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manningslc
08-10-2007, 02:50 PM
would any of you guys out there buy a powerstroke with over 200,000 miles on it.

Eric D
08-10-2007, 03:16 PM
would any of you guys out there buy a powerstroke with over 200,000 miles on it.

Why? Do you have one for sale?:gmctruck:

TXNSLighting
08-10-2007, 04:11 PM
yep! depending how it ran.

manningslc
08-10-2007, 07:14 PM
no that is what im looking at buying it seems to run good and the want about 7,000 for it so i think it is a pretty good deal i was just a little nervous about the miles

lawnspecialties
08-10-2007, 08:48 PM
Do a carfax and see if you can get a maintenance history, too. If it's had no big issues in its past, sounds OK to me.

Lawnworks
08-10-2007, 09:46 PM
hell no... I would buy a cummins w/ 200k though.

TXNSLighting
08-11-2007, 02:48 PM
the 7.3 is just as good as the cummins.

Lawnworks
08-11-2007, 07:12 PM
the 7.3 is just as good as the cummins.

until it hits 200k miles

JPLTrucking
08-11-2007, 08:37 PM
I agree. If it's a 7.3 ok... If its a 6.0 stay away!

TXNSLighting
08-12-2007, 03:58 PM
until it hits 200k miles

not true at all. our farm truck (96 powerstroke) is still going strong with 245k! still has plenty of power, and showing no signs of quiting. my uncles last powerstroke (97) went 356k before he traded it to the company he was working for. today it 712k and still going strong. only replaced a water pump and 2 injectors. pretty good in my opinion. his current truck (03 6.0) has got 286k problem free miles. so the powerstroke is just as GOOD as the cummins!

Lawnworks
08-12-2007, 04:52 PM
no it is really not... the 6 cylinder inline engine produces more torque and is more reliable. Cummins routinely do 500k miles... very few powerstrokes make it past 300k w/o a rebuild. I would never ever buy a powerstroke w/ over 200k...

TXNSLighting
08-13-2007, 10:25 AM
And thats your opinion. ive seen many and many of them make it well past 500k. dont say they dont. And ive seen plenty of cummins fail before 100k, so get off your high horse. Their all machines!

Gravel Rat
08-13-2007, 02:09 PM
In medium duty trucks the 7.3 PSD gets the same amount of mileage out of them as the 5.9 Cummins. The 5.9 Cummins only gets 190,000 miles on it and its done like dinner its worn out.

The Cummins is a throwaway engine just like the PSD never designed for rebuilds. You Cummins lovers should see how POS they are when they are in a real truck. The 5.9 IS NOT a medium duty truck engine and never will be.

As for buying a truck with that many miles the truck itself is worn out.

On the West Coast of Canada parts are not cheap so not many people buy high kilometerage vehicals. A rebuilt Powerstroke is 7 to 8 grand its not worth dumping that kind of money into a old truck. The kilometers are hard and abused. The salt air rusts vehicals the road conditions wear them out.

Like I mentioned before when you only get 13,000 miles out of a set of tires on a 1 ton dually tells you something about the roads. The 19.5 rubber on my F-450 was still OEM they had 39,000 miles on them.

There is only 1 Dodge Cummins I know of in this area that has 350,000kms (217,490 miles) on it and the truck is 89 dually. My brothers 94 Dodge only has 210,000kms (130,494 miles) the truck needs ball joints he has had problems with the vacuum lines for the 4x4. I drove his truck a few times definatly not impressed.

TXNSLighting
08-13-2007, 04:51 PM
Thank you.

Lawnworks
08-13-2007, 07:13 PM
Cummins are rated for 300,000 miles... I have never seen one have a failure before 300,000 that was properly maintained. One of mine runs like a top at 325k. The 6-cylinder design is just a superior, more efficient motor that delivers more torque at a lower rpm(the whole point of buying a diesel). Why isn't there any V8 over the road trucks? And no 7.3 Liters are not "just as good".... they are decent motors, but everybody knows cummins has the best motor out there.

Mowingman
08-13-2007, 09:52 PM
Since 1999, I have bought 14, used, Powerstroke Ford pickups. All 1995 - 1999 models. All with the 7.3 engine. All had between 225,000 and 248, 000 miles on them. I have never had to spend any serious money on repairs. I run them a couple of years, then upgrade to ones a little newer and with a little less miles. All that I have resold, are still going strong and some are over 300,000 miles now. I do get the maint. records with each truck I buy, so that makes my buying decision easier.
I would be sure and get maint. records if available.

grassmedics
08-13-2007, 09:58 PM
I work for a Ford dealer and i will tell you if it is a 6.0l do not buy it with that many miles, trust me. you will spend way to much money the heads on those motors are garbage. The 7.3l on the other hand is a work horse, i've had many come in with that many miles still beating strong. The 7.3l will last the 6.0l definetly will not. As for the Dodge never heard any good or bad about them. As long as you keep it american:usflag:

lwcmattlifter
08-16-2007, 10:27 PM
I'd buy one with 200k miles if it was a F-350 4x4 CC and clean. It's a 7000 dollar truck so don't be disappointed if you have to put some $$ back into it at some point. The 7.3 really isn't that hard to work on. What year and model is it?

TXNSLighting
08-16-2007, 11:11 PM
You know i would buy a 6.0 what lots of miles. reason? you would potentialy get it pretty cheap. and you can go ahead and fix the problem parts with better aftermarket parts. ie, head bolts, heads and do something about the egr. then you got a fast problem free powerstroke, that gets quite good mileage.

Johnson LCO
08-18-2007, 09:08 PM
I dont mean to offend you but a truck with 200k for $7,000 does not seem that good to me. I just bought a 2001 Ford F350 Powerstroke diesel dually with 90K for only $9500. I would tell you just to look at craigslsit for a good deal. It may take a while to find what you want, and you might have to fdrive an hour but you can get a really good deal. You are just as likely to get a bad truck at a dealership as a private seller.

Lawnworks
08-18-2007, 10:28 PM
I dont mean to offend you but a truck with 200k for $7,000 does not seem that good to me. I just bought a 2001 Ford F350 Powerstroke diesel dually with 90K for only $9500. I would tell you just to look at craigslsit for a good deal. It may take a while to find what you want, and you might have to fdrive an hour but you can get a really good deal. You are just as likely to get a bad truck at a dealership as a private seller.

You are exactly right... to find a good deal... it takes a good deal of patience... and cash.

jifaire
08-18-2007, 11:57 PM
Cummins are rated for 300,000 miles... I have never seen one have a failure before 300,000 that was properly maintained. One of mine runs like a top at 325k. The 6-cylinder design is just a superior, more efficient motor that delivers more torque at a lower rpm(the whole point of buying a diesel). Why isn't there any V8 over the road trucks? And no 7.3 Liters are not "just as good".... they are decent motors, but everybody knows cummins has the best motor out there.

Actually, there ARE v-8 'over the road' trucks... Detroit diesel has made them for years. There are also several other manufacturers (ie: International) that make and use v8 diesels

http://www.wheels.ca/article/30402

Facts, facts, facts... everything else is just opinion, and opinions are like arseholes... everybody has 'em, but nobody wants to hear them.

J.Gordon
08-19-2007, 12:03 AM
In medium duty trucks the 7.3 PSD gets the same amount of mileage out of them as the 5.9 Cummins. The 5.9 Cummins only gets 190,000 miles on it and its done like dinner its worn out.
The Cummins is a throwaway engine just like the PSD never designed for rebuilds. You Cummins lovers should see how POS they are when they are in a real truck. The 5.9 IS NOT a medium duty truck engine and never will be.

As for buying a truck with that many miles the truck itself is worn out.

On the West Coast of Canada parts are not cheap so not many people buy high kilometerage vehicals. A rebuilt Powerstroke is 7 to 8 grand its not worth dumping that kind of money into a old truck. The kilometers are hard and abused. The salt air rusts vehicals the road conditions wear them out.

Like I mentioned before when you only get 13,000 miles out of a set of tires on a 1 ton dually tells you something about the roads. The 19.5 rubber on my F-450 was still OEM they had 39,000 miles on them.

There is only 1 Dodge Cummins I know of in this area that has 350,000kms (217,490 miles) on it and the truck is 89 dually. My brothers 94 Dodge only has 210,000kms (130,494 miles) the truck needs ball joints he has had problems with the vacuum lines for the 4x4. I drove his truck a few times definatly not impressed.

I guess I better get rid of my Cummins then, itís already about 110,000 miles past its self destruct time. And mine isnít the only one that I know of that is well past 200,000 miles and still going strong.

If you believe the Cummins wonít go past 190,000 miles, then you have proven to me and others that you know very little about them.

TXNSLighting
08-19-2007, 11:33 AM
yeh the cummins is stretchin at 190k...and ready for another day. Also Anyone who says the powerstroke wont last as long as the cummins is just wrong. theres millions of them proving that.