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Grit dog

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Posted: 02/19/21 12:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kayteg1 wrote:

When 7.3l was used by Ford on several occasions, I believe OP is taking about 7.3 Powerstrokes, who went in production in 1999 and last for about 4 years.
I had 2 of them and when they have bulletproof block, I had days when I turned ignition in the morning with a thought "what light will show today"
Early CPS were very bad, oil cooler leaks, ATF cooler inside radiator, turbo pedestal orings, maze of sensors who can fail at any time.
Never have been stranded with them thought, although leaving oil trail with leaky oil cooler can get scary.
Not engine-related, but wheel sensors and ABS sensor on rear differential. Sold both truck with over 300k miles on each.
I remember Adamis had to drive like 2000 miles on 7 cylinders when his injector failed.


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New technology will always come with baby teeth, but just from my experience.
3 years ago new DPF was $3000, while cleaning shops were rare and DIY cleaners not available. Also lack of driver education, when aborted regenerations create cascade of troubles.
Now aftermarket DPF cost $600, you can buy monitoring scanner for $49, plenty of DPF shops around and DIY cleaners are not needed, when you monitor the system work and accordingly.
The 230-250 HP 7.3l is slow and gas guzzler comparing to "not so new" 6.7l.
I can only wonder what newer diesel will bring.
My huge Sprinter van delivers 22 mpg, when the engine introduced 4 years ago in Europe delivers even more, with more HP.
Can we expect 25 mpg from new Powerstroke?
Bottom line, I am not looking back to 7.3l and I am not picky about pollution.

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2000 F350, 7.3 PSD, 4R100, 224K, CC, LB, DRW.

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Thank you for your 2cents that no one asked for Keyteg [emoticon]


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I hate the picture capabilities of this site.
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mellow wrote:

Thank you for your 2cents that no one asked for Keyteg [emoticon]


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mellow wrote:

I hate the picture capabilities of this site.


Me too.

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I should have typed that out better but yes the 99-03 7.3 powestroke! I have a been keeping my eye on a couple locally (northern Alberta) I think these trucks are starting to turn around in price if they’ve been Well kept! This truck is gunna be a dedicated tow pig as my daily is a f150. I love the older diesels as many have mentioned before the simplicity is great and parts are cheap compared to new.

Don’t get me wrong I love the new ones but it’s not in the cards and I’d rather be able to get out there camping with and dogs this year! Of course with a minijet boat in tow lol

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mellow wrote:

I hate the picture capabilities of this site.
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Dang!! Which model is that TC and what’s your camping weight?

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mellow wrote:

Thank you for your 2cents that no one asked for Keyteg [emoticon]

Are you OP ?
Having double handles is against forum rules.

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