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Old 12-12-2010, 07:56 PM
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2002 f-250 7.3 Concern

I am looking at buying an 02 f-250 7.3. I know the 7.3 engines are legendary, but when looking online I have found that out of all the 7.3's the 02's have the worst reviews in the engine category. If anyone has experience or knowledge on the truth of this matter your input would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to get stuck with a bad year. Thank you.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:06 PM
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theres really no bad year for a 7.3. the early models had forged rods instead of cast, unless your going to built a high H.P. engine it wont be a concern. other than that there shouldnt be any reason to not get it.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:54 PM
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bad reviews?


where


use the "search" function, youll find tons of good reviews on this site
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:14 PM
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ive got an 02 and love it,its got a 7.3 and a better interior than the previous years in my opinion and a cleaner dash. just like the other folks said if your going for monster hp its got pmrs that limit you to like 400-500hp i think but even some of the previous years have pmrs
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02 here and no issues...never heard of this 02 bad yr!
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:26 PM
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ok. thanks guys. i ended up getting the truck, it seems like a good one.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:19 PM
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I was wondering and can't find any info on 02' gasket & head studs is it for Boost and if it is what are the #? I was thinking of getting a 38r and later on sticks but I'm kinda in the dark. I have 22lbs of boost now, just a thought. thanks for any reply's

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Old 12-22-2010, 02:32 PM
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i had an 02 f250 previous to this truck and i literally beat the snot out of that truck only thing that happened was a blew a turbo at 165,000 but it was chipped for 75,000 before it happened and it never came off the race setting that motor was bullet proof i couldnt kill it
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