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Old 06-07-2013, 04:15 PM
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How high is too high of mileage for a 7.3

I am just curious as to when internal engine parts start wearing?

I am looking into a truck that had 290k miles on it and it is completely stock and the owner claims everything was always properly maintained and the filters and oil were changed every 5k miles,

if I purchase the truck I plan on doing a beans ts chip, exhuast, intake, and gauges but what I am worried about is will that be enough to cause concern because the truck would now have a different "routine"

It may sound like a dumb question I know Im sorry, I am new to the 7.3's and I have a few questions I needed answered
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:21 PM
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The 7.3L has gone a long way in miles. I wouldn't be worried about the miles if it drives good and runs good. You should be able to tell if he really did do all the changes at 5k just by the way it runs. If it is a good price I wouldn't look back.
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well he is saying $6000 but he says make a offer, so I would try to get him as low as I can.

What do you think of the price?
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:38 PM
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Got any pics and more info on the truck?
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Its a 7.3! Theyre great motors. Just as long as it was taken care of, and regular matinence. It sounds good. Pics would help some!


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99 f-250 extended cab 7.3 diesel

It has a flat bed, I would put a 8' bed on it again
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just be prepared to do maintenance work. the axles, tranny, tcase, etc have 290k on them also
sounds like a decent price
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well the tranny is a jasper trans, so that could be good or bad.

And supposedly the rear was just drained and all new fluid was put in
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^^^^ What he said. I'd offer less. Don't be surprised if you need to rebuild the front end soon. Snow plows do a number on vehicles. But besides that have at it.
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well the tranny is a jasper trans, so that could be good or bad.

And supposedly the rear was just drained and all new fluid was put in
I'm not too far from Jasper, IN. I know that they good warranties on their engines and transmissions. I wouldn't worry too much about that transmission.
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