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post #1 of 14 Old 06-06-2007, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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Looking at backing up to 7.3L

Here's the deal I have a 2004 F350 6.0L 2WD LWB Crew Cab with 141000 on it. I've spent seven grand on engine repairs and I still don't think it's right. I've lost confidence in the truck, so now I want a new used one with the good ol reliable 7.3L. I have found the truck I like, in my price range $19800, but it has 166000 miles on it. It's a 2003 F350 7.3L 4X4 Crew Cab LWB Lariat. The truck is very, very clean.
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My question is: Is that to many miles? Can anyone help me with an Oasis report?

I'm a bit gun shy after the $7000 in repairs on my 6.0L, and any help would be great.

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-06-2007, 05:46 AM
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166,000 isnt that bad but i bet if you look harder you can find find one with lower miles for your price range pretty easy.

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I had a 02' 7.3 with 144,000 miles on it when I got rid of it and that thing was still like brand new, I really miss it.

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If you can see evidence of past maintenance, I wouldn't worry much. I highly suggest becoming a premium member and having the Oasis run. Spend .1% of the purchase price on premium membership to get a full report on any warranty work. Cheapest purchase insurance you can buy.

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166 is nothing to a 7.3
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Well the site was down, and my home pc crashed, I'm on the laptop. I proceded with the purchase hope it gives me better reliability than the POS 6.0 I had. I managed to trade for a fair price, or atleast I'm happy. The dealer told me the 7.3's get better mileage, is that true. I should get somthing, the new truck has some mods. An AFE intake system, and a 4" cat back exhaust. How would I find out if it has been chiped?


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That is just getting broken in for a 7.3

No worries.....

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7.3 will go for at least 700k miles.
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I think you will like the 7.3 better. I am glad I made that choice. I have had 0 problems with mine. I do need to buy a CPS to keep on hand, but like I said, 0 problems. It has made me very happy I bought it. the only thing that I wish I had done differently is that I would have gotten 4X4 instead. Otherwise, incredibly happy with it.


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