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Old 02-19-2008, 04:39 PM
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just got 97 psd

I just picked up a very clean 97 f350 crew cab dually with a 5 speed only 48k miles. I am a previous diesel owner had a 2002 Cummins dually and it gave me great service but i sold it due to divorce and this truck just kind of showed up in a neighbors driveway at a great price so now im a Ford guy- what am i looking for to have checked on as potential problem areas and what services should i perform now- also what oils do these like and does it need a specialty coolant like the dodge did- any words of advice would be helpful- it will be used to tow fast motorcycles to races so it will not have a hard life and appears to have been well cared for underhood looks almost new- thanks
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:48 PM
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I'd change the simple stuff for sure.

Fuel filter
Air filter (or do the DIY intake for ~$50ish, check the 7.3 tech files section)
Oil & filter - Rotella T 15w40, I use Chevron Delo 15w40


Eh can't think of anything else right off hand. The other guys will chime in I'm sure.

Awesome find too btw, wanna trade? haha
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:52 PM
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oil capacity

dumb question but how many gallons ? No owners manual with the truck
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:58 PM
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14 quarts.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:00 PM
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...fill up your oil filter before putting it on the truck and

WELCOME! You'll love the OBS 7.3!
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:02 PM
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WELCOME! 97 is a good year! my truck holds 15 qts actually...
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:03 PM
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12 qts in the pan, 2 qts in the filter. Like nic said, put the oil in the filter before ya mount it lol.
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:05 PM
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ya... guess so then
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:12 PM
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Where the crap you get 15 qts from girly? lol.....

Speaking of that....Doesn't fleetfilter have a bigger oil filter for the 7.3's or t444e maybe thats a lot bigger than the usual one? Sry to derail
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Old 02-19-2008, 05:16 PM
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bigger... haha I thought ours was huge... then fill it up with oil and try to maneuver it around underneath the truck... haha
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