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Merry Christmas. I'm very new to diesel trucks; I've been around stationary diesels some. I recently got a '96 F 250 extended cab 4 x 4 with a 7.3 liter turbo diesel with 296,000 miles. The truck has been excellently maintained, except for the body, by its previous owner,a crane company.
My last recreational vehicle was a '83 911 Porsche, which I sold two years ago. What do I need to know about driving this monster (compared to the 911) ? Shift points? Can I lug it? It's so powerful that I seem to be able to drive it in almost any gear here in boonies of central Virginia. Also it seems to start all of the time. I saw some pointers on maintenance on one of the other forums here at the powerstroke forum. A great site.
I'm a retired TIG welder, woodworker, woodturner, submariner, and my wife and I raise orchids in our greenhouse. I love my truck !!
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Awesome welcome to the forums! That truck will last you a life time lol.
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:43 AM
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Josh,
I qualified on the USS Grampus SS 523, interestingly enough a diesel boat. I hadn't thought about the connection until now. I also was a crewmember on the Deep Submersible "Aluminaut" after I got out of the Navy. My exoeriences on the Aluminaut were totally different from the Grampus, whose test depth was 412 feet whereas the Aluminaut's was 15,000 feet. The deepest we ever went was 6, 250 feet.
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CONGRATS on a fine truck!! WELCOME to the site!!
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Josh,
I qualified on the USS Grampus SS 523, interestingly enough a diesel boat. I hadn't thought about the connection until now. I also was a crewmember on the Deep Submersible "Aluminaut" after I got out of the Navy. My exoeriences on the Aluminaut were totally different from the Grampus, whose test depth was 412 feet whereas the Aluminaut's was 15,000 feet. The deepest we ever went was 6, 250 feet.
Later, George
I have always been interested in doing the DSV route. Something about going well past what I am used to as test depth just sounds neat. Those of you that were Diesel boat guys make us nuclear guys seem like sissies.
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