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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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New 7.3 Tow Rig
New to the Ford Diesel, Not new to Diesel engines. First Diesel was a 2000 VW Jetta TDI. Just bought a 7.3 truck, been wanting one for about 10 years now, finally got to a position I could pull the trigger. I mainly got it to tow my rock crawler and bass boat.
Its got 226K miles on her, and just had my mechanic go through everything. Winded up needing a Hydroboost, power steering pump and lines, and a trannismission position sensor. Replaced all the vacuum connectors. Other then that, the truck is great. No leaks on motor, tranny, transfer case, axles, radiator ect.
Previous owner spent over $6K last year replacing injectors, front calipers and rotors, radiator, hoses, AC compressor & Dryer, new dual red top optima batteries, serviced the tranny, and always ran shell rotella synthetic and changed every 4-5K miles. Also only used Chevron Diesel. No additives to the fuel ever, no lift, no chip tunners, all stock.
I'm eventually going to change all fluids to start my maintenance log from scracth. Going to pull the Air Raid cold air intake out and go to the factor ford air box. Eventually get the seats re-done or swap out with King Ranch leather. Alarm, radio, backup camera, and a CB radio and back to factory wheels and tires.
Im a happy Ford 7.3 owner thats for sure.
Owner / Operator: Mike
My Truck: 2001 F350 | 7.3L PSD | 4R100 | Crew Cab | Short Bed | 4x4 - 233,000 miles - 1 Year of ownership
Mods: Swamps High Voltage High Frequency IDM | Air Raid Intake System | 4" Straight Pipe Exhaust | BFGoodrich KO2 33in Tires
Usage: Tow Pig
Tow Toy: 98 Fully Built Toyota Rock Crawler & 1996 Skeeter Bass Boat
Last edited by blacksheep312; 12-02-2014 at 10:15 AM.