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Was the 92 7.3 a good truck?

Found a 1992 Ford F-250 7.3l idi international diesel. They want 2 thousand for it. Good buy/Bad buy? 90k miles on it, recent tranny rebuild,new radiator hoses, vacuum pumps, injector lines and seals, injector relay, and voltage regulator. Also has a plow frame, but no plow.
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we have the 88 ver of it but its a cc. yes they were great trucks and engines. but i would offer 1500 for it. and its a 2wd as well.

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Looks older than a 92 to me. Or at least the front end does.

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



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I know i was thinking like 88-89 front end. but he told me 92.
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ask to see the title

always a good thing to do when buying used

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It could be a 88-91

97 250, 400/300's, ts, A1000,gen3, s475, Intercooled, h11 headstuds, built tranny.12.031@112.15 on fuel

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What's the life expectancy on this truck ya think?
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has to be. the change was 92 to the rounded front. the owner has to be incorrect.

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What's the life expectancy on this truck ya think?
if you do all the maintenance, a long long time

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Thats a 87-91 body style unless someone swapped to the bricknose style.

I would offer $1500 and see what they say. Go to Napa and pick up SCA test strips, go to the dealer, and test the coolant. If it is up to par with SCA's (which is a coolant additive that reduces the risk of cavitation) then have at it. Otherwise I would walk.

I a couple of guys who used there IDI's to haul cattle who got 500,000+ out of them. Some obviously dont last that long. Keep it running right and it will last a long time.

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Wouldn't be 87 due to the 7.3 not 6.9er

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