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Old 02-22-2013, 11:45 AM
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I Too Might Be Getting a Powerstroke

New member, but not new to the forums. I've browsed through before to help my mom fix her 7.3 Ex. (latest prob was no turbo... unplugged and replugged ebpvr and tada it's back)

I just came across a 96 F-350 4x4 RCLB with a 7.3 and a 5spd that a fellow in my area wants to trade for an automatic F-150 (I got one for free from my grandpa)!! I've always been a fan of diesels, whether its a cummins or a ford (no chebbys though).

So I shot him an email, and he is interested in a trade. What are some common problems to look for? Its got a new clutch, slave and master cylinders, and anew starter. He say the GPR might be going, and it could use a new brake booster (guess it would be perfect timing ofr a hydroboost swap ).

Would appreciate any tips. Hoping to bring this thing home by next weekend.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:56 AM
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I would make that trade all day, and brake booster/hydroboost is easy enough to install, check turbo for dusting, flip oil cap for blow by test, make sure it's not leaking and run it
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:58 AM
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Double bonus if the new clutch means a single-mass flywheel.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:08 PM
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I'll have to ask him. He says he might be interested, but he wants to see the truck first which is understandable. What are the pros of the single mass vs. double match flywheel?

Thanks on the things to check. I heard about the K&N filter issue, so I'm assuming that's what you mean by dusting. kinda worries me because my dad insisted on a K&N for the Ex.
I will definitely plan on pulling the boots.

My dad is gonna kill me if i get this truck . My mom is fine with me trading, but my dad has been wanting to replace his beat up chevy with a diesel ever since we got the Excursion.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:34 PM
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Go for it. DMF are held together with springs and plastic. It's not a question of if they break but when. When they break they can crack the trans
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:37 PM
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That was some real smart thinking, putting a flywheel with plastic bits behind a diesel powerhouse Ill definitely get on with a build thread if I get it. Highschoolers have gotta have big dreams
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:43 PM
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Gotta compromise everyday,don't compromise on your dreams
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WHY would he want to trade a F350(6-8k) for a F150(3-4k). there has got to be something wrong with it


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Double bonus if the new clutch means a single-mass flywheel.
Not always. My 97 some wing nut put the dual mass flywheel back in with a new clutch
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Not always. My 97 some wing nut put the dual mass flywheel back in with a new clutch
That's why I said IF.

Even if something's wrong with it, could be a fair deal; I'd rather fix up a busted F350 PSD 4x4 than slog around in a 2WD half-ton.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:18 PM
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the F150 is 2wd too? make that a 1000-2000 truck
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