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7.3 psd

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PLOWMAN45, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,829

    anyone have problems with there 7.3 im looking at 97 F250 psd just was wondering
     
  2. POWERSTROKEFURY

    POWERSTROKEFURY Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    Reply to 7.3

    Compared to the 6.0L, the 7.3L is like comparing a Ford to a Chevy hahaha. But honestly, the 7.3L is a strong motor. I have an F-350 1 Ton dump. We have a 9' V-Plow on it, 4:10 gears, haul a trailer and John Deer all summer, and put 5 yards of stone on it with helper springs. Not one single problem with this truck. Be sure to change air/fuel filters. You will notice a dramatic decrease in power if you don't do this. But other then that, I'm sure you know what Ford is all about.
     
  3. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    I have a 96' and a 00' 7.3 and neither one of them have given me any trouble to speak of. I have made a few minor repairs but all in all they have treated me right. About the only common problem people have with them is the CPS but it is an easy fix. I say go for it. The 97' in my opinion has the best body style Ford ever made.
     
  4. HayBay

    HayBay Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 15

    95 PSD Here

    Good vehicle. No major problems with mine, just need to use thinner engine oil in the colder seasons and keep the truck plugged in on cold days. If you need parts contact an International Parts dealer they are cheaper than FORDs.
     
  5. hilltopfarm

    hilltopfarm Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    96 psd

    I own a 1996 Powerstroke F250 with the solid front axle. I love the truck Planning on putting a fisher plow on it this year. Pulls like crazy and can move for a diesel truck

    Best of Luck
     
  6. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    97 psd

    I have a 97 psd 350 dump 4x4 , bought it new and now have almost 100 thous miles. Plowing winters and used dailiy in my two man construction company. I've been very happy with it. No mayor problems except rebuilding the auto tranny at 66 thou. All and all I can honestly say that I love this truck! I plan on using one more year, then going new again and keeping it for my second truck.
    Hope this helps Good Luck.
    Nailit :waving:
     
  7. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You really can't go wrong with that year PSD we have like 30 ambulances with that engine and they go on and on. Running strong at 250K + . I have Been driving them since they came out, I rather drive a PSD then a 460!
    The weak point is the transmissions, they die pretty regularly!!!
    (30 truck + fleet) ( ten different drivers a week)
    We have a spare in the shipping case sitting in the parts cage ready to go.
    If you buy it and the tranny dies later on, just have a heavy duty rebuild done and it will be OK.
     
  8. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    I wouldn't trade mine for anything. No problems at all.