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Old 03-13-2009, 08:20 AM
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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!

Pcolaboy
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:27 AM
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the post link. I had done a search but never thought about checking the Tech Files section

I would still like to know from you experts out there if mileage should be any major consideration even if all the standard checks come back fine.

Thanks again,

Pcolaboy
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:44 AM
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289k isnt a huge amount of mileage for a 7.3. Have a mechanic check it out. If he says its good. Go for it
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almost 300 000 miles may not be a lot for the motor but thats a lot for the truck as a whole. just think EVERY part on that truck has 300 000 miles on it. if youre happy with the trade then do it but personally unless you NEED a truck I wouldnt trade and I woudlnt trade for a truck with almost 300 000 miles on it anyway.There are TONS of newer trucks that can be had with lower miles. hell some will still have a warranty
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