View Full Version : 99 Ford F350 7.3L diesel

12-06-2005, 05:17 PM
Recently test drove a 99 F350 XLT 4x4 7.3L PSD manual transmission. Thinking about picking this truck up for pulling our goose neck. Anyone know of any mechanical or other issues with this year/model? Thanks.

12-06-2005, 05:19 PM
We have a 99 350 PSD, love it. Bought the truck with 100K miles and it has 150K on it now of hard towing and everyday use. No problems whatsoever.

12-06-2005, 05:24 PM
Scag, what kind of mpg you get on average?

12-06-2005, 08:17 PM
Only thing I have seen with the late 90's 7.3's is burned out glowplugs.

12-08-2005, 03:14 AM
On average with a fully loaded bed with probably 700 pounds of tools, etc. we're getting 15-16 on the highway.

Atlantic Lawn
12-08-2005, 07:28 AM
Just PM'ed you, check for your info.

12-08-2005, 11:20 AM

Try emailing direct at r.hayden@mchsi.com. My pm is not turned on because I do not have enough posts. I have been a member for well over a year and have requested it be turned on at least three times so far noluck.

Atlantic Lawn
12-08-2005, 01:52 PM
Just sent the url's you need. Best Ford site out there. Hope it helps.

12-08-2005, 02:14 PM
Ok, first, you don't want an early model 99. The turbo is the small one on those. You want March of 99 or after. Also there were other parts on the early ones that are bastards (not cussing here), and were changed on the late 99's and used all through 02 year model, which makes the parts more readily available and cheaper. My 99 has 123000 on it, runs great, and regularly tows 6-14K trailers depending on whether it's mowers, tractors, excavation equipment or horses.

12-09-2005, 09:06 PM
I have a early 99 (see sig) with over 250,000 miles on it now. I have had the truck chipped since the first month that I bought it. The truck is towing loads of 14,000-20,000lbs 5 days a week and once in a while up to 33,000lbs. I have had no big problems with it. I have had the clutch replaced, the master and slave cylinders for the clutch replace, and just maintance stuff, U-joints, ball joints, ect. I would buy it up, they are great trucks!!

12-10-2005, 02:03 AM
Bought it. TY- Based on your sig I'm holding you personally responsible!!

12-10-2005, 08:58 PM
we own a 99 f350 7.3 bought it with 130000 miles and it now has 175000, no problems other than a wheel bearing and batteries. own a 2000 f250 7.3 the glow plugs are bad and we had to replace the cam shaft position sensor and ball joints. had this one since new and 120000 on it. They both work everyday towing goosenecks and equipment. Sometimes 500-700 mile (one way) trips loaded and local work mostly

350 13-14 no trailer
250 14-15 no trailer

350 6.5 loaded heavy (highway 70mph)
250 7 loaded heavy (highway 70mph)
these loaded estimates were taken on the same trip
4:10 ratio (F350) crew cab dually 4x4
3:73 ratio (F250) extended cab 4x4

12-10-2005, 09:15 PM
Bought it. TY- Based on your sig I'm holding you personally responsible!!
Thats fine by me, I will take responsibility for a good decision:p :blush: Congrats on the truck!! You shoudn't be disappointed!

South Florida Lawns
12-10-2005, 11:02 PM
If you drink too much and over steer that truck is gonna roll. So will a Chevy and a Dodge. We had no real problems with ours until my gf rolled it.

12-11-2005, 12:03 AM
Ouch!! Hope everyone was ok. Thats exactly why I save the Captain and coke until I'm in for the evening.

12-11-2005, 12:27 AM
I got a 1999 F-350 7.3 diesel 4x4 dump. love this truck. Just kick ass on this last snow storm. (I was the biggest truck on these lots) only problem rear axel seal leaked, and the front right brake pad is dragging (bet I got something suck in it) Otherwise no problems.