New Guy ... Looking for buying advice - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 Old 12-10-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New Guy ... Looking for buying advice

Hello Guys, I've been reading the forum for a few days. I've been thinking about getting a powerstroke for sometime. Ideally, I was want a silver/grey CCLB 4x4 with low mileage. I know ... that will be hard to find.

Should I be scared of a truck that has over 200k miles? Last thing I want to do is buy a truck and then ... have a huge expense in repairs. I've never owned a diesel ... Only truck I've owned is a 2000 F150 when I was in college. I want something the family can fit in and it be a diesel ... I can't afford a new truck... but I love the boxy look of the older trucks.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated it.
blatallic is offline  
post #2 of 26 Old 12-10-2012, 01:03 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
check for blow by by flipping the cap, and shaft play by trying to wiggle the impeller on the turbo, look for leaks, drive it, make sure you test it on both tanks, and try to do a cold start on it if ya can get the guy to leave it alone before you go see it. i bought my current one with 274k and love it, my last i bought with 105k and it ran just as good, i wouldnt shy away from a truck because of mileage, btw have you checked the for sale and wanted section, a few for sale there too, welcome to the org btw

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
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 #3 of 26 Old 12-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
erics diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: dodge center mn
Posts: 1,482
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
check what Kris said and the only thing to be woried about with that many miles is the auto tranny

95 f250 eclb 4x4 under construction
96 f250 eclb 4x4 rosewood stage 1 injectors, bully dog 6 position chip, 6637 air filter, idm mod
erics diesel is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 12-10-2012, 01:27 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
yeah smell the trans dip stick, if smells burnt 9/10 its on its way out, be careful tho, we had a member trade his SD for an obs and got shafted and is in the process of having the engine rebuilt after a week of owning it

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
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 #5 of 26 Old 12-10-2012, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for all the help. What's the after maintenance cost?
blatallic is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 12-10-2012, 10:51 PM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
what do you meen?

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
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 #7 of 26 Old 12-11-2012, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sorry, that was a typo. tried tying in on my phone. I mean to ask, what's the average maintenance cost on these trucks.

I don't plan on racing or pushing it too hard really. I want to do the exhaust/intake/chip ... and about a 4 inch lift kit and call it a day.
blatallic is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 12-11-2012, 08:26 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
rolsmojave3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 798
Thanks: 4
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've purchased trucks with over 200k, My current truck I purchased with 245k on it, now at 265K. I did pull the engine and replaced main and rod bearings as they were shot, although the truck didn't show it.

Oil changes are more expensive, but if you shop around you can DIY for around $50, fuel filters are around $15, brakes and wheel bearings are cheap.

Average maint' cost on these trucks is less then making payments on a newer truck if you can do some work yourself. Obviously most repairs if done correctly will last quite some time, saving plenty of money during their life.

And to tease you, check out this CCLB.

1996 f350 crew cab

1997 Ford F-350 4x4 SRW regular cab manual trans.
-Rosewood 160cc, 17*HPOP, EPBV delete, 4.10s, 315/75r16

1996 Ford F-350 4x4 SRW CCLB manual trans. CALI spec
-ATS intercooler, WW2 w/ 1.0 housing/EPBV delete, Comp 910s, SD Efuel, 3.55s, 315/75r16

2002 Ranger FX4 with manual transfer case and Alcoa's

Last edited by rolsmojave3; 12-11-2012 at 08:29 AM.
rolsmojave3 is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 12-11-2012, 08:32 AM
BANNED by Kris
 
BigFuel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 6,205
Thanks: 52
Thanked 113 Times in 105 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by blatallic View Post
Sorry, that was a typo. tried tying in on my phone. I mean to ask, what's the average maintenance cost on these trucks.

I don't plan on racing or pushing it too hard really. I want to do the exhaust/intake/chip ... and about a 4 inch lift kit and call it a day.
Famous last words?

If you find a F250 4x4 it'll have the dreaded D50 TTB. Only dreaded because it's expensive to repair and thus most people don't do it leaving you with a bad front end (but possibly a much cheaper truck, D60 swap here). If you don't do any of the maintenance your self look at $200-250 for the oil changes (every 5000 miles or less. Motor oil is extremely important in these trucks). $100-150 for coolant changes (every 30k with additives) After a air filter mod look at $35-75 for new filters. Tires are in the $250-300 each. Average fuel mileage might be in the 16-18 MPGs around the Org. GPR $75. Glow plug sets $75-150.

When I was in Texas I didn't see any snow but I did see a lot of ice. Get under the truck and look in the back corners of the cab to see if there is any road rust forming.

Matt
'97
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

Re-pinning '97 Cali PCM to Federal
BigFuel is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 12-11-2012, 08:34 AM
DERAIL MOD!!!


 
351fifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canton and kennesaw
Posts: 23,180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 207 Times in 195 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
damn thats clean and i want it badly, btw only thing i can attribute to maintenance cost is the fact i cant stop blowing money on things for my truck, but i keep the oil changed, fuel in it, and do a trans flush every now and then, run some cetane boost and diesel clean every road trip, i got less than $1500 a year in maintenance, but thousands in upgrades lol and fuel.

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
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  
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