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95 F350 Need Advice

DMLawns

LawnSite Member
Location
Huntsville, AL
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

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
NC
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

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Michigan
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

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Midwest
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.
 

lawnmaniac883

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
largo, FL
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

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Raleigh, NC area
DMLawns said:
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...
 

Gilla Gorilla

LawnSite Senior Member
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.
 
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