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Old 03-26-2013, 05:06 AM
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Looking to get into a 7.3 Powerstroke

Well alittle bout me 27 Police officer, just wanting a nice big diesel to tow my race car when done. Been doing some lurking on the differences between early 99 and 99.5-03. If i've read all this right, any of the 99.5-03 are all the same and shouldn't suffer any major issues.

here is a link to the exact truck i'm looking at... opinions welcome
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...&&aff=national

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:35 AM
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Good looking truck. I'm partial to the 7.3Ls. I've had my 2001 a tad over 7 years. It's been real reliable. I've had to do some work on it just because some stuff broke. Nothing major and most I've been able to take care of myself. I got it with about 109K on it, just turned 194K. It's my DD and I pull my 12K 5th wheel with it.
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I know the truck is now a (hybrid) its 03/99 manfacture date so should have new 7.3 with non-wicked wheel, bigger intake runners etc.. but have older suspension bits. If i'm hauling is a drag car (say 3500lbs) plus trailer it shouldn't make that big of difference to me right?
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you cant really go wrong with a 7.3. check for blow by and crawl underneath of truck and check the oil pan for rust. push on the oil pan to make sure its not soft.
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Nice looking truck we have a 99 I had no idea there was a difference, Just new it towed our Backhoe and materials for years, now its a service truck for our business.
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