F350 is it worth the trouble? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 03-30-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 37
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Thanks
Richard
RICHE is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 03-30-2011, 06:55 PM
haters gonna hate 24/7.
 
blueovalman14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Deer Park, Tx
Posts: 3,801
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by RICHE View Post
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.



2012 F-150 CC/SB 4x2 Lariat

2005 F-250 CC/LB 4x4 Lariat (Blue/Tan)- Traded In

2005 F-350 CC LB 4x4 Lariat (DSM/Tan) ---> RIP 7/16/2010 (Stolen)

1995 F-350 F-350 CC LB 4x4 XLT

Quote:
Originally Posted by craftkr View Post
Maybe Choctaw will let you start the LSP Itty Bitty F1Fitty Daycare Chapter????
blueovalman14 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 03-30-2011, 07:17 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Riverside/Norco, Ca
Posts: 3,771
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
i'd buy it!
Dietoremain is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 03-30-2011, 08:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
codysweat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stephenville Tx.
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
id buy it too

1/30/98 EARLY 99 7.3 F350 DRW CC 4X4 4R100 3.73 LARIAT
codysweat is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 03-31-2011, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 37
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
RICHE is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 03-31-2011, 10:21 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ridiculously_necessary's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Posts: 4,207
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

-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 10 Old 04-02-2011, 05:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
MKeeney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Reno NV
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Last edited by MKeeney; 04-02-2011 at 06:02 PM.
MKeeney is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 04-02-2011, 06:04 PM
Premium Member
 
Bad Night's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,426
Thanks: 4
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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 .

07 F-250 Outlaw , Rough Country 6 inch lift , 37-13.5 R20 Nitto Mud Grapplers , MBRP 5" Exhaust , 08 Mirrors , S&B intake , 5% Tint sides and back , 35% windshield .

Bad Night is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 04-02-2011, 06:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Buffalo444's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Carlyle, IL
Posts: 2,166
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MKeeney View Post
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.

Jason

First rig: e99 F250 CCSB 4x4 auto, white, 388k miles: traded in
Then: 02 F350 RCLB SRW 4x4 zf6, silver, 201k miles, THREW A ROD : traded to Jake
Now: 96 F350 CCLB DRW 4x2 auto, red and silver/grey, 266k miles: rusty but trusty
Buffalo444 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 04-02-2011, 06:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
codysweat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Stephenville Tx.
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you could just buy it and find out what all it needs then we all will help you get it runnin awesome!

1/30/98 EARLY 99 7.3 F350 DRW CC 4X4 4R100 3.73 LARIAT
codysweat is offline  
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