Good thing I ran across this thread!
I started another thread about a 99 F350 7.3 diesel (non turbo) International engine. The replies I have received are that the truck is a dog and I seem to be a bit confused about what is considered a dog. I assume that this means it loses momentum going up hills. If this is the case, how bad could this be?
Someone mentioned that the truck would be screaming in second gear to the point that it would almost be ready to go into first gear, but it still did the job. By no means do we need to race up the hills to get to our destination.
If this is the case, what would I need to add to this truck to remedy the problem? I do not want to blow the engine or transmission up and may need to take some measures to assure this does not happen, if we do decide to purchase this truck.
Also, would I need to add a Trans or oil cooler (not sure if my terminology is correct) and would I need to add a turbo to this engine?
I have had a dually before when we towed our sailboat, but never ran into these issues I have been reading about on the forum.
Can anyone tell me what we should look for regarding diesel trucks?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have got some good advice so far, but am looking for more input from fellow F350 individuals.
Our other option which may be overkill, as mentioned in my other thread, would be to purchase an older Pete built with sleeper, which I can fabricate a flat bed on it to haul our toad, this would make my wife happy as she really does not want to get rid of her new car....so many questions.....
Below is an image of the truck, looks good and is in relative good shape, transmission has been rebuilt.....and the truck runs good. My buddy is in no hurry to sell it, so I have time to consider the purchase.