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Old 01-15-2011, 08:31 AM
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Question Diesel high miles

Im looking a buying a 2003 ford 7.3 powerstroke its for sale for 9000 but it has 228xxx miles on it. Everything looks in good shape and sounds good but the high milege scares me a bit.
What do you guys think about it ?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:36 AM
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If it looks like its been taken care of, buy it. Is it 4x4?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:38 AM
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yeah its 4x4 off road package interior is clean very clean outside minor scratches nothing major this is my first diesel so i dont wanna have a lot of problems with it but the miles just scare me a little bit is 228xxx high for a diesel how many miles do these motors usually last for ?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:49 AM
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With the 4x4 and the 7.3, sounds like a good buy. If taken care of, that engine can go 500k. The tranny is the weak spot on the 7.3. They've usually had a tranny replaced by 200k. If its on the original tranny, you'll probably be in the market for one soon. But still thats a good buy.
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228k, ha i'd buy it in a heartbeat as long as its been taken care of.
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