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Old 06-06-2011, 06:04 PM
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Question Should I buy this 7.3?

There is this 96 F-250 extended cab, longbed, 4X4, Automatic 7.3 for sale. It has 101,000 Miles and looks like new. $7,500 for it.... is it worth it?
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:03 PM
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That sounds like a smokin deal.

Check out the rear fenders for rust really good. It happens from the inside out, and turns into a really nasty problem.....ask how I know.

Other then that, if she runs good and clean under the hood, sounds like a done deal to me.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:09 PM
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i see them go for that price if not more with almost twice as many miles here in cali, they go for alot but id buy it if i had the cash, pending on the whole rust issue
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:13 PM
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what they said..just check for rust and make sure it runs good. i paid more than that for mine and it 90k more miles on it. so i say go for it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:30 PM
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Well I live in southern Ohio and car rust is a big issue. So I will look for that but, the guy keeps it washed 24/7. He only uses it to pull his horse trailor and he has had it since 01. So Idk but I will look for that rust. Thanks.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:41 AM
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look for leaks, check the oil pan for bad rust, you hav eto pull the motor to replace it. if its not bad or not at all, paint the sucker! or line-x it. also check the turbo compressor wheel for damage. if the compressor wheel has chips there is a chance for blowbly, dusted motor. also if the truck is ambient temp, start it up, turn the oil fill cap up-side down over the fill hole. if it flips off that may be a bad blow-by sign.

of they check out snag the sucker! thats a good price!
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:00 AM
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He works away during the week so I will on friday. Although he said he dosent want to sell it but for 7500 he will. Im thinkin it will be a good buy... If I buy it...
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:10 PM
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You can basically open the hood and look at the top of the engine (also underneath) to tell how well it was maintained. How about the battery terminals?

If it's clean and shiny, you are good. If it's covered with oil, fuel and dirt-whatever, be more careful.
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