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97 powerstroke w/200k

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by biltritecon, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. biltritecon

    biltritecon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    im looking at a 97 powerstroke with 200k f350 mason dump truck is mint except for the 200k no rust or rot. anyone think its worth about $8000. Only other bad thing is the e4od. has a 9' fisher barley used though. Im trying to replace my 88 7.3 that just broke down, before any more snow comes.
  2. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I had around 225,000 on my E4OD before it needed rebuilt. I lost 2nd gear but other than that it was fine. I pulled trailers loaded with anything from 2500 to 25,000 pounds so it deserved to be rebuilt. I would see if service records are available but as long as it has been cared for I would say it has plenty left in it. JMO
  3. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I just bought a 96 mason dump 7.3 4x4 with 60k on it for 8,000. I would say that you might be able to bring him down a bit, Check and see if the oil pan has been replace, if not use it as leverage, budget 1500-2000 for that. I wouldnt be scared of the miles, my other psd has almost 250k on it.
  4. LD4850

    LD4850 Member
    Messages: 64

    I've got 378.000+ on my 97 7.3L E4OD and they have never been opened up.
  5. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    If the E40D is original I would get him to come down on the price a bit. You never know what the engine is going to start pulling on you after you buy it. No doubt the engines will go a ways, but you could easily dump in $3000 of work to it before you know it. If you do rebuild the E40D get it built right. They can be done quite bullet proof.
  6. biltritecon

    biltritecon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    The e4od was swapped last year at a dealer cost him around $3,000 it was done with about 175K on it. Trucks got a new oil pan, front end, and springs all around.
  7. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    whats the significance of the new oil pan on a PSD? is there a problem with the original pans? if so, what year range is effected?
  8. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Most/All of 7.3's had/have oil pans that can easily be rusted out. Actually mine didnt rust out, the dipstick tube came out of the side of the pan. You have to pull the whole motor to change the oil pan which is no easy task.
  9. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    See if this guy has reciepts. If he does, seems like a decent truck
  10. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Have you driven the truck at all? How did it run and handle? Have the glow plugs and injectors been replaced at all or are they original? It does sounds as if the truck has been well cared for!
  11. niv

    niv Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 38

    Seems like a really good deal. Dont let the miles scare you. Good luck!!
  12. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Did you take a look at the truck? Any Updates?