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second hand excursion 01

hello guys

i joined this forum because i want to ask some things about
a second hand ford excursion that would like to buy .
it has the 7.3 diesel engine and is from 2001 , has about 100.000 miles.
What are important things to check to look for when i go check the car .

this is the add for the car :

904.10 FORD EXCURSION 7.3 TD - 4X4 - FULL OPTION - LICHTE VRACHT

feel free to add your comments as i dont have many knowledge about ford's
but one thing i love already is the sound

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7.3 is a good reliable strong motor! I am very happy with mine.

As for what all to look for, IDK, just the norm. If it runs good and doesn't leak oil, she is probably in good shape.

I'm sure there will be some more guys chime in here in a min with more details on what to look for. Good luck to you.

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7.3 is a good reliable strong motor! I am very happy with mine.

As for what all to look for, IDK, just the norm. If it runs good and doesn't leak oil, she is probably in good shape.

I'm sure there will be some more guys chime in here in a min with more details on what to look for. Good luck to you.
ok thanks man , some on this forum said to ask to current owner if the tranny has been replaced .
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Ask for maintenance records.

Pull the intake tube and check for dirt.

Pull the intake tube off the turbo and check the compressor fins for damage as well as play in the shaft. IN-OUT play should be minimal with no SIDE-SIDE play.

Have the truck checked out on a scanner for any codes. Have a buzz test and cylinder contrib/balance done while the engine is hot. During this time monitor the datastream PID's. Have the mechanic verify that ICP/IPR values are in range.

Have the hubs checked out as well as the shafts, TC, and rear axle.

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Holy....... Dirk is very thorough when it comes to stuff.

Check out this link, it is a bunch of guys with 7.3s and mileage.

Mileage Report


As for the tranny.....lots of different things to take into account there, did the truck pull a trailer most its life? Oversized tires? Programmer?......etc.

My parents have 120k on their excursion 7.3L, no tranny issues. Still runs great.

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I think there's a page on here "what to check on a 7.3 PSD" or something like that... one of us who is more computer literate than I could post it maybe?

Trannys are common problems... mine went out 10K miles after I got it.

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it seems there are some confusing torque numbers around for the 7.3
7.3 L vs 6.0 L vs 6.4 L : Power Stroke Comparison

here they state 525

and this guy at youtube talks about only 314

YouTube - 7.3 HIGH PERFORMANCE MODS 1 OF 3

so who is right , mayeb two or more versions exist , and what type is in the excursion ?

thanks already for all the answers so far
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it seems there are some confusing torque numbers around for the 7.3
7.3 L vs 6.0 L vs 6.4 L : Power Stroke Comparison

here they state 525

and this guy at youtube talks about only 314

YouTube - 7.3 HIGH PERFORMANCE MODS 1 OF 3

so who is right , mayeb two or more versions exist , and what type is in the excursion ?

thanks already for all the answers so far
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As far as the power ratings, they changed over the years due to newer programming.

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I had mine checked out by my local dealership. Just go and ask the diesel tech to do a once over and scan. When I got mine it had an up-pipe leak (notorious on the 7.3's) so I had the other Ford dealership replace them before I made the purchase. The scan and stuff normally runs around 75 bucks, but worth it in the long run. As for the towing etc, easy way to tell if he towed a lot of heavy heavy stuff is either a trailer brake controller, or if the front brake rotors have not been replaced recently, look for small hairline cracks, not deep but noticable, those are definate signs of towing a lot.

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