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02 Stroker Mileage

Im looking into a Powerstroke. Its a 2002 with less then 75,000 miles. Auto tranny F-250. I was wondering what kind of fuel mileage to expect out of her. I know i shouldn't be worried about fuel mileage when buying a truck but its something i want to consider as im on the fence between a Ford 7.3l and a Newer Dodge 5.9l Cummins. Also is it something to stay away from since it is out of warranty?
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I get 14 to 18 depending on the season what am i am pulling etc. 7.3s are great trucks. The dodge will have more power and mods are cheaper but everything other than the engine sucks on dodges imo. Our trannies are the one weak point in the truck but mine has 165000 and still has the orignal trans. In the tech section there is a long post about buyin a used 7.3 that is very helpful.

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Where is the tech section located? Can someone give me a link or something? Thanks. Yea Im a big fan of the cummins or the 7.3l Powerstroke. Dont really like the 6.0l as some of my buddys have had good luck and some have had bad....which isn't something i want to worry about. THanks.
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What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD

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75K isnt even broke in yet.... If it check out good with air filtration and the
turbo is clean you may have a winner....

I believe the '01 had the mechanical diode, do not think the '02 had any
real issues that the reset of the 7.3s didnt.

7.3 is a gret engine, and just keep track of tranny temps when towing heavy and slow.

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The 7.3 that's in the 2002 Fords is the best engine available in a Ford! I've got just over 68k miles on mine. I've owned it since new, and have had no problems other than a cam position sensor and one oil leak. All together, those repairs came to less than $300, total. The 6.0 that replaced the 7.3 is to be avoided like the plague! Just check it out like you would any used vehicle, before you buy it.
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