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has anybody have any promblems with them. I have a buddy who plans on getting a new truck with that motor in it.
 

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My family had a '95, bought it brand new. had the auto tranny and 4.10 gears. We put 219K miles on it. Pulled a 24ft horse trailer the first half of its life. Had a Banks Get-Kit, the motor ran good, kinda had a problem with keeping glow plugs in it, but was a good truck. The tranny started acting up but wasn't bad.
Ask the previous owner if they have been using the coolant additive. Keeps the cylinder walls from pitting.
 

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The international 7.3 444ci diesel is a very good motor for not being turbocharged. They will run about 300k . hard to keep glow plugs functioning properly. descent mpg 14-17 generally
 

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for NOT being turbocharged? uhm, have you ever heard of that little known motor known as the POWERSTROKE? it is turbocharged, the only ones that weren't were '87-'93 7.3 In Direct Injected models. they are VERY good engines...glow plugs aren't really that big of an issue...don't know why everyone says they are. 300k miles is a SHORT life for a Powerstroke. i have seen ones going 400-500k without too much of a problem. just keep it serviced and healthy and it will be fine

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ahh the psd.

some nice ones round here for cheap, but its a ford, so i cannot own it... :D:

i just don't like their logo, thats all. :silly:
 

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On 2005-11-30 19:23, RattlinFord wrote:
for NOT being turbocharged? uhm, have you ever heard of that little known motor known as the POWERSTROKE? it is turbocharged, the only ones that weren't were '87-'93 7.3 In Direct Injected models. they are VERY good engines...glow plugs aren't really that big of an issue...don't know why everyone says they are. 300k miles is a SHORT life for a Powerstroke. i have seen ones going 400-500k without too much of a problem. just keep it serviced and healthy and it will be fine

Josh

:withstupid: NOwhere in his post did he say di, 7.3 turbocharged, Or even idi , that is why i was refering to the 7.3 idi . I have had the 6.9idi, 7.3 idi, 1993 idi factory turboed 7.3.and in my expirence with them my main prob was the glow plugs. And yes i will give you that 7.3 di Powerstrokes are great motors i have seen one of these 450k pickups myself. That being said, The dual mass flywheel was problematic as well as retaining the alignment on the ttb dana 50's from lat 1994 to 1997. So there :fu: Also on an added note the new pickup he was talking about i a$$umed was a new to you kind of thing :sorry: :sorry:
 

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hehe, ok, just thought you were another Cummins guy sproutin off with a bunch of crap you didn't know...sorry. i love the Cummins, but a lot of those guys DO fire off "facts" about Fords they DON'T know. anyhow, yea, the DMFW is garbage, mine was relieved of it's DMFW about a year and a half ago. i'm at 129k miles...i'm sure i got a long way to go...:wink:

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On 2005-11-30 17:44, cummins4x4 wrote:
hard to keep glow plugs functioning properly.

No joke there, I know we put 2 sets in (if not 3) while we owned ours. LOL that's what block heaters are for :bigthumb: That or some parts cleaner sprayed down its throat was the only way to get ours started below freezing.
 
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