1992 Ford F-350 7.3 idi
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: F-350
- Type: Crew Cab Pickup
- Year: 1992
- Mileage: 192600
- VIN: 2ftjw36m5nca68471
- Color: White
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Red
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
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1992 Ford F-350
1992 Ford F350 7.3 Crew Cab Long Bed
7.3 idi NON-turbo. The engine and transmission were rebuilt at 130,000 miles by the previous owner, and the turbo was left out, so the badges on the fenders are incorrect. I have had the truck since October, 2018 and have done quite a bit to it. I have always used Diesel Kleen fuel additive to keep the injection pump lubed, this is considered necessary for long life for these old mechanical pumps with the new ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. Power windows in front work as they should, hand-crank in back do as well. Itâ€™s a pretty nice truck, but it is far from perfect. Iâ€™ll detail all known issues below. First though, everything I have done to upgrade/repair.
-Front fenders, hood, roof, and tops of bed rails repainted due to paint failure.
Everything that follows was done within the last 10,000 miles
-Wheels and tires replaced with brand new 35â€ BFG KO2s, currently 95% tread.
-Front brake calipers and rotors replaced
-Front automatic locking hubs replaced with manual locking Mile Marker units.
-Approximate 5.5â€ front lift done with a 3.5â€ reverse shackle kit (with front receiver hitch and tow hook options, powder-coated black), 4â€drop pitman arm, 4â€ drop track bar mount, 6â€ extended stainless braided brake lines, and Bilstein 5125 shocks all from PMF suspension, along with Super Duty springs off an F450. (Ride quality is night and day different/better from the factory rough ride)
-Redhead power steering box installed,it is ported for a hydro-assist ram, as I was planning on installing that down the road.
-Dynatrac balljoints installed on the Dana 60 front axle.
-Approximate 2â€ lift in back with two add-a-leafs on factory blocks.
-Air conditioning was repaired/updated to R134 and blows ice-cold.
-New set of OEM Motorcraft glow plugs installed (if you know these engines, those are the only plugs that should ever be installed).
-Oil changed at 180,000 Miles and again at 190,000, used Lucas additive and full synthetic both times, the engine leaked/burned about 3 quarts in 10,000 miles, (pretty good for these old motors) and I sent a sample to Blackstone Labs for analysis after the 190,000 mile change, it came back with a clean bill of health and a recommendation to change the oil a little sooner, so I will be changing it again at 195,000 miles if I still have the truck.
-NFAB full length steps added
-After the factory exhaust pipe failed, I replaced the system from the middle of the cab to the back with a 4â€ diameter short glasspack, 4â€™ of 6â€ pipe, and a mandrel-bent 4â€ tailpipe. It makes for a unique, deep sound that I enjoy, but I wouldnâ€™t call it quiet.
All the things that make it less than perfect:
-Power locks work on all but the rear drivers side door; that one is manual only.
-Wood center consoles are a little worn in front, and the back one is falling apart.However, the seats are all in very good shape.
-The â€œWait To Startâ€ glow plug light does not work, but I have had no trouble just watching the volt meter in the gauge cluster to see when the glow plugs have turned off.
-Cruise control is there, but doesnâ€™t work.
-Horn is there, but doesnâ€™t work.
-The Line-X (installed by the previous owner) is coming off in some spots and should be replaced at some point.
-The inside of the bed is fairly straight, but looks like that of a work truck with scrapes and scuffs.
-Dome light does not work. (cargo light does work though)
-Factory stereo works well, buts itâ€™s the original factory stereo from 1992.