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Posted: 01/10/19 05:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 6.9 and the 7.3 IDI weren’t called Powerstrokes. That name wasn’t used until the 7.3 direct injected turbo engine was available in the ‘94-1/2 Ford trucks.

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I had a 2002 F-250 PS that was to this very day the best vehicle I've ever owned. Would give anything to have it back.


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We have a 2002 7.3 PSD and it's been the most reliable work truck we've had to date.


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I know seberal of the engineers who developed and tested the electronic controls on the original 7.3L PS. It was a remarkably SMALL development team compared to other engines at at Ford at that time.

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what about the 7.3 engines before the 2002 models that needed the coolant additive every 15000 miles to keep the engine from going bad. PF-15 I think before it became PF-22. Most ford folks I knew did not know it was needed.
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Greene728 wrote:

I had a 2002 F-250 PS that was to this very day the best vehicle I've ever owned. Would give anything to have it back.
I have a 2002 crew cab with 105,000 on it.

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My dad had a great looking and running Ford 7.3. He sold it to a French Farmer who was in North Dakota for some exchange program, and he shipped it back to France. Probably wouldn't be hard to find on the roads of rural France, love to have that back and I am no Ford Fan, but that truck was outstanding.


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Greene728 wrote:

I had a 2002 F-250 PS that was to this very day the best vehicle I've ever owned. Would give anything to have it back.

Every mechanic that sees my trucks says the same thing. "Never sell it. "

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In 170,000 miles there has been one mechanical issue. The wiring harness under the valve cover sagged and disconnected 2 cylinders. I drove home on 6 cylinders towing a large boat, through the mountains.

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Sold mine with 275K on it, should have kept it.

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