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Old 02-28-2008, 07:17 PM
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What to look out for when buying used?

I am getting ready to buy my first used diesel and need to know what to look out for. I am looking at the 7.3L models with over 150,000 miles to get something under $15,000. With that in mind, what advice can you give me? How much life is left in one of these rigs? What are the tell-tale signs to know if I should pass on it or not?

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Old 02-28-2008, 07:25 PM
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Well the expert opinion would be to buy my truck with only 110000 miles on it for 20k!http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/tru...tml#post462133 just kiddin kinda! But really check this out for starters...What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
That should give ya a base anything specific im sure there will be plenty of people to answer us ?'s...
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Welcome to the ORG! DurtyDeez has a link that should help out!
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What about trucks with 200-250 thousand miles on them? Is there still life in them?

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As long as they were well maintained yes
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Well, bad thing is I can't get maintenance records when they come through the auction.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:47 AM
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See if you can get the VIN. If you become a premium member here we can get an OASIS report. It is a list of all the work Ford has done under warranty on the truck
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What about trucks with 200-250 thousand miles on them? Is there still life in them?

Thanks for the welcome.
The 7.3 is a proven motor. There are a few members here that can tell you they have driven a million miles with no major problems as long as they are maintained well. And yes 200-250k on a PSD isn't much but, how I see it, its 250k miles that someone else put on it. You have no idea how they ran it or maintained it. I've seen plenty of 99.5-2002 with just under 100k within that price range you mentioned earlier. When your at the dealer have them print you out an OASIS with the full record, it will show all the work that Ford has ever done on that particular rig, and its free. If they give you any guff on doing one I would find another dealer. Just my 2 cents. Happy hunting!
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