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Old 12-09-2010, 09:48 PM
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Howdy, New owner here....

Just wanted to check in here first. I am the new owner of a 2000 F-250 XLT Super Crew 7.3, and I love it. I picked it up from the owner w/ 201k miles on it. Carfax was clean, and it is in really clean shape.

I have general car knowledge, including turbos, but am new to these diesels. I know they replaced the CPS about 50 k ago, and they had service records of the truck. The truck appears to be stock with exception of an aftermarket exhaust.

Basically, what I would like to know is: What type of problem areas should I look for and address? What type of maintenance schedule should I create? Anything else you folks would like to add would be greatly appreciated. I've dug around here, and the HPOP, the CPS, and the tranny cooler appears to be some of the problem areas, but I'm sure there are more...

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Old 12-09-2010, 10:37 PM
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Just wanted to check in here first. I am the new owner of a 2000 F-250 XLT Super Crew 7.3, and I love it. I picked it up from the owner w/ 201k miles on it. Carfax was clean, and it is in really clean shape.

I have general car knowledge, including turbos, but am new to these diesels. I know they replaced the CPS about 50 k ago, and they had service records of the truck. The truck appears to be stock with exception of an aftermarket exhaust.

Basically, what I would like to know is: What type of problem areas should I look for and address? What type of maintenance schedule should I create? Anything else you folks would like to add would be greatly appreciated. I've dug around here, and the HPOP, the CPS, and the tranny cooler appears to be some of the problem areas, but I'm sure there are more...

TIA...
Grab some popcorn, settle in, and watch some of these videos... most of his stuff is pretty good.
YouTube - powerstrokehelp's Channel
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i agree with Buffalo, that is a great place to start. soem of the stuff he does isnt really necessary, but those vids are educational.

oil changes are critical with 7.3's the hpop isnt realyl much a problem area, they are pretty good. but they are machines and can have trouble like anything else. check your startign and charging systems, glows, glow relay, batteries, alt. to start with, many people doe the DIY 6637 intake upgrade (check the tech section), check your turbo for play and damage, check the turbo boots for cracks or leaks, etc. not much to these trucks if they are runnign well.
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:55 AM
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real good stuff. I will dive into that channel tonight...thanks for the welcome folks...

Are there oem style replacement turbos out there? I have Borg Warner S400 hanging around from another project...

Thanks ya'll...
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Welcome to the org, great group of people here that are very helpful. Not to Hijack the thread but thanks to the youtube link. Very helpful.
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real good stuff. I will dive into that channel tonight...thanks for the welcome folks...

Are there oem style replacement turbos out there? I have Borg Warner S400 hanging around from another project...

Thanks ya'll...
You're welcome. There are oem style replacements out there, but idr where I've seen them. There's a ton you can do turbo wise so check the tech files and you may come up with something also.

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Welcome to the org, great group of people here that are very helpful. Not to Hijack the thread but thanks to the youtube link. Very helpful.
You're also welcome!
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:03 AM
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wow, that tech channel was very helpful.

Ridiculous, you mentioned some of that stuff isn't necessary. What were you speaking of in specific?

Thanks again...
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wow, that tech channel was very helpful.

Ridiculous, you mentioned some of that stuff isn't necessary. What were you speaking of in specific?

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changing oil in the HPOP! so pointless and a waste of time dont bother..
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:34 AM
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Thanks for that feedback... So the oil does circulate up there? He kinda had me sold on the appearance of the oil he pumped outta there..
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