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Theres really nothing much about an excursion thats drastically different from a regular 7.3(obviously the cab) but yes check blowby(open the oil filler cap, flip it over the hole and see if it blows off or just rattles off by vibration). With an automatic yes its way better to have a new one because with ~180 its gonna need a rebuild around 225k. If they let you pull the turbo inlet pipe and have a look at the turbine blades to see if theres play or damage.
Other than that its just anything you would look at with a normal vehicle(rust, tires, interior condition, etc.)
As for the price it may seem a bit high but it has two things going for it, its a 7.3 and they are commanding higher and higher prices every day, its an excursion which like stated was a limited run vehicle so its a relatively rare(and wanted) vehicle especially paired with a 7.3.
Now you mentioned you wanted an e00 ex and that may or may not cost more depending on if the dealer is in the know because IMO it was the best 7.3 ever released due to the things it had(forged rods, none of the confusing e99-l99 nuances but doesnt apply to excursions obviously, and other little crap)
Local Jackass member Pat
Battle cry of every 6.0 owner out there
2000 F-350 7.3L ZF6
With the issues fixed a 6.0 can run circles around a 7.3.
Standard 7.3 mods
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns
1995 F-350 7.3L E4OD DRW
Standard 7.3 mods
PHP Hydra W/Tony Wildman tunes
West Coast mirrors
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