first 7.3 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Diesels Technical discussion of topics related to vehicles powered by the 7.3 Liter In-Direct Injection Navistar engines.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-30-2009, 07:40 AM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fargo
Posts: 328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
first 7.3

What was the first year the 7.3 was offered in the F250?
I've seen 85's and 87's advertised with a 7.3 and just trying to figure out if it was a transplant or not.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-30-2009, 07:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Barnwell/Bluffton, SC
Posts: 5,270
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via AIM to southern7.3
Remove post. Misread the title.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-05-2009, 02:43 AM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fargo
Posts: 328
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
nobody knows?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-05-2009, 03:01 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bundaberg Australia
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
94 i think
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-05-2009, 03:04 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bundaberg Australia
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
94 for powerstroke, my mistake
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-05-2009, 03:12 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bundaberg Australia
Posts: 43
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
from what i can find 1983-1993 had 6.9 & 7.3 idi
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-05-2009, 10:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
The 7.3 started in 1987, it was kind of a transition year. It was the first year of the 87-91 body style (I call it the "brick nose" style). Some had 6.9's and some had 7.3's in 1987.

If your looking at a 85 it should be a 6.9, though the owner could be messing up and saying its a 7.3, or it could actually be swapped over. If you look at the head bolts the 6.9's are 7/16" and the 7.3's are 1/2" for reference.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-05-2009, 04:42 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 191
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My 86 has a 7.3 from the factory. I can back that up with my parts look up system at work(Ford Dealer) that lists 7.3 for a 86, not an 85, they had 6.9.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 12-05-2009, 05:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Richmond / College Station TX
Posts: 2,452
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mototime2000 View Post
My 86 has a 7.3 from the factory. I can back that up with my parts look up system at work(Ford Dealer) that lists 7.3 for a 86, not an 85, they had 6.9.
What month was your truck built in? Does it have the older style grille.
I'm pretty sure just as FordGuy said that the came out with the 7.3l when they changed the front end.
Whats funny is that the ford parts system says theres a 7.3l in their part system for 86. Maybe a few 7.3ls were ordered from IH in '86 and the next year they swapped completely over.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 12-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
But I'm not sure they switched to the 7.3 when they went to the 87-91 body style, as I have seen a couple with 6.9's in them stock. Maybe I'm wrong though, but I have seen some brick nose trucks with 6.9's from the factory.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors