I'm totally new to the Powerstroke and diesel market in general.
I've found a guy locally that is willing to trade me his 2000 F-250 7.3L Powerstroke 4X4 for my current vehicle. Theres 289k miles on the clock which I know is not necessarily a bad thing for this motor. The Turbo charger was replaced at 265k as well as the camshaft sensor, and a few other common sensors that are known to fail over time. The body is is fair shape and everything appears to run smoothly. He told me that the brakes may need replacing soon but I didnt notice anything unusual with brake performance on my test drive.
I guess my question is, What do I need to keep in mind or be looking out for when considering this model with this many miles? On pre-purchase inspections, do most diesel mechanics do things like compression checks and other checks similar to gas vehicles?
The vehicle I'm trading him is roughly worth $7000 retail and he has his truck listed for $8500. He has agreed to an even trade.
I appreciate any and all suggestions/information!