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Old 05-11-2007, 11:12 AM
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Going to buy my first Powerstroke, what problems to expect.

Like the title says im getting ready to buy my first powerstroke. Its a 97 F-250 with the 7.3L in it and it has 91000 original miles. its a five speed so should i worry about the clutch. Any information issues you guys think I should be worried about would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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97 with 91000 miles to me would be worth it even if you have to replace the clutch. I don't think you'll have many problems with it though unless the owner now couldnt drive a stick I had 180K on my factory clutch and it still ran fine until I'd put a heavy load behind it.
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The only problems you would have to deal with would be the envy of all of your GM and Dodge buddies

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What to look for when buying a used 94-98 PSD

maybe that will help a little

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Welcome to the Org enjoy the site and the new truck
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Welcome aboard man, one of the most comon failures is the CPS (Cam Position Sensor) most guys including myself carry a spare in the glove box and the tools to change it cuz they will just fail out of the blue and leave you stranded. A new clutch is somthin you need to think about cuz it's about a grand for the whole kit. When you ready to mod you can start real cheap by delteing the cat, get a 3" down pipe (about $100) and a Tymar style intake (home made will run you around $50) and you will be suprised how it will run after!!!

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Sounds like a good rig with low miles. I would just see if you can get some service records. Foe the year that is really lows miles.....Good find
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