When the turbocharged Powerstroke came out in 1994, it was a completely new turbodiesel engine. It shared nothing with the previous diesel power plant except for bore and stroke dimensions
The all-cast-iron Powerstroke has a dry weight (no fluids) of 920 lbs. It will start at temperatures as low as 29 degrees below freezing thanks to the oil pressure regulated injection – it can advance itself for a cold start, and retard itself back to keep emissions in check
The cylinder heads feature six bolts per cylinder. The arrangement allows the 7.3L to handle well over 40 PSI of boost before putting the head gasket at any risk of failure
All 7.3’s built before 2001 came with forged connecting rods (good for ~600 hp). After 2001, the switch was made to powdered metal rods, which were only good for about ~450 hp. This obviously only matters to those who intend to double the horsepower with performance upgrades, as even the powdered rods are overkill for the stock power level
The HEUI (hydraulically actuated electronic unit injection) uses a high pressure oil pump (HPOP) to create the required oil pressure to fire all fuel injectors. While the injection system proved to be reliable, it was quite loud – it gave the 7.3L an industrial-grade “clatter” that distinguishes it from other Powerstroke engines. The injector noise was reduced with the 6.0L Powerstroke that replaced it in 2003
California trucks featured “spit-shot” injectors in ’96 and ’97, while the rest of the lineup settled with “single-shot” injectors. Single-shots only perform one injection of fuel per cycle, while the split-shot injector provides a “pre-injection” before the main charge (this creates a more complete burn, which reduces combustion “knock” and lowers NOx emissions
Key Model Year Changes:
Final year of the 9th gen F250 Super Duty. Very few changes occurred
Final year of no CA smog requirement. 1998+ models require smog in CA
All 1996+ models are OBD2
Between 1996 and 1997, California 7.3L engines utilize split-shot fuel injectors. These eventually became standard across the board in 1999
1995-1998 7.3L engines feature a two-stage cam-driven fuel pump. The frame rail mounted electric pumps didn’t arrive until 1999. An intercooler arrived in ’99 as well
89k original miles
7.3 Powerstroke turbodiesel engine
4×4 Extended cab short bed
Upholstery is like new (installed custom wet suit material over the original upholstery for protection)
Larger exhaust, rear stabilizer bar
Rubber blocks added above the rear axle to carry a heavy load
Trailer hitch rear bumper with new wiring for a trailer, never used to tow anything
Every thing works as it should, never been off road
No smog needed ever!
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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