Need Help, looking at purchasing 04 Ford Excursion - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Ford Excursion Discussion This forum is for topics relating to the excursion only.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-08-2010, 06:47 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Need Help, looking at purchasing 04 Ford Excursion

I am new to diesel and I am going to be looking at an 04 Excursion 4x4 Diesel today from a private party and looking for things to look for. Carfax and Oasis check out and has been maintained by the dealer and oil changes by the owner. They only used sparingly to haul a 17 ft boat. I am going to be talking to him pretty shortly but wont be able to look at it until early evening, so any information you can provide would be much appreciated. Specs are around 100k miles 6.0l diesel engine and it is a 4x4. thanks. tim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-08-2010, 07:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 856
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you checked out the reports and everything looked good, you are probably good. I'd ask if they ever tuned(tuner, programmer....any kind of power adder) it. Tuned 6.0s run great, but break stuff(blow headgaskets, create EGR issues....etc). Other than that, it should be fine. 100k on a diesel is just breakin it in. Good luck with your purchase.

I wish I could have talked my wife in to an Excursion(diesel), I think they are the perfect family vehicle!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-08-2010, 07:11 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks, everything is stock, no mods, no lifts etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-08-2010, 12:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 188
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ask if ball joints and tie-rod ends have been replaced, check for white powdery residue around antifreeze jug.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-08-2010, 06:34 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
picked her up, no powdery residue around the antifreeze. I asked if any major components susp etc. been replaced and he said they have not had any issues. Had the turbo clean @ 98k miles, just had the brakes redone, transmission serviced at 75k. Just drove her home from the coast and avg. 19 mpg. it is a bit boaty feeling. not much a car guy, but wont a sway bar tighten that up, and if so, any recommendations. also, i want to leave the stock suspension and height, but possibly switch out the suspension for a more comfortable ride, any recommendations. it is mainly going to be the wifes to haul around the kids.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-09-2010, 05:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: waterboro, me
Posts: 2,167
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Look up caryt, he can help you out with the ride. Congrats on the ex. You wont regret it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors