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'99 & up 7.3L Power Stroke Engine and Drivetrain Discussion 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.

 
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2019, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hey all, my 2000 f250 7.3 with 410,000 miles is finally rusted out so bad Iím looking to replace it. I found 1 in Houston in great condition with no rust at all. It has 250,000 miles. Itís 1 owner but thereís not much of a service history on it.
The things that scare me a bit are the condition of the injectors and if the coolant was maintained. The injectors arnt the end of the world to replace but a pinhole in a cylinder wall from coolant system neglect is...
I would have to fly in from n. Illinois and drive it back. Can anyone recommend a good shop with 7.3 experience to give it a look over?
My current truck with 410,000 which I bought new has been awesome. Just general maintenance. All original trans,hpop,injectors etc.. best part is that nobody but me has ever laid a wrench on it. I can only hope to have such good luck with its replacement.
Thanks for any tips or info on a good shop, Al
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Well, to put things in perspective - Harris County (the county Houston occupies) is larger than the ENTIRE country of Israel. Do you know what part of Houston it is in? If it's on the far north side, I might know some shops. If it's on the far south side, that's a two hour drive with no traffic.

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Lol, I had no idea! Itís just north of 10 close to spring valley village. I think Iím in good shape though, I pulled a car fax and it showed that it was meticulously maintained at Arlington ford, then mike brown ford until it was sold at auction
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Very very highly unlikely the cylinders are pitted. That hasn't really been an issue since the IDI motors. It has happened, but extremely rare.

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Lol, I had no idea! Itís just north of 10 close to spring valley village. I think Iím in good shape though, I pulled a car fax and it showed that it was meticulously maintained at Arlington ford, then mike brown ford until it was sold at auction
I wonder why they wholesaled it at auction rather than selling it to a private party? The 7.3 is a popular truck.

Will the dealer do a walk around and post it on YouTube for you?


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