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post #1 of 6 Old 05-16-2011, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
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Just prodding around, found a beater to off-road with, 89 F250 with the 7.3,

can probably pick it up for $2k. Plus I need a second truck for everytime I have to fix the weak links in my 6.0l. Eventually I'll have running steady.

Any thoughts on that old 7.3?



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It will probably run forever if you treat it right. If I was going to buy it I'd probably exhaust beefed up, air intake, maybe new injectors. No idea got any other details besides that?

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IDI are hard to kill. Put a turbo on it an never look back

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i wish I never sold My IDI, 25 mpg out of a one ton is hard to beat (3.55/e4od), i keep hearing there hard to beat, but at 150k having a new long block (at 80k), injectors, lift pump, 3 trans rebuilds, so far ive had less problems with my 6.0, but the 6.0 didnt put an extra 15k in cash a year in my pocket like my paid off 7.3 did, all well, 18 year old truck driver working 60 hours a week and wanted a new truck that i love and hate. i hate that i baught it for a stupid interest rate new truck but i just love the 6.0.



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my dad had a 93 f-350 with the 7.3, the truck woulda ran forever had he kept it. I think he put 200k on it and never had one problem.

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The IDI trucks are slow but excellent fuel economy and next to impossible to break as long as maintained. I have been thru 3 of them, all because of me beating hard on the trucks, the motors are all still alive and in my shed, the trucks have since been cut up.

Cheap to fix and maintain. The only expensive part is the injection pump and once you replace that you are solid for at least 100k miles.


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