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1991 E350 1 ton diesel van purchase

I'm looking at purchasing a 1991 E350 1 ton 2wd van that is listed as having a 7.5 litre diesel in it - (all I see referred to here is 7.3s). Other than being difficult to start on occasion, it is said to run well. The van has 87,000 miles and is said to be in pretty decent shape bodywise. I've owned several Ford Trucks in the past, but this will be the first with a diesel. Is there anything I should pay particular attention to when I go to check it out?
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Thats low miles its a 7.3 I bet it has a glow plug issue normally an easy fix.

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Thanks Brother. I'll take a look at them. Was checking out another post and someone was having problems with autolite plugs - guess I'm gonna stick with motorcraft...
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make sure its diesel, 7.5L (460) was a gas motor, ford only offered diesels in 7.3 that year, do not use starting fluid on it.


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Thanks Bro. The ad was confusing, but the owner assured me it was a diesel. So, it's a 7.3 for sure. are you aware of any particular problems associated with that type engine?

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Thanks Bro. The ad was confusing, but the owner assured me it was a diesel. So, it's a 7.3 for sure. are you aware of any particular problems associated with that type engine?
it needs coolant with SCA additives that will keep the cylinder walls from cavitating due to the wet sleeved design.. thats the most imporatant thing, otherwise they arent quick by any means but they will do work n run good.
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