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Should I buy? Get ESP? 2005 F250

86,500 miles; nice set of options; drives/shifts well with good power (unladen); very clean. A friend who worked for six years as a Ford diesel mechanic looked it over and drove it too, and did not see any issues.

Anyone here able to run an Oasis report for me? (1FTSW21PX5ED33282)

Any sugestions on the ExtraCare (called Premium some places) Ford warranty for 36 months/36,000 miles priced at about $2,500?

Appreciate your thoughts,

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I would pull the egr valve. Make sure there is no white residue on the degas bottle. One thing when you do a egr delete u will need to modify the up pipe because of a.scoop in there. Sounds like a good buy I would see if they would let you warm it up and druve with a monitor hooked up to check eot and ect
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Before today I would recommend the FORD ESP warranty. But... Sunday I dropped my 2005 F250 off at North Point Ford in Little Rock. I was concerned that: 1.the turbo was a little loud and 2. the batteries were being drained when setting for more than three days. I figured the $100 deductible under ESP would be worth it, especially since the truck has 10,000 miles left under warranty and if there was a problem I wanted it resolved now. The service manager called me, and I also had a long talk with the tech doing the work. They said they could not find anything wrong with the truck after doing the extensive diagnostics routine. The tech said he drove the truck three times, and it was a really sweet running 6.0 and an extremely nice truck. Today I picked up the vehicle and they gave the bill, $496.00. $350.00 for diesel diagnostics and $109.0 to check charging system. I said I thought it should be covered by warranty, and they said because they could not find a problem I would have to pay the entire bill. If they had found a problem my cost would have been $100. So I paid the whole thing and drove about 75 miles home. When I started the truck (it had set overnight and was cold) the engine fired off better than it had for a couple of years. The turbo sure sounds better (quieter), just like it was when new. Both of these issues are a little subjective, so I really can't prove anything. I have to wonder if it isn't easier to collect $ from the customer than from the Ford ESP program. Since I have the truck for sale, at least I can let prospective buyers know it has been checked by a Ford technician who says he can find nothing wrong with it. So, do I recommend Ford ESP? Maybe, but make sure you have a "real" problem before you ask Ford to look at it.
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