Should I buy this 7.3? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 06-06-2011, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
GeneralLee01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 06-06-2011, 08:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Nitro41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 572
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

97 Single Cab F250 4x4 5 speed

Swapped D-60
Locked front and rear
160 sticks
Wildman Tunes
Hood Stack
OFE clutch
T500 HPOP
Linex rockers
35" MTR Kevlars
and a bunch more...
Nitro41 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 06-06-2011, 08:09 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,174
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 34
Thanked 205 Times in 193 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
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

-Kris-
2011 f150 ecoboost 4x4 323/452 on php dyno 11/16/13
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked


Quote:
Originally Posted by marine5811
The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alberta 7.3
Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
Quote:
Originally Posted by JJFLASH
Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
351fifty is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 06-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
08spartan250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Texas Panhandle
Posts: 5,444
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.

-Mike

2005 F-250 Lariat

Quote:
Originally Posted by azkcr View Post
And you didn't know Cummins can manage 127mpg??? They also deliver babies, go to Mars, and cure AIDS. DUH
08spartan250 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-06-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
GeneralLee01 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-07-2011, 07:41 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ridiculously_necessary's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 4,207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

-Matt

Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...

1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder , 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
DB high torque starter
DIY 6637
Marinco Mod
DIY Electric fuel w/ wvo conversion

"A clean house is a sign of a mis-lead life."
ridiculously_necessary is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 06-07-2011, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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...
GeneralLee01 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 06-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Socal desert
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

97 F250HD (Cal. model) Auto, Ext. Cab XLT, 4x4, long bed
Desert Rancher is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome