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New 7.3 excursion owner from Idaho

Hi Everyone!

My name is Dan and I am a 28yo mechanic from Idaho. I just bought a 2001 Excursion limited which is my first diesel. I bought it to tow my race car across country. The truck is stock except for boost, trans temp, and egt gauges. It has been brilliantly maintained by a government contractor.

The trailer is a 18x9 enclosed car hauler that weighs about 6500lbs loaded.

My goals are max fuel economy and reliability. So far I am just doing lots of searching and browsing over the tons and tons of info and tech that this forum has. There are some very experienced members here and I am glad to be a part of the community. I understand that it is not your responsibility to do all the searching for me, but if you have any tips on where to look, I would be grateful.


I will make my sig soon.

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I am not that experienced at all the fuel economy stuff but Welcome to the ORG!

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I have a 2000 X. Picked up 1-1.5 MPG when I put on AFE Stage 2 air intake. You don't have to have this intake, but by opening up the intake helps. None of my other Mods increased milage, Except for a tiny bit with Amsoil.

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welcome to the org!

Get a DP or TW chip and you'll get better fuek mileage. Since you'll be towing cross country you might want to get the 6.0 trans cooler

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There is all kinds of good stuff in here
http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/7-3-mod-help/

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sweetest SUV ever, hands down. I keep tryin to get my girlfriend to part with her 04 escalade for one. What kind of car do you have by the way?
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welcome to the Org Dan... let us know if you have any questions... you already have a great start with gauges.... a simple intake, exhaust, tuner and trans cooler and your done

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WOW! thanks for the warm welcome folks. and the tips. this forum is realy active.
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