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I just went through this myself.
Mine has a number of mods and I use it to tow/haul very heavy.
Recently, the turbo seals failed, and the PCM failed, which is unusual.
I seriously considered selling it, even had the signs on an ads out.
I changed my mind.
The newer trucks are nice, but not to the point I want to spend 25k plus on a new used one. The registration is more, the insurance is more, and here in California they are planning to start smogging diesels in January.
All trucks made after Jan '98.
So, my '97 will be exempt.
I spent about 2k on it buying an upgraded turbo and having it and injector o-rings installed. I am putting a Banks I/C on it.
I will keep it, continue to do an upgrade here an there, and spend my precious and few play dollars on my other projects instead of a truck payment.
1997 F-350 4x4 CC LB, Original owner. About 88k on her.
Arrowcraft DRW conversion,Alcoas and Michelins, Hypermax D.P into 4 inch system, Tymar intake, Tru Cool Trans cooler, ATS Converter, built E40D, Mag Hytec trans and Rear Diff covers, Rancho 9000's, ORU Shackle Reverse, Pillar Gauges, Beans D66 Turbo, Banks IC. PHP FU Flex 2 6 pos. chip. Terminator Scan Gauge & Terminator Modded 17* HPOP