The 7.3 Powerstroke water pump upgrade is an important modification for those who want to get the most out of their engine. The stock water pump provides a flow rate of 15-17 gallons per minute, which is not enough when you’re making power! A larger capacity radiator and a more powerful cooling system are necessary in order to keep up with the coolant needs of an upgraded engine or turbocharger.
7.3 Powerstroke water pump is a notorious failure point in the Ford Diesel engine lineup, so much so that it’s been nicknamed “the deathwish.” The stock water pump can suffer from cavitation or heat-soak, which will eventually lead to catastrophic failure of the pump and loss of power steering. I am going to be talking about my experience installing a new water pump on my 1994 Ford F-350 diesel pickup truck, which has a 7.3L Powerstroke engine under the hood.
How many pounds of boost should a 7.3 have?
The 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel engine is one of the most popular engines in Ford’s lineup and for good reason! The 7.3 has a proven track record when it comes to longevity and reliability. Boost pressure is an important factor in the life span of any diesel engine; too little boost pressure will result in poor performance, while too much can cause damage to other components due to detonation or pre-ignition events.
I’m sure you’ve seen this question all over the internet. It’s a common question that many people have debated for years but there is no one answer to this question because it can depend on many variables such as altitude, driving conditions, and other factors.
How much power can a stock 7.3 Powerstroke handle?
When it comes to modifying a Ford Powerstroke, there is one question that always arises: how much power can it handle? The answer is debatable. Some say you should not exceed the stock horsepower and torque output, while others will say as long as your exhaust gas temperatures are within operating parameters (no more than 1200 degrees Fahrenheit), then you’re good to go.
The answer to this question is not an easy one. The power limit on a stock 7.3 Powerstroke varies depending on the model year and configuration of the truck, as well as the type of load that it’s carrying.