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hey guys,i'm looking to buy my first diesel and i'm wantin it to be a 7.3 powerstroke.Any idea around how many miles one can get out of one befoe she needs a rebuild?You know,one that has regular maint. done to it....the one i'm looking at right now is a 2000 f-250 xlt crew cab with 233,000 for 7995.00....please let me know what yall think......thanks
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my truck had 102,000 on it and it was 7999$ last april, i would keep looking around or try to get this one cheaper. if you change fluids and filter religiously, and treat it right, it will run for ever. just keep it good.


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mines got 205k on it and his runnin strong as ever




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i know a lot of guys with very high mileage powerstrokes. i just bought another one with 172k on it and it runs better than my 6.0 that had 10k on it lol

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Key items and oil changes and air filtration. Oil is easy if they have records. Air filtration
needs to really be looked at. Check the filter box to make sure all that tabs are
in place. If the tabs are missing or cracked, that can mean that the lid isnt fitting
correct and dirt has gotten in. Turbo diesels can get "dusted" and ruined in
quick order from dirt getting through. Also, there have been many posts from
folks using oil/gause (K&N) style filters with dusted engines. There are arguement on both sides of this, but I dont think we have seen a properly seated paper filter
dust an engine. So look for what filter they have used.

General vehicle condition cant tell oil changes or air filtration, so look at these. You
might even get an oil sample and send to Blackstone to see what they say
about the engine.

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210,000 on my Late 99 and shes running great

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165,000 here, never lets me down.

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intake and a pipe, other than that she's bone stock.
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hey guys,i'm looking to buy my first diesel and i'm wantin it to be a 7.3 powerstroke.Any idea around how many miles one can get out of one befoe she needs a rebuild?You know,one that has regular maint. done to it....the one i'm looking at right now is a 2000 f-250 xlt crew cab with 233,000 for 7995.00....please let me know what yall think......thanks
When I worked at Bedford Ford, I had a guy come in with a 2000 F-250 with 534k on it and was all original with the exception of 1 injector, water pump, and starter. My 95 had 250k when I sold it and it's still going.

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Went to test drive her

thanks for the reply guys,i went out this morning to drive the truck and it would not start because they didn't have it plugged up and its been cold here for the past 2 weeks.They said it has not been started in over 2 weeks and also said if it was drove everyday or every other day that it would start fine.He said the truck is hard to start in cold weather if its not drove regular or plugged up.So it supposed to warm up later in the week,i guess i'll go back and see if she will start then.
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How cold is cold..... for me it is 30-deg..

Even sitting 2 weeks it should start w/o needing to be plugged in even way cold. Did it
crank over and just not start? Could be either glow plugs or the engine has low
compression. Either way something will have to be fixed as you cant have a truck
that wont start. Look over the inside intake past the filter for dirt. The engine may be
dusted.

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