First, I have worked on hot rod gas engines, and have only changed the oil and glow plugs on my diesel.
So that means I am at the BDC of the "learning curve".
Have a '89 7.3, and the top end is gone.
My question, would a full engine rebuild be better than a DIT swap?
I have an acquaintance that claims with a cam, turbo tweak, banks performance injectors and turbo rebuild kit he can get me 800 hp. He also claims to know the tranny and rear end tweaks that will handle the power.
I would rather keep the IDI if those numbers are even close to realistic, I don't need to pull a house down or drag train cars, so don't care about 1000+ hp.
Anyone out there familiar enough with diesels to tell me if this guy knows what he is talking about?
Thank you in advance.