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Old 08-22-2012, 08:21 AM   #76
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Yes it's been over 3 years now. Its still better than a monthly payment! As an example the injectors I have we're $2000 by themselves. I also put an entire brand new bed and tailgate on it and had a rhino liner sprayed in it. That was another 2000. I'd be here all day if I tried to remember everything. It ads up fast but I'm at the point now I only put fuel, oil and tires into it.


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Old 08-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #77
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I picked up a 93 f250 7.3 idi 4x4, 5 speed manual, extended cab lwb, with tommy lift -- city of springfield service vehicle.

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #78
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93 with a 4 speed? Think it should be a ZF5 speed. My 93 is. That is by far the most popular place for a dent in the bed lol.


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Old 08-23-2012, 05:22 AM   #79
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I picked up a 93 f250 7.3 idi 4x4, 5 speed manual, extended cab lwb, with tommy lift -- city of springfield service vehicle.

I hate you guys who live in the "rust-free" zone....... If that were in Canada, you'd be looking through the rear wheel-wells and the bottom of the extended cab. The dent? That'll pop back out.....

Enjoy that workhorse.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #80
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The truck just got a clean bill of health from one of my diesel mechanic friends. It's a bit hard to start, but with new glow plugs, this puppy should scream. We have to replace all fluids and track one small oil leak (power steering probably), and she will be good to go. Another diesel nut is going to look at it today. Once they are done with inspections, I'll hammer the bed out, replace the interior, get new tires, replace all the fluids, and drive the fucker. I got doors from 96 with power windows, and power locks on my list as an upgrade.

It's definitely a beast.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #81
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I'm having to keep it at work -- wife said only two cars in the drive way.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #82
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3223109035.html

These things keep popping up around here, tempting me. I just picked up an older Suburban 4x4 (1999, old body style, but with early version of the Vortec in the 5.7 liter flavor) and now I'm feeling just a tinge of regret. The old Burb works great for hauling my brood around, though, so I can't complain too much.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #83
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/cto/3217194548.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/3213774730.html 295k, pretty typical around here

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3172693992.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/3123866194.html

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/cto/3152156305.html Too bad they're no pics, this one sounds like a gem.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #84
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The truck just got a clean bill of health from one of my diesel mechanic friends. It's a bit hard to start, but with new glow plugs, this puppy should scream.
Did you guys let the plugs cycle enough or just until the light went off? Did you check batteries/starter first- cheaper than replacing the plugs...

congrats, and welcome to the diesel world ...

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:09 PM   #85
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I heard 'em cycle for 15 seconds, and the relay stops clicking.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:11 PM   #86
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The glow plugs are super easy to change on an IDI but if you want some that actually last. Buy the ones that say Beru on them. The ford dealer will generally hose you on them but you can find some decent deals on them. Avoid autolite glow plugs at all cost. the tips swell up and then you break them getting them out.

The glow plug controller on the 93 is the better electronic one, it senses the resistance through all 8 glow plugs to determine how long to leave them on. If you have just 1 bad one it throws that reading off and they wont stay on long enough then it starts even harder.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:28 PM   #87
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Did you guys let the plugs cycle enough or just until the light went off? Did you check batteries/starter first- cheaper than replacing the plugs...

congrats, and welcome to the diesel world ...

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Weak batteres will cause some carzy shit with these. The glow plug realay looks just like a standard ford starter relay but it is not make sure it is brown not black it will not work for long at all if at all.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #88
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Awesome tip! I'll try to find those glow plugs and go through the whole assembly. I already got a forum membership, so that will help. Dumping the oil tonight, and need to do a coolant flush.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #89
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I think rock auto has the motor craft branded beru plugs at a good price.

I use the power stroke oil filter on my idi it's bigger but fits just fine.


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Old 08-24-2012, 12:37 PM   #90
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I think rock auto has the motor craft branded beru plugs at a good price.

I use the power stroke oil filter on my idi it's bigger but fits just fine.


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7.3 PS :) I'll grab that too.. thanks
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