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Old 06-18-2014, 12:26 PM
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Looking at a 2002 with 340,000km/212,000miles

I'm looking at a 2002 7.3 with 212,000miles. Original auto trans, hpop has just been done. The truck will be used to tow just under 7000lbs 24/7, city and highway. Would this be a good buy? Looking for low maint and reliable work truck.
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What are they asking would determine if it may be a good deal or not.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:45 PM
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What are they asking would determine if it may be a good deal or not.
$6900 Cdn. Should I expect to be putting some money into it? Like the trans.

Edit: I'm more concerned with reliability and maintenance than a good deal
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Bump......
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At that mileage the trans and injectors are on their last leg. Trans $3k, injectors $2k. Depending on cab configuration and trim package it could be around an ok price. Around here a ccsb xlt goes for around $10-13k depending on condition. I'm thinking you will have $6k total into maintenance and injectors and trans. So figure that into the price before buying. I would check blow by first by flipping the oil fill cap and setting it back on the spout. If it blows off it's bad if it rattles of your ok. Check for rust. I know I'm missing some things but I'm tired. The price is ok if it's in good condition. You should post a little more about it. Like cab configuration, bed size, trim level, rust.
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I just picked up a 2001 with 224K, and it will need some TLC for sure, I've already flushed the coolant, changed the oil with new filter, flushed the transmission (that was fun) I'm use too a 2wd truck this one is 4wd and I was short on fluid so I had too make a trip back too the parts store for more fluid. I will change the fuel filter as soon as a new lid show's up because the previous owner used that fuel filter/lid combo

With that mileage I will see what or how long the injectors will go I have run some Diesel Kleen which is helping with the start up's and running better, so give it some time and I should be okay. He said the transmission had been rebuilt 2 years ago, but I will keep my finger's crossed after seeing how the fluid change went.

Good luck
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:17 AM
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I reread my last message and I'm not trying to discourage you I'm just trying to let you know what is coming. Your tranny or injectors could go out tomorrow or 30k from now. Just keep it in mind that it will happen sooner or later. I would buy one with those miles if it was in good shape. Good luck.
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I'm looking at a 2002 7.3 with 212,000miles. Original auto trans, hpop has just been done. The truck will be used to tow just under 7000lbs 24/7, city and highway. Would this be a good buy? Looking for low maint and reliable work truck.
With maintenance comes reliability. Now that I recently bought mine (with 217k), I have learned these trucks are not for those who dislike regular maintenance. But if you can dedicate your self to staying on top of it, the truck will last another 100,000 easy.

I would think you might plan on a preemptive tranny rebuild/upgrade with your stated amount and type (city) of towing you will be doing. Maybe factor a chip/programmer to help the shifting of the tranny also.

Injectors are a roll of the dice. If the previous owner was up on maintenance and changing fuel filters regularly I would not stress them too much, but start putting some money back for them and changing o-rings on them may not be a bad idea. Look it over carefully and ask if there is any records.
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Thanks for the input guys!
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Thats way too much money unless its a lariat.

I paid 6000cdn for my 99 with 200 000kms.
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