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Is this 7.3L truck worth the money?

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Im looking into buying a 7.3L F350 and wanted to know if this truck seemed worth the money and if not what would you consider to be a good price for me to offer the seller.

https://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/5940976271.html


Im a big fan of the 7.3L motor and love the way it sounds with a straight pipe. I dont tow a lot. This truck would be my daily driver with a flatbed and a welder.

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$18k for a 15yr old truck with 268k on the clock? Not worth it IMO.


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People are wanting way too much money for the 7.3. Even 2002 - saw one for 35k - that guy is out of his mind!

I would pay no more than 10k for it and that's me being generous.you will see that truck on cl for months without as much as a nibble - that I can guarantee.

There is one in my neck of the woods and it's fully rebuilt motor, front end redone, new leather interior, new rubber, new paint job and it's listed for 18k - now that to me is worth it bc I would put another 10k into a truck that I've purchased to do all what's listed. Why do it when someone has already done it already and ready to rock (reputable seller/shop).


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I wounder if this one is dallas is real

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/5979186044.html
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I wounder if this one is dallas is real

https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/5979186044.html


Hey now, it's real - paint job was only 13k!


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$18k for a 15yr old truck with 268k on the clock? Not worth it IMO.
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People are wanting way too much money for the 7.3. Even 2002 - saw one for 35k - that guy is out of his mind!

I would pay no more than 10k for it and that's me being generous.you will see that truck on cl for months without as much as a nibble - that I can guarantee.

There is one in my neck of the woods and it's fully rebuilt motor, front end redone, new leather interior, new rubber, new paint job and it's listed for 18k - now that to me is worth it bc I would put another 10k into a truck that I've purchased to do all what's listed. Why do it when someone has already done it already and ready to rock (reputable seller/shop).


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I'm considering making an offer of $12K for the truck. Do you it would be worth it as $12K or should i just walk away?
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I'm not a 7.3 guy, so I don't feel that I could give you an honest answer of what I really think it is worth, but I bet @[email protected] or @h0trod might be able to.


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Dang brother that's a hard sale. TBO, he's got some goods in that truck. Verify that the tranny has been rebuilt - thicker clutches generally mean less clutches in? I though they machine chit thinner to put in MORE clutches???

I'm not a fan of the semi rims - it's just too much for a work truck (mines a work truck) but if you're into that stuff plus the lift he's got in it, it's worth it to offer him 12k. I still would want to have the motor checked to see what kinda pressures in them cylinders are.

Let me tell you a quick tidbit before you make an offer. a guy was selling his truck for 15 and he did a lot to it - a lot of emails back and forth and he was willing to let it got for 8.5... he had it on there for 6months. I was in the market for a 7.3 for my nephew.


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O and take a friend with you - when you talk to the seller - you're in macho mode "o this chit is okay, I can live with that bla bla" while you're buddy don't give a chit about what you all are saying and is actually checking the truck out for your sake.


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Dang brother that's a hard sale. TBO, he's got some goods in that truck. Verify that the tranny has been rebuilt - thicker clutches generally mean less clutches in? I though they machine chit thinner to put in MORE clutches???

I'm not a fan of the semi rims - it's just too much for a work truck (mines a work truck) but if you're into that stuff plus the lift he's got in it, it's worth it to offer him 12k. I still would want to have the motor checked to see what kinda pressures in them cylinders are.

Let me tell you a quick tidbit before you make an offer. a guy was selling his truck for 15 and he did a lot to it - a lot of emails back and forth and he was willing to let it got for 8.5... he had it on there for 6months. I was in the market for a 7.3 for my nephew.


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Yes i will be taking a few friends with me to look at the truck. However none of them a very experienced with diesel trucks. That is one of the reasons i came to the forum. I wanted to make sure i was thinking with my big head up top and not my lil head.

Im thinking I should be able to see how much blow-by the motor has by removing the oil filler cap while the truck is running. Im not really sure how i would get a compression test down on the cylinders without having the injectors removed.

I should also be able to tell from the coolant (SCH precharge or not?) and the oil (rotella T6 or similar) he is running if he has taken care of the truck.

The mileage on the motor and the 8 position chip he has on there are my major sources of concern.

Im going to ask for paperwork for everything the seller has listed as upgrades to the truck in the recent past.
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