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RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

I should have been able to at least figure out the AIS. By the way I have 2000 F250 7.3 163K Been hauling a Northstar Laredo very well since 2008. Truck is built to F350 spec, came with camper package. Made four trips out west from AL. plus many trips on the east coast. Had two water pumps one glow plug relay and one overdrive actuator. Re the water pump, there is a lot of casting material in the coolant passages of the engine that eats the seal or bearings. I had one go out about 60k miles, put a coolant filter on with the new pump. After a period changed the filter, the stuff that came out of the filter was beyond my expectations.
Marcela 03/14/21 11:53am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

Fix the fuel system via 'harpoon' the tank and modify for fuel return and install oil pressure crossover. Did all this to mine and don't get the clatter, sounds like a smooth diesel. Also have the AIS installed. Had this on previous truck with 100k+ miles on the setup and never changed the filter and the filter minder only pulled a vacuum once when pulling a big load at max rpm in 2nd gear, but was still serviceable.
Marcela 03/09/21 07:48am Truck Campers
RE: Best Roof Coating

I would seriously look at henrys tropicool 100% silicone roof coating.
Marcela 03/09/21 05:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

You guys using the gauze and oil air filters, if you run your hand around the inside of the filter tube every once in a while it'll show you how much dirt and grit gets through the filter and sucked into the engine. You'll feel it with your fingers.
Marcela 03/07/21 08:43am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

With fuel prices going up those older trucks might look a little more attractive.
Marcela 03/05/21 08:56am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

Alright guys let’s keep it on topic! Anyone done a TC on a 7.3 with a flat deck ? I looked into that. The oem bed weighs around 700# or less if I remember right. The flat bed either aluminum or steel is going to weigh a bit. Compute accordingly. I did change the stock oem 2600# rear springs for some 4400#ers. Makes a big difference. And sway bar. My Bigfoot truck camper had so much weigh up high it needed all the help it could get.
Marcela 02/24/21 10:22am Truck Campers
RE: Who’s still using a 7.3 diesel truck

I happened to buy a new '99 F250 with the 7.3 just cause that is what they had at the time. Lasted till a couple years ago at 155k miles with hardly any problems and used well. One of the last loads I hauled with it was a triple axle gooseneck dump trailer loaded with dirt. This was a stock truck, and it was overloaded. There was a big hill to go over to cross a dam and I had to get a run at it and on the way up it would drop to 2nd gear. I probably did this at least 5 times and the truck never gave up. It was stock or it probably would have broke something. Also used it to haul a couple truck campers. So I got the itch again for another truck camper and found a '01 F350 locally owned by the Ford diesel mechanic at a nearby dealership. Only 60k miles:). The only thing he did was chip it so when I got it I did all the preventative maintenance and upgraded bits and pieces. It is a nice truck and I'll probably sell it this spring if I can force myself. The previous owner showed me the truck he replaced it with, was a 6.4 or 6.7 Ford truck. The engine compartment was packed with stuff. Simplicity of the 7.3 is not to be ignored. Last of the big blocks as someone else put it.
Marcela 02/23/21 09:31am Truck Campers
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