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Old 05-30-2010, 09:58 AM
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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.
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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.
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Here is a pic of the van. Getting it for $2700.

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looks nice go for it
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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.
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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.
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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??
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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.

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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.
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