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Want to buy first 7.3 L and I have questions...

Hi everyone, this is my first post. I had a 2002 7.3L F350 as company work truck until 2011 when it was replaced by a 2011 F350 gasser. What a step backward!! I found a 2000 7.3L F250 Lariat in pristine condition with all maint records and 97K miles to buy for myself. I did all the checks suggested by the "powerstrokehelp" on YouTube and it checks out. Questions:

--Seller wants $18.5K but KBB and NADA book at $15.5K and $13.9K. Who's out of touch? The seller or the books? Utah/Colorado area. I see lots of trucks advertised for more than what the books say, but I don't know if they're actually selling for what they're asking. Are the books too conservative?

--I see a Banks waste gate actuator under the hood and some guages on the driver-side pillar. What kind of upgrade is this?

I'm an older guy looking for a truck for trailer towing with good fuel mileage that will last me 10+ years.
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The 7.3's are highly sought after especially a low mileage one like the one you found. I am in Utah also and trucks seem to be $1-2k more then say Texas, supply and demand I guess.

Look into getting an Oasis report from your local Ford dealer. An oasis report is critical on our trucks.

Gage's on the pillar are a sign that the previous owner/owners were monitoring the trucks temps/ boost/ ect... I think it's a good sign.

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$18.5k if its a crew cab is pretty normal.

$16.5k for super cab

$13k for regular cab

What I find hilarious is a 03 7.3 goes for almost $20k and a stock 03 6.0 goes for as little as $10k...

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Re: Want to buy first 7.3 L and I have questions...

I just bought mine tuesday and i was seein prices around 16-17k for crew cabs i just got a damn good deal and only paid 9500 just keep lookin good deals pop up

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I just bought mine tuesday and i was seein prices around 16-17k for crew cabs i just got a damn good deal and only paid 9500 just keep lookin good deals pop up

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Nice find! Where are the pics?

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I found the pic and your thread.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/att...0888059423.jpg

I thought you found a 7.3 with under 100k for $9.5k. Still 183k mile crew cab around here would be 12-13k, so you still got a killer deal!

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dude must be a dealer, for that price. Buddy here in CA, paid 10k for a 01 135k c.c., private. Anyway, money talks, if you want to stay around 14k, cash in hand, that can be the defining factor.

In regards to the BANKS equipment, look under the dash at the PCM. See if theres a "window" in the black housing around the computer. Possibly still has a chip installed in it. If so, that would explain the gauges along with the w.g. actuator. Personally, i'd remove all that crap and burn it. If wanting chips/tunes..go the "custom" way...TS, PHP, DP..etc. If you dont have a factory / oem w.g. to install, then leave the Banks one, it just "lengthens" the opening of the w.g. port...

Gonna want to look on p/s under truck at the tranny module. See if thats a BANKS too..it'll be labeled.

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I found the pic and your thread.

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/att...0888059423.jpg

I thought you found a 7.3 with under 100k for $9.5k. Still 183k mile crew cab around here would be 12-13k, so you still got a killer deal!
I wish it was under a100k for that price lol but its super clean imside and out lariat with leather seats and all that im happy with it

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Mine is a F350 non-lariat extended (super?) cab. Only had the 2 main doors and smaller side doors to get to small bench back seat. Bought it for $10k with 95k miles.

I don't think that truck is worth the money.



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I got my 2001 F250 Supercab Lariat 4x4, with new Tires, New windshield, and Brand new Jasper transmission (all paperwork and warranty in hand), showing 220k miles, for $6,500.
Truck has no rust, and aside from a few small scratches, the paint/body look like new.
I live in Indiana and drove down to Kentucky to get it. Runs and drives perfect on the highway (previous owner showed receipts for $1,900 in work done to the front end) and averaged 16mpg doing 70-75mph.
I personally feel like I got a good deal, as I am a diesel mechanic and have personally worked on 7.3's with over 1million miles on them.
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