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Old 10-22-2009, 02:44 PM
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Time flies. The '00 F250 SC 4x4 Lariat is by far one of the best built vehicles I've owned. It had 100k on it at purchase now 130k Here's a quick product review: I originally installed Pirelli 80's but they totally sucked. New Michelin LTX 80's are great. New shocks, New hubs, New waterpump, New custom leather steering wheel, New Leather drivers seat bottom cover (I have the original, it's not torn, but discolored) I added a leer cap. I added the stainless 'billy bumper' up front with really strong Fog lights. I also bought a Ford AM FM CD player take out from Ebay. All fluids and oils have been changed, or changed often. The paint, black and gold is probably the best quality factory paint- aside from my Vette, that I have owned. There is no rust. I have been getting 15-22 mpg depending on circumstances with the 7.3. It pulls my 11k boat package very nicely. The truck is an outstanding value, and I recommend, and I would not hesitate driving it 1000's of miles pulling something behind it. I have seen some 7.3's in daily use that have 5-600k on them. (Philly airport parking shuttles).
 
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How 'bout what to look for on trucks with a certain mileage? I'm looking at a 2000 model truck w/ 215,000 and 6spd. Should I be nervous about that mileage? Is there anything I should look for with that mileage? Stuff that shoud have been replaced by then or that I could expect to fail soon?
 
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How 'bout what to look for on trucks with a certain mileage? I'm looking at a 2000 model truck w/ 215,000 and 6spd. Should I be nervous about that mileage? Is there anything I should look for with that mileage? Stuff that shoud have been replaced by then or that I could expect to fail soon?
That's right about the time my factory clutch started to slip. If it hasn't been replaced yet, I'd plan on a clutch and clutch hydraulics soon. Other than that, I'd say inspecting the intake for signs of dust is the most important thing.
 
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Here is something I learned the hard way last year at this time ... this time of year is a bad time to buy a truck. Lots of accountants tell their clients (such as contractors) this time of year that they should go out and spend some money on heavy capital items to lower their tax brackets. So used work trucks are moving and deals aren't quite as good in December as compared to other months of the year, and if you can afford to wait till January, that might save you some money. But the truck you want might be gone by then too.

All of that, in my single experience opinion.
 
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Oh and there was a great thread on here last week about things to look for starting around 200,000 miles but I can't recall a keyword to search for to find that one...
 
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Hi what's the forged PMR stuff #8??? what's a PMR??
 
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forged connecting rods, PMR=Powdered Metal connecting Rods, #8 injector different than the others

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i am looking at an 2000 f250 w/ 71k. What auto transmission is in these trucks? What kind of problems and at what mileage can expect problems.

Also, around what mileage can I expect parts to go bad?

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that was very good as what to look for, I just bought my 99 bout 4 weeks ago and wish I would have read that first. I kinda knew what to look for, but made some phone calls from friends and everything was a go with it and stole it out from the salesman. its nice when ya got a young salesman cuase ya can make up stuff wrong with it and they dont know the difference, I'm a die hard ford man but never thought would buy from a chevy dealer

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I know that it has been a long time since this thread started but, I wanted to add that when I was looking for a 7.3 I was told to climb up and look down in the valley for oil. If I saw a lot, then the hpop was leaking. But if I only saw a little it was probably ok. Also on the front of the block, there is a "round window" plate that is the access to the hpop gear and if it has "newer" looking sealant or gasket on it then the hpop has been either off for new seals or replaced.
 
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hey everyone im new here im looking at gettin a powerstroke 99 sd 250 7.3 but it needs a new transmission one it has now is cracked the truck only has 140k miles on it. i was just wondering if 5k was to much for the truck thanks
 
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5,000 for the truck?? or the trans?? if trans...who's is it???
 
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:26 PM
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i'll be selling my 2002 4x4 auto supercab in November.302k runs like a top. ill let it go for $5,500 cash. if i don't get that i'll keep it because it's a good truck
 
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it is 5000 for the truck. sorry i didnt specify better
 
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you're selling a truck for $5k??? What do u have???
 
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