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Old 05-13-2009, 12:47 PM
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7.3L durability

I have not owned a Ford Diesel in years. My last was an '83 F250 6.9L truck.

I am planning to buy an '02-or '03 7.3L turbodiesel F250 or F350 very soon. Before I jump, I would like to know estimated operating life for one of these used to tow a trailer of no more than 5,000 lbs. - bumper pull.

Could I expect 350,000 plus miles with proper lubricants and maintenance schedule?

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i belive you well could
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if ya do the maintenance, it should last past 350k
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I am at 250k and she is still running strong. and i have built it up.
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I am at 250k and she is still running strong. and i have built it up.
beat ya. im at 328k
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yeah 350k with good maintenance is pretty easy! a 5k load is nothing for these trucks so thats not going to hurt the longevity of it
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Ford says it will last 300k with no major problems, you could get to 350 easy if you take care of it.
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Proper mantiance and it will last.
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beat ya. im at 328k
nah, i win. my truck pushes a lot of HP and tows a lot, lol
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:08 AM
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Thank you all for your replies. I am looking at a number of low mileage (<90K) '20-'03 trucks. One has a tranny that has been replaced with very low mileage.

What would cause a transmission failure in the first 75K miles???
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