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Old 03-20-2015, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default looking for a 7.3 liter, but i got questions

hey guys,
im new to this side of the forum. normally spend a lot of time over in the f150 side. but im looking for a 3/4 ton truck and was wondering what yall thought of the 1999 to 2002 7.3 liter? all the ones ive found seem to be pretty high for a 15-16 year old truck. is there anything I should look for? I know very little about diesels. the last one I drove was a 1991 f350. heres a link to one I found. but man it worries me buying an older truck.


http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ctd/4927147346.html


what do you think?
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #2
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Some guys like working on trucks and some can't stand the fact they have to take it in for little things. I for one don't mind what comes with a used SD w/171k miles on it, and is why it cost 9k instead of 50k. I also choose to go new anymore because I just can't afford downtime on my truck. Anyway that truck will have or has had:
Annoying oil leaks, ball joints go bad, power window or lock problems, tranny failure for sure and glow plugs. All in all, everything on the SD is pretty easy to take care of, and no telling how much maintenance the truck previously had.
I have had lots of trucks and the used SD is the only one I would get today if I was looking for used trucks.
I always try to find out how much recent work it has had so you know what could be coming soon.
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I used to own a 1999 extended cab xlt 4x4 7.3. Best truck ever. Needed money so I sold it and I regretted it. Older stuff does need work sometimes but read some of these forums. Newer does also. If you keep up on maintenance it will outlast a newer gas truck. The towing on the older ones does not compare to newer diesel trucks however. In fact it may be close to some of the new f150's with the right options. Unless you get a dually.
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