Submitted by Name: Daniel From: Birmingham, AL E-mail: Contact
Comments: I just bought my first ford, my first f250 superduty, and my first diesel period. My truck is a 1999 with the 7.3. I am doing research on the maintenance that needs to be done and ran across your site. Thanks for documenting so much. Great site. Since I am not sure when filters were last changed, I thought I would start there. If you have suggestions on things I should do to this new-to-me truck, I'm all ears. Thanks!
Admin reply: . Hi Daniel
Just keep up with the routine stuff and the rest will follow. These are good trucks. Thanks for posting.
Added: April 5, 2017
Submitted by Name: BC From: West Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: I enjoyed reading your site. I never had a Super Duty but did run a '94 7.3 IDI diesel quite a few years. Rebuilding the injection pump at 102k. My stock 7.3 IDI never got wonderful mpg. The E4OD behind my 7.3 IDI died at 160k. Rather than put money into another E4OD I replaced the 7.3 in my '94 F-250HD in April of 2009 with a new from the factory RECON '93 EPA certified Cummins 12 valve 180 bhp unit. Adding a new (not rebuilt) Allison AT1545P which has lock-up in fourth gear behind the 5.9. The truck is a great rig on highway rig. I replaced the 3.55 ring and pinion gears with a new Ford 3.08 rear end gear ratio. I spent countless hours of research on this engine / transmission combo. Figuring if I was going to drop some big coin that I may as well do it right building a truck that has the longevity of a commercial rig verses a consumer grade unit! For a strictly on highway rig, the only thing I would have done differently in hindsight is I would have went with the Cummins 3.9 liter instead of the 5.9 which is overkill for my application.
Admin reply: . Hi BC
Sounds like a cool truck and an outstanding project. Thanks for posting it.
Added: April 1, 2017
Submitted by Name: Christopher Lakin From: Montrose CO E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thank you soooo much for the great presentation on the ball joint replacement. Top quality.
Admin reply: . Hi Christopher . You're welcome and thank you for the kind words.
Added: March 10, 2017
Submitted by Name: David From: Arizona E-mail: Contact
Comments: I too bought my 2000 F-250 7.3 off the lot and had no idea it would be such a great truck. Came across your site today looking for torque specs. Thank you for all the great information. Its interesting how we both have made many of the same modifications. I changed my coolant to Evans - no DCA, no pressure, never change - its worked out really well.
Admin reply: . Hi David . Great minds think alike! Thanks for posting.
Added: February 22, 2017
Submitted by Name: Joseph From: Eugene, Oregon E-mail: Contact
Comments: I stumbled upon your site and must say it's a bookmark for sure. If I ever need anything listed I'll use your link. I love your pictures a write-ups. The extra things listed like the torque calculator, values and what not are fantastic. It's like a one-stop shop for great information!
Admin reply: - Joseph - Thanks for the kind words, and thanks very much for using my links! Glad you find my info useful. - Jerry
Submitted by Name: Giovanni DiBianco From: Connecticut E-mail: Contact
Comments: Great write up, excellent help for all 3 of my powerstrokes. If you ever decide to run Amsoil let me know!
Admin reply: Thanks, Giovanni. I appreciate you taking the time to post. - Jerry
Added: January 2, 2017
Submitted by Name: Axel From: Emmitsburg md
Comments: Thanks for a great job!
re-habing a 2000 F-250 XLT, manual, short bed crew cab, to make it safe enough to transport the family with your help.
Admin reply: - Glad to hear it Axel. Glad you found my info of use. - Jerry
Added: October 18, 2016
Submitted by Name: Justin From: Idaho E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thanks for very well done write ups! if you wanna do some on oil leaks that would be awesome haha.
I just referred a friend to your axel seal write up because he was a little worried and your detailed write up tool the fear right out of him.
Admin reply: . Hi Justin
Thanks for posting. I appreciate the feedback. I guess I am lucky - I haven't had to address any oil leaks yet - so no writeups on that!
Added: August 15, 2016
Submitted by Name: Berg From: Kansas City E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wonderful info here; written by a non-mechanic for the non-mechanics (you obviously have a lot of mechanical talent though). I found this site while doing ball-joints on my truck. Your write up for the ball-joints is so superior to the U-tube videos out there, I just wanted to say Thank-You. I am going to do the P/S fluid change next. The internet at its best!
Admin reply: - Hi Berg,
Thanks for the kind words. Glad my info has been useful. Yes, the Internet is great. Allows us to do things that might otherwise be beyond our reach.
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