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Old 03-01-2007, 03:14 PM
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Input on newbies possible truck. Yes I searched

Hey new the the forums, Ive been debating a powerstroke for awhile now and finally went and test drove one.
Its a 99 Super Duty 7.3 Auto 2wd. Its got 229,000 on her but they only want 8500 for it... I drove it, engine runs great, shifts well, accelerates great. I am not new to diesels (two of my buddies have 500+ hp cummins) so Ive got to get a powerstroke and be different. However what should I be worring about? The transmission I would assume first? Also the power door locks are not working 100% I can fix that easy so not a big issue for me.
But basicly is this a decent deal? 99 7.3 2wd auto w/ 229k on herfor 8500 and I could probably get it for 8000.

Thanks in Advance...
Travis
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:31 PM
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Welcome Travis! That doesn't sound like a terrible price. At that mileage there are two major things besides the explode upon added power E40D/4r100 tranny. Injectors could be due if they haven't been replaced. You are looking at about $2,000 in parts alone for that one. The turbo would be the other big one and could cost just as much. The tranny can be replaced for a little over $2,000 if you do it yourself or you can spend around $3,000 for a built unit that will be much more durable.

If everything about the truck seems solid and the body and paint are in good condition, I wouldn't be afraid of it.
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:35 PM
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Ok, another great ford tranmission! ha.
I would probably sprout for the built one. However it was shifting very well. Even when I go on it very smooth.
Injectors... Can I just buy aftermarket ones for cheaper or the same price? I was planning on upgrading them for power reasons anywho. Also is there a way to easily test the injectors?
Turbo... It has the Garret turbo option I read about, something about optional garret turbo? I could be wrong. However a 2,000 dollar turbo? Even for the Ball bearing turbos they couldnt cost that much!
Thanks for the help again.
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Any one else.. please
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Bumpityyyyyy
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If its a 99.5 you will be able to find a bolt on rebuilt for 600-800 bucks or an aftermarket for 1200-1400 bucks depending on what you want. You can buy injectors aftermarket but they will still be pricey your looking at a couple hundred bucks a piece for injectors.
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Hmm. Best way to tell if a turbo is shot and injectors?
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to the site.I cant help you but i will bump it and hopefully someone will chime in and help you out.
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There are some tests that can be run to diagnose bad injectors, but as far as I know there aren't any tests that will tell you if the injectors are close to going bad. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's how I've heard it explained.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:06 AM
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I think you can run some sort of test, and it will give you back a percentage of how efficent it is, or something like that. I am sure once one of the techies comes on, they can fix ya up.
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