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post #1 of 12 Old 09-07-2010, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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I am thinking of getting my first Powerstroke. I looked at one this evening. It is a 2001 F350 Crew cab 4x4. It has all options but leather. Decent shape. Small dent in drivers side bed. It has 310k. Asking $7250. He said he would take $6500. Should I be worried about miles? I drive about 35 miles one way, so they will continue to pile on. This will not be my first diesel. I currently own a 97 12v. What do you all think? Pass or buy?
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i dont know much about diesels but recently i bought my first powerstroke we also own a dodge 2500 cummins i bought a 2000 f350 4x4 crew cab with 235000 miles i love it granted its slower than the cummins but its a great truck i would give it a good test drive but that doesnt seam like a bad price to me. you will be happy with the truck tho
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Thanks for the reply. The 12v is going to be a dedicated sled puller, so I need a another truck to pull our camper.
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any mods on it? 7.3's last a very long time.

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Thanks for the reply. The 12v is going to be a dedicated sled puller, so I need a another truck to pull our camper.
I dont blame you on that. i pulled our fifth wheel jayco this past weekend with the f350 and it did very well
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it all boils down to how well it was maintained. after you do you usual lookover on the truck an motor, the most you can do is have compression checked. and maybe a buzz test. compression would tell you a lot, if its good then its a pretty good indication the cylinders and injector o-rings are in good condition. id buy it then.

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Thanks again guys for the replys. The only mods are exhaust, intake, and guages. I would be the third owner. The guy who owns it now is a Ford tech at a local dealership. He seems like an honest guy. Looks to be well taken cars of.
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guages may be a sign of a chip. what guages does it have? not that thats a bad thing, provided it was taken care of.

fwiw, the next truck i buy i wont care about the mileage so much. i will want it for a long while, so if i see higher mileage ill do a compression test, and thats about it. in either case though, the price seems fair to me.

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Boost,egt,and trans. Current owner installed them when he bought it.
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