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Old 11-04-2010, 04:56 PM
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Former 6.0 owner, now a 7.3 noob

Hi guys, I just bought my first 7.3 yesterday. I am a former 6.0 owner, lets just say I was less than happy with the reliabilty of the 6.0. My new truck is a '94 F-350 Crew Cab DRW 2WD. I have always liked the OBS trucks since my first truck was a '94 F-150 and since the 7.3 has a great reputation IMO, it was a natural choice for me. The truck has over 175,000 miles and it made the drive from Ft. Worth to Houston without a problem. Today I gave the engine an oil change, the trans. a flush (no shavings), changed the oil in the diff.(no shavings), fuel filter, and the obligatory straight pipes! Tommorow it's getting a brake job, then a couple of more small repairs and a real good cleaning.

I do however have a couple of noobie questions:
1. K&N air filters are frowned upon in the 6.0 world, are they ok on the 7.3?

2. Is there a write up anywhere for the CCV mod on a 7.3? I had the CCV mod on my old 6.0 but this 7.3 has some kind of canister on the valve cover, can I just take that off?

3. I did a quick google search for '94 7.3's and it said that the oil capacity was 14qts. But, my 7.3 only took around 11 according to the dipstick, is this correct?

4. Was there more than one version of the 7.3 available in '94? Today when buying filters I noticed it seemes like there was more than one 7.3. I ordered a couple of "Hastings 1039-SP" fuel filters, which is what came on the truck, because the fuel filters from Auto Zone had threads on the bottom and I don't have the part that threads on there.

Thanks, guys

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Old 11-04-2010, 05:01 PM
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K&N is bad for a 7.3 as well. The CCV mod is simple on our trucks just turn that little box around and there is your opening for the hose. my truck takes 15 quarts to do an oil change. Yes in 94 there were 3 different 7.3s available. The IDI 7.3 The Turbo IDI 7.3 and the Powerstroke DI 7.3
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Ok, so the little box has to stay even with the CCV mod? I didnt know if it had to be removed, thought it might work like a PCV valve and it needed the vacuum to open thus causing a restriction when CCV modded. How do I know if I have a Turbo IDI or a Powerstroke DI? The truck has new Fram air filter at the moment, there is foam "pre-filter" under the air filter, is that necessary?
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Hi guys, I just bought my first 7.3 yesterday. I am a former 6.0 owner, lets just say I was less than happy with the reliabilty of the 6.0. My new truck is a '94 F-350 Crew Cab DRW 2WD. I have always liked the OBS trucks since my first truck was a '94 F-150 and since the 7.3 has a great reputation IMO, it was a natural choice for me. The truck has over 175,000 miles and it made the drive from Ft. Worth to Houston without a problem. Today I gave the engine an oil change, the trans. a flush (no shavings), changed the oil in the diff.(no shavings), fuel filter, and the obligatory straight pipes! Tommorow it's getting a brake job, then a couple of more small repairs and a real good cleaning.

I do however have a couple of noobie questions:
1. K&N air filters are frowned upon in the 6.0 world, are they ok on the 7.3?

2. Is there a write up anywhere for the CCV mod on a 7.3? I had the CCV mod on my old 6.0 but this 7.3 has some kind of canister on the valve cover, can I just take that off?

3. I did a quick google search for '94 7.3's and it said that the oil capacity was 14qts. But, my 7.3 only took around 11 according to the dipstick, is this correct?

4. Was there more than one version of the 7.3 available in '94? Today when buying filters I noticed it seemes like there was more than one 7.3. I ordered a couple of "Hastings 039-SP" fuel filters, which is what came on the truck, because the fuel filters from Auto Zone had threads on the bottom and I don't have the part that threads on there.

Thanks, guys
Yes, there was an early '94 w/o a turbo charger and a late '94 with the turbo...
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:22 PM
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Try this!
Welcome to guzzle's CCV mod web page
and this...
Welcome to guzzle's Coolant Bypass Filter Mod Web Page
Or this for ALL kinds of stuff to do....
Welcome to guzzle's Ford PSD Web Pages
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:32 PM
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Yes, there was an early '94 w/o a turbo charger and a late '94 with the turbo...
According to kanuck15 there was an n/a model and two different turbo models, how do I know if I have a Turbo IDI or a Powestroke DI?
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:40 PM
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my 7.3 takes the motorcraft fl 1995 oil filter i believe.
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Mine did as well, it was the fuel filter I had trouble finding. I'm guessing your truck is a Power Stroke DI 7.3?
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:44 PM
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if ur talkin to me yes i got a DI 7.3 PSD. The fuel filter is in the center of the motor on top, just flip up the shroud that says powerstroke on it and its under there
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:48 PM
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I meant I had trouble finding one to buy. My fuel filter is on the passenger side of the motor and there is no lid that says powerstroke, which I assume means I have a Turbo IDI?
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