bought my '97 7.3PSD April of 2012 with 209,000mi.
i've completed a 6" UJoint lift and 4x4 conversion.
I now have ~238,000 miles. It's my daily driver.
during this time, along with the 4x4 conversion i had to do the following repairs/maint...
*replaced blown radiator
*vacuum pump failure, replaced.
*fuel lines cracked, replaced
*had to replace dipstick interface to oil pan... really bad oil leak, went with an aftermarket piece from Strictly Diesel ->> http://www.strictlydiesel.com/p-2690-st ... r-kit.aspx
* had to replace glow plug relay/harness.
* rear AC broke down, needed to be fixed [non engine related]
* before 4x4 conversion was done, transmission was slipping and needed to be rebuilt but I drove around for a few months without any real issue until I got the conversion done.
our van's look alike!
I just can't wait til i have to get the fuel injectors replaced