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Old 10-10-2013, 08:19 AM
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High mileage 7.3 vs Lower mileage 5.8 gasser

Hi everyone I'm newer to the diesel world. I'm looking at possibly getting a 97 F350 powerstroke, but the only bad thing I see about it is that it has 225,000 miles. Its at a dealership by me and I was considering trading my truck to possibly get this one.

Heres a link- Used 1997 Ford F-350 For Sale | Clinton NJ

I currently have a 97 F250 HD 5.8 with 110,000 miles on it, Ext cab, 8ft bed, Auto, 4x4, XLT, Off road, Basically mint condition only has a dime size bubble under paint on wheel well. Some other little things I have are Truck toolbox, steps, 33in tires, and bed cover.

My question is do you all think it would be a decent trade for my truck for that? Also is 225,000 miles a little too high for a truck like that? The miles are
a little frightening to me
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Fairly new to diesel's myself...but from what I've learned so far (from this forum and through other sources) is that a well-maintained 7.3 should last 400,000 miles+.
At 225 K you're just "broken in"...
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Don't fear those miles I bought my last 5 trucks at over 220k, my 95 f150 new off the floor lasted 345k before I tore the engine down, I'm currently at 320k in my 95 f350 dually
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Haha it's funny you think 225k are a lot of miles. 354k and running strong.
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Hi everyone I'm newer to the diesel world. I'm looking at possibly getting a 97 F350 powerstroke, but the only bad thing I see about it is that it has 225,000 miles. Its at a dealership by me and I was considering trading my truck to possibly get this one.

Heres a link- Used 1997 Ford F-350 For Sale | Clinton NJ

I currently have a 97 F250 HD 5.8 with 110,000 miles on it, Ext cab, 8ft bed, Auto, 4x4, XLT, Off road, Basically mint condition only has a dime size bubble under paint on wheel well. Some other little things I have are Truck toolbox, steps, 33in tires, and bed cover.

My question is do you all think it would be a decent trade for my truck for that? Also is 225,000 miles a little too high for a truck like that? The miles are
a little frightening to me
Honestly, if they gave you 1500-200 on trade you would be doing GREAT.

Muller is a bunch of scam artist too. They lost their chevy franchise because of it
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Don't fear those miles I bought my last 5 trucks at over 220k, my 95 f150 new off the floor lasted 345k before I tore the engine down, I'm currently at 320k in my 95 f350 dually
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Haha it's funny you think 225k are a lot of miles. 354k and running strong.
Neither of you two have to worry about a thing we notherners call RUST
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good trade, those trucks are not even on the same planet. I had a 95 with a 351 and it was a awesome truck but it does not compare to anything with a 7.3. I'm at 363,000 and still going strong. My only concern at 225k would be the auto trans. Is it original?
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Truck looks pretty good. Would look even better with some 33s or 35s. I'd rock it!

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Brad your Like the guru of prevention on here. I wish I has the knowledge and skills you got i could make my truck look as pretty as yours do. My rust isnt bad But I just dont want this truck to rot away in time. This truck is Like linus from the peanuts baby blanket too me
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Neither of you two have to worry about a thing we notherners call RUST
In the same environment, a 16-year-old gasser truck with 120,000 miles will likely be just as rusty as a 16-year-old PSD with 250,000 miles. The diesel will still have more life left in it. Truck in the link is overpriced, but the OP would def. be getting into a "newer" truck compared to his 351.
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