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Any 7.3L Diesel guys on here?

Discussion in 'Grease Monkey's Garage' started by Jake, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Matt Ellerbee

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    Love that body style. Mine was burgundy with matching ARE hard tonneau cover.

    Those look to be warn premium hubs too. Maybe that vacuum crap is gone.
     
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  2. Jake

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    It's my favorite body style of the F250, with a close second being the '92-'97 models. It's getting harder and harder to find either body style in decent condition. This one appears to be really clean. There's one small dent about the size of a half dollar on the bed on the passenger side by the bumper but I'm pretty sure it'll pop right out. Other than that it appears to be straight.
     
  3. Cudruln

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    They will be air over manual. They are notorious for seizing up though.
     
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  4. Jake

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    I think I'm just gonna pay a professional to look at it and tell me if there are any issues. I'd rather drop a couple hundred now than a couple grand in a few months. Everywhere I'm looking online has a list of about 30 different things to look at and I know there's no way I'll remember all of them. If everything checks out and there are no major issues then I can still fix whatever minor issues there are before they turn into something more serious. I'm sure there will be a few minor issues on a truck that is almost 17 years old and has 172,000 miles on it.
     
  5. Gober13

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    Badass. My buddy has a 7.3 excursion with 300+k miles and it runs like a champ. Just took it down to ft. Stewert with 7 people and gear loaded down was still getting aroud 15 mpg
     
  6. Jake

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    I was looking at Excursions too but I really want/need a truck.

    Plus I really miss my Jeep so I'm hoping to replace it with an older CJ or another TJ someday and this would make a badass tow rig that I could use as a recovery vehicle in a pinch if I get broken down on the trail to the point that I can't limp it back to the trailer.
     
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  7. Kobayashi

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    I had a 97 model that made it to a little over 450k miles before the turbo came apart and took the motor with it. Ironically the issue wasn't the bearings. A crack in the intake was letting in dust and debris, sandblasting the impeller until it came apart. There's no telling how long the engine might have lasted if I had checked/replaced the turbo earlier.
     
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  8. NWS

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    I'm currently on the hunt for a 97 4x4 long bed crew cab 7.3. My dream truck. Sounds funny since I have a new 6.7 king ranch in the driveway but I have always wanted a 97.
     
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  9. Jake

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    I love the '92-'97 model F250's. My buddy used to have a '96 F250 reg cab that was lifted 8" on 38" swampers that had a ton of motor/trans work done to it. That truck would haul ass. He used to take the damn thing to the drag strip and put some 37" A/T's on it and smoke mustangs and Camaros all night long. The look on those poor bastards faces after they got back to the pits was hilarious.
     
  10. Kobayashi

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    My 97 was a boring truck, an extended cab two wheel drive. I also wanted a 97 F350 crew for a while, but nice examples are so unreasonably priced that I just lost the desire.

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