After owning several Powerstroke trucks and getting scared of them around the 200k mark, A buddy of mine who owns a towing company talked me into buying a 93 , 7.3 idi ford diesel. He owns several rollbacks and wreckers all with PSDs and one (a 91) with a 7.3 idi motor. I asked him if he wanted a crew cab truck what would he buy? We both agreed the Cummins trucks were nice but no crew cab was offered until later years (and it sure ain't much of one compared to the Ford). He told me he has yet to get more than 260k out of a PSD truck without motor replacement or major expense. his 91 model truck at the time had about 370k on it and he had never even replaced an injection pump. He rolled up the other day in that truck and told me it started using a gallon of oil a week (oil rings are gone)...said he didn't care, he was buying a long blovk for it and told me to take a look at the odometer just over 482,000. made me feel like I wouldn't live long enough to wear out mine with 140k on it..