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Addressing 7.3 weak points ....

Ok, I just picked up the truck ... a clean '02 F250 CC Lariot 167k miles

Is there anything I should look into swapping out for aftermarket as far as reliability goes ?

I know the 6.0 needs alot, but what about this guy ?

Fuel system ? Oil cooling ?

It has an aftermarket exhaust already

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the intercooler boots, the oil from the pcv on the engine vents to the intake deteriorating the boots.

i replaced mine with riff raff boots, and keep a spare CPS sensor in the glovebox with proper tools to replace it,

if you plan on keeping it a while and it has green coolant in it either install a coolant filtration system and maintain it(plenty of threads on here) or else it will cause cavitation in these motors or run a cat rated antifreeze such as rotella ELC(what i run)

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Welcome to guzzle's Stancor GPR replacement Mod Web Page the stancor glow plug relay or western plow relay from napa,

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a better trans cooler helps.

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First off Congrat's on the purchase

I would change all the fluids, oil, rear gear lube, change the fuel filter, and flush some new coolant through it. I have a coolant filter that I installed and I change my coolant every 60,000 miles and ad the SCA every 15,000 miles and I have had no coolant issue's (yet) with the mileage it's not sure how much longer the transmission is going too hold up, but if you plan on towing anything install the 6.0L cooler. My truck has over 253,000 miles and I keep it well serviced and other than a tranny at 194,000 miles it's been a rock solid truck, now the outside body needs some TLC

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As long as you stay on top of the maintance and "replace things as they creep up on you" do not wait till they fully fail (this can create a ton more problems sometimes), the only weaak link is the transmission (R100) if an automatic. but once you ever have that fixed with the "revisions for longevity" these tend to be the best of the ford powerstroke breeds.

Would be an unstoppable combination if you could mate a newer torq-shift trans to the 7.3 powerstroke
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CCV delete
Spare CPS on hand
CAC boots are something to consider. I haven't had a problem, but I'm lucky.
GPR relay
Tunes from a good tuner - they help the trans, and make the truck fun
With the tunes, intake and exhaust are good ideas.
6.0 trans cooler


There are lots of other things you can do for funsies, but that's the short list of things to aid in longevity.

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Everything listed above then hutch and harpoon mod and look at a fpx and fpx
https://www.strictlydiesel.com/p-268...sover-hpx.aspx
https://www.strictlydiesel.com/p-266...-pump-kit.aspx
Fuel Rail Crossover? (FRx) - Riffraff Diesel Performance
Then maybe
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the intercooler boots, the oil from the pcv on the engine vents to the intake deteriorating the boots.

i replaced mine with riff raff boots, and keep a spare CPS sensor in the glovebox with proper tools to replace it,

if you plan on keeping it a while and it has green coolant in it either install a coolant filtration system and maintain it(plenty of threads on here) or else it will cause cavitation in these motors or run a cat rated antifreeze such as rotella ELC(what i run)

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Welcome to guzzle's Stancor GPR replacement Mod Web Page the stancor glow plug relay or western plow relay from napa,

Looks like the boots have been replaced.

I plan on flushing the coolant, and will look into the better coolant.

So if I run the CAT rated stuff, I wont need the filtration system ??

It's a Cali truck, so the glow plug mod is N/A ?

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a better trans cooler helps.
In addition too, or bypass the stock one all together ??

We use the frame mounted one's on all of our hotrods here In the shop.

Thought about the type with built in fan ??

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First off Congrat's on the purchase

I would change all the fluids, oil, rear gear lube, change the fuel filter, and flush some new coolant through it. I have a coolant filter that I installed and I change my coolant every 60,000 miles and ad the SCA every 15,000 miles and I have had no coolant issue's (yet) with the mileage it's not sure how much longer the transmission is going too hold up, but if you plan on towing anything install the 6.0L cooler. My truck has over 253,000 miles and I keep it well serviced and other than a tranny at 194,000 miles it's been a rock solid truck, now the outside body needs some TLC
Thanks man ....

I plan on changing all the fluids. The rear diff cover is seaping, so that will be addresses soon.

What type of gear oil is required ?

What about the tranny fluid type ?

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