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post #1 of 13 Old 09-11-2010, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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my neighbor has a 96 Fsuperduty he wants to sell the gvwr is 15500 and the engine says 7.3 turbo nowhere does it say powerstroke so I am assuming they were using up the 7.3 non powerstroke engines in these heavy duty trucks, does that sound right? if i needed parts for the motor is that the engine family I would get them for? its a manual tranny do you guys know which model it would be? any info on this truck you guys could give me would be appreciated.
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does it not say on the door sticker?

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If it is a Ford with a 7.3 from 94.5 and up till 03.5, it is a powerstroke unless the engine has been swapped out.

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say what? which tranny? probly but will have to look tomorrow
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15,500 gvw is for a 250? every 350 ive seen is 10,000 this truck is an early 450 or maybe even a 550
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15,500 gvw is for a 250? every 350 ive seen is 10,000 this truck is an early 450 or maybe even a 550
Whoops, sorry about that, I was looking at the wrong weight ratings. 15k would be a commercial 1-ton or greater, so 450 would be about right. Though any drivetrain parts can come from the OBS powerstrokes.
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I'll get the vin tonight, but as far as you guys know it should have a powerstoke in it? They guy thinks someone changed the tranny out its a 4sp with granny low, should it have a 5sp in it?
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sounds like the engine and trans have been changed...if it's a powerstroke it will have a hpop with rubber or braided lines (2) running to the heads. If it's a 7.3 turbo indirect injected engine...it will have an injection pump where the hpop would be and it will have 8 metal lines running to external injectors mounted near the valve covers. I worked for a brick mason years ago that had an 89' f-450 superduty...it had a regular 5 speed as well as i remember...no granny.

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Vin# 1fdlf47f2teb31995

Its apowerstroke with a 5sp neighors not sure what he has, I'm gonna try and fire it up today and see whjat it runs like.
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well I brought it home this afternoon, it has a loud popping noise coming out of the intake, I'm hopeing this is the problem.

Violent Popping Sound and Air Exiting the Intake


mine is doing the exact same thing. I ended up paying $1000 for the truck so I dont think I'll get hurt even if I need to have the heads done.
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