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    Default 97' f350 7.3

    What do you think of the truck??

    What are the must do's to the motor??

    Any advice at all?

    It has 94k and is in very good shape

    Thanks!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FlatDeck View Post
    What do you think of the truck??

    What are the must do's to the motor??

    Any advice at all?

    It has 94k and is in very good shape

    Thanks!!!!!
    I have that same truck. I have done many mods to it, but it hauls ass, and continues to haul ass. The trans needs a little help. I drilled the case for a larger cooling line (1/4 -3/8) pipe. ran the large lines, to a large cooler.
    Ford motorsport shift / tow kit
    Mag hitech trans pan.
    Never tow in O.D., unless you are not under load.

    Engine, is one of the best in that year. You can do what you want.
    I put a ball bearing turbo on mine, dp tuner, big injectors, big exhaust, air box.
    Its runs 14.10 all day, and chip it down, and get 20 mpg at 70. I did change my rear gear to a 3.55, from a 4.10.
    These trucks are just trucks, but they last. I have over 200 k on mine, and it still smokes the duals like a muscle car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Shelfo View Post
    I have that same truck. I have done many mods to it, but it hauls ass, and continues to haul ass. The trans needs a little help. I drilled the case for a larger cooling line (1/4 -3/8) pipe. ran the large lines, to a large cooler.
    Ford motorsport shift / tow kit
    Mag hitech trans pan.
    Never tow in O.D., unless you are not under load.

    Engine, is one of the best in that year. You can do what you want.
    I put a ball bearing turbo on mine, dp tuner, big injectors, big exhaust, air box.
    Its runs 14.10 all day, and chip it down, and get 20 mpg at 70. I did change my rear gear to a 3.55, from a 4.10.
    These trucks are just trucks, but they last. I have over 200 k on mine, and it still smokes the duals like a muscle car.
    Great, thank you for the info!

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    Still have mine, just shy of 200,000, bought in 1999 with 60,000, been a perfect truck, installed the Banks Stinger plus kit in early 2000 with a Pak-brake, solid truck with a proven diesel engine


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    My 1996 has 435K, Heads have never been off, kitty ran away, muffler fell off, still get 20-22 @ 70mph. Ill look for a new one at 500K , 1996 to 2003 7.3, not a sic . oh-oh (6.0)

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    what you need to do the motor is nothing..keep the oil changed and drive that SOB! I would check the coolant for the additive as those year trucks didn't come with it. THere are countless discussions on PSD boards about the additive...mine has the yellow which comes with it. The green...you have to make sure the mixture is right or y ou'll get pitted cylinder walls (not common but does happen)
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    Great motor.....make sure you change the oil on schedule, as ford powerstrokes rely on oil pressure to activate the injectors. Chip it, ditch the stock exhaust, but get in touch with a good transmission shop for some upgrades.
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