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Old 10-01-2014, 06:49 PM   #15
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This is not is not the 7.3 powerstroke. It is a totally different animal.


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Old 10-01-2014, 06:54 PM   #16
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I'm aware of that. TDI should've read IDI.

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Old 10-01-2014, 06:56 PM   #17
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is this a decent tow vehicle?

I know it's not a power stroke. The old 7.3 are pretty reliable from my experience as well. I sometimes wish mine would have the old engine. It is a little less powerful, but on the other hand you do not have to deal with electronics and the parts cost a little less..

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Old 10-03-2014, 07:08 PM   #18
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The 7.3 is a good motor, but I think the flat bed needs to go. We had a 2000 Ford F350 7.3 diesel dually flat bed with a 6 speed manual transmission. It is real easy to get the corners of the flat bed into the front of the trailer in a turn because it is do wide. The regular pickup bed is more narrow at the back.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #19
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I'd take the axles off the argosy and mount it on top of the truck.

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Old 10-03-2014, 08:40 PM   #20
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Hi-As a old diesel mechanic, the truck should pull just fine and haul wood an tools-It is pretty straightforward mechanically and should hold up for a long time. The only drawback will be the mileage, it will always be under ten mpg. Good luck.

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