Is a 85 f-350 diesel a 7.3?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mybowtie, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Going to look at a 85 1 ton dump later. Is that a 7.3 non turbo?
    Don't know much about the older oil burners. Any known problems with that motor? I know the 7.3 turbos were a great motors. Thanks....:usflag:
     
  2. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not positive but I think in 85 ford was putting the old 6.9 diesel in those trucks.
     
  3. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Probably non turbo also.
     
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    4.9 L I6 1987-91 145 hp (108 kW) 265 lb·ft (359 N·m) EFI
    5.0 L V8 1987-91 185 hp (138 kW) 270 lb·ft (370 N·m) EFI
    5.8 L V8 1987 210 hp (160 kW) 305 lb·ft (414 N·m) 4-bbl.
    5.8 L V8 1988-91 210 hp (160 kW) 315 lb·ft (427 N·m) EFI
    7.5 L V8 1987 225 hp (168 kW) 362 lb·ft (491 N·m) 4-bbl.
    7.5 L V8 1988-91 230 hp (170 kW) 390 lb·ft (530 N·m) EFI
    6.9 L Diesel V8 1987 170 hp (130 kW) 310 lb·ft (420 N·m) IDI :hammerhead:
    7.3 L Diesel V8 1988-91 180 hp (130 kW) 345 lb·ft (468 N·m) IDI
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    A 85 truck is a 6.9 the 7.3 didn't start till 88. The 6.9 is okay just not big power. The 6.9s biggest problem is the glow plug system.
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Yeh 6.9 there. They can be great diesels and are very easy to work on as well. Turbos didnt get put on the Fords til 94.
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    ok........
     
  8. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    Thanks for the info..Going to look at it soon. Might buy just to re-sell.
     
  9. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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    '83-'87 had the 6.9L IDI non-turbo. '88-'94.5 had the 7.3L IDI non-turbo, and also a IDI turbo version '92-'94.5. The 7.3L Powerstroke DI turbo diesel was released in mid '94.
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Nope 92 and 93's never had Turbos. At least in Texas thats the case.
     

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