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Question Need help finding a new truck, please

I just totaled my 2000 f250 7.3. I am devastated. I loved my truck. Now I have to replace it and realize how lucky I was when I purchased it. I know nothing of the things I've read about in this blog. I don't know what a tuner is, or anything else. I just know my truck pulled my 4 horse trailer safely and dependably.

I would appreciate any advice on what to look for in finding another 7.3. I would also love to be directed where I could find one near Atlanta, GA. I'm running into some difficulty finding one with the specs I already know I want and that is without knowing anything about tuners and such.

Any and all advice is much appreciated!

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Hi Rita - to the ORG.

Sorry to hear about your truck!

A couple of links for you.
What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD

'99-'03 7.3L forum
Ford Powerstroke 99-03 7.3L Forums - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

As far as finding a truck in your area, try websites like Craigslist.com or Cars.com. Also check your local dealerships or independent auto lots. See if any specialize in trucks. Good luck in you search.

Here's a link to the Georgia member area: Georgia Members - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum - You may find members around you who may have some pointers.
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Thank u so much! i have already done some of your suggestions and will follow up on the others
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Don't be afraid to go outside of Georgia to find and buy another good truck. There are still many 7.3's out there.


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Don't be afraid to travel. I lucked out and found a barn baby 2 hours away. Was willing to fly to TX to get a decent truck. TX trucks don't get the rust issues we have up here in MN and or the hard cold starts. Good luck
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thank you so much. very good suggestion.
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I'm so glad you both responded this way. My husband doesn't believe in travelling to buy something so I will be able to show him this. Anyone else with good/bad experiences in travelling for the truck they wanted would be greatly appreciated!!
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I was in south TX for a couple months and was told to check out Garcias Truck sales in Mission. They had a lot of nice clean pickups. Jr does a lot of traveling to get trucks. Now I need to find a paint shop in the area to touch up the clear coat someone buffed off Harlingen is #1 the US center for insurance repairs of vehicles. Cheap labor.
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Why do I keep hearing about '99-'03 7.3l

Hey guys,

I just discovered Ford made the 7.3l engine bf '99. Is there a reason that I keep hearing 99-03? was the engine upgraded during that time. I am looking to purchase 7.3l f250 4wd and found a 97 that fits the bill, but I am concerned about the year. Any comments or advice, please?
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a la wiki...

The 1995 to 1996/97 DI Power stroke had "single shot" HEUI (hydraulically actuated electronic unit injection) fuel injectors and ran a high pressure oil pump (HPOP) to create the necessary oil pressure to fire the fuel injectors. This generation of Powerstroke utilized a HPOP with a 15 swash plate angle. 1995-1997 trucks used a cam driven fuel pump, whereas the 1999-2003 trucks used a frame rail mounted electric fuel pump. The California trucks in 1996 and 1997 had split shot fuel injectors; other trucks didn't get split shot injectors until 1999. Single shot injectors only inject one charge of fuel per cycle, whereas the split shot injector releases a preliminary light load before the main charge to initiate combustion in a more damped manner. This controlled injection helps reduce the sharp combustion 'knock'.
It utilizes a single turbocharger with a turbine housing size of 1.15 A/R. In 1999, an air-to-air intercooler was added to cool the charged air from the turbo for increased air density. With the new cooler, denser air would increase the horsepower potential of the engine, while also reducing exhaust gas temperatures (EGT). Eventually, the turbine housing was changed to a .84 A/R housing and a wastegate was added. With larger injectors, the HPOP output was increased by utilizing a 17 swash plate angle to meet the requirements of the new, higher flowing injectors.

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