Looking at getting a 6.9 IDI
Hey there everybody. New to the Ford side. I'm from PA but am currently in Ohio going to school for diesels. My DD has been a Dodge 24V but finally blew the head gasket on it so I'm on the search for a DD so I can park this thing and pull the head off. I'm currently looking at 2 differen't trucks. Both are 1985's. The first is a 2wd auto F350 dually. It's in beautiful shape for the age. Has 97k on the odometer. I'm assuming the auto is a C6?? The second is an F250 4spd 4wd. It has around 170k on the clock and needs a little TLC, like fuel gauge doesn't work, needs a rear fuel tank and a tail light. Really leaning towards the F250 cause I really want something 4x4. Anyways I guess what I'm asking is if there is anything I should look for. I'm fairly inclined when it comes to diesel's in general and a guru when it comes to the Cummins. Just looking to see what kind of querk's these old 6.9's had so I know what to look for. Thanks in advanced guys.