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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello, Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and my truck, and give you all a rundown of my experience and capabilities.

I purchased a 2000 F250 this weekend with 135k miles. 7.3 PSD with an automatic, 4WD, super cab with long bed. It will pretty much be my daily driver for the winter and a tow vehicle for a lightweight camper (5000 lbs) during the summer. I swear this truck looks like it just rolled out of the dealer. Someone in its past put some 33/12.5 tires on it on Weld Racing wheels. Don稚 like them so they will likely go away for some stock wheels and slightly taller tires.

I知 a first time diesel owner myself but have done some research and have a little experience with friends and family who are diesel owners.

I知 mostly a leave it stock kind of guy but I do want to add a few gauges. Thinking about EGT, turbo boost pressure, and transmission temperature. Other than adding a shell (canopy/cap or whatever you call it in your neck of the woods) I知 not really interested in changing much except for the aforementioned tires right now. Eventually, I see a chip in my future.

I知 generally not afraid to dig into anything mechanical and almost anything electrical. I知 an engineer and specialize in controls and general mechanical design. I use a lot of prior experience and extrapolate to figure out stuff I don稚 know about. But sometimes things do come along that trip me up and that痴 where I値l be asking questions.

I hope that in the long run my knowledge will increase and I値l be able to give back to other newbs that come along. Thanks in advance for the help!!!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 09:08 PM
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Welcome to the forum, sounds like a great find- post a picture when you get time.
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2002 F350 7.3L / 4R100 - 4WD CC DRW 8 Box, AIH Delete, Gauges- Pyro, Trans Temp, Boost, Fuel Pressure, TS-6 tuner, Zoodad Mod, Mishimoto 31 row Trans cooler, Mobil 1 ATF, Trans return line ATF filter, Hutch/Harpoon Mod, Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 rear air springs, Rancho 9000 shocks, Timbrens on the front.
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Congrats! Sounds like a great truck! Looking forward to hearing more about it.
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2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 250,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
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Hello! Welcome to the forum! Would love to see the truck as well.
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Here it is. 2000 Super Cab, Long Bed. White with Grey interior.

Like I said, not super happy with the wheel/tire combination. It has 33x12.50 tires on what looks like 10 inch Weld Racing wheels. Those are going to go sometime this winter when I'm running snow tires. I'd like to find some stock wheels in good condition and hook them up with something a little narrower, then lose the fender flares as well.

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Very nice! It’s amazing how well these Super Duty trucks hold up, I don’t see the “New” trucks being an improvement in style over these, IMO

2002 F350 7.3L / 4R100 - 4WD CC DRW 8 Box, AIH Delete, Gauges- Pyro, Trans Temp, Boost, Fuel Pressure, TS-6 tuner, Zoodad Mod, Mishimoto 31 row Trans cooler, Mobil 1 ATF, Trans return line ATF filter, Hutch/Harpoon Mod, Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 rear air springs, Rancho 9000 shocks, Timbrens on the front.
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Wow thats a nice looker. You can't go wrong with a low mile 7.3. There are plenty of good mods on this site for that engine to improve on it's longevity, so do some reading and get ready to put some goodies on it. Hope you know you got yourself into trouble. LOL It all starts with those gauges. Check out Dieselsite for some goodies there.

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Thanks for the pix! Looks nice!

2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 250,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
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