebuilt within the last year. couldn't pass it up at the price. just needed something to tow my jeep around with. went from a standard cab duramax to this sweet roomy ride.

couple issues with it, but hopefully I can get em cleared up.






it seems to have an exhaust leak, somewhere around the turbo. I've not crawled under the hood and located it exactly. I plan to put a 4inch turbo back exhaust on it in the near future.

other thing I noticed, it stumbles real bad under hard initial acceleration (basically flooring it from a stop)


any ideas on where to start?


I'm fixin to start using the search button, but I figured I'd ask anyways.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:32 PM
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Lots of good info here. We are just one big disfunctional family.
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welcome aboard great lookin rig!!!
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If I remember correctly, I think 3.5 is the largest exhaust you can do on an OBS such as yours, but I'm not completely sure....

as for the falling on its face... several things come to mine such as not getting enough fuel (so check filters, etc.) or hpop may be low (fires the injectors with high oil pressure..)

but, I am BY FAR NOT an obs guy or claim to know much about them..
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for Derrick ore one of the other obs guys

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it seems to have an exhaust leak, somewhere around the turbo. I've not crawled under the hood and located it exactly. I plan to put a 4inch turbo back exhaust on it in the near future.

other thing I noticed, it stumbles real bad under hard initial acceleration (basically flooring it from a stop)


any ideas on where to start?


I'm fixin to start using the search button, but I figured I'd ask anyways.
Welcome to the ORG!!! The exhaust leak is going to be the donuts on the Y pipes that feed the turbo more than likely.....you need to replace the donuts and the pipes.....

The stumble could be a lot of things. First thing to check would be the fuel filter and fuel pressure. Just replace the filter..... Could be a weak high pressure oil pump.....leaking ICP sensor.....bad injector o rings.....or it could even just need an oil change....
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:15 PM
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thanks for the welcomes guys.


I crawled around it a bit and found at least one exhaust leak. its leaking on the drivers side, at the connection between the exhaust manifold and the pipe that goes to the turbo. guess thats easy enough to fix, just replace the gasket, right?

gonna go to the local diesel parts place and pickup a 3inch downpipe this week. they carry a 2 piece one, I figure that'll be easier to put in. or should I look at the 3.5inch one??


messed around a bit and took a few things apart to check them.

it DEFINITELY needs and air filter.

I pulled the air filter and the rubber plenums, all the way to the turbo. bit of oil in the rubber plenums, there was actually a bit laying in the plenum that connects to the turbo. cleaned all that stuff up.

should there actually be oil laying in there? I assume its coming from that EGR type thing.

felt up in the turbo and checked for play, seems pretty tight. turns smooth though. ALL of the fins on the turbo have a bit of wear, they are all rough on the edges, is that bad?

pulled the output of the turbo, that connects to the intake, didn't see alot of oil there, just a bit of a film really.

don't know what else I can check. gonna pickup a fuel pressure gauge and hook that up and see what I see.

probably end up taking it to the diesel mechanic my buddy knows.

also, I don't see a light in the dash for a check engine light???
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