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"911" is an after thought if the truck is already jelled. As power service ad says white bottle plan "A" red bottle "911" plan "B" incase you forgot plan "A" Owned Ford diesels since I was 15 in iowa knock on wood never been jelled. Clean fuel addative new ford filters and good batteries they should start. Diesel is addictive if you never had you don't know what your missing but once you get it it's hard to shake. LOVE my diesels!!
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7.3l And 6.0l I recommend 3-4,000 on oil changes for longer injector life. no more than 50k on trans. or don't do it 12,-15,000 on fuel filters and run motorcraft filters in fords for best results. Ford cap on 6.0 and 6.4 oil filters it can be reused but only if it is a ford cap ec-781 6.0l
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Rust is going to be an issue on that price range, check for box cross members and hidden rust by large fender flares. 99-10 fords frt. of box will drop down when frt. cross member goes.
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I have over 300,000 miles on my 7.3 and runs like new. My sister has almost 600,000 on hers and it is the original motor. She is a hot shot driver. Serch how many miles on your 7.3 in search engine you will be surprised. I am glad we don't have a rust issue down here. My truck is rust free you might want to look for one down south to buy if possible. You will get more for your buck. I can find them in your price range with less than 200,000 miles. Usually in 150,000 mile range.

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The truck I am loking at has spent its entire life in Texas, Florida and Louisianan. Did read the Carfax and only reported accident was a side swipe that was fixed at dealership. Front end replaced at dealership. front end steering rods, crossover bars, tie-rod ends (guaranteed for life), batteries and fuel gauge sending unit. I think this may be the one. Now just have to sell wife's Yukon first.
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7.3l And 6.0l I recommend 3-4,000 on oil changes for longer injector life. no more than 50k on trans. or don't do it 12,-15,000 on fuel filters and run motorcraft filters in fords for best results. Ford cap on 6.0 and 6.4 oil filters it can be reused but only if it is a ford cap ec-781 6.0l
3-4K on an oil change is throwing good oil away with these truck and money!
5-7 K. Don't just throw oil away for the heck of it, it's 13 qt not 5.
No matter how you drive that truck your not going to beat that oil down in 3-4 k plus you have the filters, the environment, and the time involved. Go by the book.
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The 6.0 and 7.3 use 15 quarts for an oil and filter change.


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It should be good on the rust issue being a southern truck like I said mine is clean. As long a it did not live right on the beach.

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ok so things are taking a 180* turn. lol. Getting the wife a 07 SAAB convertible and now I am freer to choose the best rig i can for the money.

So without starting a riot, this is what i am looking for.

Best diesel engine in the 2000's (7.3, 6.0, ect...) and why you think it is the best.

seating for min. 5 to max 7 (2 older boys will be leaving the nest soon so realistically need seating for 5)

Towing capacity of at least 10k and looking to double tow starting in 2018 (camper, 25 to 30' and dry weight of 6 to 8k, the pulling boat weight of 4500#)

This truck will not be getting a lot of miles (est. 8 to 12k per year)
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I recomend 99-03 7.3 powerstroke for overall reliability. Has good power and f250 and f350 will haul over 10,000 lbs the 4 door seats 6 comfortable with a huge back seat. Like i said before its hit and miss with the newer trucks with the 6.0 and 6.4 engine. There is alot of documented issues with those trucks that can cost alot of $$. Even if you bought a 7.3 with 350,000 miles i would still trust it. Weak leak is the transmissions so keep an eye on it or try to grab you one with a standard transmission.

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Ok have it narrowed down to the truck I want, a 2002 Excursion 7.3l, 212,000 miles and a southern truck all its life. A minor sideswipe accident back in 2012 with no air bag deployment. Majority of services were performed at a Ford dealer. Asking $14999, I see KBB and NADA vary greatly in value. $8117 and $13350.
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Ok have it narrowed down to the truck I want, a 2002 Excursion 7.3l, 212,000 miles and a southern truck all its life. A minor sideswipe accident back in 2012 with no air bag deployment. Majority of services were performed at a Ford dealer. Asking $14999, I see KBB and NADA vary greatly in value. $8117 and $13350.
You will like the truck. Going through a dealer i payed 12,000 for mine it had some issues no accidents (reported... it has defiantly been in an accident when i looked over it more... oh well.) 180K miles. Try to talk the price down a little but if they wont budge i would still consider it a good deal price is probably more expensive on the excursion then a pickup is my guess.
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I guess the real question is value of truck???with KBB and NADA values $5000 apart, do I split the difference? Asking price is $14999.
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Thats the top end price. Deffinaty wouldn't pay more then that.

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Thats what I thought, He started at 16999. Hoppiing to negotiate it down to 11500 to 12000.
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