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Old 12-31-2008, 11:58 PM
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Question How long do PSD's last?

Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I am new to PSD's and their capabilities and etc. I am currently looking at a 99' F250 PSD 7.3L 4x4 with 186k miles on it and it looks very well maintained. No rust/Dents with added features such as a brush guard, brand new tires, lifted a few inches, and it is a 1 owner with most service records available showing he took pretty well care of it. He traded it in for a newer diesel and the dealer is asking 9700 dollars for it. KBB shows it higher but I am mostly curious beings I have never owned a diesel, or a reputable Ford PSD, how long is the life expectancy of a 7.3L PSD Engine? I know around the 200k Mark is the breaking point in most gasoline fed engines, and it makes me wonder if it'd be alright to step into 9700 and have only a few thousand miles of worthiness. I came back to ford after having a DSM that has done nothing but fall apart. I had a ranger back in school that had 300k miles on it and still ran like a champ.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:18 AM
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Well we run trucks at work with over 250k miles on them if thats any indicator, my truck has 130k my old truck was at 355k before a cam bearing failed on it, its still on the road with a new owner BTW, all 7.3s. Its a damn fine engine if taken care of properly and you can mod it to your hearts content since it is a fairly straight forward design. 9700 is definitely worth it in my eyes.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:27 AM
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Yeah I'm in love with it. I'm tired of the reliability of gasoline engines made out of the die-cast aluminum foil blocks. Here's a picture of it to show the actual truck.

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A well maintain diesel should last at least 300-350k. There are some with 500k. A PSD with one owner and most of the service records can tell you alot about the truck. I have run 19 chevy trucks, 2 fords, 1 jeep, 1 minivan, a durango and about 7 cars in 18 years. I found Ford bodies hold up the best and the powerstroke is a close second behind 12 valve cummins (IMPO).
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:43 AM
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I personally think the 7.3 is the best PowerStroke engine out there. It's the 12 Valve of the 'Strokes. They will last well over 200K, especially if it was well maintained. I wouldn't worry about the engine. I would be more worried about the shape the drivetrain is in.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:52 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. The more and more I read about PSD's the more I grow trusting towards them. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I'll have this baby home and polished for some pictures .
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not trying to hijack but what would you say my pu is worth???


2000 short box extended cab 65000 miles lariat power everything brush gaurd dont mind add ons in sig i did all those except lvling kit and tires.

just wondering seeming like i got riped off!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:12 AM
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I'm not sure, but KBB says it's around 15,000.
The KBB for the truck i'm looking at is 11,700 or something along those lines, the dealer has cut it a little bit down, I guess because of the high mileage itself.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:40 AM
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Mine has 293K and running quite strong!!
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The only 7.3l that I have that broke down with a major mechanical problem happened around 320K miles. It had worn out cam bearings. It still drives though. The mechanic I took it to traded me a running '97 ambulance for the non-running F350. He ended up tracking it down to the cam bearings, and replaced it. It is running like a new truck again. I kind of want it back now. He converted the front end into a '07 Harley edition, did totally new paint, ghost flames, lift, nice tires and rims (don't know much about that sort of thing), real sharp looking for a '99. He doesn't want to sell it because it has "the good engine" in it.

Mine only broke when it did because it was a ranch work truck. I drove that thing hard, and it got seriously abused. It went through a high pressure oil pump, several transmissions, alternators, an engine fire (a truck is NOT for raking hay), front end parts out the wazoo (lifted trucks have this problem). The actual engine was solid till the cam bearings went. But that wasn't the end of the world.
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