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post #1 of 3 Old 04-14-2012, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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97 f350 New! to me lol

Sold the 08 f350.nothing but problems with it...bought 97 f350 7.3 crew cab long bed..330k mile looks and drives great.is there any problems I need to look for with that many miles? this is my 1st 7.3 ..did smoke white on start up but not much.Also its a 5 speedand i have to shift very slowly like take it from 1st to neutral and ease it into 2nd same with 3rd and 4th or else it grinds. Normal?? ..any tricks of the trades for making it last would be appriciated..Also temp gauge does not work ..Only work done to truck was heads and head gasket and bigger high flow/or pressure oil pump not sure which one it was. Thanks In advance. Also will be towing a 14k lb trailer anything i need to do prior?
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Look in the valley for oil, check the turbo for shaft play, ALWAYS keep a spare cps with you! Ditch the factory air filter and do the DIY setup, 3 inch down pipe should be on your list to, but since you just bought it I'd change all the fluids and filters at least, also check the intake boots for tears. Ccv mod wouldn't hurt either. I'm sure there's more lol, as for your tranny I'm not sure. If your gonna do anything to the engine get gauges


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sounds like your synchros are dieing or dead

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)

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