Re: Reliability of a 7.3L with the banks turbo added 1992 F350
I would say that's a pretty good buy, I have the same truck, and really like it. Hopefully, the current owner didn't drive it too hard. I bought my truck with 80k on it and an ATS turbo, and it runs pretty strong. I did develope a small headgasket leak last year. Pulled the head and had small stress cracks on every piston - truck still ran great. I pulled the engine and rebuilt it with turbo-rated parts (pistons/rods). Ford didn't offer a turbo until 93 or 94 which had the beefier pistons/rods.
92 F350 XLT Crewcab dually, 225K miles ATS turbo, 4 inch exhaust, fresh IP & new matched BB injectors, Holly Red pump, K&N, E40D, 2 aux coolers, A-pillar guages, 410 limited-slip rear, Rancho 9000s, towing package, full running boards, mud flaps, 94' Ford (Alcoa) aluminum wheels, Predator camper shell, 600 watts of Sony/Boston Acoustics! Complete engine rebuild at 176k miles. Ford reman E4OD at 204k miles.
2001 Komfort 26FS