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Old 10-14-2010, 04:40 PM
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97 7.3 how much more life can i get out of it?

hey, im new to the forum and im new to the auto world, just bought my first vehicle. 94 idi turbo with a 4 inch lift. i work on these alot, cummins and pstrokes but id like to know how much life id get out of it before it ****s the bed. ik there cheap to work on but id like to know problems and lifespan beforehad. maybe ill throw a 12v cummins in there in a year or two then ill be a straight up ford guy lol.

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IDI's will last a long time if properly maintenanced. BTW you are posting in the Powerstroke Section bub.
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one thing you need to check on is the supplemental cooling additive that prevents pitting in the cylinder wall, this is a particular problem on the 7.3 idis. you can find alot of info for the idi engines over at oilburners.net, thats where i go for my 86 idi that i have
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one thing you need to check on is the supplemental cooling additive that prevents pitting in the cylinder wall, this is a particular problem on the 7.3 idis. you can find alot of info for the idi engines over at oilburners.net, thats where i go for my 86 idi that i have
Oilburners is a great site. Thats where I was at when I had my IDI
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yea ik im in the powerstroke section, its just that i had the 97 7.3 and the deal fell through and i picked the IDI up, test drove it.. had no fuel and i told the owner screw it im notdoin another 4 hour round trip to get this thing. im goin to get my truck saturday hope its the right one im real picky haha. but for now im runnin my dads cummins which is a close second for me. might throw a 12v in the ford..or just keep the 7.3 either way
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i also heard with IDI's or 7.3s you can run anything through that tank WVO and i heard even vodka. i know vodkas a stretch but is that possible because it doesnt fall under the Ultra low sulfur requirement? sorry. ik diesels from workin on them and such but id definetly like to know more. IDI vs psd anything will help. and if you know anyone in the MA, RI, CT area sellin a solid rig. let me know
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