If it has been properly cared for, it is just coming into
it's prime. With any care at all, it should go 300K while
the body rots around it - not a kick on Ford bodies as much
as it is a fact that most Diesels will well outlast the
vehicle if cared for.
That's not even broke in.
My 2000 F250 PSD has 152,000 and going stronger than ever.
For real world answers from real Ford (actually International) diesels and
not from Windstar owners go to www.thedieselstop.com and look thru the
OK. Thanks...how is the mileage on that particular model? I know, I know, if
you buy a truck, dont ask about mileage, but it is one of my concerns.
Like I said, I just spotted it and was wondering what someone who drives it
What about maintenance? Other things about diesels that are quirky compared
to gas engines?
Here in Upstate NY, it does get a bit nippy....
Barely broke in. If the coolant additive has been properly
maintained, that is. Go over and read about coolant additives and
such on www.thedieselstop.com. The engine is warrantied for 100k,
you have some time to find any engine problems. Before purchase,
either buy a strip and test the coolant, or take it somewhere and have
it tested. Just because the coolant has proper additive doesn't mean
it always has had it, but it is up to you as to what you wish to
I just had my transmission go out of my 2001 7.3 at 72,000. No problems,
then it would not shift from 1st to 2nd; a clutch fell apart and spread
parts all over the transmission.
Is this a common problem with the automatics?
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