Input on newbies possible truck. Yes I searched - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Blitanicle99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Blitanicle99 is offline  
post #2 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 03:31 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Jarrettsville, MD
Posts: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
720Deere is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Blitanicle99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Blitanicle99 is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Blitanicle99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Any one else.. please
Blitanicle99 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Blitanicle99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bumpityyyyyy
Blitanicle99 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 06:45 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Blitanicle99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hmm. Best way to tell if a turbo is shot and injectors?
Blitanicle99 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 03-01-2007, 07:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Hayman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Silver Lake Or.
Posts: 786
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
to the site.I cant help you but i will bump it and hopefully someone will chime in and help you out.

Pat
2006 F350 CC
SB Beige
4"409 SS 5"Tip
2 1/2Leveing Kit
Line X Bed
Hayman is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 03-02-2007, 03:33 AM
Is it even worth it???



 
ABOBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lex KY
Posts: 9,098
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ABOBB Send a message via Yahoo to ABOBB
Welcome to Powerstroke.org

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.

ABOBB
Aaron A. Bobb
abobb@powerstroke.org

2002 F-250 SD ExCab, Short Bed, PSD, Auto trans, 4X4
Custom tuned 6 position Chip
Whelen CSP690 Strobe Kit (Installed @ Feb Indy Strokers Rally... Thanks Adam), ZooDad Mod
COMING ATTRACTIONS:

Heated Side Mirrors, Owner Built Rear Airbag System
Owner Built Front Bumper, Owner Built Tymar Intake
Owner Built Custom Exhaust, Rear Roll Pan?


]
ABOBB is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 03-02-2007, 04:06 AM
The Fat Mod
 
Logan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 12,509
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Logan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome