Secured a deal on this 03' that was local - took a peek at it today and its very clean, has a ton of new parts on it and doesn't need much.
80k on Motor installed by Ford. Best mileage 23mpg… averages 18mpg. EGR delete kit, Remote start, on-board battery charger, '05 grill. Rear bucket seats, rear entertainment system,
New Parts as of 6,000 miles ago, all genuine FORD unless noted:
EGR delete - Sinister Diesel
HOT glow plugs
Front wheel bearings
Front inner axle seals
Outer axle seals
Warn Premium manual lockouts
New brakes all around - Ceramic Pads and new rotors
Brand new tires
Religious 3,000 mile oil changes - FORD filters ONLY
Seats are in great shape and I got what I wanted, rear buckets and the DVD system.
What it needs:
Looks like the leaf springs are awfully close to the bump stops up front - is there a spec for this?
Driver window motor apparently works some of the time, not others.
Driver heated seat went out - probably a burnt wire I can fix between the pads
Driver arm rest is peeling - found one online for ~$50 from TheSeatShop
Rear bumper is rusted a little beyond the just sand it and paint it phase. What vehicles can I score one off of?
I need to replace some plastic push pins that hold on the rear door panel - what is behind there that would warrant taking it apart?
Looking forward to replacing my 86' 6.9idi 4 speed truck with this - just a little upgrade
I need some gauges and I want to lightly tune this to take advantage of the EGR delete to get some mpg and power out of it. I don't want to hurt anything, but I should be able to squeeze a little more out as my state doesn't have any testing...