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Reliability of a 7.3L with the banks turbo added 1992 F350
I just typed a good long post and the forum froze and lost all of my text....
so, in a nutshell, I am about to buy a 1992 Ford F350 with the Banks Sidewinder turbo. How reliable is this setup? Any issues I should know about?
The truck is a good deal, around $6k (still negotiating) what do you guys think? It has the following:
1992 Ford F350 dually- 4 door
new glow plugs
Banks Sidewinder turbo
auto tranny banks dealy
new paint job, interior looks perfect, great condition overall
I only need the truck for towing a small trailer with my rock crawler truck on it, or my Nissan 350z to track events. So, i read that the opinion on the Banks turbo is not that high for big power, but that's not my main concern- my concern is reliability of turboing a non-turbo engine.
Do the 7.3L non-turbo and turbo engines have major differences to accomodate forced induction? Anything recommended to up reliabilty, or is it good to go as is for my towing/traveling needs?
Thanks for your imput,