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1988 ford 250 diesel non turbo

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by rickbays, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. rickbays

    rickbays Member
    Messages: 46

    I found a 88 ford diesel im thinking about getting for a back up truck. The plow is one it already. My questions is how does it plow with not having a turbo? Ive never had a non turbo diesel.

  2. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    like a tank thats how. It will feel like a slug that could move a mountain.
  3. Dirtboy953B

    Dirtboy953B Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    They plow GREAT! I have a 89' 7.3 non-turbo and a 86' 6.9 non-turbo
  4. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    I could not have said it better my self. Its not a hotrod but it should soldier on for a long time We have a 7.3 nonturbo with 180,000 miles runs great although it does not like to live outside cold blooded.:salute:
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2008
  5. Ford_7.3_meyer

    Ford_7.3_meyer Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I have a 90 7.3 with 350,000 it runs great! true it can't accelerate as fast as one with a turbo but then all you do is spin out:dizzy: what plow and how many miles?
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    You won't win any races with that truck but it will work and work darn hard for you!
  7. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Exactly. My buddy had a F350 with the 6.9 and the thing was a tank. I mean it would push anything without hesitation. For just a backup truck and work only truck, I'd get it in a second.
  8. rickbays

    rickbays Member
    Messages: 46

    Thanks for the all info. I went up to buy the truck over the 3 days after i looked at it. The guy sold the plow off it for $400. I was a western power angle. Like the saying goes "think long think wrong". I just didnt want to get a truck i had no clue about.

    You guys have been very helpful.
  9. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    oh boy , your in for a surprise!

    Plow with a diesel an I promise you'll never drive a gasser again!!
  10. Ford445

    Ford445 Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 243

    So did you buy the plow? If so, where are the pics?
  11. rickbays

    rickbays Member
    Messages: 46

    He never offered me the plow. he sold it to some other guy. He was only asking 1100 for the complete package. The truck body was rough but i was only looking for a back up. I figured for that price the truck wouldnt plow well. I know different now. I just didnt want to get stuck with a truck i couldnt use.
  12. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    i second that!!! the older 6.9 and 7.3 are perfect for plowing, have lots of low end power just off idle right where you need it. they won't win a drag race but they are workhorses!!