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Old 02-15-2014, 06:49 AM
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Just bought 2003 Eddie Bauer With 190000

After Driving a windstar minivan for 4 years I'm finally able to get the ride I've always wanted. Found what I think to be a gem one owner no accidents ford maintained 4x2 but I live in miami (no snow) Mint leather interior .Also all the ones here local had titles rebuilt swapped out engines accidents etc. I am a bit intimidated by all the mechanical stuff as I really don't understand it hopefully with the help of this forum I will be able to maintain this ride in its mint condition. Here is link to the dealer site.
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer Stafford, Texas | Affordable Sports & Imports
Any suggestions greatly appreciated for a newbie.

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Ask them what happened here:

The door lock is missing completely and that would make it difficult for you to get into the truck if the battery goes dead for some reason.
This could also point to the possibility that the truck is a recovered theft. The typical way thieves break into these is by prying around the area of the doorlock cylinder.
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Didn't notice that thanks not a huge worry though. I've never had to use a key on my current car even with a dead battery. I will ask though and I'll invest in a slim Jim (in case). Good observation. I am more concerned in the maintenance of the vehicle. Like I hear a lot of people mention "Bulletproof" what does that mean?

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my truck doesnt have key holes either just the key pad
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Bulletproof can refer to many things with the 6.0. It can be one of the actual Bulletproof Diesel kits that all but erases the possibility of an oil cooler fail. Or it can refer to an EGR delete, oil cooler replacement, flushing out Ford gold coolant and refilling with ELC, adding ARP or other beefy aftermarket head studs with new OEM gaskets, replacing STC fitting and dummy plugs and oil drain tube, and a few other things. Basically it's going back and fixing what Ford and International were not interested in taking care of.


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That sounds Awsome I see the kits online. Once it's here I will look into that thanks again!

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Have fun with the man van. I absolutely love my Ex, rides comfortable, tons of room for the family, decent mileage, looks awesome, and is just an all around fun vehicle.


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That sounds Awsome I see the kits online.
BEWARE the kits on Ebay!!!!!
Be absolutely 100% positive that you are buying an actual FORD oil cooler. There is an oil cooler out there right now that nobody should be buying or putting in their truck. It is branded Dorman and not only does it have quite a bit less oil cooling capacity (in the form of less coolant and less oil passages, but smaller passages as well), it comes with gaskets that actually dissolve in the presence of oil. After a little while the gasket material clogs the IPR resulting in a no-start. This is usually when people realize they made the mistake.
STAY OFF EBAY
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