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Old 01-09-2011, 05:31 AM
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My 7.3 2002 4wd will give 17 to 18 on highway with the following caveats:
Drive around 58-60 mph and hiway tires (no oversize M&S types).
Towing -13 pulling a 5k travel trailer @56 or 10-11 mpg @ 70-72
Car hauler approx 7k will get 13 mpg @ 63
In town 13-14
IMO it's all wind resistance and speed related as I got as low as 9 towing a big box of a trailer while exceeding posted limits!
Old 01-09-2011, 09:38 AM
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Hi I have a 2001 excursion 7.3 4x4 I am thing of selling 307,000 miles what do you thing of that. Towing 10 miles to 16 miles per gal with empty trailer 20 miles per gal at 69 mph just under 2000 on the tach 44gal tank and i go from cow town to fla line all day one tank 880 miles and i have my 5 gal jerryjud for back up.My first trip was to the daytona 500 in feb 2002 and when i filled it up at the Ga. Fla. line it took 44 gals and it was .999 per gal I will always remember that $44.00
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Originally Posted by DreamWeaver21 View Post
Yes you are out of your mind if you are looking for 18hwy from a 7.3. I have had two of them and both got 14.5mpg running 75-77mph empty. Real world hand calculated 4wd auto. I looked for a while before buying mine (2001). Most of the trucks I looked at with 150k+ had reman transmitions including the one I bought. I read they get 18mpg on the internet but both trucks I bought didn't get that. Maybe the 5.9 does. I haven't owned one.
3.73 rear with manual 6-speed Powerstroke gets 19-20mpg hwy unloaded, thats what both my '99 trucks used to get (one crew/dually, one ex/srw)

now i have 4.10 rear in '01 crew/dually auto Powerstroke, and get 16mpg hwy unloaded
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My ' 03 F250 Crew FX4 with the 7.3 gets about 16.5-17.7 combined, unloaded. If I really pussyfoot the throttle I have seen above 18. My family took our 23 foot CC to Miami last year, I thought I would get better mileage towing than I did. Of course, I woke up from a nap and my relief driver was doing an honest 85...that got us 9mpg...YMMV!
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I'm officially looking. Find me one and I buy it I'll give ya $100.

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Old 01-09-2011, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GMILLS88 View Post
I'm officially looking. Find me one and I buy it I'll give ya $100.

Brain dead from scouring craigslist.
Its in SJ craigslist and 190,000 miles. He wants 65 and my son says he will come down into the 5s. Interior was nice aswell as front of truck. They beat the crap out of the bed but it was a work truck? a 7.3 w 190,000 is a deal. It was a 350 also
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Originally Posted by Bly View Post
Its in SJ craigslist and 190,000 miles. He wants 65 and my son says he will come down into the 5s. Interior was nice aswell as front of truck. They beat the crap out of the bed but it was a work truck? a 7.3 w 190,000 is a deal. It was a 350 also
Unfortunately that one sold already. My search continues.
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Hey I am usually browsing craiglist in the winter. Something to do while boats on the blocks. Here are couple of diesels I found while looking. I think even trucks as high as 8k are worth looking at, you can always throw an offer out and if they say then oh well. Good luck


http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/2145505976.html

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/2138458063.html
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Originally Posted by 42sheehan View Post
Hey I am usually browsing craiglist in the winter. Something to do while boats on the blocks. Here are couple of diesels I found while looking. I think even trucks as high as 8k are worth looking at, you can always throw an offer out and if they say then oh well. Good luck


http://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/2145505976.html

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/2138458063.html

Thanks! I think I'm holding out for a 4x4 thou, I sold my previous vehicle and am driving a chevy aveo until I find something decent. Going to be fun when we get a foot of snow tomorrow night.
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They both great motors. Ive had a 5.9 and friends who've had 7.3s. The transmission in the 5.9s are junk I love the sound of the 5.9 but for the age truck youd be getting Id probably go with a 7.3. It just going to be hard to find a good one for $5k. Ive got a friend who just spent $8k on a 99 or 98 7.3 w/154k miles and its a hell of pull vehicle. He routinely pulls his race car 3-5 hours and we use it to pull my 19ft Triton from time to time. TONS of torque!

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