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How do you know?

The used truck (1994, F250 PS) I bought a couple of years ago has been chipped. There are gages, Pyro and boost, on the dash. Also a sticker on the radiator frame that looks like an official ford thing. The guy I bought it from did not know anything about it.

How can I find out what was done?

Boost goes to 15# tops when towing a boat up hill. The truck runs great other than a few little things I can live with.

Just curious.
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Where in Oregon are you? Is it a Powerstroke or a 7.3? The sticker is a reflash... But give some more info...

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Reflash?

CSIPSD .. thanks for the answer.

Portland, west side.

Direct injected turbo diesel. One of the first powerstrokes made.

I am on a quest to disconnect the exhaust backpressure valve. My rig does not match the photos on that thread. But since I am working on this truck not just driving it .. it would be nice to know what I've got.
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I doubt if its chipped but if it is you'll see one on the computer... Too bad its a PIA to get to on the OBS... But your boost #'s are about where a stocker should be... How many miles? Auto? Why you unhooking the EBV?

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Bpv .. Obs .. Pia .. Lol

Hi ... abbreviations. You got me laughing.

PIA and BPV got those but don't know OBS.

300K miles, Manual 5 speed. It's the tow rig for a saltwater boat. Lately it's my daily driver. BPV is popping on and off for the first 15 minutes on the way to work. This is the first winter driving since I bought it two years ago. Had no idea what was wrong and you guys clued me in. I now know it is what programmers refer to as 'a design feature'.

Don't like the total loss of power. People look at you like you're retarded on the freeway when you can only get 45 out of your powersmoke truck. If I back off on the throttle for a second the valve resets for 10 -15 seconds and then starts hissing and dogging out again.

I realize the truck is old and I know how to drop the shovel when I find myself in a hole but ....

The BPV is a PIA and it has to go away.

Edit ... where is the computer? so I can look for a sticker.
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Old Body Style... You could fix it with a new EB sensor, but unpluging it should keep it open. Just be sure to give the truck a chance to warm before romping away!

Nothing wrong with 300k, if takin care of they will go 4-500,000

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Too bad its a PIA to get to on the OBS...
:umno: Its a breeze...take off the three nuts that hold the emergency brake pedal on underneath the dash and its right there. Id rather put a chip in a OBS than a SD anyday.

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Now we're getting somewhere.

Am I finding the computer under that panel then?
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Yup...its right there cant miss it. If it is stock there will be a black plastic plug toward the back of the truck with a code on it like "SOD3" or something with three letters and one number. That is your PCM code. You will need that if you are going to put a chip in it. If it has a chip there will be something in that port..(of coarse).

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:umno: Its a breeze...take off the three nuts that hold the emergency brake pedal on underneath the dash and its right there. Id rather put a chip in a OBS than a SD anyday.

I never chipped my OBS but everyone that I tell not to get a stock because you can pull the chip tells me its a PIA to get too... DID I MISS SOMETHING???laugh <--- to me...

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