HOW TO READY A 7.3L WORK HORSE FOR ANOTHER 250,000 MILES
So you’ve got a quarter-million miles on your 7.3L Power Stroke and it’s time to address a few things. Do you sell the farm and trade her in on a brand-new truck, or ready the trusty workhorse for another 250,000 miles? For the owner of this ’00 F-350 dually it was an easy choice: x the truck that’s been reliable for the last 17 years of service and keep it on the road. And not only that, tackle some preventative maintenance items and add some power while you’re at it.
With a rusting oil pan, leaky up-pipes, and a couple of tired injectors onboard, the 253,000-mile dually was dropped off at Flynn’s Shop in Alexander, Illinois, for a refresh and repower. Over the course of several days, the 7.3L engine’s general service needs were met, along with a host of performance upgrades making their way onto the truck. With larger injectors, a GTP38R turbo, Hydra chip, and a dual-disc clutch all making it into the build, the rst-generation Super Duty was effectively transformed into a tow rig worth keeping.DW