Upgrades and Aftermarket - 99 & up 7.3L EngineUpgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 1999-Up Super Duty or Excursion with 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
If your looking to go green then WVO might work but if your looking for reliability and power tuners I'd stay away from it like people said. Even filtered its still greasy and gels up if it gets cold etc. Just too likely to gum up the system IMO. That 7.3l is an awesome engine so why risk it with and alternative fuel. Also most power adders/tuners aren't necessarily designed to work with it. Definitely check with them first your you might really screw up the engine. If your looking for clean power a methanol or propane system might be a better set up.
About the CCV mod thing. I know I did it and thought it was great at first and all but regardless of what others say I swear it was the last straw on the proverbial camel's back that started my oil seals leaking. I hate even bring it up because there are some pretty strong opinions about it. Buy my 2 cents worth is that if I was to do it all over again...I wouldn't. I'd just leave it the way it is and not worry about it. That money could go towards a lot more important and NEEDED items. Like the AIS filter system. That's money well spent....just don't get talked into the fender sleeve kit (it didn't gain me anything and I still had to do other mods to the front snorkel tube (like removing it completely) in order to get max airflow under full throttle conditions. Good luck and welcome!
PS Any 7.3 with under 100K is just barely broken in :-) You should be good to go for a long time if you take good care of it.
WVO works good on my 90 F250 with the golden fuel system but not sure how well it works on your truck which is newer. I would only recommend doing it if you have an easy and reliable source for oil like knowing someone who owns a restaurant that goes through a lot of oil. The Golden Fuel System is great and they are very helpful with install/trouble shooting advice but their video is outdated in terms of how easy it is to get oil. It used to be easy when restaurants needed to pay to get rid of it. Now people are paying the restaurants so they can use the oil to make biodiesel and sell it. It is great not to have to pay for fuel but it is a lot of work to put the system on/ keep finding free cooking oil and trouble shoot when something goes wrong.
Well, I took delivery on a Diamond Eye 4" turbo back stainless exhaust, Ford AIS intake, CCV mod, and the DieselSite coolant filter. I also got the truck's little amount of rust replaced and painted.
I also through a Sony XAV-64BT in for a headunit and 4x Alpine speakers to make the stereo sound a little better. I'll probably throw a small sub in to round out the audio, though.
Next on the list of to-do's will probably be the Line-X and re-working all of the wiring that's in the engine bay and in the cab (there's a little bit of a wiring mess from the previous owner). I'm thinking a neat way to group up some of the added fuses and wiring, would be to go junkyard roaming for an additional fuse box. That way, it'll look somewhat "factory" and be able to house additional fuses for future additions. All the trailer wiring will probably go through it, as well. Something else I'm going to probably invest in, will be a back-up siren. I was backing out of a parking spot in town the other night, when some drunk people came out of nowhere and blithely walked behind the truck. Good thing I've got good reactions, and I stopped before hitting them. I did put a Broadway 400mm rear-view mirror on, as well. That helps a ton with the blind spots.
to get all that metal down the road , and enjoy every minute of it . we havn't used the stock tune , ever since the introduction to the deisel aftermarket tuneing . thats all we got our truck for too , was to haul the car . its been my daily , since we got it . this site hooked us up with the answers to make it work best . couldnt imagine , wouldnt try , doing anything to truck without it . someday we mite even have a turbo diesel chevelle , if it was up to the kid , it would already be in fabrication . congrats , on your find . looks like a real jewel .
2000 F250 PSD 7.3 CCLB A/T wrecked by red light runner 2/16/13 & still not fixed ... but its looking like the good hands are gona give it a shot . still cant believe there putting a new frame under it . it looks like a bomb went off in that body shop . theres truck pieces parts everywhere . . .
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