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Old 01-03-2014, 07:58 AM
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7.3 life expectancy

Hey guys, new to the site. I am considering buying a 02 7.3 f250. My concerns are that the truck has 296k on the engine. It has never been programmed. The previous owner put a lot of money into the truck with banks products. I am a Virgin to the deisel world. It has the factory transmission but the owner said he had it flushed and put in a type of synthetic fluid and was told it should go 600k easy. What about injectors and turbos? Will this be a nickel and dime truck, or will I get the $10k that I'm paying for out of it and not be in over my head with expenses? I know the owner and his family and they are very good with maintaining there vehichles. What should I look for before purchasing this truck? Any advice would be appreciated. I do know he told me it had the beefier transmission that ford offered that year. Comment away!
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:17 AM
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While I'm in the same boat as you...still very much learning about the 7.3, I can tell you that my F350 7.3/auto with 278k on the clock pulled our TT to Key West, Fl and back (2100 miles) with no problems at all. Averaged about 11mpg and didn't use any oil. Never saw trans temps above 165* and that was driving 70-75 on the interstate. If it's been well maintained, I wouldn't be afraid of it with 296k. JMHO.
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if its on the stock trans i wouldnt expect it to last much longer.
the engine should be just fine as long as maintenance was kept up. just make sure everything is running correctly.

what types of banks products were added on?
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:05 PM
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Ten grand seems a little steep for a truck with 297k... I just bought an 01 with only 143k and paid an even ten for it..

Never the less, they are built to last.. 500k here I come..
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:45 PM
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i paid 8k for mine 3 years ago. even came with a lot of extras

had 204k miles

and mine came with a rebuilt trans, at 296k the stock trans is a crapshoot
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I'm still trying to figure where he got the idea of 600k miles from.... on the original trans
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:06 PM
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That's my concern is trans only.
Banks parts are as follows

Banks trans command
Banks 6gun module
Banks compressor wheel
Banks bighead waste gate
Banks 4" turbo outlet
Banks 4" exhaust

With the transcommand shouldn't the transmission hold up
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:25 PM
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When did he do the trans flush? Did he do a flush every 30-60k miles on it? What is the service history on the trans?
Is it an xlt, lariat?
Condition of the body?
Is it a crew cab long bed, reg cab long bed?

There's a lot of options that will determine price. I see very clean low mileage (around 100k) 7.3 CCLB/SB lariats go for $18k.

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Old 01-03-2014, 08:44 PM
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It's a 4r 00 4sp. He took it to heavy metal diesel shop in Chicago and they did the servicing on the tranny at 8 with the banks transcommand. They service all their fleet trucks and they get around 50th out of their vehichles.

It's a lariat super crew long bed. And hasn't hardly pulled anything
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:47 PM
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I'm sorry 80k was when the transmission was serviced
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