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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-02-2018, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I had a 7.3 about 10 years ago recently purchased the same truck back after much searching. Motor has a decent oil leak maybe a quart every 7-10 days. obv that is the first priority. but once that is fixed i want to start rebuilding motor with better parts and more power.. where would yall suggest i start?

2002 with 315k miles
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I had a 7.3 about 10 years ago recently purchased the same truck back after much searching. Motor has a decent oil leak maybe a quart every 7-10 days. obv that is the first priority. but once that is fixed i want to start rebuilding motor with better parts and more power.. where would yall suggest i start?

2002 with 315k miles
Depends what kind of power your looking to make

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Whereís the oil leaks? Here are some links to set her up right. Pick and choose what you feel necessary.

2002 is limited to 500hp stock internals - go anymore than that and it gets real spendy.

I highly recommend these as a MUST from a reliability standpoint. Items Iíve purchased.(Updated 1/9/18)

1. Pedestal delete, turbo outlet, bellowed up pipes http://alturl.com/asxnt $200 shipped
2. Plenum inserts http://alturl.com/eppso $51 shipped
3. Fuel bowl reseal Ebay user: racecolo best instructions ever! Dummy proof trust me! https://tinyurl.com/ydxtyro9 $20 shipped
4. Fuel lines https://tinyurl.com/y8n4wnhs.us $280 shipped
5. HPOP reseal Ebay user: racecolo https://tinyurl.com/ycrzvjee $29 shipped
6. HPOP lines Ebayer: crudediesel heís local to me https://tinyurl.com/ycmlqfsb $155 shipped
7. Turbo rebuild: Ebay http://alturl.com/xrxtg $65 shipped. Has 360deg thrust bearing
8. Turbo outlet oring: Ebay F81Z-9E436-AA o-ring $8shipped
9. Upper radiator hose amazon #62491 $17 shipped. Route behind serpentine belt
10. Derale 14208 4r100 pan (adds 7qts extra) $130 http://alturl.com/kxbdt
11. Total: $955

Every single item I recommended above I have purchased except #1. I bought the pedestal delete and flanges separately buy if I had to do it over again, I would but it in a package to make it easier (throw out compressor and get a WW2 if you want).



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Iím not looking for anything crazy power wise.. was my dads daily since new when he died in 2010 I made it a life goal to one day find it and buy it back.. just bought it back Monday! What Iím really wanting is a solid truck thatíll throw you around a little when you want it to.

Also what psi is the oem turbo supposed to make?
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stock turbo will make about 17 lbs boost. with a chip and boost fooler it will easily make over 25 lbs

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Iím not looking for anything crazy power wise.. was my dads daily since new when he died in 2010 I made it a life goal to one day find it and buy it back.. just bought it back Monday! What Iím really wanting is a solid truck thatíll throw you around a little when you want it to.

Also what psi is the oem turbo supposed to make?
Stock turbo is only rated for 26 psi. They can make more but they don't last long they are garbage. Rebuild them with a 360į bearing kit and they are a little tougher. But the stock 60/80 wheel is too small for these trucks. I made 32psi on mine and had to rebuild 2 times and just bought a new stock turbo and it went too. So I just went with a t4 kit. Love it

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my "garbage" stock turbo has 194,000 miles on it and is still tight.

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I love it when people spew stuff they know nothing about. Lol

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Lol come on guys only his opinion so let him have it. He probably has an upgraded turbo:)

By garbage though.... try telling Bob at diesel site that... He made 600hp + off of that beast with is WW - granted lots of tuning and fab to prevent turbo surge. Gtp38 ainít no chump -I love my kcturbo though :) better than the gtp38 with all the upgrades done to it. @[email protected] might give everybody a deal on the stg2 once kcturbo comes out with the 369sxe :) Iím going to upgrade when I can.


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Last time I checked I work ford ford as a tech. And 7.3s are retarded down so far for engine longevity. Then picked a turbo with the compressor map to work on that retarded engine. Just putting a chip on these trucks out the turbo at the edge of it's efficiency map. So when you put injectors and fuel system and tuning to go with it. That turbo is ####. Mine gtp38 had 203k on it and was fine until I added any power and truck chewed right thru them. And I'm assuming since your trying to #### on me that you know how to correctly read and understand compressor map..but then again if you did you would be running you mouth. Guy is asking for performance advice. And the stock charger is FAR from performance.

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