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Old 06-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #15
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I have had 2 - 7.3 liters Here is some good, accurate advice.

1- They dont get the mileage everyone claims. Neither does the 6.0 or 6.4.

2 - the 7.3 from 97 til production ended are good engines. How Good? As good as there maintenence is or was.

3-Get an OASIS report

My son just went out and bought an 01 F250 4x4 Automatic extended cab. It has 138000 miles on it. New frontball joints and all service done. He gave $13,900. Before he did it, I ran the V.I.N. a Ford dealer can get the report. The report starts with MFG date, sale date,state, dealer ect.(Not owners) But it will show if it was a lease vehicle.

an OASIS is like a stress test. A stress test tells how your heart is based on history, and here and now. An OASIS report will let you know what repaires where done and how often. In my sons case. It showed regular mantenece intervals, but no major issue's. It is better then a carfax, but carfax is also a good thing.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:07 PM   #16
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I have had 2 - 7.3 liters Here is some good, accurate advice.

1- They dont get the mileage everyone claims. Neither does the 6.0 or 6.4.

2 - the 7.3 from 97 til production ended are good engines. How Good? As good as there maintenence is or was.

3-Get an OASIS report

My son just went out and bought an 01 F250 4x4 Automatic extended cab. It has 138000 miles on it. New frontball joints and all service done. He gave $13,900. Before he did it, I ran the V.I.N. a Ford dealer can get the report. The report starts with MFG date, sale date,state, dealer ect.(Not owners) But it will show if it was a lease vehicle.

an OASIS is like a stress test. A stress test tells how your heart is based on history, and here and now. An OASIS report will let you know what repaires where done and how often. In my sons case. It showed regular mantenece intervals, but no major issue's. It is better then a carfax, but carfax is also a good thing.
Never heard of an Oasis report and I'm glad to hear there is.
With our 97 powerstroke crewcab 4WD shortbed 4spd. auto,4:10 gearing, we average empty: City 14-16mpg, Highway 16-19, and towing our 28' Abassador 14 mpg at 63 mph. Figures were a tad better before they removed sulfur from diesel. I just replaced the original front brakes at 94,000 miles and the rears were still 50%. I feel like I'm one of the very few owners that has gotten such results from a Ford product. Use equipment as intended and you get a long service life. Your mileage may vary
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:23 PM   #17
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Never heard of an Oasis report and I'm glad to hear there is.
With our 97 powerstroke crewcab 4WD shortbed 4spd. auto,4:10 gearing, we average empty: City 14-16mpg, Highway 16-19, and towing our 28' Abassador 14 mpg at 63 mph. Figures were a tad better before they removed sulfur from diesel. I just replaced the original front brakes at 94,000 miles and the rears were still 50%. I feel like I'm one of the very few owners that has gotten such results from a Ford product. Use equipment as intended and you get a long service life. Your mileage may vary
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Similar setup, but I get on the low side of your numbers, however I am running a 96 Crewcab Dually, usually with a fair sized tool chest in the back. Typically run the scales around 7200# road ready. I have found that my truck loves the bio blend diesel and actually gets better mileage on it than the low sulfur stuff. I have run as high as B80 in it. 138,000 on mine and due for a tranny overhaul. No other issues to speak of.

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:10 PM   #18
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an OASIS is like a stress test. A stress test tells how your heart is based on history, and here and now. An OASIS report will let you know what repaires where done and how often. In my sons case. It showed regular mantenece intervals, but no major issue's. It is better then a carfax, but carfax is also a good thing.
Oasis will only show warrenty repairs, not customer pay repairs. Also Oasis only goes back for the last recorded six months. ie- if the vehicle was worked on under warrenty on 2/2003, 5/2003, & 4/2004 and it is now 2009 only the 4/2004 repair will show up. Adios, John
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i should have added this to my original post...
never had any major mechanical issues. many of the other components under the hood have worn out and been replaced, but the 7.3 is bomb proof.
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Im here vacationing in Grand Canyon right now. I have a 94 7.3 Turbo. We averaged around 11 mpg towing this trip so far. There was one stretch between Needles and Seligman where we came in on fumes literally (next time I will make sure I keep one of the tanks half full). The truck has performed well although I expected a little more power from the ol gal. I think my Dodge Cummins would have taken it on the grades.
I added a pyrometer guage so could see what was happening on those grades and was surprised to see how quickly it can get up to 1200F. Thats when i would back out of it and take my time in the truck lanes. I dont think you could go wrong with this combination.

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Old 06-16-2009, 12:52 PM   #21
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Im here vacationing in Grand Canyon right now. I have a 94 7.3 Turbo. We averaged around 11 mpg towing this trip so far. There was one stretch between Needles and Seligman where we came in on fumes literally (next time I will make sure I keep one of the tanks half full). The truck has performed well although I expected a little more power from the ol gal. I think my Dodge Cummins would have taken it on the grades.
I added a pyrometer guage so could see what was happening on those grades and was surprised to see how quickly it can get up to 1200F. Thats when i would back out of it and take my time in the truck lanes. I dont think you could go wrong with this combination.

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Vinnie, the 1994 1/2 7.3 Powerstroke is a differant engine. Yours is a 1994,a bulletproof combo but does not make the power that the newer engine makes. Your engine is all mechanical( injecters & pump), the Powerstroke 7.3 has electronic engine controls and is direct injected where the early 7.3 is indirect injected.
Also that hill on I-40 between Seligman and Williams is a doozy!
Enjoy the Canyon, and if you go east along the south rim when you leave make sure and stop at the Cameron,Az trading post. They have a first class resturant. We had supper there Sunday evening. Adios, John
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Thanks John,

It sure is a doozy! Dont get me wrong. I love my truck. I have put alot into it and this was the first real big adventure for it. The trailer weighs in at 10K when loaded along with all the stuff my wife added to the truck bed made it brutal climbing the grade your speaking about.

We are off to Las Vegas in the morning.

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I currently tow with a 2001 cc, LB 7.3L f350 4x4 - great truck, tons of power with a DP Tuner, 4insh exhaust etc. . . two things to be aware of - you will need to soften your trailer set up or you will be beating up your trailer. The second is to get your truck dialed in right in the beginning and it will serve you very well. Finally, don't drive a big diesel without guages. There is a lot of great info on this site 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
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I love my e350 7.3 powerstroke I don't know what I would tow the AS if it ever wears out. 90k on it with no problems.
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Oasis will only show warrenty repairs, not customer pay repairs. Also Oasis only goes back for the last recorded six months. ie- if the vehicle was worked on under warrenty on 2/2003, 5/2003, & 4/2004 and it is now 2009 only the 4/2004 repair will show up. Adios, John
OASIS will show all repairs done at a dealer. The reason for this is, Say you take your truck in for regulaer tranny service, at 65000 your tranny goes, Its recorded. Also some outside repair shops are , or can get there repair info onto an OASIS. There are also a few other reprts that only dealer get. Ussually a carfax, and OASIS will get the job done for ya.

I bought a 91 Ford van in 98, I got the OASIS, back to the begining, I could tell this couples vacationing patterns. It showed Oil change in OHIO, then 4 days later in FLA every year, right before thanksgiving, then FLA and OH around Easter.
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OASIS will show all repairs done at a dealer. The reason for this is, Say you take your truck in for regulaer tranny service, at 65000 your tranny goes, Its recorded. Also some outside repair shops are , or can get there repair info onto an OASIS. There are also a few other reprts that only dealer get. Ussually a carfax, and OASIS will get the job done for ya.

I bought a 91 Ford van in 98, I got the OASIS, back to the begining, I could tell this couples vacationing patterns. It showed Oil change in OHIO, then 4 days later in FLA every year, right before thanksgiving, then FLA and OH around Easter.
Hmmm, I worked in two differant Ford dealerships from 1993 till 2005 and the only Ford OASIS I am aware of went back 180 days from todays date. I used OASIS on a daily basis to figure out repeat repair problems and an openended OASIS report would have been a major asset. Adios,John
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