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Ford Super Duty, what is it?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by ProLandscapes, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. ProLandscapes

    ProLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185


    I'm looking at a 94 Ford Super Duty 7.3 liter Diesel Dually Truck and it doesn't say 250 350 450 and so on. Does that mean that it's a 550 or something like that? Also are the 7.3 liters power strokes? Are they good truck and how many miles can I expect out of one?

  2. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    The old F-350 Superduty is essentially what an F-450 is today. I believe they have the same GVWR. When the 250 and 350's changed designs for the '99 model year, they took on the Superduty name. Ford did away with the 350 Superduty name and changed it to F-450. I can't remember for sure, but I think the Powerstroke came out in late '94. So, this truck you are looking at may be just a 7.3 turbo diesel, rather than the Powerstroke 7.3 L. The way to tell for sure what engine it is, it will say "Powerstroke Diesel" below the F-350 badge on the front fenders. If it is the old 7.3 Turbo diesel, it will just say "Turbo Diesel" below the 350 badges. Hope this helps.
  3. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    when the first 450's cam out they were named superduty so it went 150,250,350 and then superduty.Then they renamed it to the 450 then the 550 came out.
  4. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    Keep in mind that the old style Superduties were 2wd from the factory. I have seen quite a few with 4wd conversions done on them.
  5. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    the early power strokes in '94 had the TURBO DIESEL badges the sure fire way to tell is by starting it or raise the hood and look for the words DIRECT INJECTION
  6. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    The powerstroke name tag did not come out untill 1995 any diesel before that was not a stroker.
  7. ProLandscapes

    ProLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    So are they good trucks? What is the top speed in 5th gear? How many miles can I expect out of one? What is the GVW?

  8. phillylawnking1

    phillylawnking1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Pro, I have a 92 F-450 its been a pretty good truck so far it has the 7.3 IdI diesel without the turbo.Mine has almost 200,000 miles and is still goin strong .Its kinda slow starting off but when you get rolling on the highway you can run 85,and the GVW is 15,000 .

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