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Used 7.3 Install
Alright fellas, not sure if any of you remember me from a while back, but the old (not nearly old enough) 7.3 has finally taken a crap. So it's safe to say I'm done with that motor and will be putting a used motor in.
I have found a used 7.3 at a junk yard about 30 miles from me. It's $3150+$200 core. I went to check it out today and it seems fairly solid. It's in a 2002 F250 that had 60k on the clock before it was rolled back in January. I ran a carfax on the VIN and it's a 2 owner vehicle. The most recent owner only put about 4500 miles/year for the past 7 years. It was serviced once back at 11k, but there's no record of it being in a shop after that. There is some oil filming going on up top, but that's to be suspected due to the stock intake boots. I didn't see any oil pooling up in the valley and it seems pretty dry. The oil pan is COMPLETELY dry and no sign that there was ever any oil on it. What bothers me just a tad though is that there is some oil on the bottom of the transmission and a little cake up under the HPOP. The junk yard says once it's paid for they will make sure it starts up and put it through a multi point inspection (necessary to offer the warranty which is $375 for 3 years/30k and covers parts and $65/hr labor). I also told them I would like to see it run and would like to inspect it BEFORE they clean it.
So I guess my question for you guys is what should I look/listen for specifically when checking this thing out? Also, I've always been a believer in the "while-im-at-it" mentality, so what would you guys recommend I do while the shop has the front clip off and the engine bay empty?
2001 F450 Dump, 7.3, 4R100
Mods: Adrenaline HPOP, New Factory HPOP lines, Rebuilt Fuel Bowl, International Bellowed Up Pipes, CCV mod, Deisel Site Intercooler Boot Kit, New Water Pump, New PS Pump, 203* Therm, New Injector O-Rings, New Oil Cooler and Filter Assembly, Vitin o-rings throughout and a few other things I'm sure I forgot to mention