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post #1 of 32 Old 02-19-2008, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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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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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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oil capacity

dumb question but how many gallons ? No owners manual with the truck
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14 quarts.

97 F350 7.3 Off-Road Build Locked on 42's

08 2500 Cummins
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...fill up your oil filter before putting it on the truck and

WELCOME! You'll love the OBS 7.3!

97 F350 7.3 Off-Road Build Locked on 42's

08 2500 Cummins
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WELCOME! 97 is a good year! my truck holds 15 qts actually...

'97 F250 HD PSD, 4x4, Auto, Ext Cab, LB, 4" Lift, Tint, 80/120 hp DP Tuner, Straight Piped, AFE Stage 2 Air Intake w/ Pro-Guard 7, Aftermarket Intercooler, SpecRite Dual Disk Torque Converter, Pumped Up Tranny w/ Transgo Kit, MagHytec Deep Tranny Pan, Pyro, Boost and Tranny Temp Autometer Gauges, Pro Comp Adjustable Shocks, 305/70/16 BFG Mud Terrains on Weld Rims, Spray on Bedliner, Flip Down DVD Player
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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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Tony Wildman 6pos Chip
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DIY Tymar, CCV mod, FPR Shim
Tommy-Lift: so I can date fat chicks

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ya... guess so then

'97 F250 HD PSD, 4x4, Auto, Ext Cab, LB, 4" Lift, Tint, 80/120 hp DP Tuner, Straight Piped, AFE Stage 2 Air Intake w/ Pro-Guard 7, Aftermarket Intercooler, SpecRite Dual Disk Torque Converter, Pumped Up Tranny w/ Transgo Kit, MagHytec Deep Tranny Pan, Pyro, Boost and Tranny Temp Autometer Gauges, Pro Comp Adjustable Shocks, 305/70/16 BFG Mud Terrains on Weld Rims, Spray on Bedliner, Flip Down DVD Player
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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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7.3L 5spd
Grand Rock 6" Aussie's
D.I.Y. Stage 1 Injectors
Tony Wildman 6pos Chip
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DIY Tymar, CCV mod, FPR Shim
Tommy-Lift: so I can date fat chicks

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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

97 F350 7.3 Off-Road Build Locked on 42's

08 2500 Cummins
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