7.3 Realibity Questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 11-02-2010, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
SuperdutyKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Savannah, Tenn. (over 100 miles east of Memphis)
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
7.3 Realibity Questions

Alright all ya 7.3 veterans, I have some questions.

I'm looking at 2002 CCSB 7.3 automatic, with 166,000 miles.

My question is what do I need to look for on a 166,000 mile truck?
Anything major I should look for?
Should I be iffiy about mileage super duty?

And add anything else for that I need to know on a 7.3.

Cory

1995 F-250 XLT
7.3 Powerstroke Lapis Blue Metallic SuperCab ZF5 3.55 2wd Long Bed 275k miles
3.5 from the downpipe to stock 6.4 muffler, 43367 diy intake.

1993 F250 XL RCLB Turbo 7.3 IDI zf5 2wd 223k miles; 5 inch exhaust & tint -sold-
2006 F350 Lariat Harley Interior CCSB 6.0 Powerstroke 5r110 4x4 43k miles; SCT, EGR delete, ARP studs, tint, & 5 inch exhaust -sold-
SuperdutyKing is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 Old 11-02-2010, 07:56 PM
Premium Member



 
7.34ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Aberdeen, WA
Posts: 6,447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 26
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
check for maintenance records if there is any. i'd say you have nothing to worry about other than standard things you'd usually look for when buying a truck. mine is an '02 that i've owned for 6 years and the only parts i've thrown at it are front-end stuff like ball joints and a wheel brg... oh and a u-joint.

i say if it's straight with no major red flags and you like the truck, you'll be happy with it

12TH Man
Live in WA or OR??? Check out these links.
Cascade Coal Rollers
CCR Chat Thread
7.34ever is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-02-2010, 08:01 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
166k isn't isht on those trucks. Just look for basics and scoop it up and love it.
85_305 is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 11-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
panheadjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Terre Haute IN
Posts: 297
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
look and see when the trans has been replaced! most of them have over 100,000 if they pulled anything. that would be an expensive fix right off the bat.
panheadjay is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-03-2010, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
SuperdutyKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Savannah, Tenn. (over 100 miles east of Memphis)
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7.34ever View Post
check for maintenance records if there is any. i'd say you have nothing to worry about other than standard things you'd usually look for when buying a truck. mine is an '02 that i've owned for 6 years and the only parts i've thrown at it are front-end stuff like ball joints and a wheel brg... oh and a u-joint.

i say if it's straight with no major red flags and you like the truck, you'll be happy with it
Alright, I check that when i get time to go look at the truck

Quote:
Originally Posted by 85_305 View Post
166k isn't isht on those trucks. Just look for basics and scoop it up and love it.
Ok, well glad to here that ain't to bad on miles for 160k

Quote:
Originally Posted by panheadjay View Post
look and see when the trans has been replaced! most of them have over 100,000 if they pulled anything. that would be an expensive fix right off the bat.
I check and find out.

Cory

1995 F-250 XLT
7.3 Powerstroke Lapis Blue Metallic SuperCab ZF5 3.55 2wd Long Bed 275k miles
3.5 from the downpipe to stock 6.4 muffler, 43367 diy intake.

1993 F250 XL RCLB Turbo 7.3 IDI zf5 2wd 223k miles; 5 inch exhaust & tint -sold-
2006 F350 Lariat Harley Interior CCSB 6.0 Powerstroke 5r110 4x4 43k miles; SCT, EGR delete, ARP studs, tint, & 5 inch exhaust -sold-
SuperdutyKing is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-03-2010, 08:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ridiculously_necessary's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 4,207
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
should be fine. id check the tranny, and me persoanlly - i would check compression, shouldnt be any problems at all with compression if it was properly cared for.

-Matt

Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...

1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder , 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
DB high torque starter
DIY 6637
Marinco Mod
DIY Electric fuel w/ wvo conversion

"A clean house is a sign of a mis-lead life."
ridiculously_necessary is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-04-2010, 06:48 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
hansel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Flowery Branch, GA
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Thanks: 22
Thanked 83 Times in 78 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've got just over 200,000 miles on mine, the thing is as stated before is the tranny, mine went at 194,000 and it's a heavy repair cost. If the price is right then go for it, but go over it with a fine tooth comb, look for oil leaks, and the overall general condition of the truck, if you can take it to a local dealer and have then take a look at if possible.
hansel is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-04-2010, 07:27 AM
Cynic
 
Dirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 11,179
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
A few things:

Pull the air box. Take a rag and wipe down the inlet to the turbo. Check for dirt.

Pull the intake tube off the turbo. Check compressor fins for any damage and check for play on the shaft. There should be minimal linear (in and out) play due to being a journal bearing turbo, but NO side-to-side movement.

Check the engine valley for oil standing.

Make sure to start the truck up when it is completely cold. See how it acts. Let it sit and come up to normal operating temp.

While running, pull the oil filler cap. You should see a steady, lightly colored stream of air if any at all. Put your hand over the oil filler tube. You should not feel any pressure.

Watch around the turbo pedestal for oil leaks around the EBPV rod.

Best Car & Motorcycle Insurance | Auto/Moto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote

Voluntary Banishment: Knowing when to leave.
Total Diesel Performance\Unlimited Diesel Performance\Diesel Innovations\BTS\Terminator Engineering\Swamp's Diesel Performance\Black Widow Diesel\Calvert Racing
Dirk is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 11-05-2010, 08:44 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 98
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
^^ x2

Thats all the important stuff.
Effreem is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 11-05-2010, 12:19 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
391dman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 261
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Right around 160k is where my truck disliked me. Although nothing too bad. Ball joints, wheel bearing, starter, alternator. Thats about it. These motors are solid nothing severe to worry about.

2001 F250 7.3
Couple go fast goodies under the hood......
391dman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome