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Old 09-27-2005, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

I am currently thinking about buying a 94' F250 longbox extended cab 4x4 with an Automatic in it. The truck has 168,000 miles on it and it looks like it has been very well taken care of. Because this is the first year for the turboed 7.3, is there anything that I should worry about, or are these identical engines to the newer "powerstroke" designated engines that were used up to 1997?

How were the automatic transmissions in those years? Any other "sore spots" to worry about? Front suspension, etc??

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I would like to make an educated decision before buying this thing.

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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

I think the first year they turboed them is in 93'. As for your 94', its either a Indirect Injection (beginning of 94) or a direct injection (later 94), it will say on the cover over the motor what it is. Direct injection is your "Powerstroke" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] Good luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

If I'm not mistaken, the 93' were just your regular IDI 7.3 diesel. No turbo. WE have one of those and it's been a very good truck. We've been looking to buy this 94' but trying to figure out which engine it has. I'm sure this was the first year of the powerstroke that used an ATS turbo?

Can anyone verify this?
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Yeah, its the first year of the Powerstroke, and last year of the IDI...I dont know, I was under the impression that the later 93's were offered w/ a turbo...
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

In 93 both idi turbo and idi n/a were offered. In 94 they again were both offered until late 94 when the powerstroke came out. The 94 psd only came with the 5spd manual.
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

As stated in 94 the 7.3 idi was offered with and without a turbo and the PowerStroke was offered as well. The PowerStroke came only with the 5 speed and both it and the IDI turbo were badged TURBO DIESEL - the PowerStroke badging came out in 1995. With the auto you should have the 7.3 IDI turbocharged.

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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

Thanks for the responses. I have verified that it is a IDI 7.3 Turbo diesel. I'm a little disappointed, but at the same time, not really?

Was there anything to beware of with this type of engine?
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What were the Automatic transmissions in these trucks and how did they stand up? Were there any problems with them??
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

They are E4OD's. They are a POS stock. But you can get them to work decent.
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

Can you be a little more specific? What makes them a POS? Poor durability or crappy shift points, etc?

Any help is appreciated....
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smokin.gif[/img]i have 94 s/c 7.3 turbo 4x4 5spd . i love this truck ,i bought it for 3500 and i had to put clutch in went with luk smf kit. man what a differance that made. have 3 in dp & 4inch exhaust . they say you can build the auto to handle the power.
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Re: 94' F250 7.3 - Any major things to worry about?

I bought my 92 with a bad tranny a year ago, it had torque convertor lock up problems and I think the pump was going also. The shifts are mushy and the pumps aren't any good. The torque convertors suck. They don't put enough cooler on them. They make shift kits and other stuff to actually put in the tranny to beef them up. Banks ans Baumanns make controllers for them. You can also buy a completely beefed up tranny. If you keep an eye on the temps while pulling and change the fluid and filter every 10k miles they will work. Also need to keep the tps/fipl adjusted. Like I said I own one and would own another, but just be ready to replace at any time. On average they live for 100k-150k miles.
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