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post #1 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Just bought a 99 7.3

Hi guys new here I recently purchased a 1999 regular cab f250 7.3, the build date says 1/98 now I have been reading a lot about the 99-04 and there is a big difference its seems with the 99 model year had 3 different variations.

Is one better than another? I know turbo size GP relays and some exterior stickers differ but I am not sure what else.

The truck has 128k the previous owner used it as a weekend fun show truck. its got a 4'' lift with BDS suspension some alloys 33 inch tires big head banks waste gate MRBP 5 inch turbo back exhaust. The guy i bought it from told me he did glow plugs and turbo rebuild at 80k because the because he was anal , he was very upfront about everything he did with receipts, so I have no reason to think it was beat on and the physical condition its in speaks volumes.

My Mechanic has taken a look says its in great shape for the year, is there anything out side of a regular mechanics knowledge that you guys would suggest that I look into,

I also just replaced rear rotors and pads,flushed fluids and new filters but are there any lil powerstroke tips and tricks for this engine, I have heard they can run far into 500k miles if i take care of it right.

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little bump here?
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This may help ya a bit.
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Keep the filters and fluid changed. Many say use the Motorcraft stuff. Should keep ya going for a while.


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Hey Westside I just bought a truck which sounds to be the same as yours. I find the more I drive it the more I like driving it!
I read somewhere that one thing to look for on a truck is the rearmost exhaust manifold bolts will pop off if the engine is overheated and then shut off immediately. I actually found a truck I was looking at and to have both sides bolt heads popped off. I said no thanks to the truck.

Good luck with yours. Mine has 194k on it now. Runs really well. After I replaced the glow plugs.

how about some pics?!?!

1999 F-350 SuperDuty
7.3L Turbo Diesel
Reg Cab 8' Bed
Superchip 1705
4" Factory Lift
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I will try an check that out soon, hopefully i can gets some pic up for you guys, thanks kevin
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I have a link to a series of videos on buying a PSD. I think it was worth seeing. It shows what I am talking about. I know others don't like this guy but for a newbie like me it was invaluable!

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Kevin, its funny that you sent me that, When I was originally looking into a powerstroke before the purchase I found his links on youtube and watch tons of his countless videos I think he has alot of good information and suggestions. Why do people not like him?
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Thumbs up for the 7.3.

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Westside- My guess is that some don't like his delivery or perhaps his "pitch" I don't have enough info to answer that intelligently. But I did find his info useful- Like I said- the first truck I looked at I checked those exhaust manifold bolts and sure enough! they were exactly as he described!

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ya my bolts are ok it only has 127k for a 99 but is as 1-98 build date so i might look in to upgrading to an 03 turbo and maybe diff injectors just for a lil bump in performance, I am not trying to go ballz to the wall though.
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