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Old 01-22-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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I saw a super clean 03 F250 with the 7.3 diesel, Lariat Crew Cab with 193,000 miles. Looks like a very clean leather interior. Seemed like a decent price. I have no experience with diesel trucks. Dealer was closed. Anything I should know or ask about this particular year and engine? Concerns about the mileage? etc.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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I've got an 02 4x4 and I will keep it until the truck dies or I do. I love this thing. check all the maint. records if they have them, definitely have a DIESEL mechanic look it over.There are guys that have 500,000 recorded miles on theirs and 193,000 isn't even middle aged. A half decent price is anything UNDER 24K. The 7.3 PSD is arguably the finest motor ford ever put in a truck. Its an International Motor! 12 million Tractors can't be wrong!
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Since I've seen several go over 1,000,000 miles without anything done to the engine, I'd say they are a good rig. Tranny is a bit weak compared to the TorqShift5 and TorqShift6 and you will probably need ball joints soon. But other than a relatively reasonably priced injector work that may come up they are good trucks. For what you are pulling it's good combo and would likely be good mileage. Parts are still readily available but that could become an issue down the road. Big question is how good the price is and whether you can get the vehicle history. Always a bit of a risk with a 12 year old unit.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:06 PM   #4
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Also, Diesels are pricey to own and maintain(all brands), but IMO, once u tow heavy with one any distance, you'll never give them up. I've had mine 7 years now, and I think I paid 16k for mine with 113,000 miles on it, before they figured out what they were worth. Now u can't find one for under 20k. thats still in good shape. Don't get dazzled by the leather...... Check out the expensive stuff. (Motor, Trans, etc.)
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Since I've seen several go over 1,000,000 miles without anything done to the engine, I'd say they are a good rig. Tranny is a bit weak compared to the TorqShift5 and TorqShift6 and you will probably need ball joints soon. But other than a relatively reasonably priced injector work that may come up they are good trucks. For what you are pulling it's good combo and would likely be good mileage. Parts are still readily available but that could become an issue down the road. Big question is how good the price is and whether you can get the vehicle history. Always a bit of a risk with a 12 year old unit.


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Old 01-23-2015, 09:55 AM   #6
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That was the last year with the 7.3 before federal emissions standards required a change to the 6.0. No particulate filters, re-gen, DEF, etc.
Long tested engine that as others have pointed out, are very solid if maintained properly.
All the 7.3 owners I know won't give their trucks up for newer models.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:50 PM   #7
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The 7.3 is widely regarded as one of the top 5 diesel engines ever made world wide. They were designed to go 350k before rebuild, many have surpassed that. The engine is pretty much bullet proof (unless really abused). The tranny is probably the weakest point, which still ain't bad, and can be replaced fairly cheaply in the whole scheme of things ($3,000). Get a deep tranny pan and a temp gauge installed, put on some after market (deep) overload spring pads (easy job for nearly anyone) and man you should be good to go for quite some time. Also be sure it's a 7.3 some late 03's (I think) came out with the 6.0 now that's a different story.

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Old 01-23-2015, 08:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the comments. I have not done anything yet. Been working. Stopped after hours cause truck is just so damn perty I was curious. I have heard that the 7.3L is awesome. Price seemed good to me, but checking NADA and KBB for clean retail on like trucks they are still over a couple grand on price, however it does appear to be a super clean truck on body and interior. But have only looked at it night under lights and thru the windows. lol. At 193,000 miles if I could get another 100 or 150,000 miles out of it I would be interested. Can we talk about truck prices on here?
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:03 PM   #9
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Which is better. A 7.3L Ford or 5.9L Cummins like in the Ram?
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:21 PM   #10
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Tim, sounds like a topic.
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