Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Eastern South Carolina
Re: New to the nation and new to owning a 7.3
Hello and welcome to the Nation. Probably be different opinions or trains of thought but the main thing is to address any critical items first and update/upgrade/preventative maintenance the others as time and budget allows. You can do a lot with a $7,000 budget so good with that. IMO
, first i would change the fluids and filters front to back. IMO
, use only Motorcraft filters. While you're changing the fluids in the front end, rear end, transmission, transfer case, address any leaks like the pinion seal, diff covers, etc. You wrote you were going to do the pedestal seals so...while you're there...address all the things you mentioned on the top side at one time. That way, you're not futzing around in the way of other things or having to take things off multiple times to have room to work. Look at all of your boots, too. Then would be a good time to change them out as well. Other than that, sounds like you're on the right track. Just my opinion. Good luck and welcome.
Old School Strokin'
2001 F-250 7.3 Powerstroke
Lariat, 4X4 Off-Road, Crew-Cab, SB, AT