Thinking about buying: 1996 F350 7.3 CCLB - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
skid326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question Thinking about buying: 1996 F350 7.3 CCLB

Hey guys, I wanted to get yall's opinions on this truck. I want to know pro's and con's for this year truck. All I'm familiar with is the 6.0's and later year 7.3's. I have a 2005 F250 6.0 CCSB 4x4 Lariat with 130,000 miles that I'm looking to trade for this truck and some cash. Guy said he'd give $10,000 on top. His truck has 275,000 miles. Here's the link for his ad - 96 ford f350, diesel 7.3. 4 door long bed

Thanks for any advice or opinions

2008 F250 KR CCSB 4x4
SCT Livewire
Banks Ram Air Intake
Flo-Pro 4" downpipe back

Last edited by skid326; 12-14-2011 at 07:52 AM.
skid326 is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 08:17 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,876
Thanks: 4
Thanked 129 Times in 125 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That price is right in the ball park, if not a bit low, for a CCLB. They usu. go for $8-10K around here, but of course, ones that clean are hard to come by up here. All depends on how well it's been maintained, is there any hidden rust, tranny shifting okay, etc., all the usual questions. Provided it's been maintained, 275,000 isn't anything to be afraid of. May need here-and-theres like injectors, GPs, vac pump, etc. at that age, but the internals are good for....ever.

I'd def. ask for pics of the tires/rims you'll actually be getting.
madpogue is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
skid326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
That price is right in the ball park, if not a bit low, for a CCLB. They usu. go for $8-10K around here, but of course, ones that clean are hard to come by up here. All depends on how well it's been maintained, is there any hidden rust, tranny shifting okay, etc., all the usual questions. Provided it's been maintained, 275,000 isn't anything to be afraid of. May need here-and-theres like injectors, GPs, vac pump, etc. at that age, but the internals are good for....ever.

I'd def. ask for pics of the tires/rims you'll actually be getting.
That's what I was thinking. It has 35" BFG All Terrains now and those Mickey Thompson Classics that it's coming with. It's only about an hour from me so I figured it's worth looking at.


What are some common problems that come up between 200,000 and 300,000 miles in these trucks?

2008 F250 KR CCSB 4x4
SCT Livewire
Banks Ram Air Intake
Flo-Pro 4" downpipe back
skid326 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 08:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
atvrider93's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,835
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
with that many miles and a gooseneck hitch definitely make sure the tranny shifts well. know that it may need some things but there's nothing at all wrong with 275K

1996 F350 4x4 CCLB-- I'll miss her

1996 F350 4X4 RCLB zf5 213K
6637
OBA w/horn
DE 5"
PHP tunes
Mud Country 315/75/16

2008 Wr250X

Quote:
Originally Posted by belz View Post
There u go Tom. John may not be sexy, but he can tutor you, lol.
atvrider93 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 09:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 3,876
Thanks: 4
Thanked 129 Times in 125 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by skid326 View Post
What are some common problems that come up between 200,000 and 300,000 miles in these trucks?
As said, the tranny is the big one. Beyond that, just about anything external that moves or gets hot -- p/s pump, steering box, vac pump, glow plugs / relay, fuel lift pump (OBS is mechanical), etc.

Yeah, it's a FL (?) truck, but I'd still look for unseen rust. Bottom of the rear fuel tank (stoooooopid design; it sits right on the skid plates, which do double duty as tank "straps"), bottom corners of the radiator core support.
madpogue is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
skid326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I appreciate the help guys. What's the easiest way to test these trannys for slip when driving them? I'm guessing to get on it a few times and see if there is any slip???

2008 F250 KR CCSB 4x4
SCT Livewire
Banks Ram Air Intake
Flo-Pro 4" downpipe back
skid326 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 09:40 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
atvrider93's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,835
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ya. smooth shifts are also good to watch for. also watch the RPMs during the shift. if they just up real quick that's bad. do this while getting on it. also when you change from PRND watch the RPMs and they should stay pretty smooth

1996 F350 4x4 CCLB-- I'll miss her

1996 F350 4X4 RCLB zf5 213K
6637
OBA w/horn
DE 5"
PHP tunes
Mud Country 315/75/16

2008 Wr250X

Quote:
Originally Posted by belz View Post
There u go Tom. John may not be sexy, but he can tutor you, lol.
atvrider93 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
skid326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 220
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Awesome! Thanks for the help!

2008 F250 KR CCSB 4x4
SCT Livewire
Banks Ram Air Intake
Flo-Pro 4" downpipe back
skid326 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 12-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
bucwheat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Evans,Ga.
Posts: 1,732
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea the trans. are about the only weak part of these trucks.

1997 F-350 CC Dually Power Hungry performance chip. DIY air intake ,4" Diamond Eye exhaust, Trans temp gauge,Pyrometer gauge 10,000 Lb. Warn Winch, 1 million candle power auxilary lights,black heavy diamond plate bumper/brushguard
bucwheat is offline  
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