Hello. I don't have a Powerstroke as of yet but I will as soon as I find the right one. I am going to look at one tomorrow as a matter of fact and I would like to know the opinions of you old school strokers. It's a 00, 7.3 6spd truck with 220K. Asking price is $9995
I have had a few Powerstrokes (Company Provided). All of them were worked hard, driving every ridge and deer trail in southern WV and Kentucky with an enormous load of oilfield drilling tools in the bed. The first one was a 7.3 but after I put about 40K on it,which didnt take long driving 1500 to 2000 miles a week, the lease was up and I was given a brand new 6.0. The 6.0 was a nightmare. It was in the shop more than on the road. After leaving me stranded 8 miles back in the woods, I swore to never own another. After two years of fighting that beast, my company gave me an 08 6.4. I loved the snappy power over the 6.0 and it served me well. Never left me stranded that is. But it did have a few issues. I now work for a division in the company where I am riding in an airplane seat instead of a truck. I want a new toy and it HAS to be a diesel truck. Looking back on it, the 7.3 was the one I would choose without any real knowledge of diesel trucks. Now for some background.
I started life out as a mechanic. I was a GM driveability tech for five years and then worked at an independent shop for awhile. Until somehow I got into the drilling business(long story). I did work on Dmax engines but it boiled down to nothing more than changing injection pumps all dang day. But as far as regular service and repair on diesels go, I have no real experience. I have been a Ford guy since birth but never a true Powerstroke owner. My addiction was fox body mustangs.
I would like to know based on the truck description I gave and my background:
1. Do you think this is a good truck for me. I want a project but is the price right? Is the mileage to much?
2. What kind of life can I expect out of the internals (eng and trans) if the truck has been properly maintained as the owner swears it has?
3. Do you think with my background in gasoline service, I can rebuild/repair anything on this truck? With some help from you fine folks that is
I know I am asking a lot here. Any help, advice or criticism is more than welcome and greatly appreciated. Other than that, I would just like to say thank you and that I am glad to be here.