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New to diesels, need a little help!
Hey guys, first I have to say thanks to everyone for all the knowledge on these forums! I've been trolling around picking up info here and there ever since I bought my '93 F250 last April. So far I've had to replace my starter (that top bolt really pissed me off!!) glow plugs, and fuel filter just yesterday. As I've never been anything close to being a gear head, none of that would have been possible without you guys. But I love working on this truck! Before this truck, checking my oil level was about the deepest I ever got into car maintenance.
Here's my question. I have no idea exactly what I'm dealing with because the truck is not on it's original engine. The guy I bought (stole) it from had just bought it from the original owner who did a lot of maintenance and upgrading to it. My seller came on hard times and had to dump it off as quickly as he bought it, which was nice for me, but since he wasn't the original owner he didn't really know much about it other than that it's a 7.3L powerstroke. I have all the paper work for the work done, and all it says for the engine replacement is "Reman engine - $6200." I can only assume Reman means a rebuilt, or re-manufactured engine? But other than that I'm stumped. I want to buy some owner / maintenance manuals but need to know exactly which engine I'm dealing with. Is there a way for me to tell whether this is a pre '94 IDI engine, or a true DI powerstroke engine? It does have a turbo, but not really sure that matters, I know the early IDI engines didn't come with turbos, but I'm assuming one could have been added?
Any help you guys can provide would be greatly appreciated!!