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Old 11-07-2009, 11:15 PM
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94 powerstroke

Hi guys, Im looking at a 94 powerstroke and i was just wondering, being the first year of the powerstroke were they ok? Iv always heard steer clear of the first years but wanted diesels are pretty new to me and wanted some advice. Thanks
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:30 AM
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Ok. Ford offered 2 different versions of the 7.3L diesel in the '94 model year.

First, they offered the 7.3L IDI (indirect injection). I believe this model came with a turbo from the factory. The IDI is a simpler version of the 7.3L. It doesn't have a lot of the electronics, HPOP, etc. that the DI (direct injection) version came with. There's nothing wrong with this motor at all.

Second, they offered the 7.3L DI "Powerstroke" diesel. This model is factory turbocharged, and really isn't any different from a '97 or '98 model truck with the 7.3L PSD. And, as a matter of fact, I have an early model PSD. My truck is a " '95", but it was made 12/94. I have had very good luck with my truck, and so did it's past 3 owners. (2 of which wanted to buy it back from the 3rd) I personally don't think there's any difference at all, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy an early PSD over a newer one.

Hope this helps.

mike
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:05 AM
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X2! I have a 94.5 with the PSD and i love it. I use it to tow my landscaping equipment on a weekly basis. I like the older trucks better than the newer ones, seems to me they are easier for novice mechanic person to work on. No problems with mine except standard things: lift pump, vaccuum pump, and a couple of oil leaks. All in all great truck!
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:29 AM
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I'm pretty much in the same boat as everyone else. Early on I let my ignorance beat me to death and spent too much money on things I should have fixed myself. Now, I just drive it.
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i have a 5 built in 94 as well. love it! as mentioned above the fuel pump, vacuum pump leave somethign to be desired but they are cheap and easy to replace.
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