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Old 03-28-2012, 04:10 PM
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Buying a 7.3

Now that I've decided to get a new truck, I will be looking at getting a F-350 with the E4OD. Besides the usual cosmetic and mechanical things, what else should I look at when going to look at a 7.3?
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Maintenance records ! Personally I prefer a built 4R100 NADP or BTS , Well BTS for your neck of the woods.

Dirty air filter. If that is old and dirty could be a sure sign of lack of love. That's the first thing I look for.

Usually a 7.3 just needs oil and fuel ,turn the key and go.

Advice Needed - What to look for when buying 7.3
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check turbo fins for dusting, and do the oil cap flip test for blow by, test drive make sure it doesnt idle to rough
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the help.
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if your from a area that your roads get salted during winter check the oil pan
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I know where rust is acceptable and where it's not. I don't mind if it has a couple spots or if I need to replace the bed. I'm gonna crawl all over every potential ride.
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