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Old 03-30-2011, 07:49 PM
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F350 is it worth the trouble?

I hope yall can give me some advice. I am driving an F350 Supper cab 7.3 that has 305,000 miles on it. I can buy it for $2500. It needs new injectors, front suspension work, steering work, and front brakes. For the most part it runs fine and gives me no problems (unless it is cold or I am trying to drive in a strait line)
It is not an immaculate truck, it is an old hotshot rig, I think a tree must have fallen on it cause it looks like the bed was replaced and the roof skin and hood. The paint is not original.
I figure by the time I buy it and put another $1500 to $2000 in it I will be up to $4K +/-. I don't know much about Fords and the 305K mileage kinda bothers me. Just wanted to get some advice from some people who have drive these trucks with high mileage to see if it is worth the investment to hold onto the truck. Or just cut bait.

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I hope yall can give me some advice. I am driving an F350 Supper cab 7.3 that has 305,000 miles on it. I can buy it for $2500. It needs new injectors, front suspension work, steering work, and front brakes. For the most part it runs fine and gives me no problems (unless it is cold or I am trying to drive in a strait line)
It is not an immaculate truck, it is an old hotshot rig, I think a tree must have fallen on it cause it looks like the bed was replaced and the roof skin and hood. The paint is not original.
I figure by the time I buy it and put another $1500 to $2000 in it I will be up to $4K +/-. I don't know much about Fords and the 305K mileage kinda bothers me. Just wanted to get some advice from some people who have drive these trucks with high mileage to see if it is worth the investment to hold onto the truck. Or just cut bait.

Thanks
Richard
I talk 'em down to around 2k and then buy it.

You could part the truck out and probably get back more than you bought it for.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:17 PM
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i'd buy it!
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id buy it too
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Thanks for the reply's, I figured at that price I really couldn't go wrong. Just wanted to get an idea if it had much more life in it. Has anyone seen 400K miles out of these trucks?
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id buy it. especially if compression check out good. and it should.

absolutly. there are members here with 400+. most people who hit 400+ are out on the road working and not members anywhere online.

fun project!
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You're gonna spend $2-$3k on injectors. Is it turbocharged? If it is, you're probably ready for that as well. How many miles on the tranny? Automatic? If it's got 300k on it then it's getting ready to fall out of the truck. I'm no expert on PowerStroke's but I have just spent the last month intensely shopping for one and the biggest lesson I've learned is don't inherit someone else' problems.

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Injectors are 1600 if you can put em in yourself . Could need a turbo , maybe not . I think around 1500 to 2000 would be more in line .
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You're gonna spend $2-$3k on injectors. Is it turbocharged? If it is, you're probably ready for that as well. How many miles on the tranny? Automatic? If it's got 300k on it then it's getting ready to fall out of the truck. I'm no expert on PowerStroke's but I have just spent the last month intensely shopping for one and the biggest lesson I've learned is don't inherit someone else' problems.
you can install injectors yourself and pay 1200 bucks for a set of 8. A turbo will last forever if it was taken care of, no big deal. You can pretty well tell by driving and checking the fluid what shape the trans in. I bought my truck at 373k and its solid.
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you could just buy it and find out what all it needs then we all will help you get it runnin awesome!
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