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Old 03-08-2011, 07:15 PM   #1
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Superduty 7.3 engine

What year(s) did Ford produce this engine ?..thnks, wolfie

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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The last generation, which went in the first generation SuperDuty design, went from 1999 to mid-2003. I never had one, but people claim it was the best of 'em.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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i have a 2002. the smaller engines became available in 2002. i don't remember if it was offered n 2003 or not. just remember that i would have waited for the higher torque if i had known (at the time i bought).
now, i'm glad i got the 7.3.
the local Ford dealer said the used 7.3 are easy to sell.
mine hasn't been "chipped." didn't want to add any more stress to the transmission. closest i ever came to doing anything to it was add a gear splitter for the higher gear when not toeing. finally figured that i could buy a lot of diesel for the price.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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My dad had a 2000 w/7.3, great running truck, could pass everything except a fuel pump

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:02 PM   #5
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my 90 E-350 has a 7.3 diesel

and my 99 f350 SD super cab with the 7.3 turbo diesel. Ah i miss that truck..
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Old 03-08-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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In superduty trucks, the 7.3 powerstroke was available 99-mid 03, replaced mid 03 with the 6.oh crap, what broke now.
The 7.3 powerstroke came in the previous generation body style starting in 1994, replacing the old 7.3 diesel/ turbo diesel mid year. Same displacement figure of 7.3, but entirely different engine.
There were some longer overlaps/ availability in commercial vehicles and special comfigurations. What I listed above is referring to f series trucks bought by individuals.
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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i had a 1984 6.9. every couple of years i had something to do with the starter: selenoid; brushes; bendix. the bindix and selinoid were the most frequent.
in 1993, bought a used 7.3. w/50000mi. replaced engine at 123k due to pin hole in cyclender wall. 2 mo later received notice from ford stating that had experienced a small number of premature engines due to cavation caused by improper radiator maintance. recomended an addative FW15?

when the turbo came along, they changed the valves to vanadium. don't know what else. i believe they also dropped the compression ratio but that may have come later.
purchaced 2002 7.3 in early 2002. replaced gold antifreeze with same from Ford at 100000 miles as recomended. believe i have abt 160k on it; trouble free.
i had heard they had problems with the 6.0 but ford had been good abt making them good.
if i had know the 6.0 was coming out i would have bought because of the better milage. over the years, i have talked to people with the 6.0 and later and was not impressed with what they were getting.

when i pull my trailer on level interstate at 70mph, i get a consistant 8.3mpg. it improves in the mountians (guess it is the lower speed). on the nathez trace, i got 10.1. i have the 4.11 rear end. it will pass a gas station but that is because it has a 40gal tank. usually take out a morgage to fill it.

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