Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Silverton, OR
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What do you want to do with the truck?
IDI's generally are cheaper to fix than powerstrokes, and they are a LOT more simple, you dont have to mess with computers.
You can add a turbo and intercooler to the IDI, and turn up the pump. It will pull with a stock/lightly modded powerstroke, and still be fairly reliable.
It would all come down to price for me. If they are both the same I would go for the 97
1985 Ford F-250 with a 6.9 IDI/T-19 4speed 4x4
Paint, Eagle Alloys, Kelly Safari TSR's, ATS turbo, gauges
2004 Jetta TDI 5 speed
2004 2wd Excursion Limited 6.0. Testing how loyal I am to Ford
1997 Passat B4V TDI. 1 of 80 imported in 97. 50 MPG and a factory 25 gallon fuel tank!