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Old 02-02-2008, 06:03 PM
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How much mileage is to much?

Hey my first post and I have a question. When looking for a trk what mileage is considered to much. I am looking at a 97 f350 crew cab xlt 5spd manual transmission with a new clutch, a psd with 187000 miles on it. The trk is in great shape inside and out only needing tires. The asking price is $8500 but he said thats negotiable. I really like the trk and I know diesels when taken care off last almost forever but I have never bought a vehicle with that many miles or a diesel.

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Old 02-02-2008, 06:20 PM
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300k is my opinion, unless you know who it's coming from.
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The main issue is how well was it maintained? Oil and Air filter changes and such. A well maintained truck can go many miles.

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i bought a 97 F250 PSD w/ 238,000 miles on it and i paid 8400 for it. mine has more power than my bro-in-laws 96 F 350, his just turned 200,000. i get around 16 mpg prolly better if i kept my foot out of it. it was a one owner truck and it just had tranny rebuild last year
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:32 PM
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Thanks guys that puts my mind at ease, I will go talk to him again with maintenance questions. $8500 doesn't seem like a bad price since most I seen ask for at least $10k - $16k some with even more miles.
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I bought mine with 130,000 on it and the engine was already dusted but I didn’t know anything about Powerstrokes or the crappy factory intakes. I got 216,000 on it now with about 10,000 on the motor. A guy here at work bought a 99.5 with over 600,000 on it and is still driving it. In my opinion mileage is not near as important as looking it over real well for all the known issues and good maintenance. A new engine can cost more than your paying for the whole truck.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:18 AM
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Comes down to maintenance. If it's been well maintained and is in good cosmetic shape, go for it. I bought the truck in my sig in November from a good friend; it's got 191K on it now, had 187K on it when I bought it, and I would buy another in a heartbeat. I've got all the service records from day 1, and he did almost all of the service himself. He's a Ford Tech at our local dealership, so if he tells me something about these trucks, I listen up!!

Go for it if you've got most or all of the service records, or know the person that's selling it and can trust them.
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:27 AM
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I bought mine with 175,000 miles on it for $6500. When I got it the van would sometimes cut off. Had a failing CPS sensor which is known to go bad in these motors. But I got the part from ford for $25 and took me 10 min to fix and the truck runs perfect now. IT was very well maintained had a log book that was kept with all the maintenace since it had 3 miles on it.
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Yall just don’t forget that all the maintenance in the world won’t help an engine that got dusted from a faulty factory air intake. I know, it cost me $4,000 doing all of the work myself and I was quoted anywhere from $10,000-$12,000 to have it done. Always visually check the intake and turbo impeller for signs of dusting before buying a Powerstroke.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:42 PM
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You have a picture of a dusted turbo?
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