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Question for the ford guys

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lynden-Jeff, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405


    First off this is not a ford vs dodge. I have so far had dodge with my company and it has been great however I am looking for an upgrade/plow truck at a reasonable price. I have run across a 99 F350 diesel with 113,000 original KM. Can anyone tell me if this is the 7.3? Is there anything I should know about the 1999 trucks? It seems like a great deal, they are asking 19500 CDN for it. Although older then I wanted it seems to have low KM and be in very good shape (possibly a farmers truck).

  2. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    yes it is the 7.3...we have a 99 dump and everything is holding up ok, it only had 70K on it though. The only real problem we had is the e-brake cable kept binding up and the shift linkage got tough but they are all fixed now
  3. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Learn how to replace the cam sensor and keep one in the truck. Other than that, it should be great.:)
  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Messages: 1,786

    Keep an eye on the oil pan, don't know for sure what they are made out of, but it's not steel. Salt will kill them ! One of the LCO in the same complex I'm in just replaced the pan in a 99 F450 with a 7.3. And will replace the one on his 2000 F450 just to be safe some time this fall.
    You have to disconnect the Trans and raise the engine just to replace the pan. Over a grand in just labor.......
  5. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 792

    price seems high on the truck, maybe consider driving to the US to get one
  6. GroundEffects125

    GroundEffects125 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    there great trucks i have a 2002 and it can pull close to anything
  7. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    mines been great no complaints and i give it h*ll

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