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Old 02-08-2013, 02:58 PM
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Hi does anyone know if it is relatively possible to fit this to a 2005 745li, I have a professional body-shop doing the work.
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to do that i beleve you need to do a 06-08 headlight conversion bro
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:07 AM
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trying to sell as complete kit right now bro,buy the end of nent week if kit still here i will beak it down and sell seperate
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:26 AM
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:02 AM
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:43 PM
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Watch out for later model Ford PSDs

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thats what im leaning for bro, but i do not no a thing about diesel engines . do anyone know where i could find a good f350 dually for a good price?
could not help but laugh at how different buying the 7 is from buying a dually...

The later than 2003 PSD models had issues with sand from the engine block casting still floating around in the coolant, then blocking the EGR and oil coolers and then blowing up those coolers and mixing coolant in your oil. Not good. Apparently it can be fixed by using an inline filter for your coolant to get the sand out. That goes for the 6.0L not sure about PSD models later than that.

But... my local Ford dealer Service manager told me to stick with my older PSD, JUST as a 2012 drove by the service bay with smoke rolling out of it. He claimed they had just replaced the motor under warranty on it 2 weeks previous.

I have a 2001 PSD Excursion and the only big-=ticket item on them is the brass injector cups deteriorating and allowing fuel into your coolant. Apparently that is considered a "maintenance" item, and can be avoided by using HDLC coolant. Non-HDLC coolant allows cavitation and hot spots and corrosion on the cups.

That little issue aside, they are bullet-proof. Which is why you'll see the 2003 and previous PSDs going for big bucks and great prices on a 2004 or later, with half the miles.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:57 PM
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Is a 03 f350 a good motor
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:15 PM
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If its a 7.3 than yes, they switched to 6.0 mid-year.

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If its a 7.3 than yes, they switched to 6.0 mid-year.

Jay

but, bear in mind, the 6.0L is a fine enough motor, it just got screwed by Ford by them leaving sand in the cavities of the block after casting the iron. If you are willing to get a coolant filter and filter that crap out, the 6.0 gets better mileage, generates more power as stock engine (more boost), and I believe comes with a 6-speed tranny as well.

Ford Truck Enthusiasts forum and The Diesel Stop are great places to look up this info.

Also, if you get a PSD you MUST get a chip, Banks or Edge or Tony Wildman (which I have). Way better mileage and great power, and even, more aggressive shifting.

Oh, ONE THING that might be important. The 7.3L PSD--at least my 2001, has NO and I mean NO smog gear on it at all. Not even an O2 sensor!! Turbo-back exhausts, fancy intakes, anything you want, and I can pass smog in California. The later motors, especially 2004 and up, have cats, O2 sensors, all sorts of extra stuff to worry about.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:43 AM
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but, bear in mind, the 6.0L is a fine enough motor, it just got screwed by Ford by them leaving sand in the cavities of the block after casting the iron. If you are willing to get a coolant filter and filter that crap out, the 6.0 gets better mileage, generates more power as stock engine (more boost), and I believe comes with a 6-speed tranny as well.

Ford Truck Enthusiasts forum and The Diesel Stop are great places to look up this info.

Also, if you get a PSD you MUST get a chip, Banks or Edge or Tony Wildman (which I have). Way better mileage and great power, and even, more aggressive shifting.

Oh, ONE THING that might be important. The 7.3L PSD--at least my 2001, has NO and I mean NO smog gear on it at all. Not even an O2 sensor!! Turbo-back exhausts, fancy intakes, anything you want, and I can pass smog in California. The later motors, especially 2004 and up, have cats, O2 sensors, all sorts of extra stuff to worry about.
Its possible that the sand in the casting is an issue on some early engines, but the EGR cooler is notoriously week in all years, coolant leaking into the exhaust (now intake) stream causes blown headgaskets which is an issue in ALL years. Also injectors are weak and tend to leak which causes all kinds of issues too.

I'm not saying they are all basket cases, I looked at them for about a year and drove lots (almost all had service histories that looked like a hardened criminals rap sheet) so as soon as I would have bought one it would have immediately gotten all the emisisons equipment ripped off of it (EGR in particular) and had an upgraded oil cooler and HPOP. Only then would I have felt safe driving it any distance from home or with my family in it.

I settled on an LBZ duramax which has been flawless outside of front end suspension issues which I knew about and have no problem checking for wear and replacing when necessary. The problem with internal engine issues is you can't monitor for wear...

The 7.3 is bulletproof, but doesn't have near the power potential without adding $$$$$$$$.

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:13 AM
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how much for the kit with out the rims

how much u asking for the kit.. do u have the original b7 wheels..
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anyone interested in the parts i took off let me no and shoot me a reasonable priceAttachment 361140

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ALPINA B7 KIT (ALPINE WISS) front bumper ,rear bumper, trunk spoiler,deck spoiler, mud flaps

GTHAUS - Meisterschaft Performance Exhaust Systems roughly 2k miles on it

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anyone interested in the parts i took off let me no and shoot me a reasonable priceAttachment 361140

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ALPINA B7 KIT (ALPINE WISS) front bumper ,rear bumper, trunk spoiler,deck spoiler, mud flaps

GTHAUS - Meisterschaft Performance Exhaust Systems roughly 2k miles on it

22" D2 forged 3 piece

new floor mats beige color
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:00 PM
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hit me up man like to buy your kit that you have for sale 774 259 6898
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