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post #1 of 3 Old 02-23-2007, 12:52 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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how many miles is too many?

Looking at a 99 F350 DRW 2x2 with 246000 miles on the clock. The truck looks great and runs very well. Its going to be a weekend racecar hauler but is the mileage too much?

I work around delivery trucks with similiar 7.3 in them with twice the miles..but how is the truck version?
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Mileage is one thing but how well was the engine cared for is a bigger factor. You can have an engine that has a zillion miles on it and not use a drop of oil between changes or you can have an engine with 50,000 miles on it use 2 quarts between oil changes. It really boils down to how well the vehicle was maintaned. Also what was the truck used for that may have a big factor in it as well. Was it worked hard for those 246,000 or was it driven unloaded, no pulling for 246,000 miles down the highway. The 7.3L is a durable engine. I say if it runs good and drives good have it checked out by a mech. If your a premium member get an oasis report on the truck. Make the decission for yourself. If you race cars I am sure you can tell if the truck is worth the price and if the truck will last you for the amount of time you plan on owning it.

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Exactly right!

Those miles arent that bad as long as you consider what BC said.
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