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Old 02-09-2007, 04:52 PM
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im gonna buy a 99 ford 7.3l crew cab..any tips??

hows it going, im new to the forums.

im in the process of buying a 1999 ford f250 7.3l crew cab with 135,000 miles..... ive heard the 99-03 7.3l are better than the newer 6.0l because of the egt, etc. is this true? is there any things on the truck i should check before buying it? any help is appreciated. thanks
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Welcome to the Forum!

Both engines are good, both have a few drawbacks. You'll love the 7.3!

Here is a link that may help:Tips - Idea - Hints
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welcome to powerstroke.org......... well make sure you test drive it...... and then see if you notice anything fishy about it.... and if there is tell us and we'll tell you if its normal or not
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id say make sure its a 99 and a half...im not sure how the 99 works but i know there is a ton of parts you can't get for the 99...you have to have a 99.5
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heres a good article on tips for buying.
would be worth taking it in to a shop for a good tire kick. things wear out and can be replaced, but the motor will go and go if taken care of.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:15 PM
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If it's good go for it

I just bought my first 7.3 this last summer. Mine has 147,000 on it now. I sure like it and the power gets it done. I had a f-150 with a 5.0 that I traded in. The difference is like day and night. If it all checks out there is no doubt you will like it!!!! Try to find out all you can as how it was used and any service. The more you know the better you will feel when the deal is done. Like the guy's said this is the place to ask questions. There's a lot of good info and a number of top guy's that knows what make these tick. Good luck !!!!! By the way WELCOME!!!!!!
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well, im actually from Hawaii and buying it from these guys..anyone heard of them or their service??? a friend of mine bought a truck from them and was satisfied. just wondering on your guys pro opinions. thanks

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The 7.3 is an excellent motor and with proper care can get over 500,000 miles on her. Is the truck you are looking at an early 99 or a 99.5? Both are great but they will have subtle differences. A truck built before 12/7/98 is an "early 99" if it was built after 12/7/98 it is a "99.5 or late 99". Now these dates are for the motor. 3/1/99 is the cut off date for early and late for the suspension. A couple of things that I would check, first would be the turbo inlet side vanes. They should be straight and not dusted or have any noticable nicks. Check all intake ,intercooler boots for leaks and residue. look in the the engine valley and look for fluids of any type. Also the turbo pedestal for any oil. I would then have someone who is used to driving a powerstroke give his opinion. A Stroker with a 135,000 miles is just getting broke in
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The 99s are great, have the forged rods too. It makes for a pretty fun truck and will always do what you ask of it.
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