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any good 7.3 mechs in eastern nc

alright heres the scoop guys, my truck is in MD right now where i left it when i deployed. when i came back i believed that i had a bad HPOP or a bad ipr. i scored a deal on a 17* pump and an ipr so i just changed it all. as soon as i changed it the EBVP valve started to work. I never seen it work before. But it wound up sticking. so then i upluged it, made sure it was open all the way and every safty wired the valve all the way open. Well now the truck runs good, but the EGTs are through the roof. Before i changed the pump, as in when i drove the truck to the farm, cruising the egts would be at 500 going 60mph. Now the truck is at 1100 at 60mph, and that is babying it trying to keep the egts down. Im not hearing the valve shut anymore, and it should be held open all the way. I cant find anybody here in MD to help me out, because i have NO CLUE what is wrong with the truck now. It has stock injectors and it is NOT chipped. So im clueless, im going to drive the truck very gently down to NC and keep the egts as close to 1000 as i can, even if i have to drive 45mph the hole way. So where are the guys that are good with 7.3s that are around eastern NC, now i dont mind driving a few hours away on a weekend if i can figure something out with this. Please somebody help with some ideas or point me in the right direction. Thanks guys

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Talk to David at Morehead city FORD, he is the lead Mech, Or You could take it to Coastal diesel In New Bern and talk with Jim Hendrix he is the service manager. jim@coastaldiesel.net
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well im going to dig into it again tommorow. the only thing i changed was the HPOP and the IPR. so im going to put the 15* in with the new IPR and see what that does. hopefully my egts will lower from that, but idk why they would have rose in the first place. then i guess ill have to get the 17* tested or something. Hopefully it will be better tommorow, ill keep you guys posted.

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well im going to dig into it again tommorow. the only thing i changed was the HPOP and the IPR. so im going to put the 15* in with the new IPR and see what that does. hopefully my egts will lower from that, but idk why they would have rose in the first place. then i guess ill have to get the 17* tested or something. Hopefully it will be better tommorow, ill keep you guys posted.
it does seem weird, cause i wouldn't think those changes would make that big a deal with egt's? how long before you got to drive it down here?


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what kind of boost #s are you seeing? is it possable that when you took everything out of the way for the hpop replacement that a you cut a intake boot or left one lose. I know there's no IC but dot the OBS still have the intake plenum boots? I blew off a IC boot and had some serious high EGTs until I got her back home "about 2 miles"

EDIT: I see you have a IC check all those boots also..

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i havent installed the intercooler yet. its on the to do list. im only seeing 12lbs or so, nothing crazy its not chiped or anything yet.

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