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Old 01-18-2014, 12:20 PM
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I have located a 2000 F350 SRW that has about 140K on the clock and has had quite a number of upgrade, all external, except for a trans rebuild about 10K ago. Truck looks good outside and inside.

Owner is asking $13,500. The price seems good, but I am looking for a reliable daily driver and once a month or so pull our 5th wheel without me having to worry about a breakdown. I have read up a lot and know the 2000 model is desired but do you guys think its too old? I am looking to keep this a long time.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:41 PM
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sounds like a good price, pretty low miles.

just do all the maintenance and you should be good for a long time.

no its not old. easy to work on, lots of upgrade parts etc.

and the best part, no emissions equipment
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:47 PM
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Yea I like the emissions part. We do have a smog test here. I will have to give it a serious look see.
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Old 01-18-2014, 06:06 PM
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OK gonna give it a look see tomorrow. It's a 100 mile drive so I wanted to be sure. Hopefully it looks as good in person, as the pics show.

Here's the comments of the seller in his listing

Price Reduced, this is a steal. MUST READ ADDITIONS: If you are looking for a 7.3L Powerstroke that has had all of the major work and upgrades taken care of, including a Transmission, this is a must see. You will be hard pressed to find a truck that is this ready for another decade+ like this one.....Standard Features include; AM/FM Stereo, Cassette, CD, Power Windows, Sliding Rear Window, Dual Power Seats, CD (Single Disc), 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, ABS, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, Alloy Wheels, Dual Air Bags, Power Steering, front tow hooks, front & rear receiver hitches (yes front also)...Additional Installs Totaling over 10K:........ H/D Transmission 7/2010 @ 134,852 * Transmission Cooler 11/2011 * DP-Tuner F5 16-position Chip 20-120HP and Edge Insight CTS Monitor 11/2011 * AFE Cold Air Intake 11/2011 * 4in Exhaust 7/2010 @ 134,735 * AC Compressor 7/2010 @ 134,735 * Ported TurboCharger Compressor Housing 11/2011 * 4in Lift. Toyo Open Country M/T 315/75R-16 installed @137,506 free lifetime balance, rotation, tire repair at Les Schwab * Warn Locking Hubs 11/2010 @137,612 * RMX Extreme Shocks @ 126,623 (lifetime warranty) * Front Rotors and Brakes 7/2010 @ 134,735 * Rear rotors and brakes 10/2013 @153,037 * Both batteries replaced 1/2012 36/96 warranty * 1 battery replaced under warranty 12/2013 * Trailer Brake and Tow Package

Did I miss anything that needs to be looked at? Is there something in particular I need to be aware of?

Oh yes, one more thing. It has a 4" lift which I am not too happy about. Is the 4" lift difficult to remove and put back to stock? Not interested in a high gas robbing truck, nor will it be good for aligning my 5th wheel, so I would have to remove it.

Comments appreciated.

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Old 01-18-2014, 06:26 PM
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One thing I need to correct, was working off memory on the first post, and as I re-read the truck has 154K on it, not 140. A little more but not enough to make a huge difference to me.
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thats a steal.

id jump on that deal.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:12 PM
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If its 4x4 its a great deal if not. Its an ok deal.


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It sounds nice cosmetically; however, there are some items you are going to want to look at/test mechanically before you buy it. Understand the tranny has been rebuilt approx 20k miles ago, so you should be good there, but I would ask why the tranny failed so early...most last well over 200K. When you look at it, you will want to check for blow-by, make sure the valley is clean and more importantly DRY, crawl underneath the truck and look for rust especially on/around the oil pan. On a personal note...I would find an unbiased diesel shop that will take a look at it for you. It may cost a little to have it looked at, but could save you a bunch later down the road. Good Luck!
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:50 PM
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It sounds nice cosmetically; however, there are some items you are going to want to look at/test mechanically before you buy it. Understand the tranny has been rebuilt approx 20k miles ago, so you should be good there, but I would ask why the tranny failed so early...most last well over 200K. When you look at it, you will want to check for blow-by, make sure the valley is clean and more importantly DRY, crawl underneath the truck and look for rust especially on/around the oil pan. On a personal note...I would find an unbiased diesel shop that will take a look at it for you. It may cost a little to have it looked at, but could save you a bunch later down the road. Good Luck!
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It is a 4x4. Thanks

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Am really new to diesel vehicles, so please explain the valley. Are you referring to the lifter valley? How would that indicate blow-by? Is there a PCV valve near there? And should I assume if it's wet with oil, then there is a good sized loss of compression? I know on gassers, you can tell at the oil fill cap, for blow-by. The same on diesels?

As mentioned above, it's about 100 miles from me, and I don't know any of the shops up there, and the chance of bringing it down here is probably nil. I'm very mechanically inclined, and had done a lot on engines, just not diesels. I am a research hound, and have CONSIDERABLY more diesel knowledge than I had 6 months ago.

As for rust on the oil pan or frame, I will take a look. He did mention he used to live in Utah, so it's possible. If it were only a CA truck it would be a no-brainer.

Thanks for the patience.
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If you pop the oil fill cap off after the engine has been running for a few minutes it should have a faint white haze of smoke emitting from it. The smoke should be consistent. If it chugs per say the you have a cylinder or 2 with some blowby. The valley of the engine is basically the lifter valley like you were saying. Stand up on the bumper i need be and look down inside there. If its wet with oil thats a concern. If it just has an oily/dirty residue then that's not a concern. Hope this helps


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