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Bidding on a 7.3 tomorrow. Few questions

Hello ORG!

I have been on the hunt for a 7.3 Ext Cab Lariat short bed 4x4 for some time now and finally found "the one" I hope.

After test driving I did notice a few things.

1. The transmission shifted very similiar to a 6.0 torque shift, quick and firm. Is this normal? The 3rd - 4th gear change is kind of violent or much firmer. I can almost think that it is a transmission mount that is broken.

2. Previous owner a had a pretty serious veggie system setup on it. Big tank in the bed, lots of hoses and filters under the hood. The stealership has no information on it. Is this potentially going to be a bad thing?

3. The windows rolled down very slow, but shot up very fast. Strange...

4. Truck does have an edge with attitude but was not hooked up apparently because it would not come on during test drive.

5. Truck has brand new tires, and brakes it seems. Engine sounded excellent. No other mods than a stereo.

6. The AC/HEAT system was hot and cold but the vents for the dash would not get air. Is this an easy fix?


Please post anything information. These are specific questions that I could not find much when searching.

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2001 Used Ford Super Duty F-250 Lariat with Off Road Pkg & 4WD at Atlanta Auto Brokers Serving Marietta, GA, IID 7737576


This is the truck, however I am not buying at their price I am buying it through OVE.com its a dealer's website. Much much cheaper.

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Doesn't sound too bad. What are the miles on it? What is he asking?

Definitely want to ditch the edge on there if you're gonna own it.


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Doesn't sound too bad. What are the miles on it? What is he asking?

Definitely want to ditch the edge on there if you're gonna own it.
158k.

Dealership is asking like 14999.

I'll probably own it for about 11 after sales tax.

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I'd go for around 10k. 14999 is pretty high.


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I'd go for around 10k. 14999 is pretty high.
11k is pretty fair IMO, with the veggie system. I didn't much time to do much research and the brand spankin new BFG ATs on it.

14999 honestly its pretty standard here in GA. There's guys wanting 20k for theirs here. Pretty nuts.


I'm more concerned about the issues mentioned that I noticed. I can fix most anything, I was hoping this were common issues and easily fixable with the 7.3s.

Truck is a 2001 for reference, no wrecks, perfect title.

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Hello ORG!

I have been on the hunt for a 7.3 Ext Cab Lariat short bed 4x4 for some time now and finally found "the one" I hope.

After test driving I did notice a few things.

1. The transmission shifted very similiar to a 6.0 torque shift, quick and firm. Is this normal? The 3rd - 4th gear change is kind of violent or much firmer. I can almost think that it is a transmission mount that is broken.

2. Previous owner a had a pretty serious veggie system setup on it. Big tank in the bed, lots of hoses and filters under the hood. The stealership has no information on it. Is this potentially going to be a bad thing?

3. The windows rolled down very slow, but shot up very fast. Strange...

4. Truck does have an edge with attitude but was not hooked up apparently because it would not come on during test drive.

5. Truck has brand new tires, and brakes it seems. Engine sounded excellent. No other mods than a stereo.

6. The AC/HEAT system was hot and cold but the vents for the dash would not get air. Is this an easy fix?
1. Quick and firm sounds like it has a shift kit/upgraded tranny.
2. Veggistroke isn't a bad thing.
3. My windows did the same thing when the motors were going out. Cheap and easy replacement. Wouldn't hurt if you lubed the tracks now though.
6. It has a vacuum leak or a bad vacuum pump... very common.

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The dash vents not working as stated is a vacuum leak or a fried vacuum pump. If it's the pump, you can pick one up on ebay for $60 shipped and it's a quick fix.
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Hello ORG!

I have been on the hunt for a 7.3 Ext Cab Lariat short bed 4x4 for some time now and finally found "the one" I hope.

After test driving I did notice a few things.

1. The transmission shifted very similiar to a 6.0 torque shift, quick and firm. Is this normal? The 3rd - 4th gear change is kind of violent or much firmer. I can almost think that it is a transmission mount that is broken.

2. Previous owner a had a pretty serious veggie system setup on it. Big tank in the bed, lots of hoses and filters under the hood. The stealership has no information on it. Is this potentially going to be a bad thing?

3. The windows rolled down very slow, but shot up very fast. Strange...

4. Truck does have an edge with attitude but was not hooked up apparently because it would not come on during test drive.

5. Truck has brand new tires, and brakes it seems. Engine sounded excellent. No other mods than a stereo.

6. The AC/HEAT system was hot and cold but the vents for the dash would not get air. Is this an easy fix?


Please post anything information. These are specific questions that I could not find much when searching.

Thanks



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This is the truck, however I am not buying at their price I am buying it through OVE.com its a dealer's website. Much much cheaper.
Check for a name on the veggie system. Someone should be able to identify it by pictures. I assume it's NOT a Vegistoke because you mention there is a lot of lines and filters under the hood. 95% of people who look under the hood of a Vegistroked 7.3 will not notice it's there. Just 2 added cooling lines and 2 extra fuel lines, that are not even ran across the top of the motor. I would guess it's a Grease Car system. They have more advertisements, including a few TV shows. (Xtreme 4x4 used one of their kits) It could be a great setup, but if it's a home fabbed setup and you have a problem with it you may spend a lot of time/money tracing down a simple problem. If it's a big name company (Vegistoke, Grease Car, Frybrid) you shouldn't have much trouble getting help with it. Even if it's not, you should be able to get general things to check on here, and be able to figure it out.

As said above, if the vacuum pump or lines are bad heat/air only will comes out the defrost vents.

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1. Quick and firm sounds like it has a shift kit/upgraded tranny.
2. Veggistroke isn't a bad thing.
3. My windows did the same thing when the motors were going out. Cheap and easy replacement. Wouldn't hurt if you lubed the tracks now though.
6. It has a vacuum leak or a bad vacuum pump... very common.
Very happy to hear all of this.

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The dash vents not working as stated is a vacuum leak or a fried vacuum pump. If it's the pump, you can pick one up on ebay for $60 shipped and it's a quick fix.
Again, this part seems easy. I can fix anything that I have a guide to.



Any ideas on the 3rd to 4th tranny shift?

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Check for a name on the veggie system. Someone should be able to identify it by pictures. I assume it's NOT a Vegistoke because you mention there is a lot of lines and filters under the hood. 95% of people who look under the hood of a Vegistroked 7.3 will not notice it's there. Just 2 added cooling lines and 2 extra fuel lines, that are not even ran across the top of the motor. I would guess it's a Grease Car system. They have more advertisements, including a few TV shows. (Xtreme 4x4 used one of their kits) It could be a great setup, but if it's a home fabbed setup and you have a problem with it you may spend a lot of time/money tracing down a simple problem. If it's a big name company (Vegistoke, Grease Car, Frybrid) you shouldn't have much trouble getting help with it. Even if it's not, you should be able to get general things to check on here, and be able to figure it out.

As said above, if the vacuum pump or lines are bad heat/air only will comes out the defrost vents.
Yeah I definitely noticed it, obviously the tank in the bed plus the veggie badges that were on the side. I noticed multiple hoses, one 1.25" hose running over the top. I'll post some pictures if I win it.

Out of curiosity, can I use that for a separate tank if I wanted to... Like using that as a secondary diesel tank?

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