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.