I Too Might Be Getting a Powerstroke - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Molinos, CA
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Cookiemonster21 is offline  
post #2 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 11:56 AM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
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

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked


Quote:
Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
351fifty is offline  
post #3 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 11:58 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,917
Thanks: 4
Thanked 132 Times in 128 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Double bonus if the new clutch means a single-mass flywheel.
madpogue is offline  
post #4 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Molinos, CA
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Cookiemonster21 is offline  
post #5 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 12:34 PM
the baconator

 
terryknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD 21601
Posts: 12,697
Thanks: 10
Thanked 126 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
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

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3 View Post
YouTube: Providing idiots everywhere a podium to share their stupidity
terryknight is offline  
post #6 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Molinos, CA
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Cookiemonster21 is offline  
post #7 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 12:43 PM
the baconator

 
terryknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD 21601
Posts: 12,697
Thanks: 10
Thanked 126 Times in 120 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Gotta compromise everyday,don't compromise on your dreams

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3 View Post
YouTube: Providing idiots everywhere a podium to share their stupidity
terryknight is offline  
post #8 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 03:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Diesel_brad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gilbert PA
Posts: 2,405
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WHY would he want to trade a F350(6-8k) for a F150(3-4k). there has got to be something wrong with it


Quote:
Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
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

Looking for Blue 40-20-40 seats. PM me !!!!!!!
Diesel_brad is offline  
post #9 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 03:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,917
Thanks: 4
Thanked 132 Times in 128 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diesel_brad View Post
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.
madpogue is offline  
post #10 of 21 Old 02-22-2013, 04:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Diesel_brad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gilbert PA
Posts: 2,405
Thanks: 9
Thanked 33 Times in 32 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the F150 is 2wd too? make that a 1000-2000 truck

Looking for Blue 40-20-40 seats. PM me !!!!!!!
Diesel_brad is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome