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Newbie looking for 7.3 advice

I'm new and looking to buy a 7.3... Any advice on what to look for/look out for?

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Welcome to the ORG!

What kinda 7.3L are you looking for? A Super Duty or an Old Body Style (OBS)? What do you plan to use the truck for (Work or Cowboy Cadillac)? What's your budget? These will help us point you in the right direction.

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Thank you, Stroker!

Power Hungry, I'm looking at a 2002 f350 crew cab are right now. 245k miles, very good condition. Mainly wondering what kinda of pitfalls I should look out and what informed questions to ask. I dont want to buy a pretty truck that needs $8k worth of work.

I be using the truck mostly for personal projects and road trips/camping. I don't plan on doing much hauling.

Thanks for the help!
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Welcome to the org!

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Welcome to the .org
Check the 7.3 section, I'm sure there is a ton of info there for ya.

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hey hank,

i just got a truck today.

a sweet 2002 f350 cc lb. lariat, off road, 99k miles. paid more than i wanted to spend but with such low miles i'm pretty amped to have bagged this beauty... now i just need to find a teal camper shell... :-/

any advice on 100k services?
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Congrats! A friend here in SC just sold one that was the color of my truck.

2001 F250 Lariat Crewcab, Automatic, 4X4

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i don't have much planned as far as modifications... but i do want to try and squeeze as much economy out of the truck as i can. #2 here in CA is about $4 - $4.20.

any recommendations on economy tunes?
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