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post #1 of 9 Old 07-21-2007, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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93 f250 *help* Newbie

Hello, New to the diesel stuff and looking for some help. I'm looking at a 93 f250, 4wd, 7.3 IDI(non turbo), 5 speed. I've researched quite bit and have a good idea of what to look for but would still like any advise I can get.

I'll be towing a 3500 lb 4runner, on a 1200lb (or so) trailer to and from trails. I will only be doing this a few times a month The rest of the time will be light duty construction work (materal handling and such)

I plan to pick this truck at the first on the week unless somthing comes up. I talked to the owner (which is only the second) other than not having the paperwork on the engine replacement I feel comfortable with it. Hell it didnt even have a reciver hitch till 6 months ago, and dosent have a 5th!

Please take a look and send the opinions rolling....
Tennessee Off-Road: 1993 Ford F250 4x4 7.3L diesel $3800

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-21-2007, 08:31 AM
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Nice looking truck, I believe there is a turbo kit for that truck if you ever wanted to add one later on. The truck overall is pretty clean. The 7.3L is a strong engine and can handle the abuse. Has the clutch ever been replaced. How many miles are on the truck now. It is 4wheeldrive that is a plus as well.

For what you plan on doing with it you should be fine.


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well its not a power house and its not a quick truck to say the least but overall what your gonna be doing with the truck it will be perfect the only problem are on the idi engines are the glowplug relays the go out after a while and their only $15 so its no big deal but nice rig and good find
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Thanks guys. I realy want a newer powerstoke but this is what is in my budget as of now.

The clutch was replaced 2 months ago, and it is 4wd. On the glow plug relay is this a comon problem, something I should be concernd with? Also I'm unsure if this truck has a d60 front or the twin beam stuff? Either way from what I have researched it seems to meet the need I have for it and a good price.

I apoligize for my first post to be that of asking for help but I really didnt know where elese to go. I'm a offroad junkie and i'm finialy ready to tow my junk Heres a pic of the load, and the last one I built.



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WELCOME to the site!! Plenty of helpful people here!! Ask away and have fun!

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the glow plug relay is kinda common problem but not nothing to worry about you will know when its going bad when yur truck is haveing trouble starting and after a minuter it will start to fire but dont sweat it the glow plugs burn up faster than the relay but dont sweat it its a nice truck good find and buy but as for the axels i dont know wut you have you'll really have to look at it
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Thanks for the welcome guys and if this all works out i'll be a regular here. Its my understading the the glowplugs are a bit more$$ than the relay...correct?
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