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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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My dad is looking at buying a 95 cc dually, don't know a lot about the older 7.3's. Any advice from owners of this year would be greatly appreciated. Strong points, weak points, things to check out before buying and expected fuel mileage? Thanks
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Re: 95 F-350

Just for a data point, my 94 (5-speed, 4.10 rear) basically got about 16 mpg running solo. I'll say overall they are very good trucks. Most of the problems would really be due to poor maintenance. If the oil and oil/fuel filters have been changed regularly, the are very good. Same with the coolant and its additive. One major weak point I guess would be if it has the automatic (E4OD) transmission (again it might be fine if its been maintained). Cheers!

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I love mine, 162000 and counting. My average mileage is 18.5 mpg combined driving with 4.10 gears and a the average mods most everyone does except a programmer. Good luck
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My dad is looking at buying a 95 cc dually, don't know a lot about the older 7.3's. Any advice from owners of this year would be greatly appreciated. Strong points, weak points, things to check out before buying and expected fuel mileage? Thanks
I will be getting a 96/97 Crewcab dually PSD 5 speed with Under 100k here in about a month. New turbo, 6 new tires. looking to get 6-7k for it.Let me know if you are interested.

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I've got a '95 cab and chassis with a 3yrd dump. Love it. 4:10 gears, automatic. I run the living Hell out of it. Pull a skidsteer, haul a roto-mill, and deliver anything that's profitable. Empty it's about a 15mpg truck. Pulling, making boost, about 10-12mpg. From what I've read, nothing a lot different than the other OBS trucks. My torque converter rattles pretty bad going into lock-up, or when it slips pulling up a hill or something. But it's done that for a long time now. From what I understand they have single-shot injectors, so they're louder than the later OBS engines. I've only got 98,xxx original miles. Good truck. If it's been taken care of, you really can't go wrong.
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Mine is the exact truck you are looking at, if you are looking at 2wd. Nice truck, built like a tank. I second everything that has been said here. My unloaded MPG is about 16-17. Loaded pulling about 7500lbs, 10-12. You have to change the oil on time due to the HEUI system. I bought a manual since the autos are kinda iffy when stock. The only other complaint is noise and smoking. Watch out for poor stock air filters which can allow turbo damage due to its design. The only other thing is the stock down pipe sucks. Check for in valley oil leaks that comes from the turbo pedistal, namely the EBPV actuator. The engine is a robust piece with 6 bolts per cylinder, depskirted block, and forged rods up to 2001. It is a heavy duty engine that I have seem go 350,000 miles plus. Lots of good info on here to resolve issues you may run into.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 03:46 AM
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Check the air box to make sure it has been sealing properly and no dirt has been sucked into the engine.

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