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post #1 of 3 Old 12-24-2012, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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So since I was 16 I always wanted a 97 ext long bed Powerstroke and so I started with a lowered ranger and traded and sold and so on and I'm now 18 and have been threw about 10 vehicles and I finally got my dream truck. A 96 f250 ext can long bed. But when I got it it wasn't starting in the cold(40-50) weather so people told me alternater and batteries changed those nothing happened so I took it to a diesel mechanic to diagnose my issue. He told me glow plugs glow plugs relay the cord to the heater core was bad and the front end needed rebuilt so I started I got the alt on and batteries and lastnight got my glow plugs in took me awhile due to losing some bolts but I finally got it done and left it sitting over night without being plugged in and went out to start it this morning, fired right up without a problem extremely proud! Lookin for other people's story on how their diesel addiction came to life!


96 f250 eclb

Diy intake
Beans diesel 6 pos
4 inch rough country lift
3" diamond eye downpipe
6" mitre cut stack
Blackouts front back and top
Black and chrome hummer wheels
37" mickey Thompson baja claws

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thats awesome, i live in so cal, glow plugs are rarely needed lol, and bout a week after i got mine i had to buy batteries, runs like a champ, and never needed a jump since, show us some piks of your rig

2011 f150 ecoboost 4x4 323/452 on php dyno 11/16/13
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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gotta love the powerstroke. i have been active in the fire service as a volunteer for over 10 years. i came to know the 7.3 very well and they get abused day in and day out sometimes with not being warmed up etc and rarely would let us down. ive always had trucks but not a "real" truck, 3/4 or 1 ton until about 3 years ago when i came upon an opportunity to start my own business so i found a nice 01 powerstroke and every since i wont buy anything else. im on my 3rd powerstroke now and absolutly have zero complaints.

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

Previous powerstrokes-
2002- F250 XL 7.3 auto, 4x4
2001- F250 Lariat 7.3 auto, 4x4
2002- F350 Lariat 7.3 Dually, auto, 4x4. 141k miles
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