Notices
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel  
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

turbo questions on a 01 7.3

 
  #1  
Old 02-06-2006, 01:13 AM
jopey
jopey is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Bay area
Posts: 936
jopey is starting off with a positive reputation.
turbo questions on a 01 7.3

I just picked up a 01 7.3 250 superduty. 61k on the clock, 6 spd manual and 4x4. It drives great, But am I wrong here. I do not hear the turbo at all.

I have been trying to search around for hints on what to look for but not really coming up with anything.
 
  #2  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:00 AM
catman52987
catman52987 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Midway Ky
Posts: 129
catman52987 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Best thing to listen for is what some call a "whistle" from the engine compartment while driving, or the same "whistle" from the exaust pipe. If this does not answer your question I am sure there are more experienced others here who can explain this more in depth.
 
  #3  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:24 AM
Kwikkordead's Avatar
Kwikkordead
Kwikkordead is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: North Seattle, WA.
Posts: 22,286
Kwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputation
Originally Posted by jopey
I just picked up a 01 7.3 250 superduty. 61k on the clock, 6 spd manual and 4x4. It drives great, But am I wrong here. I do not hear the turbo at all.

I have been trying to search around for hints on what to look for but not really coming up with anything.
With a stock intake and exhaust it's really hard to hear the turbo spool up. Most of us who talk about that sort of thing have modified our trucks with a 4 or 5" exhaust and open intake.
Also the factory intake wheel doesn't really whistle like you would expect a turbo to sound like. It sounds more like Darth Vader after a 200 yard sprint.


 
  #4  
Old 02-06-2006, 08:19 AM
99weldnrver
99weldnrver is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 30
99weldnrver is starting off with a positive reputation.
Hey Kwik, you got a new pict this mornin, right on. ! Yup my guages are inroute as we speak, I did my 4" exhaust last year, the 6637 air cleaner this week and ccv mod too. Ordered a SSXover pipe last week also. Yaw, I think I'll be able to hear my turbo next week when I pull my 32' Prowler. Oh yaw, almost forgot I also got the Evolution a couple of weeks ago (middle setting)and boy did it wake up this detuned 7.3. I love it even more now.

3 CALLS IS ALL I GOT TO SAY, NUFF SAID!!!!!!!!!!!
 
  #5  
Old 02-06-2006, 10:25 AM
turboale's Avatar
turboale
turboale is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 290
turboale is starting off with a positive reputation.
Is it as slow? It would be pretty darn slow w/o any boost...

You can kind-of see it in this picture in the background:


It is labeled Garrett and is right above/behind the engine. The pipe that comes off the air filter/airbox is connected to it also...
 
  #6  
Old 02-06-2006, 12:20 PM
jopey
jopey is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Bay area
Posts: 936
jopey is starting off with a positive reputation.
I would not say it is slow. I can cruise up mountain roads empty with 5 passengers in the cab in overdrive. I am just wondering since i do not hear the turbo any.

There is a garrett turbo hooked up right next to the firewall.
 
  #7  
Old 02-06-2006, 02:25 PM
Kwikkordead's Avatar
Kwikkordead
Kwikkordead is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: North Seattle, WA.
Posts: 22,286
Kwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputationKwikkordead has a superb reputation
Originally Posted by jopey
I would not say it is slow. I can cruise up mountain roads empty with 5 passengers in the cab in overdrive. I am just wondering since i do not hear the turbo any.

There is a garrett turbo hooked up right next to the firewall.
That's factory. You just can't hear it working because it's very well muffled with the factory air cleaner and exhaust.
 
  #8  
Old 02-06-2006, 04:53 PM
PowerstrokeJunkie's Avatar
PowerstrokeJunkie
PowerstrokeJunkie is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: 21791
Posts: 14,583
PowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to beholdPowerstrokeJunkie is a splendid one to behold
Originally Posted by Kwikkordead
That's factory. You just can't hear it working because it's very well muffled with the factory air cleaner and exhaust.

yes that is the truth. well put. it is amazing how restrictive the intake and exhaust are, because once you change to a freer-flowing one, you hear lots of odd noises (especially from the intake) and you wonder WTF was that!!!!??? it is all normal, and i have come to love them all. that is what keeps me hooked on this "sport".
 
  #9  
Old 02-06-2006, 08:49 PM
jopey
jopey is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Bay area
Posts: 936
jopey is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well those are both things I would like to do one day. But those will come after the pyrometer and boost guage.
 
  #10  
Old 02-07-2006, 01:42 PM
F3504ME
F3504ME is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Livermore,CA.
Posts: 309
F3504ME is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 2003 7.3 CC all stock non cat..I can hear the turbo just fine...Mostly exhaust sound as the engine bay has the hood/firewall insulation...I like the sound of the turbo when in cruise control at around 65-70 when you get to a slight hill and the turbo starts to spool up ....
 
  #11  
Old 02-09-2006, 12:53 AM
twags6's Avatar
twags6
twags6 is offline
PAA Member #7 and FTE
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Slatington, PA
Posts: 2,726
twags6 has a very good reputation on FTE.twags6 has a very good reputation on FTE.twags6 has a very good reputation on FTE.twags6 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by F3504ME
I have a 2003 7.3 CC all stock non cat..I can hear the turbo just fine...Mostly exhaust sound as the engine bay has the hood/firewall insulation...I like the sound of the turbo when in cruise control at around 65-70 when you get to a slight hill and the turbo starts to spool up ....
Same here. I'll actually turn the radio off just to listen to the turbo go up and down.... If you catch a decent hill, you can really feel the power kick in as it spools up.
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
BJsCOOT2
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
14
12-26-2012 08:26 AM
red 1997 powerstroke
1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
16
01-11-2012 11:21 PM
73ferdf250highboy
1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel
9
09-15-2011 10:34 AM
joeypurcell
Maryland Chapter
8
05-02-2010 03:11 PM
bckmster1
General Diesel Discussion
10
09-13-2006 05:21 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: turbo questions on a 01 7.3


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.