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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2012, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Whats up guys!

I have been shopping for a good year for an older 7.3 Diesel. With the proven track record of this engine I knew it was what I wanted and its built on a solid platform. I am in the engine business (ATK ENGINES) and get to see first hand what factory defects, lack of maintenance and abuse does to engines as well as the trends/common failures. This helped me come to the conclusion that the 7.3 was what I wanted. Not to mention no emission BS.

As of Friday I am flying out to Las Vegas to pick up my new to me 2002 Ford F250 4x4 7.3 Diesel. Finally found the truck I wanted and thankfully my buddy who lives in Vegas and works for Dyno Jet as well as use to at Diesel Dynamics in Las Vegas was able to look it over top to bottom and gave it the stamp of approval. He showed up with all his testers to test Injectors, Compression, ECM etc..

Here are a few pictures of her, I cant wait to drive her back this weekend and start doing a few reliablity mods. Below is what I have planned. If there is anything else you can think of lmk.

6.0 Trans Cooler
DP Tuner
Zoodad Mod
Magnaflow 4" turbo back
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-03-2012, 09:00 AM
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Glad to have you - to the ORG!

Check out these forums for info on the 7.3Ls in your year range:
Ford Powerstroke 99-03 7.3L Forums - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Take a look at this forum - It's the TX chapter here at the ORG!
Lone Star Powerstrokes - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

BTW - Congrats on the truck!

Owner / Operator: Darryl
My Truck: 2001 F350 | 7.3L PSD | 4R100 | Crew Cab | Long Bed | 4x4 - 222,000 miles - 10 Years of ownership
Mods: Autometer Z-series Gauges | K&N GenII FIPK | MBRP 4" TB Exhaust | Hypertech PP3 | Toyo OC ATII (LT285/75R16 "E") | SilverStar 9007/9145 | Dura-Flap Mud Flaps
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-04-2012, 03:38 PM
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Welcome to the org.!

Nice looking truck!

2001 F250 Lariat Crewcab, Automatic, 4X4

(Late '99 Regular Cab Work Truck)

6.5" Pro Comp Lift ~ Traction Bars ~ Son-Built Sliders ~ 16" Pro Comp Xtreme Wheels with 35" BFG TA KM2s
4" Banks Exh.-Power Elbow ~ Wicked Wheel ~ DIY AMSOIL EaAU4090 Intake ~ PHP 6 Pos Chip ~ LowDown LED Upgrade
Stage 1 Injectors ~ HankDaddy Mod. ~ BUILT TRANNY! 352 HP Shootin' for 375!
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