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Old 02-06-2014, 01:57 AM
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higher mileage 7.3

Looking at buying a higher mileage 7.3 power stroke wondering what things I need to pay close attention to.
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Check blow by , injector condition, and transmission.


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Old 02-06-2014, 04:18 AM
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Check turbo for pitting and shaft play, oil fill flip cap test, oil/Trans/fuel leaks, fluid in the valley
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Check cold start and hot start, crawl up underneath and check for leaks and if its a dual tank truck make sure the selector works.

For higher mileage i'd already set aside $1k for maintenance, fluids, sensor etc. EBP tube is most likely clogged, fuel bowl will need cleaned out, possibly new T-stat if it doesn't warm up and so on.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:03 PM
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All psd's have dual tanks

FYI I bought mine just north of 300k miles drove it across country
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x2 on the cold start, I tell sellers if the trucks warm when I get there Im not going to buy it, also Check fan for play.

Bought mine with 440K and 1 year later its worked pretty hard and has a 450k miles on it. Still gets 21.5 mpg on hwy, and 17-18 in town. Best $1800 I ever spent.
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the first thing I would do is tell the seller to not start it before you come to check it out, start when its cold you will know if you have bad injectors glow plug bad compression air in fuel lines thats not that common with earlier psd's but, than let it worm up and take it on a test drive shift trough the gears on the tranny if its auto and make shure the tranny works well than take it on the highway it should be smooth and half good power, than come back and check underneath for leaks and obviously check for blowbye and check the oil and tranny fluid, listen to the idle carefully it should be smooth and crisp and constant you don't want a loper
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:49 PM
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You sir have a lot of ford diesels, and a very low post count

Btw everything in the previous post is a great idea
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All psd's have dual tanks

FYI I bought mine just north of 300k miles drove it across country
Sorry had a bald moment, what I was thinking and typing didn't quite make sense.
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