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Old 10-13-2009, 10:44 AM
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Question Ok I want some imput here

Ok im working out west right now and will be home around christmas where my truck has been sitting since April.

My truck is a 97 7.3 with 227,000 miles on it my question is should i invest in stage 1 injectors and a new TQC or should i just hang on for alittle and buy a newer truck.

i just want some imput from other ppl to get an idea if my truck will just not make it......

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Old 10-13-2009, 10:50 AM
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Well, I highly doubt your truck will just "blow up". The 7.3L motor is about as bullet proof as one could be.

Personally, the cost of upkeep, and to maintain an older truck, is way lower than a payment on a new one. Personally, I'd keep it. But, if you really want a new truck, that's up to you.

As for upgrades, Stage 1's would probably be the next step for more power. Plus a 17*, Adrenaline, or other upgraded HPOP would be a plus with the larger sticks. And, with these mods, you're most likely going to want an IC to keep the EGT's down. And, of course to monitor everything, a full set of gauges is highly reccomended.

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Old 10-13-2009, 02:51 PM
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I hope your 97 7.3L doesn't just blow up, I just bought one with about the same mileage on it.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:32 AM
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I wouldn't worry about mileage in the least. I bought my truck w/ 223K on it. I now have about 240K on it. No worries at all.

These are diesels, not gassers. The "expected" life span, if properly maintained, is an easy 500K. And, if you look into the world of OTR (over the road trucking) it's not at all uncommon for motors to have over 1,000,000 miles on them, before they have a major rebuild. (they'll often get fresh sleeves, pistons, rings, etc. at 500K).

Enjoy your truck, it's got a lot of life left in it.

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