Newbie looking to buy. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 02-04-2008, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
OldSchool7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Newbie looking to buy.

Hey guys i'm new the site, to fords, and to diesels and am looking to buy a 1997 F-350 crew cab 7.3L 4x4. I found a super clean white SLT with 77,500 miles and the guy is asking 16,000. Is that about right? Is there anything i should look out for. This guy is the 2nd owner and it has cruise, power windows and locks. Thanks in advance guys, any help would appreciated.
OldSchool7.3 is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 02-04-2008, 02:12 PM
Slacker



 
Evil Eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 18,510
Thanks: 16
Thanked 222 Times in 193 Posts
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Welcome to the ORG! Glad to have ya. I can't help ya, but I can bump this up!

Shawn Carlson
EvilEye@powerstroke.org

Proud Navy Vet
2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
Evil Eye is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 02-04-2008, 02:25 PM
She's paid for!!!!!!
 
HeavyHauler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roanoke, TX
Posts: 661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Doesn't sound to bad to me, but are you sure about the miles on it, that is very low miles. Otherwise just look for the normal stuff, leaks, stains and everything else. Try to find out the maintenence history on it too.

Aaron-
LoneStar PowerStrokes,NTXPSA, NHRDA member
'02 F-350 XLT Crew Cab SRW, 7.3 w/ 4" exhaust turned down past front of bed, Superchips programmer, custom intake w/ S&B filter,foil delete, Stealth ZooDad mod, 20" Raceline CR2 Black, '07 Harley headlights, HPX line, Mag-Hytec diff cover.......... more to come!!!
HeavyHauler is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 02-04-2008, 02:27 PM
Premium Member
 
SMKSTAX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Effort/Nanticoke,Pa.
Posts: 5,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought my 97' almost a year ago and paid 14 G's and it had 193,000 miles on it. But it's mint, no rust or body imperfections and the motor is tight. Since yours has lesser miles it needs to be immaculate for that price.

RICK


97 F350 CREW CAB 4x4, 7.3 TURBO DIESEL, DIY INTAKE , TW TUNES
GRAND ROCK POWERFLOW STACK KIT W/5" MITRES
3.55 REARS, 3" DOWNPIPE, FPR SHIMMED WITH GAUGE

SMKSTAX is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 02-04-2008, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
OldSchool7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm pretty sure the miles are correct. They guy bought it with 39,000 miles on it 4 years ago and has been gone with the Navy for awhile, he said. It has been garage kept ever since he built his garage 3 years ago and it seem to be in almost perfect condition, inside and out. I'm looking at it again tomorrow and will let yall know how it goes. Also, when i do find the right one for me, what kind of mods can i do to these? what kind of power can a get out of her? Thanks again guys, yall are a huge help.

p.s. did they make these with leather back then?
OldSchool7.3 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 02-04-2008, 04:19 PM
KVFD
 
redstroker_2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Posts: 4,061
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via MSN to redstroker_2002
Hey welcome to the.org and i would check in our classifications link above and see if there is anything in there that catches your eye!

-Josh

2008 2500 LMM- Deleted, Blocked, Fueled, & Tuned by:
redstroker_2002 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 02-06-2008, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
OldSchool7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Alright so I drove and check out the truck again. I couldn't find any rust but it has a few little dings. The underbody looks brand new and in between the door jams are very clean as well. He put MBRP exhaust on it about a year ago and said he also had an intake and 140 HP chip. He took off the chip and intake to put on his new truck. Should I worry about the transmission, it's an automatic.

I'm looking at it once again today, should I take it to a dealer and check the history still? Also, is $16,000 still about right? Thanks.
OldSchool7.3 is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 02-07-2008, 06:12 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
psdkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 136
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
auto trannys dont last too long espec. when you chip them . does it shift strong
psdkid is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 02-07-2008, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
OldSchool7.3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Gloucester, VA
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
it shifted real well, i was surprised. It has no leaks and starts and cuts off real smooth. I don't know much about diesels but ive seen some that kind of idle off real rough.
OldSchool7.3 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