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New to me Ford F-350

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by L.I.Mike, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370


    So my friend bought a new F-250 quad cab with the diesel and I bought his old truck.
    2002 F-350 with the 7.3 diesel.
    Complete with 8 foot western plow.

    I am so looking forward to driving this, truck is in great shape with 153000 miles on it.
    It's just broken in! So now we need the white stuff.payup

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011
  2. snowbuster1

    snowbuster1 Member
    Messages: 84

    Nice looking truck I think you will like it. I am a Ford guy, wish about everyday I had my 7.3 back.I got a 6.0 now and I think I finally got all the bugs worked out of it.
  3. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Nice looking ride !
  4. sle

    sle Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 51

    Although I have 09 250 white 6.4, I still perfer the look of the 05,06,07 body stlyle.
    There is just something about them that look way cool.
    Maybe its the powestroke badge on the door, who knows...
  5. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    nice looking rig man. i love plowing with my 7.3's i take them over my 6.4 every storm that we get, but doesnt look like ill have to worry this year since its not snowing
  6. cdahl1177

    cdahl1177 Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 114

    good looking trucks. i had a 6.0 and after repeated kicks in the dick from it i jumped ship to a duramax but you cant beat a good 7.3
  7. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    That Truck Is Awesome
  8. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    I have the same truck except its white cant beat it
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2011
  9. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Sweet truck man. Those 7.3's are awesome motors!
  10. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Nice rig. I just bought my father in law's 2000 F250 extended cab long bed with the 7.3. It just turned 71,000 miles, so it isn't even broken in yet! I put my Hiniker 8.5' poly V on it. We will see how it pushes compared to my 2002 Dodge 2500 with a Cummins in it. I think it will be a good rig. Good luck with your truck.


    STIHL GUY Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 663

    nice looking truck. you will love plowing in that
  12. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Thanks, It is a big change from my Bronco. I am really looking forward to seeing how this one works out since it is my first diesel.

    Messages: 99

    Just make sure you plug in the "Glow Plug" otherwise you won't be going anywhere.
  14. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Wow. Yours only has one glow plug? Mine has 8. But only one block heater. Just kidding. But seriously, he is right, I plug it in when it gets below about 20. Starts a lot easier. And gets heat in the cab much quicker.

  15. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,108

    nice truck man. where are you on the island?
  16. plowingkid35

    plowingkid35 Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    No....... all my trucks i dont plug them in unless its over -20. If you properly maintain them and take care of everything you should not have a problem. Never once had a problem with my 7.3's
  17. big_stroker

    big_stroker Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    If you have good glow plugs and a good glow plug relay there is not need to plug in the block heater on a 7.3 unless its -20 or so out.

    I have never had a cold start issue other than when my GPR went out.
  18. L.I.Mike

    L.I.Mike Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I am over in Holbrook. I am getting used to the truck the more I drive it. The Bronco was small and has a very good turning radius, this one not so much but I can not even compare the 2 trucks.
    My friend who sold me the truck gave me all the warnings about the truck and cold weather so I dod not anticipate a problem, but thanks for all the input. This weekend the Bronco gets cleaned up and put up for sale.
    Sorry to see it go but I do not need 2 and this one is a keeper.
  19. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,372

    Nice truck. The 7.3 is a great engine.