Just bought a 7.3, few questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-14-2013, 01:58 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just bought a 7.3, few questions

Howdy all, I just bought my first 7.3 last night. It's a 1997 F350 with 273k on it. I got the truck for 3500 bucks. Everything seems mechanically sound and there is no issues with it from what I can tell other than it needing shocks all around. My main point of this post is for any pointers on what to look for on a truck with this amount of mileage. I know these engines are very stout and reliable- my dad has a 96 7.3. I'm just looking for some things that I should take care of now rather than later.

As far as I know, the transmission has been rebuilt with an upgraded torque converter and some more work to make it more suitable for towing. It also has a chip in it and a 4 inch exhaust. My plans for the truck are to DD it and set it up for towing my K5 Blazer. Any and all help would be appreciated
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-14-2013, 03:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Milltown, NJ
Posts: 356
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Check all the fuel lines, including the ones to the fuel bowl and pump, spring hangers, shock mounts, fuel tanks, u-joints, steering box and steering linkage, basic maintenance and common issues with the truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2013, 05:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 805
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
change all fluids and filters to start , down the road you could get some gauges/intake and some custom tunes ,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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
Display Modes

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

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.