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lem55

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Posted: 03/21/21 03:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all, quick question for diesel owners. I have a 1997 Ford with a
7.3 and hope do something to increase my power. I have replaced my down pipe along with the exhaust system. I have thought about replacing turbo or tuners, but I haven't found any reviews for older
diesels. Anyone that has done this upgrade please help.

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I Googled "7.3 diesel upgrades" and got 949,000 hits.





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Take a look here Powerstroke 94-98 under the section Ford Powerstroke 94-98 7.3L Forum.


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Posted: 03/21/21 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check into Hypertek tuners. Had one on my 7.3 for sometime, made a lot of difference.

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Hydra tuner is well liked on the 7.3l forums.

Also get a 6.0l trans cooler or aftermarket companies make one as well. Stock trans cooler is very very small.

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The old 7.3L Power Strokes respond very well to a number of tuners.

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DP Tuners. He has developed some really good and safe tunes for them. I am on my second 7.3, and second DP Tuner chip. If you are towing, do not add too much power without knowing your exhaust gas temperature, with a down pipe, that will work in your favor.


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look into an SCT recommended by my diesel tech. I used it on my 7.3 downloaded a new program when I bought my 6.0 and got another tune for the 6.7 I'm driving now. You will need to return the vehicle to stock before trading up, it can not be "married" to a vehicle. here is a good source for info and where I go to get answersFord Truck Enthusiasts


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https://www.dieselpowerproducts.com/c-205-1994-97-73l-ford-powerstroke-chips-programmers-tuners.aspx

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AS noted, do not push the tune much unless you have an exhaust temperature gauge. Without the temperature, you can literally run the engine until melt-down,

Also upgrade the transmission oil cooler and monitor transmission temperature. On my 2002 7.3L, I had gauges for boost, transmission and exhaust temperature. I had an up graded transmission cooler, a heavier duty torque converter and used synthetic transmission fluid. The truck was dependable and capable until we got a larger trailer.

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