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Old 06-30-2010, 02:36 PM
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1996 powerstroke common problems

Hey im looking at getting a 1996 f250 single cab 7.3psd with 186,000 miles on it. he wants 3300 for it. i was wondering whats the common problems with this motor are, and if its reliable and quick at the same time. is there any turbo lag, for work i drive an 08 f350 and the turbo lag on that is crazy bad, but once it gets spooled its quick. just wondering what you guys think of it? Thanks



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Old 06-30-2010, 02:45 PM
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Steve has great tips on picking out a truck.

I'd be sure to give it a look over in person and drive it before purchasing, but only wanting 3300 so he can get a new truck seems low.

Make sure to check the front for how he did the lift.
Make sure he dropped the hangers for the TTB, that is important.
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mine is a 96' also. The guy I bought mine from was having to use ether to start it up. I bought it anyway. It got to the point where it wouldn't start up. I replaced the glow plugs thinking it was them. It still wouldn't start. I almost gave up on it then someone told me to check the HPOP res. It was bone dry. I filled it up and she's fired up ever since- no ether. I guess I got a new set of glow plugs out of it.

When it fires up see how much the smoke clears up after about 10 min. If it still has a lot of smoke in injector o-rings might be going- might be the rings though. Either my injector orings are going or my rings are, but I don't mind that much cause my truck runs strong. As far as turbo lag, I don't think the older 7.3s have this prob, but I'm not real sure about that- hopefully someone else will chime in. My turbo seems to be good all the way through the powerband and its stock.
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I have a 96 f350 the only problem I have had so far was a CPS. Easy fix even in the cold.
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Ok, what does HP0P and CPS mean?
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mine is a 96' also. The guy I bought mine from was having to use ether to start it up. I bought it anyway. It got to the point where it wouldn't start up. I replaced the glow plugs thinking it was them. It still wouldn't start. I almost gave up on it then someone told me to check the HPOP res. It was bone dry. I filled it up and she's fired up ever since- no ether. I guess I got a new set of glow plugs out of it.

When it fires up see how much the smoke clears up after about 10 min. If it still has a lot of smoke in injector o-rings might be going- might be the rings though. Either my injector orings are going or my rings are, but I don't mind that much cause my truck runs strong. As far as turbo lag, I don't think the older 7.3s have this prob, but I'm not real sure about that- hopefully someone else will chime in. My turbo seems to be good all the way through the powerband and its stock.

OK I guess I am a dummy just where is the HPOP resivoir? I have a 96 7.3 also and didn't know there was such a thing but my truck does not want to start real good and was wondering if this could be the problem.
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in front of the motor, in middle, on top. It's got a sensor on the pass. side and a small plug on the drivers side, both on top. About 8 inches wide, couple inches deep.
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What do you put in the HPOP reservoir if it is low? Just curious, as I knew nothing of this.
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What do you put in the HPOP reservoir if it is low? Just curious, as I knew nothing of this.
Whatever oil you're using in the engine. That's what circulates through the HPOP.
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Huh, good to know. Thanks for the info. I will have to check mine as well.
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Hey Guys i got a 96 powerstroke will hardley start when its warm thinking of changeing oinjectors but o rings a good place to start idles ok but spits smoke and runs rough at high rpm's . What to do? Tested glow plugs all good.
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