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New Diesel owner and a quick question

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by ifishok, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. ifishok

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    So I went a purchased a 2003 Diesel Ford Excursion 4x4 and as with most used vehicles it’s going to need a few repairs. Is there a good/great diesel repair shop in the Tulsa area? Thanks


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    DieselPowerPlus comes to mind.
    Is that a 7.3L or 6.0L in your excursion?
     
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    I’ve used Poplins in Coweta before. They did good for me.
     
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    7.3 powerstroke in this truck


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    Diesel power plus does a good job but they are very costly. We started going to RC auto and have been just as happy for less money
     
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    Most of the stuff on a 7.3 a DIYer can do with pretty basic tools. my '01 7.3 has surprised me at how easy it was to work on.

    an '03 with a 7.3 is basically a unicorn so congratulations on the find. I hate those 4 speed autos but they can be upgraded easily enough.
     
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    Yessir a Unicorn exactly. My curiosity of whether or not he had captured the rare creature is why I asked the question above. I've seen some 7.3 Excursions sell for a significant premium. Especially if they're fixed up real nice.
     
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    Just sold my trusted 2000 Ford Super Duty 7.3 Powerstroke and the fella was tickled to death to get it.
     
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    We loved our 02' Excursion 7.3l, best family vacation ride we've had. Drive from NE OK to Colorado Springs, and then drive around a few days on the same tank of fuel.
     
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    I pick this one up last week and drove it back to the Tulsa area from Amarillo. It has 174k miles on it and it’s a limited trim package. My wife calls it a bus, I call it a tank. As far as working on it, I’ve worked on my gas powered vehicles, changing oil, u-joints, shocks and brakes, and don’t have a problem doing that on this one, but there’s a oil leak from the top of the motor and being new to the diesel world I really don’t want to mess something up. Been reading about the 7.3 and I set a goal of getting 500k out of this motor. This website has some good information on the 7.3 leaks, etc.

    https://deadheaddiesel.com/




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