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looin at 7.3's

Im lookin for a 99-03 7.3, with around 130k or less, and a 6 spd. Anything i should look at when lookin at them? Also what and is normal miles to expect to start havin problems with stuff (glow plugs, injectors, stuff like that)

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I don't think 7.3s came with 6 speed transmissions
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I don't think 7.3s came with 6 speed transmissions
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Then wth is a zf6?

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Im lookin for a 99-03 7.3, with around 130k or less, and a 6 spd. Anything i should look at when lookin at them? Also what and is normal miles to expect to start havin problems with stuff (glow plugs, injectors, stuff like that)

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Thats REALLY low miles for a 7.3 Not even broke in yet. As far as when stuff starts going out is hard to say. Could be tomorrow or another 300,000 miles. You really should be worry free (as long as you service and maintain regurly!) till about 3 to 400,000 miles. My father in law pulled campers all over the country (except Hawaii ) and had over 500,000 original miles and only went through one transmission and 3 alternators. He sold that truck and it is STILL on the road today. My personal truck (in my sig) has 286,000 on the clock and is still running strong today (knock on wood).

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130k is on the low side from what im lookin at, Want something that will last untill it gives up or the earth first people make it illeagle to drive anything but a worthless prius (thats when the big bumpers come in). Nuthing 03 or newer can beat a 7.3 IMO.

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Then wth is a zf6?
They must be as rare as hens teeth cause Ive NEVER seen one. Not ONCE. I've seen one dodge truck that had a standard trans and that was the only one.
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lol you really need to get out more because thats the only handshaker they put in a superduty.

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lol you really need to get out more because thats the only handshaker they put in a superduty.
I'm not sure how I can get out more often. It's not like I buy a new truck ever week. A buddy of mine was looking at a SD truck went to the dealer a out of the 70-80 trucks on the lot not one was a manual. Looked at auto trader and we found some manuals but they did not specify 6 speed and they were on work truck style truce and he was looking for more of a mid level truck not a base model. Either way there are not a lot of manual SD trucks running around
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Either way there are not a lot of manual SD trucks running around
agree.....but he is correct the trans is a ZF6 . I just like alot of others on here wish mine was a standard.

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