My first diesel - 2003 7.3 Excursion - Questions
Haven't visited in a while; this website has been blocked for several months on my govt computer. For some reason it's not blocked any more.
Anyway, I'm still stuck in Iraq, but not for much longer (14.5 months completed out of a 15 month tour). I sold my 454 3/4 ton Suburban before I left, and just replaced it with a 2003 Excursion Limited - black, leather, 4x4, 7.3 diesel, 45k miles (will be waiting on me when I return). I don't have a pickup, so I will be hauling parts around in this, too. Hope I don't tear it up too much.
This is my first diesel - any tips for a first time owner? Maintenance tips, things to watch out for, etc? I'm assuming that I should buy a chip (programmer?)? Don't know how much more power I'll need, but if it's a few extra MPG, I'm game. Any other inexpensive hp and mileage gains? Different air cleaner (K&N?)? I'm not interested in a 4" exhaust; I'd rather it stayed pretty quiet.
Any Excursion or 7.3 websites?
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