Anybody own a Ford Power Stroke?
Posted December 22, 2002 - 05:16 PM
So finally...After 4 months of waiting my auto broker bud finally scored me a 97 Ford F-350, Crew Cab, Power Stroke 4x4, with the short bed. Cool, I grew up on a farm and have been around plenty of diesel tractors, but now I finally got a diesel under my hood. Arrr, Arrr!!
I'm planning on this rig lasting me at least the next ten years so I've been scouring the Web trying to get the poop on my new baby. Anybody on this forum have a PS? If so what kind of goodies do you have on it? Lift, chip, exhaust, I'm open to any advice to include the stuff that'd help this thing run for the next 400K miles.
Posted December 22, 2002 - 05:31 PM
It was new 'till a couple days ago when some broad pulled out in front of me. Her minivan is totalled, my baby is pretty hammered.
Enough of that...
The real reason I replied is to tell you to check out TheDieselStop.com
That page is all about PowerStrokes and has a lot of great info. It's worth spending some time at to learn about your rig.
Posted December 22, 2002 - 06:06 PM
Lost our Honda Civic about a month ago. Wife loaned it out to a friend and had a drunk driver pull in front of her. Funny think is I told my wife earlier that afternoon that loaning out the car is not a good idea. I was more worried about the friend causing the accident and we being held liable. Well here I am getting a check for blue book less the $500 deductable. What an A$$ pain.
How was the duramax? I heard that the Duramax and the new doge cummins are pretty much the heat.
I can drool over the new shiny rigs all day, but came down to something 5-7 years old since I intended on paying cash. I through with putting everything on credit. Took to long to get out the hole.
Hope you get the Chevy back soon. How you handling the whip-lash?
Posted December 22, 2002 - 07:06 PM
Hopefully no one was hurt. Had a new truck almost totaled about 10 years ago, it was never the same.
BTW, have made an inquiry aboout the spring SD business trip and hope to have some news in the near future. What is the status of the River Trip?
Posted December 22, 2002 - 10:20 PM
Anybody on this forum have a PS?
I got a couple PSD's and I love'em. They're all tricked out with lift kits, bilstein 5100's, bigger wheels/tires, larger turbo's, hi-po injectors, different intercoolers, stronger driveshafts, better torque converters, chips, pillar pod gauges, etc. Did I mention that I love'em
Congrats on your new toy! I hope it brings you many trouble free and enjoyable years of service.
Posted December 23, 2002 - 06:50 AM
Posted December 23, 2002 - 09:46 AM
My kids call it Moby Dick!
Our PSD Excursion is known as the 'Magic Bus'
I wonder if this stems from the music we grew up with (Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick / The Who - Magic Bus)
Posted December 23, 2002 - 11:09 AM
Posted December 23, 2002 - 06:09 PM
Okay, seems to be some PS owners out there. Any recommendations on companies to look for or stay away from? I like performance in moderation and bang for the buck. Hey Qadsan, what brand of stuff you have? I see there's several chip makers out there. Should I just go for the single chip, or the computer programer? I figured I look at the intake exhaust first and then look at power-up with additional instrumentation. Lastly will probably be the lift. Then again not too high or I won't be able to load the bike.
Let me know if you have a perfered brand or a good on-line retailer to order from.
I'll check thedieselstop also, but the BRP owner seem like a wiser maturer group and figure there'd be someone worth asking.
Posted December 23, 2002 - 07:26 PM
FWW, I have a SuperChip, Stan's headers DP, a homemade cat-delete pipe, shimmed and a 10k mod.
Posted December 23, 2002 - 07:53 PM
Yeah, its a good forum, but damn! There so much to read and you have to sort through a lot to find what you need. That forum is on steriods! I've been spoiled by this BRP forum, it's nice and slow, laid back posting with good gouge.
I did just stumble on the F-350 holy grail-of-mods site.
This guy has info on everything! It will probably take me a few days to read it all.
So was the fuel-reg shim and 10K mods worth it (more that the 50 cents)? Did you have the rough idle like they say? I'll probably keep the cat since I move around with the AF lot and never know where I'll be registering my truck next.
Posted December 23, 2002 - 08:36 PM
Feed it clean fuel and love it like a member of the family.
Posted December 24, 2002 - 05:44 AM
Posted December 24, 2002 - 06:42 AM
Posted December 24, 2002 - 08:37 AM
How about trannys with the chip? I
Yep...that's a big concern. If you care about any kind of warranty, then forget about adding a chip, lift kit, etc. If you're going to be running a lot of power with an automatic tranny, then look at getting a better torque converter as that will go a long ways for tranny life if you boost your engine. Keep the max boost under 26psi and pre-turbo EGT's as low as possible (good exhaust, downtube, etc.). I don't put my foot into it very often, but its there if I need to.
Simply put...If you want to play, then you've got to pay, otherwise keep it as stock as possible.
Posted December 24, 2002 - 08:47 AM
Posted December 24, 2002 - 10:43 AM
just my $.02...
love the banks stuff
their trans-command module helps the tranny out
(still the weak link...but stays cooler...heat kills)
they make a cool exhaust brake also... (sounds wicked )
did i mention i love banks stuff??????
also got a gear vendors overdrive
22% over......4.10 gears...2000 rpm is 82 mph ( oops )
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