The truck has 256000 miles i have changed the air filter and fuel filter i have owened the truck for two weeks the turbo gets really hot. It has a power cip that the previous owner put in and i dont know what elts he has done
The truck has 256000 miles i have changed the air filter and fuel filter i have owned the truck for two weeks the turbo gets really hot. It has a power cip that the previous owner put in and I don't know what else he has done
Is there any way to check fuel pressure (and or flow?).
My 2001 7.3 Turbo is pretty stock. I am sorry, I don't know much about chip packages.
If there is anyway you can ask the previous owner about this? -- that is where I would start.
By the way there is a lot of help on the internet. Lots of You Tube stuff and the like. I learned a lot from forums like this and from research. It takes time but it also saves you thousands of dollars over having to take it to a garage --- they love to see a diesel come in because they can overcharge you at will!
Wish I could be more help. But do the research and be patient.
If the fuel pressure is low, you then can diagnose the fuel pressure pump, the fuel lines, and the fuel tank for probable causes.
Good luck God bless America!
Last edited by RichardinVirginia; 02-23-2015 at 11:39 PM.
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You may have a boost leak. Not knowing much of the history of the truck, you are going to need to do some serious diagnostics. It is difficult to postulate with the amount of info you have. Is there a reputable diesel shop near you that would be willing to do a diagnostic? Maybe if you post your location someone in the brotherhood here that has the right scan tool may be close and willing to help for a six pack or two.
'02 F250 7.3 Auto Extended Cab Long Box 225+k Miles No Mods
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