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I have inherited my dads 1994 F250 7.3 Navistar NO TURBO pickup. Has the automatic overdrive trans and 4:10 gears. He ordered it new. I am flying to go get it and drive it 2000 miles back. I have driven it several times over the years and it pulls good. He and my mom pulled a long heavy tag camper many times through the mountains that weighed 9800 pounds on the scale when it was loaded(the camper was loaded not the driver).
 

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Awesome...............but is there a question here or are you just starting a "Journey" tread?
 

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Figured it's an IDI and not a Powerstroke, but these guys can get a lot more answers here than in the IDI section.
 
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Figured it's an IDI and not a Powerstroke, but these guys can get a lot more answers here than in the IDI section.
He always referred to it as a Navistar. I will be flying out on the 9th of February and will take and post fotos when I get it back here.
 

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Awesome...............but is there a question here or are you just starting a "Journey" tread?
Now that you asked yes I do have a question now. How is the automatic transmission hold up in those ?
 

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from what I hear the E4OD is temperamental in the IDI's
a ZF5 was my choice.
 

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Now that you asked yes I do have a question now. How is the automatic transmission hold up in those ?
E4ODs are not great in stock form. Even at stock power levels they wear out kinda quick, and towing would accelerate that, especially without any type of aftermarket cooling. Heat is not your friend.

As far as it "holding up," that depends on many things, especially how it taken care previously, or abused, or maintained, etc.
 

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I picked up the 94 and it is a turbo powerstroke. It has a metal thing over the top of the fuel filter that says "direct injection power stroke diesel". I drove it from mississippi to los angeles and just got in this evening. 92,000 miles. The tank switching does not work and its stuck on the rear tank. I had to replace the crank sensor in mississippi.
 

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Sounds like a nice acquisition. At 92,000, it's not even broken in. But it being an automatic, most likely it's a '95. What's the 10th digit of the VIN?

The selector valve is on the inside of the frame, driver's side, pretty-much below the driver's seat. See if you hear it make any noise when you turn the key on and flip the switch. That'll be the first thing to know. If you want to troubleshoot it further, this might help - http://userpages.chorus.net/elephant/FuelTankSelector.pdf .

It was actually the cam position sensor you replaced (truck doesn't have a crank sensor). Was it a Ford or IH sensor? Aftermarket brands are known not to work well in our trucks. Might be worth getting another one and stashing it in the glove box.
 

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E40D pretty bad

from what I hear the E4OD is temperamental in the IDI's
a ZF5 was my choice.
Have the E40D in my 93 7.3 idi non-turbo its got 217000 miles and have had 2 transmissions put in it. First one was rebuild second one was whole different tranny. I would rather have the ZF5 but don't think its worth doing now.
 
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