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Question 99 f350 7.3 w/only 36k miles, questions

I just picked up a 99 f350 4x2 Manual w/the 7.3 diesel from my father. Dont know alot about the 7.3 and have a few questions.

He has maintained the oil every 3-5k miles and put in the coolant additive twice now I believe.

What should I look for problem areas with this low miles but long time span?

Change out all the fluids at this point?

Any general ideas would be great as far as maintainance issues.

Thanks!
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Did it sit outside? Man that is super low!!!! Look for rust from it sitting. Mainly oil plan. Also make sure the turbo and everything is working correcty. Sounds like it did a lot of sitting. Oh, also make sure you don't have any injectors sticking.

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It did sit outside but is very clean as far as rust goes.

It didnt get driven much but when it did it pulled his 14k# fifth wheel.

thanks for the info to check.
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How much you want for it?
Is it a early 99 or late? Some big differences, but the earlier can be switched to the later, which I highly recommend. Google will show you the differences/
Same with any new to me vehicle, change all fluids, this includes oil, coolant ( use a true ELC ) rear diff, trans, brake fluid etc...... inspect all belts and hoses. If you are going to tow the 99 and early 2000 had a very small trans cooler, replace it with the V10 or better yet the 6.0 cooler for better cooling, unless it is a straight gear, if it is no worries.
Best advice is read as much as you can to understand what you have and what you need to do. No way I could type it all. I would highly recommend gauges, even if you aren't going to run a chip or tuner. You can PM with any ? and I will help you all I can.

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36k?!?!?!!? that thing isnt HALF broken in yet.. holy crap.
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How do you know if its an early one or not, mfr date is march of 99.
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How do you know if its an early one or not, mfr date is march of 99.
You have a late 99, or 99.5. 12/8/98 is the split for early/late motor. The early 99 trucks could be easily spotted by the PSD badge being on the fender, not the door. Some early 99s had them on the door though. The big differences are the 99.5 has slightly larger injectors, slightly larger turbo, larger intake runners, better HPOP (high pressure oil pump).

Suspension changes happened in 3/99, your truck could go either way here.

If you want to read into the differences more this is a good thread. Differences between early99 and late99-03 trucks

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