Question on the 93 7.3s - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Non-Powerstroke General Discussion General Discussion for 6.9L and 7.3L IDI (Non-Powerstroke) Engines

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2010, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
NEWT92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Secor Illinois
Posts: 900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question on the 93 7.3s

In the process of buying a 1993 E350 conversion van from a neighbor. They bought it new, has 104K miles. They maintained it very, very well. Any major problems with the non turbo 7.3s? Only problems I see is the air needs recharged and the speedometer twitches going down the road which effects the cruise.

1968 Chevy Impala Custom Coupe ZZ4 350 700R4 trans 3.55 Posi

2003 F250 XLT 2wd. R/C LWB 7.3 Auto Volant Air Intake 4" Turbo Back Exhaust

2008 F250 King Ranch 2wd Crew Cab Short Bed V10 Auto
NEWT92 is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 05-30-2010, 10:04 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
Posts: 3,771
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
went offroading in my buds idi last night, loaded downwith a full bed of stuff and tools, had a blast, such a great truck 300k on her. i say go for it and crank up the injection pump haha. i love the way it sounds too. they're nice trucks..not fast but enjoyable.
Dietoremain is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 05-31-2010, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
NEWT92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Secor Illinois
Posts: 900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Here is a pic of the van. Getting it for $2700.


1968 Chevy Impala Custom Coupe ZZ4 350 700R4 trans 3.55 Posi

2003 F250 XLT 2wd. R/C LWB 7.3 Auto Volant Air Intake 4" Turbo Back Exhaust

2008 F250 King Ranch 2wd Crew Cab Short Bed V10 Auto
NEWT92 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 05-31-2010, 06:23 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dereku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lockport IL
Posts: 4,295
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dereku
looks nice go for it

2002 f250 BFT Edition


dereku is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-31-2010, 06:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ford_trck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vail, AZ
Posts: 4,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ford_trck
I've seen that van before! We really never have any problems with the old 7.3's. Easy to work on (in a truck chassis) Sometimes you might need to time the engine in which case take it to Dave Gill Trucks or maybe a Ford Dealer. I don't know if too many of the Ford Dealers around would be very good at doing the injection timing on them but I know the old farts at the shop know exactly what to do. Otherwise you could beat the hell out of those engine and not take care of them and they would just keep going.

Early 99 F-350 CC LB 6-speed
Stock with mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by CloverLeafFarm View Post
Hey Ross, after talking with you i did some research and seems like you chose the right path to go, i knew you were a super genius!
Ross
ford_trck is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-31-2010, 06:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ford_trck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vail, AZ
Posts: 4,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ford_trck
O and for the speedometer it is probably just an old cable going to the back of the cluster and rear of the transmission. If the cruise is affected you may need the new sensor that the cable goes into also.

Early 99 F-350 CC LB 6-speed
Stock with mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by CloverLeafFarm View Post
Hey Ross, after talking with you i did some research and seems like you chose the right path to go, i knew you were a super genius!
Ross
ford_trck is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-31-2010, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
Premium Member
 
NEWT92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Secor Illinois
Posts: 900
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ford_trck View Post
I've seen that van before! We really never have any problems with the old 7.3's. Easy to work on (in a truck chassis) Sometimes you might need to time the engine in which case take it to Dave Gill Trucks or maybe a Ford Dealer. I don't know if too many of the Ford Dealers around would be very good at doing the injection timing on them but I know the old farts at the shop know exactly what to do. Otherwise you could beat the hell out of those engine and not take care of them and they would just keep going.
Im sure you have, he works in Peoria. Thanks for the rest of the info,

Have most all service records when they took into shop, found this in the records...

The cruise cable was adjusted, then they said "cruise control servo needs replaced" (their service shop said)

Speedo jumps with cruise off, I would say its a cable, with it jumping, that would effect the cruise, right??

1968 Chevy Impala Custom Coupe ZZ4 350 700R4 trans 3.55 Posi

2003 F250 XLT 2wd. R/C LWB 7.3 Auto Volant Air Intake 4" Turbo Back Exhaust

2008 F250 King Ranch 2wd Crew Cab Short Bed V10 Auto
NEWT92 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 06-01-2010, 05:20 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
dakotajeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bismarck, ND/Ft Riley, KS
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would replace the sensor or check to ensure its clean and not loaded with shavings. The E4OD trans is very sensitive......needs to have good inputs to behave properly!

Just my two cents. And you will want a turbo.....just saying.

Thad


2003 F350 6.0 4x4 Crewcab Longbed SRW w/X Code Front Springs- 265/75R16's on it now. Still got the 285 retreads in the shed though.
Future modifications: Edge Insight CS, SCT X3 with Custom Tunes

-SOLD-
1994 F350 7.3 Banks Turbo IDI 4x4 Crewcab Longbed-Miss you old girl
dakotajeep is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 06-01-2010, 05:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ford_trck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Vail, AZ
Posts: 4,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ford_trck
Quote:
Originally Posted by NEWT92 View Post
The cruise cable was adjusted, then they said "cruise control servo needs replaced" (their service shop said)

Speedo jumps with cruise off, I would say its a cable, with it jumping, that would effect the cruise, right??
That could definitely do it. Take the cable of the trans and then pull the instrument cluster out partially and pull it out of the cluster. It's a lot easier doing it this way because otherwise you can't get the cluster out very far.

Early 99 F-350 CC LB 6-speed
Stock with mods

Quote:
Originally Posted by CloverLeafFarm View Post
Hey Ross, after talking with you i did some research and seems like you chose the right path to go, i knew you were a super genius!
Ross
ford_trck is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome