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post #1 of 17 Old 02-09-2012, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bought a 36k mile 7.3 Excursion

My father is in the process of buying a 2001 Limited Excursion 2wd with only 36k miles on the 7.3. It's a bone stock one owner (70 year-old man) truck that has been regularly serviced at our local Ford dealer. Since new, all filters and fluids were Motorcraft and service performed by Ford techs. It's beautiful inside and out; not a single ding, dent, or scratch on the exterior or interior. My father swore off diesels forever after his 1998 Silverado 6.5 turbo diesel was a nightmare, but he fell in love with the 7.3 in the Fords after I bought my truck last October. The deal is done and hands were shook between the seller and my father, he's just waiting for the seller to find a new truck to make the exchange.
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2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Bone stock

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thats quite a find, did he get a good deal on it?

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thats quite a find, did he get a good deal on it?
He's getting it for right around Kelly Blue Book value, which is a great deal considering the fact that KBB doesn't account for the high re-sale value the 7.3 commands, especially an extremely low mileage virgin one like this.

2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Bone stock
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Nice find!!!

2001 Excursion Limited:
6" Pro Comp Lift
37x12.50x20 Yoko's
20" Helo Maxx 8's
EBC Pads and Rotors
Superchips Flashpaq
Airaid Stage 2 Intake
Diamondeye 4" DP to 4" exhaust
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Well, it took about 4 months longer than expected, but we finally took delivery of this 7.3 Excursion today. She's in perfect condition inside and out and still hasn't even hit 37k miles on the odometer yet (the original owner only drove it about 30 miles since we test drove it last in February). The only flaw is the hood paint is slightly faded, but the rest of the paint shines like a penny. Buying vehicles from people in their 70's is the only way to go! That old man took such good care of this truck, it's literally like brand new. It has never even had a trailer connected to the hitch.

On the to-do list to make sure this X runs forever:
-Amsoil oil change
-6.0 transmission cooler and trans flush to Schaeffer's All Trans
-Gooch's coolant flush and switch to Delo ELC

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2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Bone stock

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Killer deal, and here I thought I was gett'n a bargain with mine when I got it with 170k miles.



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nice find there are not may out there like that and buying it from the original owner is great. The truck looks great!

In December I bought my first diesel to tow my TT, its an 03 F350, 2wd CCSB.... 34,000 miles on it. But it was from a dealer. Not much history but its still had everything origianal on it including the batteries! I paid 20,500 for it. for the milage if you can find a 7.3 with under 50k oon it your crazy not to buy it there are only a hand full left out there.
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Nice find!! Have fun with it

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Excellent find with that low mileage. I thought my 2001 with 98,000 was low. Good luck.

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What kind of MPGs highway could my father expect after I convert it to all synthetic fluids, S&B intake, and a 4" turbo back exhaust? I believe it has the 3.73 rear end. I've read numbers of 19-22 MPG online, but those always seem to be 4x4s...anyone have first hand experience with a 2x4? If we could get 900 miles on the 44 gallon tank I'd be happy.

2001 F-250 CC SB 4x4 Off-Road w/ 88k miles on the 7.3. 4" lift on 35" BFGs. All synthetic fluids (Amsoil & Schaeffer's)
S&B intake, 4" turbo-back straight-pipe, 6.0 trans cooler, Dieselsite coolant filter w/ Delo ELC, Isspro gauges, Mag Hy-Tec diff cover
2012 tailgate, rear bumper, and tailights

2001 Excursion Limited
Only 55k miles on the 7.3
Bone stock
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