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Old 08-22-2013, 07:30 PM
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02 mileage question

Me being somewhat new to being a diesel owner. I've been looking at an 02 with 217k on the clock. I know the 7.3 is a very strong engine, my 97 work truck has 180k and only burns oil.

I was wondering how the pistons, rings, crank bearings, injectors, basically the things that would constitute a engine rebuild fare at that mileage. The trucks for sale for 9K and is 3 hours away. Photos appear clean, but I want to know if its even worth the drive to see it.

Also note, this will be my first diesel. I've driven and worked on quite a few others
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:09 PM
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Check for blow bye with oil filler cap other than that take it for a test drive and see how it runs.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:51 AM
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as long as the egts havent gotten super high and its had regular maintenance it should be fine.
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