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Old 11-02-2010, 06:51 PM
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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.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:56 PM
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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
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166k isn't isht on those trucks. Just look for basics and scoop it up and love it.
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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.
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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

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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

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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.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:16 AM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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^^ x2

Thats all the important stuff.
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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.
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