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Old 06-12-2011, 08:49 PM
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Default 7.3 Power Stroke versus 7.3 non turbo

I was wondering for Ford's 7.3L engine at what year did they offer a turbo for the F250 and F350 models? Which is honestly better for long term durablity- turbo or no turbo? At what specific date for the 7.3 did they offer a turbo? When was the engine computer controlled compared with all mechanic which I suppose is more relaible? I don't want to spend a ton of cash everytime need to buy a part. Is turbo and engine computer controled in the 1995 truck?

I saw a 1995, F350 that was an automatic with 152,000 miles, 7.3 turbo, 4 door crew cab, long bed (long bed came from a sinle tank truck, but seller was going create another fuel top by cutting the exteior sheet metal. All this $4500.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:36 PM
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They had the 7.3IDI with a turbo in 93 and early 94. They went to the powerstroke in 94.5.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:42 AM
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You want a POWERSTROKE... Not an IDI...

About the only thing a IDI is good for is a Farm truck... They will start about everytime, are cheap, no maintance... but also NO POWER... would struggle to get out of there own way.
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Well actually speaking of a farm truck, I own 4 acres in the Redlands (South West Miami, FL) and had planned to get a truck forfarm use. So I guess IDI will work for me.
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IDI would be fine if your tooling around on the farm, they run forever, need little maintance and are cheap.

But dont expect to hook to a load of hay and get anywhere fast. Your in it for the long haul with an IDI.
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Well actually speaking of a farm truck, I own 4 acres in the Redlands (South West Miami, FL) and had planned to get a truck forfarm use. So I guess IDI will work for me.
Paul you'll be O K, You drive a NISSAN DIESEL MAXIMA, with no turbo So you are used to slow diesels
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I have a "new" questions: How come you see very few 4X4 F250 and F350 Diesel pickups? While this 1991 7.3 L IDI does'nt have a turbo, can I easily add one with not much cost? Would one be easy to install a turbo? What other upgrades can I do to the stock engine? 300,000 miles is'nt a lot of miles if typical wear parts have been repaired / replaced as nessary? Thanks Paul
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I have a "new" questions: How come you see very few 4X4 F250 and F350 Diesel pickups? While this 1991 7.3 L IDI does'nt have a turbo, can I easily add one with not much cost? Would one be easy to install a turbo? What other upgrades can I do to the stock engine? 300,000 miles is'nt a lot of miles if typical wear parts have been repaired / replaced as nessary? Thanks Paul
PAUL are you going to buy a diesel before the year ends
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I have a "new" questions: How come you see very few 4X4 F250 and F350 Diesel pickups? While this 1991 7.3 L IDI does'nt have a turbo, can I easily add one with not much cost? Would one be easy to install a turbo? What other upgrades can I do to the stock engine? 300,000 miles is'nt a lot of miles if typical wear parts have been repaired / replaced as nessary? Thanks Paul

If you're going to do that, just get a powerstroke and forget the IDI. They can't take much boost and still don't make squat for power even with a turbo. They are worlds better with a turbo, but still nothing impressive by today's standards. I watched a 7.3 IDI with a turbo on the dyno at our local dyno day this past year, it did something like 190hp and 250 ft/lbs...
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I have a stock IDI and it pulls hey and logs and about anything I wanna put on it just fine. 95K. 1990 F-350
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