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just bought an 02 f250

hey guys, im the new owner of an 02 f250 7.3...will probably have the truck sometimes next week just looking for some pointers where to start..its barely broken in at 73k never used for towing or plowing..

im gonna be eventually plowing with it next season and towing my jeep 5 times the most a year most likely...i dont want to end up having another money pit thats what the jeep became, but what are a few beneficial things i can do to this thing to help it..do the autos some stock with a tranny cooler? is it worth getting a bigger one?

i was thinking a tranny cooler and some gauges to keep an eye on things for now..this is now my daily driver/work truck/tow rig..

thanks

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Yes, they have a tranny cooler, and yes, it would help to put a bigger one in. I am planning a 6.0 tranny cooler and a valve body.

I believe there is a sticky in the 7.3 Help section, gives you a good idea of what to check.

I would check the front end springs, too, I have a 350 with 4,800lb front end, and it is very inadequate for the plow I have. (It will do it... but VERY saggy.)

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All big trucks have tranny coolers. it may be in rad or external, id highly recommend the 6.0 cooler..

lots of things you can do to these trucks..youll love every moment of it!

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i think the truck i bought already had a tranny temp gauge in the stock dash (dont have the truck yet will be pipcking it up this week)..
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i think the truck i bought already had a tranny temp gauge in the stock dash (dont have the truck yet will be pipcking it up this week)..
You can't trust the trans gauge on the dash.

03 F-250 7.3L, Sport, 4x4, Auto
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hey guys, im the new owner of an 02 f250 7.3...will probably have the truck sometimes next week just looking for some pointers where to start..its barely broken in at 73k never used for towing or plowing..

im gonna be eventually plowing with it next season and towing my jeep 5 times the most a year most likely...i dont want to end up having another money pit thats what the jeep became, but what are a few beneficial things i can do to this thing to help it..do the autos some stock with a tranny cooler? is it worth getting a bigger one?

i was thinking a tranny cooler and some gauges to keep an eye on things for now..this is now my daily driver/work truck/tow rig..

thanks

Jason
dont want to be nosey ,but i'm looking at a 2002 4x4 xlt crew with 94k miles and the guy wants 16,000 for it, what did you pay or is this a fair deal. thanks

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mines an 02 f250 extended cab long bed 4x4 auto with 73k guy was asking 19,650.00 i got it for 18,350.00..and it really is mint, no rust, no body damage, no accidents...
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just picked her up tonight here she is:



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