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Old 12-30-2012, 06:03 PM
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Buying a 7.3 for 3300

Hi, I have read many posts on the forum and finally became a member. I found a 1997 7.3 reg cab 4x4 for sale with 150,000 miles. The price is a low 3300 bucks.
Now I am a college student with a job but still a relatively low budget. Should I go for the truck or not? What should I be expecting to be wrong? and how reliable should i expect this 7.3 diesel to be?

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 PM
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recieved pictures of the truck and looks to be in very fair condition. Just asking for some advice. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:13 PM
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Buy it lol mu .02
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:15 PM
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^^^x2... up around where I'm at those with that low miles or even higher miles go anywhere from8-12k

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Of course check trans how's it shift etc but 7.3 is a great motor
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:18 PM
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I've read that that 7.3 is a bulletproof engine. True or false?
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:20 PM
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quesiton answered. Thanks. lol
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I wouldn't say bulletproof but it is a very good engine they all have there little things but I do not think u will go wrong with this deal
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At what point does it become bulletproof?

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:26 PM
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What are the common problems of the 7.3?
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