Howdy all, I just bought my first 7.3 last night. It's a 1997 F350 with 273k on it. I got the truck for 3500 bucks. Everything seems mechanically sound and there is no issues with it from what I can tell other than it needing shocks all around. My main point of this post is for any pointers on what to look for on a truck with this amount of mileage. I know these engines are very stout and reliable- my dad has a 96 7.3. I'm just looking for some things that I should take care of now rather than later.
As far as I know, the transmission has been rebuilt with an upgraded torque converter and some more work to make it more suitable for towing. It also has a chip in it and a 4 inch exhaust. My plans for the truck are to DD it and set it up for towing my K5 Blazer. Any and all help would be appreciated