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Check the oil (which you should always do when you look at a used vehicle anyway), it can be down a couple quarts which will cause a no start.

If it is like 95% of the 7.3's in the world it leaks oil like a grounded oil tanker.

Or it could be in need of more expensive repairs and simply burns it (turbo, rings etc)

But it probably leaks it because aside from make noise it is one of the key features of a 7.3.

It could be something else too causing it to no start... but it probably still leaks which is halfway normal. :secret:

Its when they quit leaking... :scare:
 
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Check the oil (which you should always do when you look at a used vehicle anyway), it can be down a couple quarts which will cause a no start.

If it is like 95% of the 7.3's in the world it leaks oil like a grounded oil tanker.

Or it could be in need of more expensive repairs and simply burns it (turbo, rings etc)

But it probably leaks it because aside from make noise it is one of the key features of a 7.3.

It could be something else too causing it to no start... but it probably still leaks which is halfway normal. :secret:

Its when they quit leaking... :scare:
Ah yes, the old saying “If there’s no oil under it, there’s no oil in it.”
 

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Yeah, they leak from pretty much everywhere... I've resealed the oil cooler twice and it looks like it still leaks, main leak is I think the crush washers on the fuel pump right now since I changed that in a rest area a few years ago or I messed up one of the O rings under the turbo when I put the new turbo in... and I'm pretty sure the dip stick adapter into the pan leaks like they all do... but whatever...
 

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Well, I did some prep work today. Went to the credit union and got a pile of dollars. I had been trying to get a used winch on FB marketplace because I'll need a way to get a dead truck up on my trailer. But both people I contacted seem to be ignoring their messages. So I went to Northern Tool. They have their 12k winch on sale for $329 right now. $20 cheaper than the 10k. So I picked that up along witha 6" long hitch receiver tube. Then went to Harbor Freight for their receiver hitch winch mount. Went home and got that installation about 80% done, along with troubleshooting the passenger side turn signal on the trailer. Needs a bulb.

I added some 1" tube feet under the winch plate. This improves my mounting location for the receiver tube. I can drag the winch on the trailer deck and slide it into the receiver tube without lifting it.
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Added some diagonal bracing on the front side to spread the stresses better on the frame channel. I don't know how much force this will handle. But I don't expect to break it.
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Well, I did some prep work today. Went to the credit union and got a pile of dollars. I had been trying to get a used winch on FB marketplace because I'll need a way to get a dead truck up on my trailer. But both people I contacted seem to be ignoring their messages. So I went to Northern Tool. They have their 12k winch on sale for $329 right now. $20 cheaper than the 10k. So I picked that up along witha 6" long hitch receiver tube. Then went to Harbor Freight for their receiver hitch winch mount. Went home and got that installation about 80% done, along with troubleshooting the passenger side turn signal on the trailer. Needs a bulb.

I added some 1" tube feet under the winch plate. This improves my mounting location for the receiver tube. I can drag the winch on the trailer deck and slide it into the receiver tube without lifting it.
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Added some diagonal bracing on the front side to spread the stresses better on the frame channel. I don't know how much force this will handle. But I don't expect to break it.
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Lemme know how that works...kinda the setup i want on my trailer
 

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Good luck with that, with that flat bed it's probably in the 7k pound range even 4x2, those Dana 80's aren't light in the back (dually is Dana 80 not a 10.25 like SRW). The other things that can cause a no start are cam sensor (get the grey one, not the black one) and I think the oil pressure sensor deal on the drivers side front by the front of the valve cover (it's been a while), the HPOP is the hard one but I've been looking at the parts for mine full force diesel has rebuilt pumps for like $550 so that's what I'm going to do, my bill there is going to be spendy, like $1800 for injectors and a tuner to deal with the injectors then the HPOP... then buying a new clutch and transmission rebuild parts, adds up quick... already got my intercooler tubing...
 

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Good luck with that, with that flat bed it's probably in the 7k pound range even 4x2, those Dana 80's aren't light in the back (dually is Dana 80 not a 10.25 like SRW). The other things that can cause a no start are cam sensor (get the grey one, not the black one) and I think the oil pressure sensor deal on the drivers side front by the front of the valve cover (it's been a while), the HPOP is the hard one but I've been looking at the parts for mine full force diesel has rebuilt pumps for like $550 so that's what I'm going to do, my bill there is going to be spendy, like $1800 for injectors and a tuner to deal with the injectors then the HPOP... then buying a new clutch and transmission rebuild parts, adds up quick... already got my intercooler tubing...
Thank you.

Not sure if I should buy some parts to throw at it to get it running there (or nearby) or just bring it home. I'm apprehensive about the weight behind my F150.

I would love to buy it, then pull into the nearest Walmart parking lot and fiddle around trying to get it running. Then put my F150 on the trailer and tow it with the newly running F350. But that's a lot to expect and not very realistic to count on.

I'm going to take my meter, tool bag, OBD2 dongle, jug of Rotella, flashlights, the EVTM, if it gets here in time (earliest expected delivery is friday), I should take some brake fluid and power steering fluid, too, maybe a quart of ATF (he finally told me it's an automatic), some electrical goodies, hose clamps, coolant (or at least some water), fuses, floor jack?, wood 4x4 blocks. What else? Good thing I have a truck to put all that in.

I may contact my ex-wife's uncle and see if I can borrow his Dodge dually. That would be a better tow vehicle.
 

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So, to keep the lines of communication open, I messaged him to let him know Im6making preparations to go Saturday. Asked for interior pix, since he didn't have any in the ad. It's not as nice as I had hoped. But not as bad as I expected. Needs geadliner and driver side door armrest. Cruise buttons are OK. Driver seat (or I should say driver side of the front bench) isn't all torn and ragged out like most old trucks. I see a cigarette pack on the floor. Hopefully the smell isnt too strong. I'm hoping to talk him down some more on price. I can buy a lot of febreze.

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It has cab corners!

The fun50 will NOT like pulling that beast. :fie:

Its probably easy two of your Rangers and will probably be too long to get the tongue weight right on a normal flatbed trailer.

Might see if you can get it hauled like @Uncle Gump did. It would be cheaper than pulling the guts out of your nice fun50.
 

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It has cab corners!

The fun50 will NOT like pulling that beast. :fie:

Its probably easy two of your Rangers and will probably be too long to get the tongue weight right on a normal flatbed trailer.

Might see if you can get it hauled like @Uncle Gump did. It would be cheaper than pulling the guts out of your nice fun50.
Funny you mentioned cab corners. That was probably the second thing I looked at when I got those pictures. I don't see any rust bubbles in that area. There us a guy across the street with an OBS F250 extended cab for sale. Rust bubbles along the bottom of the cab and a few other places. It must have come from the salt belt.
 

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If you need one, there it is. Have you ever seen one that nice in NJ?

If I get this truck, I’ll stick with the dump bed. I think that would be handy.

on another note, I called my ex’s uncle this morning and arranged too borrow his Dodge on Saturday. 1 ton Cummins crew cab dually. I think it’s a 90’s model. Much better than my Fun50 for towing this much weight. He offered the gooseneck trailer, too. But he never got around to installing the winch he bought for it. My trailer is set up and has a lower deck, so I’ll use mine.
 

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