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Unread 05-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #16
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Well so much for the F250. I was suppose to pick it up tomorrow but not anymore. Apparently last night his truck was blocked in and the store was only two miles away. He hydroplaned, went in to a ditch and rolled it twice. He's okay, the truck not so much.

Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. I'm looking at an 01 2500 4x4 cummins tomorrow.

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Unread 05-14-2012, 12:07 AM   #17
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Well so much for the F250. I was suppose to pick it up tomorrow but not anymore. Apparently last night his truck was blocked in and the store was only two miles away. He hydroplaned, went in to a ditch and rolled it twice. He's okay, the truck not so much.

Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. I'm looking at an 01 2500 4x4 cummins tomorrow.
I would look at getting that duramax. I know you said it had injector issues. But if you have any questions about it contact Docholliday on the forums. He knows a lot about duratards. And I know the injectors are a one time fix on that year of duramax. The duramax is so much more refined then the cummins especially those years with the VP44 pumps. Plus it has an Allision trans.
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The guy changed his mind on the duramax, he bit the bullet and had new injectors installed so he's keeping the truck now. There's not much else available in a duramax around here that I would offer them anywhere what they're asking on top of knowing you're going to have to spend another $3k on injectors sooner or later.

Here's the Dodge I'm looking at today.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3011710081.html
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I looked at the dodge, actually several over the past few weeks. The 5.9 24 valve cummins has a little more get up and go than the 7.3 but everything together the dodge trucks can't touch the superduty. The Ford is by far the better truck, at least the ones I've looked at. It would be awesome if I could get the Cummins in the Ford body. So I'll keep looking for a super duty or duramax for now. I found an 01 250 with a banks big boss system I'll check out this week. Is that good or bad?
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Stay away from anything with the name , banks, edge, bulldog, superchips, A custom tunes chip for any 7.3 will wake it up. But look for a late 99-2000. They have forged rods.

I agree older dodges really show their age.
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Finding a stock truck is almost impossible it seems, that's what breaks my heart about the F250. It was bone stock except for the exhaust and in unbelievably incredible shape, it's going to be a while before I run across a truck like that again in my price range. Oh well, I'll keep searching.
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I lucked out big time on mine.

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I had to add the gauges and chip - got them used though, nice and cheap.
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I found a 01 Chevy crew cab completely stock with 150k for $13k. It has the original injectors so I know they will need replacing soon. I may try to look at it Thursday.
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Very nice. Don't pay 3k for injectors and don't get injectors from Pensacola diesel. Call up dustin at diesel addiction. Tell him Nacoma or Chris sent you his way if you pick it up.

Also sleeve the tie rods for 50bucks and that will fix the weak IFS problem. He or DocHolliday on this forum can answer any questions you might have. I'll text doc and have him pm you now that I think of it. Both guys are gurus when it comes to the duratard.
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I found a 01 Chevy crew cab completely stock with 150k for $13k. It has the original injectors so I know they will need replacing soon. I may try to look at it Thursday.
You might make it a little while longer on those injectors if you pick it up. If they do need replaced don't buy them from a chevy dealer or from pensacola diesel...

The problem with those years where the injector tips where made out of a softer metal and eventually wheres out. Bosch corrected the problem with a better designed injector, but GM and other parts places sometimes have some of the old style in stock and will sell you those.

Good luck, I love my Duramax and wouldn't want any other diesel truck.
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Have you checked cumminsforums.com? They have a lot of rigs for decent priced on the west coast. I wish I never bought my charger and bought a semi built truck from someone over there.
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So I've found two duramax 2500 4x4 trucks. One is an 01 four door with 175k and the other is an 03 extended cab with 104k. The 01 had the injectors replaced at 108k by the dealer 3 years ago, he has the receipts and its on the carfax. Were the upgraded injectors available then? Will they ever need replacing again or should they last the life of the truck? I like the 03 a little better but its at a dealer and the mileage being that low worries me. I'm afraid its been tampered with.
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Buying an older 7.3 Powerstroke I would be looking for some assurance or verification that the coolant anti-foaming agent (FW-16?) had been kept up by the previous owner(s).
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No foam in my 2001...looks good to me.

However, the OP is looking at (Chebby) Duramax. What does anti-foam in a 7.3 (Ferd) mean at the moment????
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