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I have a 2003 f 250 super duty 4x4 134.000 that is in the shop again cause of low oil pressure and no start when hot, and he said it will be about 2600 cause it needs seven injectors, it ran fine once it started I don`t understand how it needs seven, I just had it fixed three mouths ago same trouble, wile it is as pretty as they come, they are no good if they will not run, the thing is loaded also,
" BUT " wile it has been in the shop, I want looking for a 7.3, and I found one, a 1997 f 250 4x4 very very clean and no rust, it has 126.000 on it he says it runs great and the trans is fine, he wants 2,500 for it OBO. but I have no idea what it may be worth, can I get some help with what you guys may think it is worth, Thanks So Much
 

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I suppose it's your choice if you want to take such a leap back in technology, but having owned both the early 7.3 is just straight up disappointing after driving a 6.0. Not to mention that the super duty trucks hold up infinitely better than the OBS style. It's hard to find an OBS these days without an interior that's crumbling to pieces. If you're so inclined to go back to the 7.3, at least find a 99-03. I wouldn't pay much more than 2.5k for an OBS Ford period.

More than likely the actual issue that affected your truck was a high pressure oil leak(caused by a failed o-ring or oil line) or a high pressure oil pump mechanical failure, which is common to the 2003-early 2004 model years. It's almost, if not always, an issue with the high pressure oil system when a 6.0 has a crank no-start condition when hot. This is because the leak is worsened by the hot thin oil. This prevents the oil system from building the required PSI to fire the injectors. There's plenty of info on this website about the common HPO failure points for an early 6.0 engine. This would have probably been the first thought of any mechanic familiar with the 6.0.

I can't speak on the labor, but you certainly shouldn't have been out a $1500+ set of injectors. When an injector fails in a 6.0, you'll generally get a worsening miss or a lot of smoke. Bad mechanics like to just blame injectors on diesels. Even IF you had an ENTIRE set of bad injectors, why in the world would you replace only 7 of 8?
 

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Also, if they are Ford injectors and less than 2 yrs old they should be under warranty
 

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Nice OBSs can bring big money around here.
6.0s with their hinky buried hydro systems are a problem. I agree that it's most likely a leaking hydro system. An experienced mechanic will find that thru a scanner and or jacking the hydro system with pressurized air. I try not to tangle with 6.0s but in my experience the mid at upper rpms and smoke.
Buy the OBS. You can drive it for years and get your money back out of it.
 

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Thanks so much for your reply, I agree, I have no idea why seven, there was NO smoke, and it ran fine when it started, the reason for seven and not eight is I had one changed about four mouths ago, but yea you make it clear, I would be nuts to get rid of it after spending 2600 to fix it. Thanks for open my eyes, I guess I was just mad, :)
 
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