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Is 153k to many miles to purchase a 7.3

I found a used 2001 7.3L with a 153k on the clock. It is a stock truck without any aftermarket upgrades and has a 6 speed. In yall's opinion would this truck have too many miles to purchase as my daily driver? Also what issues or problems would you see me having to deal with first if I were to purchase the truck? Thanks for your input.
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does it have any maintenance records? I probably would consider it if it was a taken care of motor w/ no big issues. i bought mine with 140 on the ticker.

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mine had 201k...... ball joints, wheel bearings, fluids and filters is what i would make sure are up to par.

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I've got just over 165,000 on my truck. I change the oil/fluids/filters/tire rotation at regular intervals, replace stuff that breaks and have updated the looks a bit. Still running strong. It's my DD and I pull a 12Klb 5th wheel.

I agree with HOUTX01X, a lot would depend on how well its been maintained. If they can show ya that stuff - You'll probably find you will have a good truck.


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if it runs good and you have driven a few others to compare i would not be afraid. I got mine with 152 on it runs like a top. You are in Gasser mode I personaly would not buy a gasser with more than 60 but a diesel i would not be afraid of 150.

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I agree with all the above, I got mine with 260k, it still runs like a champ and dont use any oil or have any major leaks

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bought mine with 157k, dont be scared of miles its a 7.3.
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3x on maintenance, i have 289k excited to break the 300k mark. bought it with 258k. runs like a champ! there is a good "how many miles on your 7.3" thread in here somewhere. recent too. there is a guy with well over 400k.

i agree on the gasser. 150k is high. diesel thats nothin.

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3x on maintenance, i have 289k excited to break the 300k mark. bought it with 258k. runs like a champ! there is a good "how many miles on your 7.3" thread in here somewhere. recent too. there is a guy with well over 400k.

i agree on the gasser. 150k is high. diesel thats nothin.
the only gasser i'd buy with that many miles again was my lil tacoma.. thing was a tank, useless as a truck but that 2rz was indestructible. sold it to some kid with 121k, just broken in.

get the truck dude!

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Thanks for all the quick replies, I read the thread about "how many miles on your 7.3" I just wanted to know about purchasing one with 153k on it....everything yall have said to me makes me want to buy it even more....keep the responses coming and thanks again for all your help! Hopefully I'll be a 7.3 owner before to long.
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