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I found a 94 ford f-250 non powerstroke non turbo and the motor was just completely redone. My cousin's friend owns it and he is asking 6500 for it and he thinks he will let it go for 5000. How are these motors compared to the 7.3 powerstrokes? I don't know a whole lot about diesels in general, but I'm just curious as to how these motors are compared to the powerstrokes and if it worth the price considering her put over 2500 into rebuilding it. Thanks
 

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I found a 94 ford f-250 non powerstroke non turbo and the motor was just completely redone. My cousin's friend owns it and he is asking 6500 for it and he thinks he will let it go for 5000. How are these motors compared to the 7.3 powerstrokes? I don't know a whole lot about diesels in general, but I'm just curious as to how these motors are compared to the powerstrokes and if it worth the price considering her put over 2500 into rebuilding it. Thanks
Could be, depends on the config, as well as the miles on the rest of it.

a idi is a slug compared to a 7.3, and a non turbo is even worse. good durable engines, but slower than mollasses in the winter.
 

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IDI's are tanks. Simple, reliable, and bullet proof. Yes they aren't 600 horse monsters, yes they aren't 300 horse mosters, but you can make them run forever. Look into a turbo kit and you will be much happier with it.

For 5000 the body better be in great condition. 5 speed?
 

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IDI's are tanks. Simple, reliable, and bullet proof. Yes they aren't 600 horse monsters, yes they aren't 300 horse mosters, but you can make them run forever. Look into a turbo kit and you will be much happier with it.

For 5000 the body better be in great condition. 5 speed?
The body isn't bad no rust, the passenger side fender has some dents and the hood as some, other than that it isn't bad. Its an automatic.
 

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How many miles are on it? If you could take him down to 4500 you would be getting a good deal,considering its an auto. Defiantly not worth the 6k he's asking, at least to me.

If you want more info on IDI's then check out Oilburners.net. That website is almost exclusively Ford IDI website and thier are alot of good people over there.
 

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How many miles are on it? If you could take him down to 4500 you would be getting a good deal,considering its an auto. Defiantly not worth the 6k he's asking, at least to me.

If you want more info on IDI's then check out Oilburners.net. That website is almost exclusively Ford IDI website and thier are alot of good people over there.
Thanks I'll check that out. There are 215000 on the body. My cousin thinks I could get it for 5 grand. This would be my first diesel and from what I've seen, the powerstrokes cost a bit more.
 

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Here's a little comparison for ya, Set of new injectors for an IDI: $250, Set of new injectors for a 7.3 PSD: $1500 or more! If you want a truck that will do pretty much any job you need to do, just maybe not as fast, will be reliable, cheap and easy to work on, then get the IDI. If your looking for a truck that you can get 300+ HP and don't mind spending more money when repairs are needed the PSD is what you want although you're not gonna get 300 HP out of an early model PSD without some modifications.

$5000 seems a little steep to me unless the truck is in real good shape. Like was said above, look at getting a turbo kit for it and you'll like it much better. I have two IDI's, one non turbo and one with a factory turbo and there is a pretty big difference in my opinion.
 

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Here's a little comparison for ya, Set of new injectors for an IDI: $250, Set of new injectors for a 7.3 PSD: $1500 or more! If you want a truck that will do pretty much any job you need to do, just maybe not as fast, will be reliable, cheap and easy to work on, then get the IDI. If your looking for a truck that you can get 300+ HP and don't mind spending more money when repairs are needed the PSD is what you want although you're not gonna get 300 HP out of an early model PSD without some modifications.

$5000 seems a little steep to me unless the truck is in real good shape. Like was said above, look at getting a turbo kit for it and you'll like it much better. I have two IDI's, one non turbo and one with a factory turbo and there is a pretty big difference in my opinion.
Im in a similar boat, trying to decide IDI vs PS.
The main reason Im looking at idi is for the price of maint...its like night and day.
 

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but the older the truck the more repairs needed.
I know.. I just cant decide.

We are only talking a difference of 3-4 years (at least in my case). I am looking at a 93 idi or a 96 stroke.
On one hand I like that the idi can be fixed with basic tools....simple and easy.
On the other hand I like that I can slap a chip on the PSD and be ready to rock.

At this point, Im leaning more towards the IDI because I wont be towing any super heavy loads and the truck will be used for road trips and to play off-road.

I really do want a PSD but Im afraid I dont have the income (work for a small rural sheriffs office) to repair such a vehicle should something large go out.

thoughts? GO!
 

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Id trade my 95 for a 93-94 IDI in a heartbeat. My IDI towed loads just as heavy and just as well as my PSD, albeit a little slower, but beats my PSD any day of the week on low end grunt right when you put the foot to it. I absolutely loved my IDI, and was very upset to see it go. Plus they sound absolutely incredible straight piped. There is an IDI that runs around here with dual miters, and it sounds just great. my choice would be the IDI
 

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Shoot man good luck I'm thinking about going from.a built cummins to an idi talk about a lose of power Haha.

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Id trade my 95 for a 93-94 IDI in a heartbeat. My IDI towed loads just as heavy and just as well as my PSD, albeit a little slower, but beats my PSD any day of the week on low end grunt right when you put the foot to it. I absolutely loved my IDI, and was very upset to see it go. Plus they sound absolutely incredible straight piped. There is an IDI that runs around here with dual miters, and it sounds just great. my choice would be the IDI
The idle validation switch must not have been adjusted right because the PSD is WAY stronger and more responsive than the IDI motor.

With adjustment of the idle validation switch, PSD's can almost be too snappy on the bottom end.:thumb:




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The idle validation switch must not have been adjusted right because the PSD is WAY stronger and more responsive than the IDI motor.

With adjustment of the idle validation switch, PSD's can almost be too snappy on the bottom end.:thumb:




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OBS PSD's have large exhaust housings, and take some rpm's for the turbo's to spool. Couple that with compression around 17.5:1, and the IDI with 21.5:1 compression allows the IDI to eat an OBS on the bottom end. The PSD's lower compression is offset by higher boost pressures, but because of the large exhaust housing, it takes a second for the turbo to fully spool up.

N/A Diesel's will always have snappy off idle performance due to their compression.

Anymore this is how I think of the 7.3IDI vs. PSD debate goes for me. If I wanted a truck that I would use for work (think like ranch truck, always has crap in the bed, dont care about body, etc) I would get the IDI. If I wanted a truck that has a potential to make good power, I would go for the PSD. If I did buy a PSD, I would buy a nice one, therefore not use it for work (hauling is ok, but not like the work above^^^). I feel IDI's can take much more abuse and keep going than a PSD. And even if they cant, used IDI engines can be found for way less than a grand.
 

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let me know when you are in town so i can blow by ya in a 6oh....:poke :hehe:




pics man!
lol but you wont be able to sneak up on me...I will be able to hear the sounds of failing head gaskets from 2mi away
 
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