99 Ford F350 7.3L diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by RHayden, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. RHayden

    RHayden LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    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.
     
  3. RHayden

    RHayden LawnSite Member
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    Scag, what kind of mpg you get on average?
     
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Only thing I have seen with the late 90's 7.3's is burned out glowplugs.
     
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    On average with a fully loaded bed with probably 700 pounds of tools, etc. we're getting 15-16 on the highway.
     
  6. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
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    Just PM'ed you, check for your info.
     
  7. RHayden

    RHayden LawnSite Member
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    Steve,

    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.
     
  8. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Posts: 940

    Just sent the url's you need. Best Ford site out there. Hope it helps.
     
  9. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 109

    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.
     
  10. Team_Yamaha

    Team_Yamaha LawnSite Member
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    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!!
     

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