Thread: 240k mile IDI
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Old January 4th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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With it being a 7.3 IDI get a SCA level test strips and check the coolant. If the are well maintained you should see about 300K with no problem. IF THEY ARE NOT SHOWING OR NEVER CHECKED RUN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! these motors are know for the coolant wearing holes in the cylinder walls due to cavitaion (see
Cavitation Cavitation
or
Cavitation. Block Worm. The Expensive Death. A MUST READ! - Oilburners.net
). It will have a ZF-5 for the trans, and the aftermarket turbo will wake these engine up. These are extremely reliable trucks. The nice thing about these are that they will burn anything more flammable than water, from jet fuel to ATF to waste motor oil. For more info on this engine check out
6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels - Oilburners.net
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