View Full Version : Powerstroke Diesel Owners welcome..

06-28-2007, 09:13 PM
I have been looking at a couple 7.3's and have some questions. What type of life can you get out of a motor? I'm looking at one with 210,000. Is this too many miles?

06-28-2007, 11:28 PM
The 7.3 Powerstroke is a great engine, but 200,000 miles is a lot of miles. If the price was right, maybe.

06-28-2007, 11:34 PM
With the newer diesels it's not so much the miles on the motor, as the rest of the truck. Tranny, rear end, front suspension, electronics, etc etc. A 7.3 will probably run for 300k, but will there be a truck left for it to move that far?

06-28-2007, 11:37 PM
It depends on how well it was maintained. I sold my 99 that had 316000 miles and I still see it pulling around a 3 axle trailer and plowing snow in the winter. The 7.3 is a great motor but check the maintenance records.

06-28-2007, 11:52 PM
I have a 95 7.3 with 190,000 on it and runs just like new. My father in-law has a 96 with over 200,000 and runs the same. It all depends on maintenance. I would say if it has been taken care of it will last you a long time. JMO

mow king
06-29-2007, 12:48 PM
I had a 24ft flatbed truck with that motor, sold it with 305k miles on it...was still running great.

06-29-2007, 01:18 PM
Cummins are bullet-proof, 7.3's arent too far behind but that is alot of miles. You have to look at the whole truck and its condition, not just the motor. Remember everything has 210,000 miles on it!:)

06-29-2007, 02:19 PM
I Would Skip It Unless Its Real Cheep

Gravel Rat
06-29-2007, 03:03 PM
You guys are nuts to buy a truck with 200,000 miles or more the truck is worn out. It will nickle and dime you to death. The benefit you guys in the States is autoparts are dirt cheap.

06-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Well the truck is a 02 f-250 XLT 4x4 red clean truck with 210,000 for $10,500. Is this a good deal?

06-29-2007, 04:40 PM
Well the truck is a 02 f-250 XLT 4x4 red clean truck with 210,000 for $10,500. Is this a good deal?

No, it's outrageous. 1/2 that maybe.

Gravel Rat
06-30-2007, 01:34 AM
That truck is way over priced I would say max 6 grand and even then thats pushing it. I know around here you can't give away trucks gas or diesel with 336,000kms. Most people don't want to buy trucks with more than 125,000 miles (200,000kms).

06-30-2007, 06:14 PM
Thats not a bad price for that truck in this area, not sure about yours though.

06-30-2007, 08:38 PM
Around here, that truck might be a little less than that, but not by much. If it was me, I wouldnt touch it. I wont buy anything over 100,000 miles.:waving:

07-01-2007, 07:47 AM
We have a 95 F-350 with 280K on it, runs great still.

Ground Effects NH
07-01-2007, 10:39 AM
I picked up a 02 F350 7.3 Masons Dump ....2 yr's ago with 9K for mileage. At action paid 24k put a 9' fisher plow on it. Truck has been GREAT, It's a power house. I hope I get the same mileage that you guys have talked about. Has 30k now for mileage. Oil change every 5k with Rotella.

07-03-2007, 12:37 AM
My '96 has just rolled 196K today, and I plan on riding it WELL over 200K, probably close to 300K. My uncle has 260K on his 97, and it is just now starting to cause him a few problems here and there. A friend of mine has a 96 I was driving the other day, 297K, never had injectors, tranny never opened up, and this truck HAS NOT been maintained very well at all. I'm convinced the 7.3 is close to being bulletproof. The dealer I buy most of my trucks from has a 01 F350 single wheel that he bought at auction for himself to drive, 315K, and he takes it all over the country hunting, hauling cars, whatever. If the truck itself is solid, 210K miles doesn't scare me at all. As far as the price, around here, you'd be looking at between $9000 and $10-10,500, depending on the condition. I'll try to put this in perspective, I'm looking at an 02 F250 Crew Cab short bed, 4x4 auto 7.3 105k, hardly ever towed, mint condition, owned by a friend of mine since 04 and 40k miles, asking price is $19,000. If you are buddies with anybody who deals in used trucks, ask them what they think, they'd know a lot more in your area what it would be worth. For what it's worth, I bought a 97 F350 4x4 single wheel last winter with a really nice flatbed, 185 on the truck, 105 on the engine, really nice flatbed. I knew the history of the truck pretty good, and i gave $8500 for it. Everybody on here, or maybe it was another site, anyway, they all thought I paid too much for it, but nobody understood how clean this truck was, we're talking MINT condition, and these type of trucks are in high demand around here by the cattle guys. If you could buy if for $9500 to $10,000, I don't think you'd be doing too bad, IF the rest of the truck was perfect.

07-03-2007, 01:23 AM

07-03-2007, 03:05 AM
I have a 95 350 srw that I bought new, with 165,000 on her now still running strong. She has been half retired since I bought a 3500 Dodge in 04. I bought my son a 97 350 4x4 last year with a 170,000 miles and paid $12,000. This truck is clean and has every option Ford offered in 97. I knew the guy who had the truck and he took care of it. Ford scarred me away when they did away with the 7.3 in 2003,so I'm giving the Cummins a shot in the Dodge and so far nothing but good.

07-05-2007, 04:39 PM
weve got a 96 powerstroke with 286k on it. still runs great! as long as it wasnt worked to hard, id say its good. ford trucks a are built, they will last you forever.

07-11-2007, 05:57 PM
You guys saying 5 and 6k haven't priced diesels.