Hey everyone I'm looking to get rid of my 1999 f-150 lariat 4x4
the truck run's good but the flareside is useless and the local dmv (called the SAAQ up here) is charging double because it's got a ''big engine''
the law is the following : any vehicule 1995 and up over 4.0L is charge 30$ more + 10$ every 0.1 L
so to lower the cost of owner ship i'm looking to buy a 1994 f-250 or 350 4x4 with a power stroke, automatic and a 8 foot bed ! the cab can range from single to 4 doors dosen't matter !
I'm an experience auto mechanic (working at a Subaru dealer ), I have good knowledge of a gas engine and how to repair them, but I never learn or needed to repair a diesel !
first question : is the 1994 7.3 power stroke any good and reliable ?(I know, stupid question on a powerstroke forum !)
second question: what are the trouble spot that I should be looking on a diesel ?
third question: is the 1994 tuner friendly since it isn't obd-2 ? who makes power parts ?
fourth question: what are the diagnostic procedure ? is it like my old ranger that you jump a wire on the diag. connector and plug a needle voltmeter to extract codes ?
fifth question: is there any question that I should be asking
I would also like to find good internet literature about diesel engine and powerstroke info !
sorry for my bad english I usally talk french
here some picture off my current rig