7.3 Powerstroke Performance Parts

7.3 Powerstroke Performance Parts Upgrades

The 7.3 Powerstroke is considered by many to be the best Ford diesel engine ever made.

Ford 7.3 OEM engine partsOpens in a new tab. were built to last hundreds of thousands of miles and endure tough everyday use.

7.3 Powerstroke Performance Parts

Dead Head Diesel’s curated list of 7.3 Powerstroke performance parts, part descriptions, part numbers, links to buy parts and upgrades. As well as a link to the comprehensive article I’ve written about the part, what it does, and how to remove and replace it—”Instructions” Buttons

7.3 Part Name

7.3 Part Image

7.3 Fit/Part Number

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7.3 CPS(OEM Blue)

Camshaft Position Sensor

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F4TZ-12K073-C – (Blue)

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7.3 CPS(OEM Grey)

Camshaft Position Sensor

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F7TZ-12K073-B – (Grey)

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7.3 EBP(OEM)

7.3 Exhaust Back Pressure Sensor

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(97-03) DPFE34C3Z-9J460-A, 4C3Z-9J460-AA

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7.3 EBP Tube

7.3 Exhaust Back Pressure Tube

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(99-03) 1C3Z-9D477-AA

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7.3 EOT Sensor (99-03)

7.3 Engine Oil Temp Sensor

 

(99-03) F5AZ12A648AB, 3F1Z12A648A, DY961, DY1144,AP63436

 

7.3 Fuel Bowl

7.3 Fuel Filter Housing

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FG1057

(99-03) F81Z9155AC

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7.3 Fuel Bowl Drain Valve (Aftermarket)

Fuel Bowl Water Separator Valve

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Dorman 904-202

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7.3 Fuel Bowl Drain Valve (OEM)

Fuel Bowl Water Separator Valve

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(99-03) F81Z-9A153-AA

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7.3 Fuel Bowl Heater(Aftermarket)

Fuel Filter Heater Element

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Dorman 904-210(94-03) F81Z-9J294-AAF5TZ-9J294-A(IH) 1825186C91(IH) 1831196C92

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7.3 Fuel Bowl Drain Rebuild Kit(Aftermarket)

Fuel Bowl Drain Viton Reseal Kit

 

AP0007

 

7.3 Fuel Filter(OEM 95-97)

Ford 7.3 Diesel Fuel Filter

 

(95-97 )FD4595

 

7.3 Fuel Filter(OEM 98-03)

Ford 7.3 Diesel Fuel Filter

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(98-03 )FD4596

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7.3 PowerstrokeFuel Line Seals

Fuel Line Crush Washers

 

F81Z-9C387-BA (99-03)

 

7.3 FPR

Fuel Pressure Regulator/Relief

 

CM-5016

F81Z-9H323-BB

1831444-C91

 

7.3 Fuel Pump

   

7.3 Glow Plugs

 

ZD-11F4TZ-12A342-BA

 

7.3 HPOP(OEM Spec REMAN)

High Pressure Oil Pump

 

34-60010 R

F81Z-9A543-CRM

 

7.3 HPOPFittings

High Pressure Oil Fittings at Pump

 

f81Z-9C402-AA

 

7.3 High PressureFittings

Oil Line Fittings at Cylinder Heads

 

F81Z-9N332-AA

 

7.3 HPOP Fittings &Drain Plug O-ring Kit

Oil Line Fittings & Drain Plug O-rings

 

2C3Z-9G804-AB

 

7.3 HPOP Lines

 

F81Z-9J323-E (94-03)

 

7.3 HPOP Reservoir Top Cap Gasket

HPOP Reservoir Top Gasket

 

YC3Z-6619-BA (99.5-03)

 

7.3 HPOPMounting Gasket

HPOP Mounting Gasket

 

F6TZ9417AA (96-03)

 

7.3 ICP

Injection Control Pressure Sensor

 

F4TZ-9F838-A (94/95)F6TZ-9F838-A (96-03)(IH/Nav) (94/95) 1830669C92(IH/Nav) (96-up) 1807329C92

 

7.3 ICP Pigtail

Injection Control Pressure Wire Harness Connector (Works on EBPV as well)

 

5C3Z-12224-A (94-03)(IH/Nav) 1832022C92

 

7.3 Injectors

   

7.3 IPR OEM (94-95)

Injection Pressure Regulator

 

(94-95) CM-5112

F4TZ-9C968-C (Engine #187099 and before)F4TZ9C968C superseded by 2C3Z9C968BA

(IH) 1824982C91

 

7.3 IPR(OEM 96-03)

Injection Pressure Regulator

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(96-03) CM-5013

F81Z-9C968-AA, F81Z-9C968-AB (Engine #187100 and later) (IH) 1833798C91

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7.3 IPR Pigtail

7.3 IPR Connector

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Alliant Power – AP0068, OEM – 6E7Z-12A690-DA

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7.3 Oil 15W-40

   

7.3 Oil 5W-40 SYN

   

7.3 Oil Cooler

   

7.3 Oil Filter(OEM)

Engine Oil Filter

 

FL1995

 

7.3 PCM

   

7.3 Starter

7.3 High Torque Starter

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228000-8420, F4TZ11002A

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7.3 Water Pumps

Powerstroke water pumps – OEM, Gates, Airtex

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F81Z-8501-FA, PW455

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7.3 Cam Position Sensor (CPS)

Finding the “Right” 7.3 Powerstroke Parts

But despite its legend for longevity, to keep your 7.3 diesel motor at peak performance, you’ll still need to replace a few parts over the course of its lifetime.

Using quality OEM and aftermarket replacement and upgrade parts your truck will last that “hundreds of thousands of miles” you keep hearing about.

But whichever one you choose to do — install new stock parts or bolt on performance parts upgrades — finding OEM and aftermarket parts that perform doesn’t have to bankrupt you.

Reliability… That’s what we’re after.

Not all off us want to get the maximum performance from our 7.3. Many of us are happy when our truck starts and runs all day long—does its job.

At the bottom of this article, you’ll find links to all of the 7.3 Powerstroke performance parts and upgrades that I’ve either used on my own truck or researched and reviewed here on Dead Head Diesel.

7.3 Parts – Selection Criteria

How parts make it on this list:

I test the parts on my own 2002 7.3 Powerstroke…

Most of the parts I recommend to you, I’ve already purchased and installed on my 2002 Ford F250 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel. My definition of a quality part you should use on your 7.3 is one that installs correctly and performs the way it’s supposed to … for a long time.

I do the research for you…

You’ll get the benefit of all the research I conduct on OEM and aftermarket parts.

I dedicate an average of 5-10 hours on each 7.3 part type:

  • Researching and compiling information
  • Reading and analyzing parts reviews
  • Writing my own 7.3 parts review and how-to articles
  • Compiling parts data like part numbers and torque values
  • And writing up detailed, how-to remove and replace, instruction articles

I try to do the legwork that I know you’d do if you had the time.

I scour the reviews…

I read all the available parts reviews for you, paying particular attention to any reviews below 3 stars as well as how many “3-word” reviews there are. Because some bad reviews aren’t necessarily about the part and some 5 star reviews aren’t all that useful either.

I only show you the “best” part…

The way I choose parts for my own truck is likely the way you do:

  1. Will the part fit my truck?
  2. Will it function over time?
  3. Can I afford it?
  4. Is there an aftermarket alternative that’s less expensive than OEM?

I select a part for you that has the best mix of quality, price, review rating, and performance. 

I try to make it easy…

Once I approve a part to be on my list, I gather all the information I can and present it to you in an easy and accessible format.

All individual 7.3 parts pages and my “7.3 Parts List” contain:

  • Main and alternative part descriptions
  • A high resolution image of the part
  • OEM and aftermarket (AM) part numbers
  • A clear button or link to buy the part