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DMLawns
11-13-2005, 04:30 AM
I am thinking of purchasing a 1995 Ford F350 7.3L Powerstroke. It has 346,000 miles on it and a new transmission, new tires, and new brakes. The dealer wants 7500 for the truck. Is it worth it? What else good be going out on the truck soon? Any information would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks
Daniel

lwcmattlifter
11-13-2005, 09:50 AM
Is it worth it? Hell no, you could not pay me to take that truck off the lot. powerstroke or gas if you are looking for a work truck run away fast. If there is something that hasn't been replaced it will need it soon. That truck or any with that kind of mileage will be a GIANT MONEY PIT.

Eclipse
11-13-2005, 11:04 AM
I don't know much about PS engiens but on another thread I just learned that if that truck was worked hard, it is probably on it's last leg as far as the engine is concerned.

ALarsh
11-13-2005, 11:46 AM
I can't believe your even asking that question!! HELL NO! With 346,000 miles it is at the end of its life and is going to turn into a money pit real quick. I have been looking at older trucks (for comparison) and found a F-450, 1994, powerstroke diesel, 140,000 miles, geat condition, no bed on back for around $6,000.

Dirty Water
11-13-2005, 12:38 PM
I can't believe a "stealer" would ask that much for a truck like that. Every front end bushing is probably shot.

lawnmaniac883
11-13-2005, 04:01 PM
RUN dont walk, RUN away from that deal man. At 346,000; that engine is TOAST. You prolly cant haul a coke can with that thing. Im sure smalltimer will chime in saying that a ps engine will last for ten trillion miles, but that is one horrible deal. If you get it around 1k it is a deal.

Smalltimer1
11-13-2005, 04:01 PM
I am thinking of purchasing a 1995 Ford F350 7.3L Powerstroke. It has 346,000 miles on it and a new transmission, new tires, and new brakes. The dealer wants 7500 for the truck. Is it worth it? What else good be going out on the truck soon? Any information would be greatly apreciated.

Thanks
Daniel


Offer $4500, if not, walk...

MudslinginFX4
11-13-2005, 05:34 PM
Run away, there are plenty out there at better prices with a lot less miles.

Dirty Water
11-13-2005, 06:06 PM
Offer $4500, if not, walk...


I'd offer $1000...and sell the transmission,brakes and tires.

:)

Gilla Gorilla
11-13-2005, 06:27 PM
If you are looking for a used 7.3psd with around 180k miles or above it would be very wise to have a compression test done by a third party shop or dealership to make sure the engine still has some life left in it.

Lawn Masters
11-13-2005, 07:22 PM
I'm hearing of those trucks running just fine with over 500K on em, but I'd definately offer around $4500 or so for it, $7500 is WAY more than its worth, unless its got a totally rebuilt engine, solid chassis, everything rebuilt, and proven as such by a third party.

Dirty Water
11-13-2005, 07:39 PM
What are you guys thinking? This truck is ten years old. Even if the engine was in perfect condition, the suspension and bushings will be soggy and rotten. Bearings will be shot.

There are things that go bad even without use, this truck is ten years old and beat to crap.

Jpocket
11-13-2005, 07:52 PM
1: it would have to be dirt cheap
2: you'd have to be able to work on it, and know a place to get parts at a good price
3:it would have to be dirt cheap

JB1
11-13-2005, 08:03 PM
1: it would have to be dirt cheap
2: you'd have to be able to work on it, and know a place to get parts at a good price
3:it would have to be dirt cheap



and then again it would have to be dirt CHEAP.

DMLawns
11-13-2005, 11:26 PM
Well thanks guys all of your information really helped if anyone has ideas for a good truck for under 10k let me know

Gilla Gorilla
11-13-2005, 11:39 PM
If you are willing to make the trip I have a friend up here in Northern VA that has a 99 F450 stake body dump 4X2 7.3psd with around 70k or 90k miles with a new rearend assembly, axles, rotors and all new rear brakes. He is asking 15K firm.
Oh yeah its a regular cab. And it runs great.

lwcmattlifter
11-13-2005, 11:52 PM
If you only have 10k look for a gasser. You are going to be hard pressed to find a diesel in good shape that can be worked daily for that price.

efaubert1
11-15-2005, 01:14 PM
Well thanks guys all of your information really helped if anyone has ideas for a good truck for under 10k let me know

I believe you need to take a trip west to the Texas state. Trucks are fro a fact much more abundant there, and sell a whole lot cheaper than where you are located. I know three dealers that do nothing but buy used Texas trucks with 100-200K on them, diesels only, and sell them for 12-15K all day long. So I know they ain't paying squat for them in Texas.

Jpocket
11-15-2005, 05:39 PM
and then again it would have to be dirt CHEAP.

LMAO!:) :blob3: