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7.3 powerstroke #4532728
10/03/17 08:33 AM
10/03/17 08:33 AM
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Golden Meadow, LA
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the truck in my sig 99 F250. As I stated before its had 2 owners over the past 19 years not including me, it was never driven hard always easy all the time. I drive it easy also, its bone stock besides a cat and muffler delete I had done to the stock exhaust, sounds pretty good. Last week after I had the exhaust done, I asked my dad to rev it up in park so I could hear the exhaust from the back. I kinda freaked out as he hit redline and it bounced off the rev limiter twice before I yelled for him to stop. I'm pretty certain the engine has never hit the rev limiter not once since its new. The engine sounds fine, drives fine, but could that have shortened the life of the engine or caused any damage? I know the 7.3s are pretty tough, its never been chipped and is stock besides the exhaust, but I just want to be sure.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532742
10/03/17 08:43 AM
10/03/17 08:43 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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It hit the governor. Nothing wrong. Infact diesels are designed to run at the max governed speed all day long.


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87 F250 traveler 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: Chris142] #4532785
10/03/17 09:12 AM
10/03/17 09:12 AM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
It hit the governor. Nothing wrong. In fact diesels are designed to run at the max governed speed all day long.


Exactly... these same engines (as the 444 variant) are used in BIG trucks (think F750) like power line companies use, and also in 50-60 passenger school buses.

Up against the governor almost 100% of the time.


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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532795
10/03/17 09:20 AM
10/03/17 09:20 AM
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Texas
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Funny story,.
laugh


6.7 cummins, Toyota 4 runner
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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532837
10/03/17 09:51 AM
10/03/17 09:51 AM
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Canyon County Idaho
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When I drive my wifes 2002 Power Stroke I usually run it up to redline. My wife drives it easy when towing her 3 horse trailer


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532878
10/03/17 10:34 AM
10/03/17 10:34 AM
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Phoenix, AZ
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He could have held it down for a couple minutes straight and it would have been fine.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 92k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & Wix
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 233k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532883
10/03/17 10:37 AM
10/03/17 10:37 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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There are guys who run nitrous and tuning to the 7.3 and they still take a little bit to break. Probably one of the most durable engines ever made. Heat from tuning and long periods of over revving seems to be what kills them. I doubt hitting red line would do anything to it even with the mileage you have.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532899
10/03/17 10:55 AM
10/03/17 10:55 AM
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Utah, USA
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I think you're fine. However, how did you have the cat removed? Did someone specifically charge for that or something? The 7.3s are non-catalyst motors (at least mine is).............no cats, AFAIK.

Edit: After quick Google search, apparently some 7.3s have cats. Now I know, lol. I still think your truck is fine.


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1990 Nissan 300zx VG30DE - PP Euro 0W-40
2004 Nissan Quest VQ35DE - PP Euro 0W-40
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3 PSD - Rotella T6 5W-40
2005 Ford Taurus 3.0 Vulcan - Havoline HM 5W-20
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532915
10/03/17 11:11 AM
10/03/17 11:11 AM
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Golden Meadow, LA
mobilaltima Offline OP
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the 94-97 square body 7.3s and the early 99's had cats.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532922
10/03/17 11:18 AM
10/03/17 11:18 AM
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NC
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Your dad probably just blew out some old soot that needed clearing out anyway. I've seen those engines go through straight hadies and keep right on going. That's why we have rev limiters/governors.


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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4532976
10/03/17 12:42 PM
10/03/17 12:42 PM
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Oklahoma
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It's a Ford....you'll be fine.


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Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: Schmoe] #4533039
10/03/17 02:16 PM
10/03/17 02:16 PM
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Canyon County Idaho
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Originally Posted By: Schmoe
It's a Ford....you'll be fine.
Actually it is an international / Navistar what ever they are presently called.


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4533088
10/03/17 03:41 PM
10/03/17 03:41 PM
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TN
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Now you just need to replace the down pipe.


1997 F250 HD 7.3: Rotella T6 5W-40
2002 Mustang GT: M1 0W-20 EP
2002 F150: Edge 0W-20
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: mobilaltima] #4533104
10/03/17 04:17 PM
10/03/17 04:17 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
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I have the round downpipe, not the restrictive flat one like the 94-97s.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: 7.3 powerstroke [Re: Schmoe] #4533127
10/03/17 04:56 PM
10/03/17 04:56 PM
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Utah
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Originally Posted By: Schmoe
It's a Ford....you'll be fine.



Ask the owners with DCT in the Fiestas how good those are......

https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2017/ford-dual-clutch-transmission-lawsuit.shtml

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