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Unread 02-06-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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The mod of this section finally has a tow rig :D

Picked up a 2001 F-250 Crew Cab 7.3L on Monday, figured I'd show it off



Right now, it's got an AFE Stage 2 intake and an unknown brand aftermarket exhaust, I won't chip it until I know the tranny can take it. First mod on the list is gauges - should have Boost/Pyro/Trans in a couple weeks.

The topper wasn't on when I bought it, they thought it would detract from the sale. They told me get clamps ($35) and come get it. I told them to quit twisting my arm so hard, it was starting to hurt

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Unread 02-06-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Wait we have a mod for this section???

Nice looking truck. Just chip it then if the tranny goes you knew you had to upgrade it.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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Got any tips on convincing a wife that we need to spend money we don't have?
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Unread 02-06-2010, 10:37 PM   #4
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That's a beautiful rig! It looks like it's been treated well. Come on now, give us the dirty stuff. How many miles, and how long are you in the dog house for buying another toy?

I'm gonna guess $11k, 100k miles, and 1 month in the dog house.

ETA: I'd love to have a rig like that, but I'm afraid my wife would throw me a sleeping bag into the back and make me sleep in there indefinitely the way our money is right now.

ETA2: It must be a solid truck. I only found one recall and it's relatively minor. You may want to call your local dealer and have them run your VIN to be sure it's been done.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
01V258

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
1,083,000

Summary:
On certain passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, and light and medium duty pickup trucks, a switch located in the plastic cover of the wiper motor gear case could malfunction and overheat, potentially resulting in loss of intermittent wiper function, loss of wiper park function, complete loss of wiper function, smoke, or ignition of the plastic cover material. Switch malfunction is most likely to occur when the intermittent setting of the wipers is being used, or when snow or ice obstructs the blades from returning to the "parked" position at the bottom of the windshield. These vehicles were built at the following assembly plants: Atlanta plant from 2/11/00 through 7/31/00; Chicago plant from 2/14/00 through 8/4/00; Kansas City plant from 2/26/00 to 9/4/00; Kentucky truck plant from 2/18/00 to 8/31/00; Michigan truck plant from 2/23/00 through 8/3/00; Norfolk plant from 2/21/00 through 7/27/00; Wayne Stamping and Assembly plant from 2/25/00 through 8/15/00; and Wixom plant from 2/...

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Dealers will inspect the date code on the wiper motor. Motors built within the suspect time frame will have the wiper motor gear case cover replaced. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during September 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 10:29 AM   #5
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Got any tips on convincing a wife that we need to spend money we don't have?
If you find out how to do that let me know. I can't even buy steak anymore because of lack of money Ive always gone with the just do it and ask for forgiveness after the fact. A nice weekend of the 2 of you alone tends to help the anger issues.

Let us know what you do to the rig. Ive been wanting one for awhile since I don't like towing with the yukon and 3 dogs would prefer something larger. Might as well build up my case to the wife.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 11:27 AM   #6
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I love my '02 7.3L 1 ton......I convienced the wife the engine mods would net better gas mileage, and it worked! Not the mileage part.....well maybe.....but I can't tell because I always have my foot into the floorboard!
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Unread 02-07-2010, 11:46 AM   #7
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142k miles, paid $14.9k - 7.3L CC might as well be gold around here - they don't stay on the lot very long at all. We had 2 sold out from under us in just 1 week.

Best part is - I'm not in the dog house at all - I was willing to wait a year to get a tow rig, and she decided it has to happen now!

It really is a solid truck. Interior is in pristine shape, and there's only a tiny bit of rust on the back fender. I'll be able to take care of that with a flap disc and some touch-up paint.

Now to start learning diesel mechanics...I've been a gasser for years, so it's almost like a whole new world.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 12:54 PM   #8
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Not a bad deal! I just estimated a little low so I wouldn't feel so bad if you really got it for a steal.

142K is just getting into it's prime, if everything I've read about that engine is accurate.

All of the older-gen diesels around here exploded in demand as soon as the DPF and ULSD was made mandatory and you can't hardly find one for sale at all.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 01:29 PM   #9
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We were looking for about a week, and had 2 sold out from under us. 2-3 days is your window of opportunity out here.
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Unread 02-08-2010, 12:44 PM   #10
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Everytime I have mine serviced I'm reminded by the service department how greatful I should be to have a 7.3L and not a 6 sloooooooooooow! I'm driving this one to the grave!
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Unread 02-08-2010, 01:51 PM   #11
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My intent exactly!
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Unread 02-08-2010, 04:03 PM   #12
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I'm not much for Blue, but that is about the perfect tow rig. Broke in (142k) and not nice enough that you are gonna puke if you have to run through some brush or down a gravel road. And, all the right stuff. The mod of this forum should have a tow rig that doesn't need to be defended. Congrats!
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The best advice for a newbie diesel is to NEVER run out of fuel!
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Unread 02-09-2010, 08:03 AM   #14
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And, you're right about that pricing. I checked pricing and in Ohio, where the rigs are more rusty, that would still be a great price on that rig.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #15
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Do any of these seem like good deals:

2002 Ford F250 Crew Cab Short Bed
2001 Ford F250 Superduty 7.3 Diesel Four Wheel Drive 4wd
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