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    brother-in-law just bought a used 2000 Ford with a 7.3 diesel, I told him he would be better off to get a new diesel with warranty behind it. what are your guys thoughts on this truck? was he a dumb a$$? Was 2000 a good year to buy?? I am not sure what he paid for it
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  • #2
    What coalsmoke said. I'm a Cummins guy too.
    Make sure your brother checks the coolant. Powerstrokes need SCA (supplement coolant additive) because of cavitation.

    Also, he'll want to carry a spare CPS (crank position sensor). These will fail and make leave him stranded.

    I believe 2000 is a good year. If I remember correctly, it should have forged connecting rods instead of powdered metal.

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    • #3
      Yes the cps is a common failure,can be a pita to get correctly adjusted when installing the new sensor in because of shims that space it away from the crank.Also if the this truck has a ton of miles on it, the crank can also move back and forth further causing problems.

      Is it a 4wd? if so,front ball joints are a common failure.

      But that diesel engine is one of the best navistar built for Ford.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Coalsmoke View Post
        Dan, I'm a Cummins guy, but you tell him that his new 7.3 is way better an engine than anything new that you will find on the Ford lot that has both a warranty and ford badge on it. If I were to buy a ford tomorrow, it would be a 2000-2002 with the 7.3L.
        Thanks alot coalsmoke,I know my 04-550 6.0 has had trouble but don,t rub it in.
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        • #5
          Ahhh I am very sorry guys, the truck is a 2002 7.3 diesel not a 2000. so if anyone has more info I would be thankful.
          DODGE 1 TON 6.7
          PIPEPRO 304
          TO MANY TOOLS
          JUST WELDING IN CIRCLES
          rig welders are like wheelbarrows hard to push around
          and easily upset
          go flames go

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          • #6
            I also run a Cummins but only because I got tired of Ford's that run like sh#t and eat turbos. The 7.3's were(are) awsome powerplants and I think that if Ford could have evolved them I would still be a Ford owner. After 230000 km's on my Dodge without a cent into it, Ford would have to come up with something magic to get me back.
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            • #7
              at dealer today

              Coal, The dealer had my truck today they repaired a oil leak said it was the lower oil cooler line.Under warrenty though so i cant *****.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by pipeline Dan View Post
                Ahhh I am very sorry guys, the truck is a 2002 7.3 diesel not a 2000. so if anyone has more info I would be thankful.
                Dan, you may want to check out this forum, they have quite a bit of info on the Ford diesels:

                http://www.ford-trucks.com/ford-diesel.html

                Hope it helps

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                • #9
                  I didin't think the 7.3 came in a 2002 i thought that 2001 was the last year either way the 7.3 was a great motor i don't know why the took it out of production on the trucks my dad has a 2001 ford extend cab with a deck on it and i don't think he'll trade it in on any new ford or dodge or gm product.
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                  • #10
                    I have an '02 7.3 and it is a great engine in a great truck. The rest of the drivetrain (and truck) should be very stout with proper maintenance. I am still a Ford guy even though I have an '06 Dodge Cummins too. I just couldn't bear to get a new Ford engine. I believe 2003 was the crossover year for the 7.3 and 6.0 engines. I would be very reluctant to buy any brand of truck with the new emissions diesels.
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                    • #11
                      2003 was the change over from 7.3 to 6.0.
                      Both engines can be found in the 03's.
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                      • #12
                        i have 99 with 7.3. good truck and it screams when i wind the turbo. 18 mpg i cant gripe

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                        • #13
                          beamwalker;104997]i have 99 with 7.3. good truck and it screams when i wind the turbo. 18 mpg i cant gripe[/QUOTE]

                          I also have a 99 7.3 F-350 p/u w/135k on it and it runs strong. i have no gripes with this truck at all.
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                          • #14
                            i dont understand the dislike for the new ford powerstrokes,my brother has a new 08 550 with auto,and i made a steel run with it and his 32 ft gooseneck and on the way home loaded(pretty good load)it would run like a scalded dog,plenty of power,lots of low end pull.i sure like it,and i would take it over a dodge(i like the cummins-just not the truck) any day.once again everybody has a opinion.im gonna buy a new 08 350 or 450 soon,i even looked at dodges but i thought the ford was more truck.

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                            • #15
                              lots of troubles

                              Weldingrod, It is no secret theses 6.0,s have been plagued with troubles turbos,injectors,oil leaks,reflashes.Mine has had 3 turbos,ball joints,oil cooler tube leak,all in 14k for a 40,000 dollar chassis that is non-sense.
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