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New guy with a 97 F250 7.3
I just bought a 97 F250 7.3L 2wd 4 dr turbo diesel. I have a lot of questions because this is my first diesel of any kind.
I know I need to get it to a good wrench for an over all check, but here is what I see, and I am hoping you experts can give me a heads up on just what it is that I bought. I have read that the 7.3 is THE diesel engine. That is why I bought it as a starter diesel.
Now the truck as sits and what I see are these things:
Banks turbo charger with intercooler
3 window pillar gauges, trans and exhaust temps and a boost
some kind of decelerator control box under dash
a very large exhaust pipe from front to back
K&N air filter
body is in good condition, tires new, interior good, bed has a goose neck hitch,
over all good condition.
Drove it about 60 miles, stop and go and highway miles to get home. To me it runs great, had to watch out to keep it under 65, rolls straight and stops good. No leaks in driveway as of yet. Without telling what I paid for it yet, what do you folks think and what should I look at first?
Thanks ahead of time.