Originally Posted by brw549
I did however find many Ford 7.3 trucks that just will not die. Apparently that was the best product they ever made.
I love my '01 F-250 with the 7.3 PSD. The transmission needed to be replaced last summer at 190,000. It now has 197,000+ (not my daily driver). When the transmission went, I contemplated trading it in on a ne 6.7 PSD F-250/350 SRW or a F-150 ecoboost. The dealer was practically begging me to trade in my truck (I had told them I was going to keep it to see what I could get them down to on a new truck before springing the trade in), and when we could not find the "perfect" truck for me available (it was in between the '11 selling off and '12s being orderable), they actually told me that the 7.3 was the best engine they ever had and they can't get people to part with them. when they can, they can get good money for them.
Recently, I went to a dyno day with the local Super Duty club. I put mine on the dyno with only a 4" exhaust and Ford AIS intake as modifications. I pulled 242hp and 504ft·lbs torque a the wheels. Factory specs were 250hp/505ft·lbs at the crank. not bad for a truck that had about 195,000 miles at the time.
I'm planning on driving this truck for a long time.