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Old 09-09-2010, 05:45 AM
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Good buy or not?

My buddy is gonna go look at a 99 F350 PSD CC 4x4 with 360k on the clock. They say the engine runs good but it needs a tranny. They are asking $3650. Good buy or not?...or is this not worth the $$ to fix up with that many miles. From pictures he showed me the body and interior appear to be in good shape. I'll prob'ly go look at it with him a t lunch. What would a good rebuilt auto tranny run installed?
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:09 AM
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if thats all thats the matter i would think even with repairin the tranny it would still be a good price and for what ever he intends to use the truck for and can build accordingly wether he tows or goin to want to play he can build for the future and save problems later on down the road
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:16 AM
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Its a fair deal I'd say. You could get a used trans for anywhere from $500-2000 or a fully built BTS, John Woods, etc for around $5k.
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if it was me and that was to be my DD I would look for one with less miles, but for the right price.....why not.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:28 AM
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Mostly agreed but 360k is a lot of effin miles! I would imagine that stove will be starting to get tired at the very least. I don't think 3650 is a steal by any means considering it needs a trans which I would figure at LEAST 2k for by the time the dust settles.

Having said that, if the rest of the truck is in really good shape and it appears to run well....I might consider it. Would want to know lots more about it though.
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:46 PM
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if it were me, and it were going to be a daily driver that i wanted to keep a while, id have a buzz and compression test done, to get an idea of how the innards are holding. if all is well id take it, BTS then hold some $$ back for wear and tear parts, alternator, batteries, hoses, seals, etc.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:32 AM
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Thanks guys. I talked him out of it considering by the time he got it roadworthy he would have as much $$$ in it as buying one in good running condition and alot less miles. He's just impatient 'coz he found a really nice 4x4 F350 CC and it was sold as he was on his way to buy it.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:02 AM
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Wow, that is over 33,000 miles a year, and I bet those were hard miles.

Last year, I bought a '97 with 113,000. Paid $8,500, but it was in mint condition. I expect it to last me 10 years.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:19 AM
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that is really high miles on that ol truck. glad to hear ur not buyin it, mines a 1996 350 w/ 223000 onit and those r high miles. i cant believe a 99 had 360000 on it, i'd say there is some motor problems in it or somethin.
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