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Old 08-02-2007, 06:26 PM
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99 7.3 with HIGGGGGH MILES

I have a 1999 7.3 Powerstroke with 285,000 miles. I just bought it a couple of weeks ago for a good deal. I was wondering about how much life the engine has left before it's shot. It has alotttt of power still. Runs excellent, Tranny is good, The only problem is that it takes about 7 seconds of cranking before it starts.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:36 PM
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I was reading in other forums about folks with many more miles than that - no issues other than normal upkeep. I can't help on the starting issue....I just got mine a couple of weeks ago as well. It has 49K and starts within the first or second compression stroke of a piston (almost instantly).

Glow plugs? IPR? Batteries (often overlooked)? Did you change all the filters? Oil change? etc...

what'd pay for it? Just curious to see how much I overpaid :bonk:
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:46 PM
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I had bought it from a dealer who bought it from an auction. He was asking $4,950 for it. I thought that was a hell of a deal since down the road from him was nearly the same truck for $12,700. I managed to talk him down to $4500 cash since it had high miles and a broken leaf spring. I was thinking of changing the glow plugs but just havnt got around to it. The last oil change was at 276,000 on record. So I might give it a tune up soon to.
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thats not high miles. I know somebody with 517K on there 2000.


Change the filters and if it's cold start problem change the GP relay
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:54 PM
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Now THAT is a steal! That motor is just getting broken in.
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Wow, killer deal. Agree with the others also, do some maintenance and enjoy the truck!
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:53 PM
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Dude they otta put you in jail cause you **** near stole that thing!!! I saw one here where i live (near seattle) that had over 300k on it and it wasnt pretty.lol and they wanted like 7 for it. you got a great deal should last that many again too
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we had a wrecker with 328,000Miles, the body/cab rotted off but the motor was still strong
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If I find a deal like that even having my truck now I will buy it.. Thats just something you don't pass up
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I have a 1999 7.3 Powerstroke with 285,000 miles. I just bought it a couple of weeks ago for a good deal. I was wondering about how much life the engine has left before it's shot. It has alotttt of power still. Runs excellent, Tranny is good, The only problem is that it takes about 7 seconds of cranking before it starts.
you need to get a scan tool in it and watch the high pressure to see how long it takes to get to 400. you probably need new o-rings on your injectors.
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