97 7.3 cant decide to buy or not - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-04-2010, 10:36 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: manhattan illinois
Posts: 24
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
97 7.3 cant decide to buy or not

he im thinking about buying a new truck and just wanted some feedback on it. its a 97 7.3 rclb 230k, 5 speed manual for $4000. but it has the original clutch,no first gear, rear main seal leak,power steering gear box has an issue(leaks alot), no rust, new glow plugs and glow plug selenoid,starter.
just wondering your opinion
thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-04-2010, 07:04 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Clintonville, WI
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It probably isn't a rear main seal leak. It is most likely the pedestal o-rings or the exhaust back pressure valve leaking. The oil then runs down the back making it look like the rear main seal.
$4000 sounds like way too much for the kind of problems you say it has, especially if it isn't 4wd; No first gear, original clutch, bad power steering box. I wouldn't pay more than $2000, since the tranny needs rebuilt or replaced, the clutch will need to be replaced in the near future, and the power steering box needs to be replaced.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-04-2010, 07:11 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Posts: 349
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would have to say that he is right. $4000 is a liittle much considering a trans rebuild and power steering getting fixed. Then you have to consider at 230,000 even though it has plenty of life left, it is going to need things replaced here and there. My opinion would be $2000 - $3000. That is of course depending the condition of the body and everything else.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Western Montana
Posts: 288
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmurph177 View Post
he im thinking about buying a new truck and just wanted some feedback on it. its a 97 7.3 rclb 230k, ... no rust, ...
thanks
Being from your part of the country, no rust is a big deal. If you really want an OBS, and you want it without rust, start looking for trucks in the Southwest. My kid is selling my '95 in Vegas with 230k on it and no rust (for example). That's normal for that part of the country. The problem of course is you'd have to trust the seller to represent the vehicle honestly and to ship it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-05-2010, 04:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ct
Posts: 573
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yea id tell him i have 3000 cash on me if he says no then tell hime all repairs that it needs. The no rust part is a plus!!! Check the raditor support buy the mounts always rot!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12-06-2010, 08:04 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 4,207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i agree with these guys. $3k is better. and and no 4x4 is a big hit imho. i second the rear main thing, extreemly rare on a 7.3. its most likely coming from the turbo pedistal or an hpop seal. but i would bet money its the pedistal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12-06-2010, 08:13 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: keokuk iowa
Posts: 144
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i agree 4000 is way too high, u find the right person you can buy a 99 with no problems for six, like i did
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 12-06-2010, 03:42 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: McKinney TX
Posts: 138
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
even 3 would be too high for me, here in tx you can buy a good obs psd for 4g's
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors