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Old 06-25-2006, 08:27 PM
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7.3 Powerstroke Average Service life

I'm looking at a one owner 99 (pressed in 6/98) F-350 4X4 with 220,000 miles on the clock. What's the usual mileage expectation from these engines when taken reasonably good care of? Trans was replaced while the truck was under warranty at 100,000 miles. The truck seems to run and drive great. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:38 AM
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if the maint. has been followed, the motor will last another 100-200k easy...probally will have to replace bolt ons now and then though...
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Yea,
A lot of "Ford Techies" have been saying something like 300,000 with poor care, 500-600,000 with good care, and the Ford Guru Marc

says one with regular Ford Maintenance program is going good at 960,000 miles...

I reckon Ford should by that one back at the 1,000,000 mile mark, give him a new truck, and put that one on display!!!! Ha!
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Cool Mine just turned 200K

I certainly hope so. The One Owner 95 4X4 CC LB PSD 7.3, I just bought awhile back just turned 200K.
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high and hard milage

my f-450 has 330,000 of hard towing miles on it. always pulling a 38 ft trailer loaded heavy. still runs great, but I have to admit I am starting to worry some. Mant has been kept up to date. I just know how hard I have pushed this baby. What do you guys think about overhauling one of these babies?
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Hey welcome to Powerstroke.org drof! My wife and I went on vacation a couple years ago to Fredericksburg. VERY nice town - we had a wonderful time! Marc will be on here shortly I'm sure and can give you some insight into an overhaul.
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my f-450 has 330,000 of hard towing miles on it. always pulling a 38 ft trailer loaded heavy. still runs great, but I have to admit I am starting to worry some. Mant has been kept up to date. I just know how hard I have pushed this baby. What do you guys think about overhauling one of these babies?
Nothing wrong with an overhaul. Ford now offers a full overhaul kit with factory parts http://www.powerstrokeforum.com/foru...read.php?t=973 if you want to stay with factory parts and im sure you can find a good quality aftermarket kit as well. If your gonna overhaul one, i would reccomend replacing the injector sleeves in the heads...and if your gonna have a brand new motor, some might reccomend replacing the turbo as well so everything is operating at its fullest efficiency.....but there is nothing wrong with overhauling one.....
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overhaul verses new

Thanks for the replies guys and the welcome aboard.
I wondered cost wise which would be more practical, new motor or overhaul.
I have really enjoyed this truck and the body, interior and such are still in great shape. So I really dont want to part with the money maker.
I appreciate any input.

Sorry for so many questions

Drof
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Old 07-23-2006, 11:48 AM
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honestly you would have to price it all out and compare...with a long block you would not have any machine shop work......get the price on the overhaul kit and machine work versus the long block...

If your not going to build the motor yourself though, i bet the long block comes out cheaper...i could be wrong..
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hey guys, i know this is a really old post but there was never really and straight answers.
I am getting ready to over haul my 96 psd.
So i thought i would share what i have found out so far.

you can pick up a rebuild kit for about= $1150.00
engine assembly= 500.00
block cleaned magna fluxed bored an honed= $400.00-$500.00
heads cleaned magna fluxed valve job with new comp 910 springs(85.00 for springs)= around 200.00
crank cleaned checked and polished= 150.00=200.00
new turbo= BDP d66= 1125.00 or rebuilt factory turbo= 625.00

there are a few other expenses such as oil, antifreeze, new HPOP if you want, and more but 4000.00 can give you a refreshed 7.3l
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