99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 1999-Up Super Duty trucks and Excursions. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 7.3L Power Stroke engine.
Unfortunately, none of the 7.3's came with electric bun warmers or the abilty to sync to your iPhone, so you'll have to lower your expectations there.
The 99-01 automatic transmissions have more aluminum components than the 02-03. The early 01's had an experimental mechanical diode which was prone to failure. Most have already gone out, but you still see a few crop up. The 02-03 models seem to be the strongest, but any of them will outlast a 6.7
2003 F-250 XLT Crew Cab 7.3L, Chrome BigTex Grille Guard, Quad pillar - 3 ISSPRO gauges (trans, pyro, boost) and DP-Tuner F6; Roush fuel pressure / temperature / oil pressure gauges, Ford Severe Duty AIS, 31 row 6.0 transmission cooler, ScanGauge II, Marinco mod, Walker BTM
"IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU’VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM"
First thing is Maintenance Records, How often was the coolant checked or even changed, and other things done.
Remember you are looking at a truck not just an engine so does the front hubs need replaced, or ball joints, was the tranny serviced at all?
Use your better judgement, and truth drugs on who ever wants to sell to you.
2004 Ford F350 6.0L Dualie 246.000 miles with Edge Insight, Early Build 8/03 with 03 engine 20 mpg running empty EGR delete running ELC all stock
1996 Ford F350 7.3L Dualie 340,000 Tony Wildman custom burn,5 inch stacks, good ole girl(in Avatar)
1995 Ford F250 7.3L Regular Cab 255,000 miles Sled Puller
I followed your other thread, what did Ford decide about the warranty?
RT has it right, I prefer not to have all the foo foo junk that can fail and cost big bucks to repair.
Well to be honest I had to light a fire under there a&$@#.. Needless to say instead of the repair taking a few weeks I will be rolling early next week. The repairs are going to be done under warranty but the dealership doesn't know what happened and I would love too know.
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