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post #1 of 24 Old 06-21-2007, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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new here to these forums and to diesels, looking now for about a year. was wondering if anybody out there can give me some common problems to look for on '99-02 7.3L. wore out 2 gas motors (chevys) looking to make a change for longevity and towing! thanks
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post #2 of 24 Old 06-21-2007, 09:26 PM
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to the ORG. I moved this to the intro section so more people would see it.

Maybe this will help...

What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD

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thanks for re posting in the right spot, lots of questions, only heard nightmares about the 6.0L, myths??? always been a fan of the 7.3
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7.3l

Ya i have heard stories of 03-05 6.0L's needing total motor replacements under 40k from fac. no mods. Anyone else? Been a fan of 7.3's since the beginning although never owned one! Any horror stories about '99-'02s? looking for a workhorse of a first diesel. Grew up in a logging community where there were mixed emotions on PSD, and info that i have are from people who USE diesels. Any tips/adv?
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Well, I love my 7.3 too. What are you wanting to do with it? Hot Rod it, get a 6er. Reliable, work horse that will def go forever, 7.3 for sure.

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I have a work truck with 345,000 on it and it tows 7 days a week its in a 99 F550 with a 19.6' roll off

We also have a 03 with a 6.0 with a 19.6" roll off as well that has had some issues and it has around 90,000 on it needed a turbo and a few egr valves ..

Both great trucks but im partial to the 7.3.. thats why I bought my 99 F250


btw im also partial to the 6sp... the 2 roll offs have them so does my 99 F250

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wow thanks for the replies! umm towing about 2-3 times a week (under 10k usually) put about 60k mi/yr on gas motors. no need for a race truck just want to do simple mods like air intakes and such, leveling kit, exhaust?? not a fan of overly loud diesels however just a workhorse not to blow anybody away!
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Sounds to me that you are looking for the 7.3 liter workhorse!

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