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Old 12-25-2012, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I Chip it?

I have a 2000 7.3 and it is all factory except 4 inch from turbo back. I really want to step up the performace. So obvious choice is a chip ive been looking at a ts performance 6 position chip.

wanting opinions on if these hurt engine longevity. engine already has 245k on it. and honestly just wanting some black smoke. my idi smoked like crazy. just wanting to hear of other 7.3 owners experience. heard lots of 6.0 horror stories know all about that any advice welcomed
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Welcome to the Diesel Stop.
Your going to get lots of different opinions from lots of different members running lots of different tunes. In my opinion Like anything else, proper use and respect shouldn't have a noticeable reduction in the lifespan of your engine. Make sure you include gauges in your budget, so you can monitor things.


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X2...you must use guages..Custom tunes will be better than std TS tunes. If a Auto a chip may just take it out with 245k miles on it..

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Good tunes will help you out tremendously. I would also recommend adding gauges when you install a chip.

We can get you setup with a chip and some tunes if you would like.
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Thanks guys trans is a reman from ford with 35k on it. I have trans temp boost gauges and want to add egt but worried about drilling into manifold. The thought of shavings in the turbo makes me cringe
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Don't worry about that - there are several different techniques to greatly minimize or eliminate that. I used a vacuum cleaner next to my drill bit. When I got through, I used a magnet in the hole and tapped all around - nothing made it into the hole using the vacuum. Plus, think how many hundreds of thousands of us that have done this and had no problems.

I am sure the custom tunes from Caryt are great - all of his products are. I don't have any personal experience with them, but I do with the DP-Tuner. That is the best thing I have ever done to my truck. You will absolutely hate yourself for waiting this long to do it.
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There really is no need to worry about metal shavings. Most, if not all, will come falling down on you while drilling.

Just do not put the EGT probe in the downpipe like some people do. The temperatures there are about 300* cooler than your manifold/cylinder temperature.
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Ok that was the next question lol if I could be in the down pipe with the probe

And also what is so different in the standard tunes on the ts versus a custom tunes if its made for the 7.3 how much more custom can it get just a question not real familiar with the tunes

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You can drill while the truck is running and all the metal shavings will be blown out (and onto you, so where safety glasses) as you're drilling. Not that big of a deal really.
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Get gauges. Dp- tunner is good. I have on. It wakes the truck up.
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wanting opinions on if these hurt engine longevity.
My opinion, backed by 29 years of automotive engineering experience, is that yes, this will hurt your engine's longevity. How much it will hurt it is an open question. That depends on many factors. One of the most important factors is how you drive it.
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Well my old '95 has now got 280k miles on it, chiped day one 45k miles pulling a 35' 5th wheel then had stage 2's for about 100k miles...now stage 1's for the new owner last 40k. Getting 18-19 hy 16 town.
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I would chip it. But, if you drive it like a hot rod, then I imagine you will shorten the life. I was hesitant to chip mine and waited until after the warranty was done. I think that was at about 65k miles or so. I drive mine like a grandpa and then zip around in my old BMW.
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Ended up going with a 6 position ts switch but how do I get custom tunes on the chip
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