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New to the 5.4's.... I've had superdutys with 7.3's for over a decade, but just did some trading for a 2000 F250 CCSB lariat 5.4/auto/4x4. Long term, I plan to swap a complete 7.3/6spd drivetrain into it, but will need to daily drive it for now, until I'm ready to do the swap, likely about a year. And, my oldest boy (17yo) has expressed some interest in it as well, maybe I give it to him as-is.
I've read this thread from the start... some of you like the 5.4's, later model ones are not as good, is what I've picked up. My truck has about 240k, new plugs and coil packs by P.O., needs an exhaust and tires, but is in good shape otherwise. I plan to go over it, change fluids/filters, but what else should I be looking for, particular to these motors?
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E'99 F250 extcab, S/Bed 223k. W/ 378k mile 7.3 motor installed at 212k
'00 Excursion Limited, 7.3PSD 308k
'02 F250 extcab, L/bed, 340k. 7.3L 6spd 4x4
'00 F250 CCSB, 5.4 gasser 235k
200? F250 SuperDuperDuty Extended crew cab short bed project in process w/ 3rd row seating. 7.3L, 6spd, 4x4