1997 Ford F250 Super Duty 7.3 diesel from North America
Beast of a truck with a few weak points
Front brake pads needed to be replaced when I got it.
A/C doesn't work and only blows defrost.
Under valve cover harness needed to be replaced.
Bad sensor somewhere?
This truck was sitting at a local small dealer for over a year. I bought it and drove it everywhere for a few months. I got the 2wd extended cab short bed. The paint looks new and everyone compliments me on how clean it looks, especially with the mud tires. The truck has a ton of power and sounds great. Found a receipt where the engine was replaced a few years prior for $7500. Rides like a heavy duty truck.
(Few may believe this part) I got 25 MPG driving a 350 trip at 60-65mph, no A/C, no cruise control. Yes, I took in account the diesel bubbles and I can do math. Used Seafoam and STA-BIL on my fill up. The truck is completely stock.
The truck has a sensor issue. Check engine light comes on when there is back pressure or when I start coming to a stop. Runs very rough with no power. The only way to get it to run right again is to turn it off and turn it on again.
This truck has way too many sensors. I recommend learning about it before you buy.
I may have a few bad things to say about it, but I still think it's awesome. Has a beefy look and a drive train to back it up. Has pulled campers and cars with ease, and gets better fuel mileage than my old 4 cylinder Ranger.
If you're looking at buying one of these, have a few dollars stored away for potential sensor issues, or make sure you have access to some parts trucks.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2013
19th Jun 2013, 21:42
After looking at your review and glancing to the right-hand side of my screen, all I can say is "WOW!" That is some amount of mileage on that truck!
Aside from that, it stinks that you have a sensor issue with the truck. Have you had a chance to have the issue diagnosed from a local repair shop or dealership? It might be worth fixing as opposed to replacing the truck. Seems like a solid performer. Good luck with your issue!