need an estimation
okay i was wondering if anyone could give me an approximate figure here. i have a 2004 f350 6.0 that i bought brand new in may 2004. i am still making payments on it, and they would have been paid up coming up here in may 08. like many others i found out the hard way about this motor just like all the chit talk on the internet says. i didn't buy into it at first. i've read lots of people talking about warranty work they had done. none of my problems started until i got well into the 80k mile mark. problem free for 3.5 years, and 83K or so miles. i was even warned right before i bought this truck that the 03 models already were having problems with this motor, but i wanted a BRAND new truck since i had never had a brand new truck before[which would rule out the 7.3 that weren't brand new as of 04] i wanted a diesel, and i didn't want a chevy because they use an independent front suspension on their 4 wheel drives. around 83k miles my egr was screwing up, my injectors leaking, and a piston blew, and now the whole motor is toast. i was planning on trading it in anyway and had made up my mind over a year ago to trade it in for a brand new 08 when i was done with the payments on this one. basically i'm not investing in a new motor, so i was wondering if anyone could give me an rough trade in estimate on it. i took the survey on kelly blue book, and it was ruled poor condition, and they give no value price of poor condition vehicles. a friend who was borrowing it hit a wall, and it broke a few lines for the ac system which doesn't work no more until the leaks, and lines are replaced. i put a new stock grill on it, and radiator from the same incident. i did the best i could with a few minor dings, and dents in the drivers side fender. it doesn't look TOO bad. other than that the interior is in good condition. it was never smoked in, no odors. no stains except maybe a couple on the placemats. it's got many options. 6 disc cd player, cassette, am/fm, power windows, power door locks, drivers side power seat. currently 87k and change on the odometer, and a blown motor, and bad injectors[which would obviously be replaced with a blown motor], and the egr troubles. all of the problems came within 3k miles of each other sadly. so any rough guesses? help is greatly appreciated, and sorry for the long post.