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89' 7.3, f-350

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by saltbranch, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Dec 29, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    saltbranch

    saltbranch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with 1 of these trucks? I found a good deal on 1. Its got the 7.3 IDI non turbo,5 spd, 4.10, crewcab, single wheel rear(not a dually). I had a 84', 6.9 years ago that was a real good truck, not much on power. Anyways, the truck will do what I need for hauling capacity, seems to run good.
    Thx
     
  2. Dec 29, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    The 7.3 IDI is a bored out 6.9. One of the major issues you have to look out for is cavitation problems with the thinner cylinder walls. Stick with Motorcraft/Beru(sp.) glow plugs and run diesel kleen and you'll be golden. My '87 6.9 4x4(it was free). Also, the 5 speed is the way to go. The 3 speed auto sucks too much petrol.
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  3. Dec 29, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    350TacoZilla

    350TacoZilla Well-Known Member

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    2.7L 3RZ,K&N filter, 4" deck plate mod,flowmaster 40 series,3" body lift,3" suspension lift,35's. I also have another tacoma a 97 with a 350 small block in it on a 1972 blazer frame...
    pretty much bulletproof motor, think the 5spd is a zf not sure but the truck should be good truck as long as it wasnt beat on and had normal maint.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    saltbranch

    saltbranch [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The starter is out on the truck, we pulled started and it seems to run pretty good. The body is straight, it did have a 5th wheel bolted into the bed at 1 time, holes are there. Since it was a bolt in 5th wheel, I doubt it was pulling alot of weight. All the fluids look good.
    Basically I am trading a 93' Dakota,5.2,auto,4x4 hunting truck that has rusted out fenders/bed. The Dakota can be street legal very easily, has A/C. Body is dented up abit. But runs like a bat of H-LL. Dakota does need a brake line and e-brake cable replaced. Both trucks have not been road legal for over a year.Pretty much a project/toy swap.
    Thanks for the input.
     
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