Re: Looking to purcahse SMB w 100K what to look for?
99½ and above are the better years for the 7.3. There have been some recalls, but your dealer will have info and fix for free based on the vin, so that shouldn't be an issue. They are detuned in the vans (just like the 6.0L) so not quite everything you read about them in pickups will be true.
I'm with Dave too, I would rather have had a 7.3 but a 6.0 came available with the options I wanted and once the turbo was fixed I haven't had any regrets.