looking for any other 7.3L owners in the southern Ontario area to exchange tips and info, parts sourcing and good mechanics etc....
I live in Hamilton, work in Woodbridge and I pick up scrap cars in all places in between.
I work out of a mechanic's shop in Woodbridge and he is a diesel mechanic. Specializing in VW's and Ford trucks (worked at a Ford dealership)
We have a client that works at the parts counter at a local Ford dealer and will be approaching him about whatever help he can offer.
I also have a source for very good used tires. I just have to give him a list and he can check his stock. Pairs are more common, four matching is a little harder to get and can take some time, but for the price worth the wait.
thanks for the welcome, I'm looking at a 1994 brown 2 tone f 250, ext cab, long box pretty sure its the first gen power stroke). it'll be my first diesel, and also my first "real" truck (my last 3 were 87 ranger, 89 ranger and i now drive a 08 ranger). once the "new" one is on the road, ill probably sell the 08 though. while I'm typing, could you guys tell me what is involved in the e test for a pre 98 diesel, I'm being told by not so reliable sources its just a check for visible smoke out the tailpipe, but have yet to confirm that. i may take a run down to the local ct and see what they say. I'm from essex, basically keep driving south till you hit lake erie.
I know the Essex area pretty well. We sometimes go riding down along Lake Erie anywhere from Point Pelee to Amherstburg. Pretty sure the truck you're looking at is a non-turbo IDI 7.3 diesel. Others can chime in to confirm this.
For my 2001 diesel truck, the e-test was just a visual look-see at the tailpipe for 5 minutes. There is also a factory label affixed to it that reads "Non-Catalytic". I bet if you go to the Ontario Drive Clean website it will probably confirm the e-test procedure for your vehicle. Good luck with the purchase process.
"Blutus" - 2001 FORD F-250; Super Cab; Navistar 7.3 Turbo Diesel; 4x4 Off Road; Long Box; 3:73; 70,000 km. (44,000 mi.)
"Goozer" - 1992 FORD E350 based Glendale Royal Classic RV; 460 cid.
thanks, I've tried that and i didn't really understand the lawyer/government talk they used. ill probably just stop by a shop. as far as the engine, the guy says its a turbocharged 7.3, I've read up and to my understanding, that means this would be a 1994.5 with a power stroke. i also could have misinterpreted the info i found on here, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, I'm going for a look see tomorrow, so the more i know before then…..
so i finally went and saw this f250, and it looks like by the end of february, i will officially be able to say i have a f250 with a 7.3 idi turbo, i plan on starting a new thread with pics and upgrades as i do them. (i don't want to hijack this thread).
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