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post #1 of 11 Old 09-28-2009, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation wats up with to ultimate diesel????

i am looking for a 7.3L cc swb 4x4 powerstroke. but its getting harder and harder to find a low mileage one. and i was wondering cuz i hear so much the 200k is low miles. wat is low miles for the 7.3l? how long do they last? how long can i expect it to run with out problems? and if i can find one with hig miles but good everything else should i put in a cummins? i hear a cummin in a ford is the utilmate truck... y is that?
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The mileage all comes down to how well it has been taken care of IMO. 200k is nothing in the life of a diesel... again, as long as it has been taken care of. A coworker of mine has a 97 psd with 384K on it. Still runs excellent.

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A truck will last a long time as long as it's properly maintained. I guess a stroker with 200k miles is okay if it was taken care of. So what I'm trying to say is a good truck really depends on the previous owner and if it was taken care of. If it was taken care of then you have no worries, but if it wasn't taken care of then you better pass it up. There are to many variables that are involved to say wheather a truck with high mileage is still a good deal or not. Also, with high mileage there will obviously be some things that break on it.
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Most of these Powerstrokes tend to be either great trucks or total headaches... luck of the draw I guess. 7.3's do have the reputation for going the distance tho. With good maintenance its not uncommon to see 500,000 original miles. Got 244,xxx on my '99.5 and still goin strong (where's that piece of wood... gotta knock on it now)! My previous truck was a '94 PSD and was an absolute money pit! It had 256,xxx miles when I sold it. When buying/shopping make sure you get a detailed maintenance/repair history report!


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igth how do i find out the maintenance/ repair history? thanx for the help
but wat bout the cummins thing?? good bad???
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igth how do i find out the maintenance/ repair history? thanx for the help
but wat bout the cummins thing?? good bad???
A cummins swap is the cheap/easy way out IMO. I like the psd and have had good luck with it besides the normal wear and tear stuff. I myself will stick with the international.

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ok was jw if u see or knw of any obs powerstroke 7.3l cc swb fords plz plz let me knw im haing a hard time finding the one thats for me u knw?
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ok was jw if u see or knw of any obs powerstroke 7.3l cc swb fords plz plz let me knw im haing a hard time finding the one thats for me u knw?
did you look in the truck classifieds on here?

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igth how do i find out the maintenance/ repair history? thanx for the help
but wat bout the cummins thing?? good bad???
You can look up something like a carfax report. I just tend to put the dealer/owner in the hot seat with my own questions, then take it for a test drive to feel for anything not quite right.


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With a 7.3 if you properly maintain it the truck will fall apart before the engine goes out.
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