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post #71 of 77 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 04:07 AM Thread Starter
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Re: bulletproofing my "new" 7.3 (is it possible?)

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Towards the bottom of the forum. Save your money on the whole 38r thing.. you dont need it. Only thing you NEED is a set of guages EGT/BOOST/TRANS TEMP a good tune/trans cooler. You want to spend some money? drop $200 and throw an FRX from riff raff diesel on it to help the dead head issue and bump your fuel pressure up a bit get an intake and exhuast and leave that thing alone. Dont replace anything if its not broken.
and also, would the FRX give a little more power since it bumps fuel pressure to 72psi?
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post #72 of 77 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 02:59 AM
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You might want to think about changing the injector gaskets and also changing the high pressure oil lines coming from the HPOP to each side of the oil rails. There should also be one running inbetween the rails that helps keep oil pressure even. If your doing long hauls keep a spare HPOP in the truck. If that goes out your hozed. It has happened to me twice. I just double downed and bought a 1000 PSI HPOP for it today. If you change the HPOP make sure you change the injector gaskets. There about 80 bucks for the set. If you have too much oil slipping by the gaskets then it will put excessive load on the hpop and the inner bearing will go out and leave you on the side of the road. Im speaking from experience man. Usually they will go for about 200,000 miles pretty easily. So i wouldnt worry about the hpop just yet. But the high pressure oil lines from crude diesel are a great upgrade buddy. Good luck ! mines a 1996 f350 with almost 300,000 miles on it and i just drove it from NC to TX and then to UT.
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Re: bulletproofing my "new" 7.3 (is it possible?)

Recommend gauges
Tranny temp
Boost gauge (only reason is to be able to detect leaks easier)
Egt
Fuel pressure

Improve reliability
Fuel bowl delete
Good oil filter/ regular fuel filter/water separator changes
Good tranny cooler
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Glow plugs
Valve cover gasket
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If you do valve cover gaskets always do them as a pair same thing as if you were changing many other parts on a vehicle it is always better to do them in pairs them to do them as singles why tear everything down on one side just to do the other side soon after when you already have the tools out and Have the time to do the project
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Re: bulletproofing my "new" 7.3 (is it possible?)

How do some of these get necro'd like this? and both from new members?


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Re: bulletproofing my "new" 7.3 (is it possible?)

They do a search and this thread comes up and they post onto it.

Every forum that I am on has this happen and the only way to keep it from happening is to lock threads down to read only after they have been dormant for so long.

But where would the fun be in that after a 7+ year old thread comes back to life?
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Re: bulletproofing my "new" 7.3 (is it possible?)

Too funny, been sucked in a few times now scanning the date is automatic. The good news is that it gets younger members active on the site which I think is a good thing for 7.3s in general.

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