Looking into getting my first truck - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 25 Old 09-08-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thumbs up Looking into getting my first truck

Names stephen, 18 year old kid getting into my first diesel. I already know basically what i want, but just have a few more questions before i get into a buy. Im looking for a CCSB or ECLB 4x4 7.3 TD. Powerstroke or IDI doesnt matter, just want a turbocharged and intercooled truck. My first question is which years for the IDI and PSD started the inercoolers, and which years are better than the others. for example, im told the 97 PSD was the best year for the obs 7.3s. Also, when i go to look at trucks is there anything 7.3 specific to look for before i commit?
any input is welcome, thanks guys.
stephenp95 is offline  
post #2 of 25 Old 09-08-2013, 06:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jesilvas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nacogdoches, TX
Posts: 11,148
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
:ORGwelcome:
The SuperDuty trucks were intercooled. So 99+.
All Powerstrokes are turboed, but not all IDIs are turbod. Idr what years are what.



2000 F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Dually, CCLB, 7.3L
4R100, 2wd
330,000 + miles
jesilvas is offline  
post #3 of 25 Old 09-08-2013, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question

i see, is adding an intercooler to a OBS difficult? ( OBS Is up to 5k cheaper round me and IMO looks better.)
stephenp95 is offline  
post #4 of 25 Old 09-08-2013, 09:28 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
cheysays7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
In 94 three diesels were produced. One IDI, one IDI with turbo from factory, and the true "powerstroke" at 94.5. Check vins of that year to make sure. No OBS powerstrokes were intercooled. Go with manual if you expect to tow, unless you want to dump money on the tranny. Go with a 350 as well, they come with d60 straight axle as oppose to the d50 on the 250's. Make sure the truck is stable before modding. Buzz test, contribution, ect. I'd also change all fluids and start fresh.

Adding an intercooler is not too complicated. Add gauges to your list as well. I have pyro, boost, and transmission temp. I have an auto - trans temp isn't as important on a manual. Intake and downpipe are first on most lists, helps the truck breath.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App

1995 F250 7.3 ECLB - 6637, 3" MBRP downpipe, Autometer Pro Comp Ultra lite Boost pyro and trans gauges, Heavy Duty built trans, Proline FlatBed, and much more to come!
cheysays7.3 is offline  
post #5 of 25 Old 09-08-2013, 10:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
RollinEarly99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Klamath Falls
Posts: 3,381
Thanks: 30
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
adding an intercooler isn't the hard... If you do your homework every time I see and OBS truck it makes me miss my old 97 F350. Definitely a true work horse!

Oh and welcome to org cheysays7.3 also, where in Oregon are you from?

05 F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed
ARPs w/OEM Gaskets
MTW Stage 2 w/batmowheel
BPD oil cooler w/ cold weather package
BPD Updated umm...Everything
BPD bypass oil filter
BPD FICM 58v
Spring Mod
Egr deleted
4" Duals
Edge CTS
Custom grille made by Me
X3 w/Matts SRL+/SRLxx and Tow Tunes
Tony WildmanExtreme w/early lockup



RollinEarly99 is offline  
post #6 of 25 Old 09-09-2013, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Okay. Thanks guys. And i wouldnt be towing much very often. Would the difference in mpg between the 250 and 350 be signifigant?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
stephenp95 is offline  
post #7 of 25 Old 09-09-2013, 05:26 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
It would be negligible, I get the same in my f250 as my f350 stock for stock, my differences are 2 feet of bed, 2 extra rear tires, and a front axle

-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 #8 of 25 Old 09-09-2013, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Interesting. However i have no use for a dualie xD

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
stephenp95 is offline  
post #9 of 25 Old 09-09-2013, 06:42 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 didnt either till I realized I wanted a long bed hauler, I'd much rather haul with my dually than any other truck I've had, much more stable, although my f250 ccsb (Cali model) had much more power compared to my f350

-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 #10 of 25 Old 09-09-2013, 07:17 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
RollinEarly99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Klamath Falls
Posts: 3,381
Thanks: 30
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
The difference between a f-250 and f-350 is stiffer springs. Not all f-350s are drw. But the 97 f-350 has the strongest front end available.

05 F-250 Crew Cab Short Bed
ARPs w/OEM Gaskets
MTW Stage 2 w/batmowheel
BPD oil cooler w/ cold weather package
BPD Updated umm...Everything
BPD bypass oil filter
BPD FICM 58v
Spring Mod
Egr deleted
4" Duals
Edge CTS
Custom grille made by Me
X3 w/Matts SRL+/SRLxx and Tow Tunes
Tony WildmanExtreme w/early lockup



RollinEarly99 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