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My first diesel lots of questions

Sorry if this seems long, trying to give all info I can think of.
Have been browsing this site and decided to join, I just bought my first first diesel and need to learn. Bought used 99 for 7.3 ext. Cab, have a stack of receipts, new motor (90k), tranny, just rebuilt front and rear differentials with 4.11 gears, K and N FIPK intake, deep sump tranny pan, Banks Dynafact gauges EGT, Transmission, and Boost on pillar mount. And finally 4" straight pipe.
Unknown addition was a 3 position toggle switch by the steering wheel. Didn't know what it's function was so I flipped it of course. Top position seems to turn down turbo, center position mild/normal turbo and 3rd really picks up the turbo. I don't the make of the part, which bothers me, and don't want anything that will harm the truck.
I am chasing the ever popular defrost only problem,seems to clatter a little louder, and have noticed a heavy decline in power recently and at WOT only getting about 16 lbs on gauge. Used to get about 22. Very slow off the line, almost gradual accelleration it seems until spool. Couldn't spin a tire unless it was icy. New fuel filter just installed and have run 2 tanks of diesel clean so far.
Just looking for someone with patience to teach me what I need to know.
Thanks in advance

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Old 03-02-2014, 07:28 AM
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