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Old 08-29-2007, 07:00 PM   #29
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See if there are any records for this PS. Oil changes are very inportant. I owned and drove big trucks for 45 yrs. I now own a 2001/ F350/TWD/Crew/7.3 liter/3.73 rear/Longbed.(NO Airstream YET) It has 63k on it as we speak. I have just replaced the brakepads all round.Thats it. Still on the original rubber. I have a 14 ft flat we pulled to mich. and back with a 20mpg figure,no expressway all backroads.(My wife hates Interstates)
Just have it inspected ,if its been well serviced correctly it should be good to at least 300k.
Remember to cool that engine before shutdown 3or 4 minutes according to my book(I THink),.Idle cooldown serves 2 purposes Cools the turbo and the coolent,there are O rings on the cylinder liners and it keeps from cooking them.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:04 PM   #30
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Where will the gear ratio data be listed on the truck?
Rodney, Craw under the truck and there should be a small metal tag under one of the bolts on the ball of the rear end. That will be the ratio. Or get the vin # and call a Ford dealer they can tell you.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:08 PM   #31
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last year of power stroke was 03' I believe. I think a new engine is upwards of 11K so if its throw away money cheap like under $5,000.00 and it runs out OK I might risk it. Diesels are wonderful and 180,000 miles is nothing if I'm the one maintaining it because I am scrubby Dutch fussy but the previous owner could have been a slob and then 180,000 is 7x around the world wore out.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:18 AM   #32
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Update

I thought I would update everyone on how this is going along. I'm going to give the truck one more look on Friday at which time I expect to purchase it. Its been slow going because of the move and new job, but that is probally a good thing. Anyway, I will keep everyone posted on what happens.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:38 AM   #33
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Its a done deal

Closed the deal on my new(er) mule this morning. Its about as basic of a truck as you can get, but you gotta love that diesel! On the upside of the basic features is the fact that fewer things can break.
Oddly, even though it only looks a couple inches higher than my F150, it feels about 6 inches higher. It rides like a truck too.
Next phase will be putting in a brake controller and reciever hitch, then getting the Trade Wind hooked up. I cant wait to get this puppy out on the road with the AS in tow! It will be nice being over powered for a change.
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:33 PM   #34
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Congratulations, Rodney. May you and your rig have many happy miles.

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Old 09-14-2007, 08:13 PM   #35
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Good luck Rodney, hope everything works out for you with the truck.


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Old 09-14-2007, 08:47 PM   #36
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Ditto here Rodney. Get some photos posted, Jeff
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Congrats.

Ive had a '97 PSD for about 7 years now, Love it.
They are the last of the boxy style, and some parts are interchangable back to '73. Like the rear windows, if you want to put a slider in.
I belive all trim levels of the PSDs are pre-wired for cruise controll. So if you find a steering wheel in the junkyard with the cruise controll buttons, it should just plug right in.

I think the next project on mine is an after-market downpipe. the stock one is a little squished.

Cheers.
Also check out TheDieselStop.Com - www.thedieselstop.com
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