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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Dilemma with 2000 7.3

So my Dad left us this truck...2000 ex-cab 2wd 7.3.
All maintenence was done at a small local shop...truck wasn't really driven much. It has a hair under 97K on the clock now....not bad for a 9 year old truck.

Anyway....I've known something was up with it. It has all the symptoms of a bad injector...rough cold starts, white smoke but drives and feels fine when up to temp.

Well..my brother takes it to a diesel repair shop this week that's run by a very good friend of ours for some diagnostics.
Upon opening the hood...they noticed that the factory air box was trashed....bad. The intake tube he told me was completly caked with dirt inside. It would seem that small local shop doesn't have a clue.

First order of business...remove the oil fill cap and run the truck. You guessed it...blow by...and lots of it.

So...pending a compression check which will happen this week...we know the cylinder walls are shot and the turbo also.
Hopefully it won't be too bad but it doesn't sound great to start with.

Now the dilemma...

Band-aid it back together with a new air box and unload it...or....

A new DI short block, 38R and some tuning to start.
Maybe an exhaust system and intake too.

The truck is still not driven often...only used on occasion to run errands and tow our gooseneck with a tractor on it.

What would you do ? Bear in mind this is a work truck...we have our toy trucks. Also...it's not needed....we have other trucks to tow the tractor with.

Spend the money to fix something that sits for weeks on end or sell it to get rid of the problem ?

Spending money I don't have on crap I don't need to impress people I don't know.
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Re: Dilemma with 2000 7.3

rebuild the block you have, at least you know what your getting... If you dont need it, do that with a rebuild kit from Ford and your up and running for $3k...

You could try and sell it as is...

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Re: Dilemma with 2000 7.3

Richard. You know david will take very good care of you.

Since it was your old man's.....I'd absolutely keep it.





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It would be cool to keep around since it belonged to your dad. I`d fix it mostly stock and keep it, you will regret it if you sell it.
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i would keep it if were me,specially since it was your dads..do the rebuild and keep it..
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If its got sentimental value....id def keep it.

Another plus, a solid 7.3 with a 38r and a good tune pulls a gooseneck as good as ANY truck out there, imo.

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Keep it! I would do the mild build up your talking about.

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Re: Dilemma with 2000 7.3

Sorry to hear you lost your dad.
I would keep it for a keepsake as well.
and I would keep it how he had it... which sounds relatively stock.

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