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post #1 of 11 Old 01-06-2013, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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few questions on a 99 f250 7.3

the truck is a 99 f250 2wd 6 speed 7.3 xtra cab long bed has had some rust repair and has been rhino lined from lower body line down, it has a single stack, 180k miles, guy says it needs an injector and glow plugs, now im a mechanic but im limited in diesels, first i kinda want to know what the trucks worth, secound im thinking it could be the valve cover gasket causing all its problems, i can get injectors for 25 bucks a piece, but glow plugs im not sure. opinions on the truck
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I always take what ever a seller says about it needing and X-3

If it were just as he says, why wouldn't He do the "simple" repair and sell it for top dollar?

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It runs and drives, starts hard in cold, idles like it's skipping and sluggish at low rpms but once it spools it runs good and rips
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Sounds like it needs some tlc but if you can get it for a good price it'd be worth it.


On a side note. Where are you getting injectors for $25 apiece? I think you need to help a fellow ORG member out

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Really just need to test the glow plug system before you go throw parts at it.

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I think then it'd be worth spending a few bucks on it and have it's issues professionally evaluated. Then you'd know exactly what you had a head of you...

If you were able and had the right equipment (maybe you do) take a professional scanner over to it and Buzz Test the injectors, monitor the HiPres Oil System and retrieve any codes.

Next, Ohm out the Glow Plugs and test the Relay to know what's wrong there-> Troubleshooting GPR & GP's
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I havea snap on scan tool, like I said I'm a machanic but don't work on diesels often, I can get the injectors from my buddy he works for a place where they strip trucks big and small he says theres boxes of 7.3 injectors from running trucks there and I give him part number or bing mine there he'll sell me them 25 each, honestly the guy wants to trade the truck for my 2001 f150 v6 5 speed 4x4 my trucks not mint has 170k but I daily drive it and my trucks incredibly reliable
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i talked to him today he says it has a skip he took it to a ford tech they scanned it and says it has a bad injector.

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i'd do it, if you can get injectors for $25 a piece, heck i'd give ya that and then some for a set of 8

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Wow $25 per injector?! Im sure its common sense but check all of their o-rings before you drop em in. Sounds decent.


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