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Old 03-22-2013, 01:35 PM
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So my old lady and I found a 1996 Ford F350 1 ton and want to know some opinions as this would be a perfect alternative to buying a new truck like we've wanted. I shouldn't have to describe anything the pictures don't show but I will say this. We took the truck for two days on a test drive and found no major issues, no squeaks or rattles. It has 345000 miles but the truck appears to be very well taken care of. Took it to a mechanic and he only found the turbo waste gate and surface rust indicating the truck sat to be of concern. Is there anything these trucks are notorious for or that I should look at? I have graced a diesel forum to ask but wanted to see what you all think as you've helped me before

Also, it has power windows, locks, cruise control, alarm, fifth wheel and receiver
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Familiar with Powerstrokes? Let me here ya

These are some of the greatest engines, biggest thing, keep the engine oil changed, because the injectors use the oil to fire. So gummed up injectors can be a bitch. If you can have them run an analysis on the oil and see what it looks like. The kits are about 15-25 bucks, and take two - three days to get to you when you send them off.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:20 PM
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So my old lady and I found a 1996 Ford F350 1 ton and want to know some opinions as this would be a perfect alternative to buying a new truck like we've wanted. I shouldn't have to describe anything the pictures don't show but I will say this. We took the truck for two days on a test drive and found no major issues, no squeaks or rattles. It has 345000 miles but the truck appears to be very well taken care of. Took it to a mechanic and he only found the turbo waste gate and surface rust indicating the truck sat to be of concern. Is there anything these trucks are notorious for or that I should look at? I have graced a diesel forum to ask but wanted to see what you all think as you've helped me before

Also, it has power windows, locks, cruise control, alarm, fifth wheel and receiver
If a mechanic cleared it, and the owner is asking a reasonable price for what it is, I would buy it. The 7.3 powerstroke is one of the best diesel engines ever made. I would love to own one.

I want a diesel.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:36 PM
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Thanks all for the input. I'm familiar with big rig diesels so this is something sort of new. I was going to take my truck down and drop a 5.0 but as soon as I saw this truck, I couldn't say no. My old lady has a 03 duramax but we don't take care of maintenance on it. I checked it out again and it already has a 4 inch turbo back exhaust so that's good for egts. I really want to get a turbo down pipe as a lot of people say that will open the exhaust and make the engine run cooler.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:36 PM
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it looks great and the 7.3 is the best. as with any vehicle with 300k plus miles you can expect to have some minor issues. belts, tires, shocks, bearings/bushings, stuff like that.

but if the price is reasonable go for it. it looks pretty good from the pics
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:32 PM
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it looks great and the 7.3 is the best. as with any vehicle with 300k plus miles you can expect to have some minor issues. belts, tires, shocks, bearings/bushings, stuff like that.

but if the price is reasonable go for it. it looks pretty good from the pics
The guy is asking 4900 but we are talking him down. These old powerstrokes are everywhere, but its hard to find a truck with all these options. Told him we would pay that if he replaced the turbo and all the boots. The guy we took it too said there was rust on all the pullies indicating a still truck.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:02 PM
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We went with the one ton but are possibly trading our friend for his 08...120k and its a king ranch...his wife wants his truck (divorce) and i told him i would trade him my truck and keep it in my name until his divorce is done ...sorry its taken awhile to respond...been busy as shiznit lately
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