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looking at a 97 power stroke

F350, 4wd, 250k, manual
The milage concerns me. What else should I worry about. Any issues on the 97 powerstrokes I should be aware of?
I a subaru guru. But diesels, and newer Ford trucks are out side of my realm
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Re: looking at a 97 power stroke

My 97' was one of the best rucks i have ever owned. Sold it with over 300k hard miles on the odo, and it still ran great. look for lack of maintance to the cooling system, and other stuff like air and oil/filters. All are very important to a long life on these engines. If they have had proper maintance, 250k is nothing for mileage..
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Change out the stock intake for a tymar/diy intake, swamp out the exhaust and install some gauges.....Quad pod with pyro, boost, fuel psi and a scan gauge.

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F350, 4wd, 250k, manual
The milage concerns me. What else should I worry about. Any issues on the 97 powerstrokes I should be aware of?
I a subaru guru. But diesels, and newer Ford trucks are out side of my realm
Depending on what they are asking for the truck. The milage doesnt really mean that much.. Injectors and auto trans are the 2 big expensive things that come to mind

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Depending on what they are asking for the truck. The milage doesnt really mean that much.. Injectors and auto trans are the 2 big expensive things that come to mind
:whs check the oil pan for rust too. i wish i did before gettin my 02 7.3 a year down the road i had to pull the engine and replace the pan.
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Re: looking at a 97 power stroke

I bought my 97 f350 with 252K back in 2007 and its been a great truck and now has 336K so i wouldn't worry about the miles as long as it looks like its been taken care of the motor should go for a long time still.

1997 f350 CCLB 4x4 PSD, stage III hybrids 250cc/80%, 38r, SD-IC, NAPA 6637 air filter, Reg-Return AirDog II, TE Moded 17* HPOP, SD 3" intakes & spider, TS chip w/Matt's tunes, & built E4OD. Hydroboost brakes, 350K

1995 f350 cclb xl no frills work truck. Powerstroke 5 speed 4x4 all stock 322K
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Re: looking at a 97 power stroke

Make sure to start it on a cold start. You want to know how it handles that. When you get there, feel the motor, make sure it wasn't plugged in before you go there to hide problems.

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