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I have two f350 4x4 powerstrokes. One is a 4/96 build date and one is a 9/96 build date. The valve cover on the 4/96 shows 215hp and the valve cover on the 9/96 shows a 225hp rating. Does anyone know the exact difference? Is it the IDM or something with the hpop or the injectors? Both trucks are regular cab automatics.
 

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Your 97 may be a cali model with split shot injectors.
 

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Were 97's not suppose to be 225hp then, or just the Cali models?
 

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Cali models only were a little higher on horsepower.
 

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MARKETING!!!!!
 

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you mean to tell me every motor that came out of the factory made exactly 225hp at the crank? I HIGHLY DOUBT IT!! Vehicles have to get better every year, so they may have done some tuning, but it was Marketing driven, trust me..
 

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you mean to tell me every motor that came out of the factory made exactly 225hp at the crank? I HIGHLY DOUBT IT!! Vehicles have to get better every year, so they may have done some tuning, but it was Marketing driven, trust me..
It may have been partly due to marketing but the real difference is due to the tuning.....
 

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From what I've heard... And it's pretty apparent they "dumbed" down the 7.3s alot out of the factory... Just like every other truck
 

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What is the difference in the tuning? They run the same turbo, same HPOP, same injectors...
 

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My 97 California was reflashed by the dealer from a MME-2 to a MME-7 and there was a perceptable decrease in performance and milage. As I recall, it was to help save the auto transmission. So, I was forced to install stage II injectors and really screw up the transmission.....LOLLOLLOL
 
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