Originally Posted by bauer
Yikes. i wouldnt touch anything with that many miles. Diesel or not. Unless i knew who owned it and what it did. If i were you id keep looking. the motor may still be strong but a lot of other things take a dump at 300,000
Wow really? Its a super duty. emphasis on the SUPER... Theres nothing wrong with high mileage on these trucks, but if you can get it for $6k you're saving 2k off the list price... thats 2k that could go towards the tranny if it takes a dump. Which if you test drive it and it shifts fliudly (once warmed up; nothin wrong with a little buckin cold) you probably dont have to worry bout that. If youve got a reliable and decently priced mech around, take it to them, have him do a buzz test and contribution test (will have to have the right psd stuff for it) and do a scan tool run for your hpop. Both of these should help rule out injector and hpop, the other high priced fixes. And if the turbo fins are unblemished (for 300k miles) then its pretty much all good. Makes sure the suspensions tight, the frame isnt cracked or bent, and I'd say buy the dang truck!
Don't be afraid of mileage!