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Old 01-18-2006, 07:48 AM
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1993 Ford 250 extra cab

Was reading the paper yesterday and noticed one for sale, I called on it. Guy says its got a new IP and Clutch. Its a 5 speed extra cab with a 8 foot fisher. 230k on it. Needs 2 new front fenders and cab corners. Its a 7.3 turbo

Whats it worth?
What should i look for?
Any problem spots with them?



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I dont know much about them, but my grandpa bought a 94 ford f-250 or 350(forgot) single rear wheel(probably 250), diesel, 4wd, regular cab, long bed, 143,000 miles, VERY clean truck, for $4900. He traded in his 89 dodge 150 for it, got 2000 for that, so wound up paying 2900. He got a good deal on it, and is getting ready to swap a reading truck body on it.

My buddy bought a 92 w/out turbo, extended cab, long bed, f-250, that was wrecked in the rear for somewhere around $2000. BUT, he had to get a LOT of work done to repair the bent frame, so that cost him a whole lot more.

What happened to the 2 fenders? What was he asking for it?
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Those trucks are ok

I used to have one of them before, 1993 single cab 4wd 5 spd IDI with the 4.10 rear. Trailer yankin machine it was... But i will tell you this about them. If it gets cold up there where you are at, you are going to have to stay on top of your glow plug relays, your glow plugs, the connectors to the glow plugs and make sure you do not have air in the system or it is going to make your life miserable. These trucks are hard to start at times period. I would have to have mine plugged in at anything below 55-50 degrees to get it started in the mornings if it was cool here. One thing about the idi, is that is is super easy to work on, that IP that he is talking about is the injector pump, 450 bucks for a new one, and fairly easy to replace. Injectors are a snap as well cause everything is on the outside. Make sure that you also check the fuel return lines, and the little plastic caps on the injectors. Those are a fairly easy fix for 25 dollars or so if they need it. They are a gutsy little engine that could and not too bad once they are already running. But the most problems i had with mine were starting it at times, and quite frankly, even if you turbo them, they are still very slow, mine was at 200 rwhp best, and i would say 400 tq on estimate. But it was enough to pull my horses around.

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Right on with the hard starting if you don't keep after the glow plugs and systems.

A friend of mine had a 1990 7.3 idi that ran great. Probably had over 300k on it, ran good till the day it gave up the ghost to cavitation. I know it is not unheard of for one of the IH motors to cavitate through the cylinder. You can buy test strips to test the coolant DCA levels and additives to maintain and prevent cavitation.
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The fenders and cab corners are rusted out. He is asking 1000 for it, I will have to look at it.

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4500$ WITH THE PLOW 2500$ without
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Does it have a solid axle? Or a floating one like the newer ones?
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Originally Posted by mainer
Was reading the paper yesterday and noticed one for sale, I called on it. Guy says its got a new IP and Clutch. Its a 5 speed extra cab with a 8 foot fisher. 230k on it. Needs 2 new front fenders and cab corners. Its a 7.3 turbo

Whats it worth?
What should i look for?
Any problem spots with them?



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Factory turbo??
Ford had a turbo 7.3 idi for a year or 2 between the non turbo 7.3 idi and the '95 powerstroke. I thought they were only '94's but I may be wrong. As said no powerhouse but with coolant additive go forever. One trick with the glow plugs is change all 8 at the same time if a few are done. They are cheap as dirt and easy to do. The 350 were solid axle. The 250 were twin I beam but if aligned properly wore tires properly. Some standard trans diesels had probs with the firewall flexing and breaking causing poor clutch performance. Ford had a kit to fix it.
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Originally Posted by mr T
4500$ WITH THE PLOW 2500$ without
That's about in line , for canadian prices...

Abour a year ago i missed a deal on a 94 ram , 4x4 , diesel , for 7500 , 300 000 kms , and i had known the truck since the owner at the time had bought it.
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The ad said that it had a turbo....Didn't say factory or not. Its got 4 brand new tires. I was gonna look at today, but It was kinda raining. I'll try and look it this weekend.

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i can get one around here for $800 bucks its up about 5 miles from me, i got my IDI for $150 all i got to do is put the oil cooler back on and its good to go i am about ready to get er running
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Originally Posted by rammtuff
Factory turbo??
Ford had a turbo 7.3 idi for a year or 2 between the non turbo 7.3 idi and the '95 powerstroke. I thought they were only '94's but I may be wrong. As said no powerhouse but with coolant additive go forever. One trick with the glow plugs is change all 8 at the same time if a few are done. They are cheap as dirt and easy to do. The 350 were solid axle. The 250 were twin I beam but if aligned properly wore tires properly. Some standard trans diesels had probs with the firewall flexing and breaking causing poor clutch performance. Ford had a kit to fix it.

93-94.5

were the turbo diesel years for the fords. They are becoming rarer to find. i had a manual, aftermarket LUK solved all my clutch problems with it...

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Originally Posted by TxDiesel007
93-94.5

were the turbo diesel years for the fords. They are becoming rarer to find. i had a manual, aftermarket LUK solved all my clutch problems with it...

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I had a 1993 late build that was a non turbo.
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I'm pretty sure that the 93's were the first year for the factory turbo on the 7.3. It was an option and not all 7.3's had it. I had a 92 and added a Banks turbo. It was a great truck. The hard starting issue really isn't an issue. The glow plugs are fairly easy to get to and are pretty cheap and easy to test. My F250 after 173k miles and 13 years had never seen the inside of a repair shop. The only issues I had was the rough choppy ride. The frame was extremely flexible compared to modern hydroformed units and the interior rattled badly.

If it's a manual tranny, get under the dash and inspect the clutch pedal quadrant closely. Many had issues with cracked firewalls causing problems with the clutch. The pedal pivot also contained plastic bushings that wore out rapidly as the truck aged due to the increasing stiffness of the clutch and caused excessive play and poor clutch feel. The bushings were en't too expensive but were a pain to change. I had to change them 3 times during the life of the truck. When I traded the truck in Oct of 05 it brought $3000 and it still had the factory clutch. If Ford still had the 7.3 I'd likely be driving a new Super Duty right now.
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Originally Posted by rammtuff
I had a 1993 late build that was a non turbo.
Turbo diesel

Was an option on these trucks for the 1993-1994.5 year, it was sort of the gap between the Powerstroke turbo diesel and the actual N/A IDI engine, by slapping a turbo on an IDI they added 30 or so horses i believe, mine was the 195 horse engine, id say about 380 Torquish on stock more at the crank...

Glow plugs u can test with an voltmeter and a copper wire, i have instructions as to how to do it, but BigGunz is right, not that hard to do..

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