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First diesel help

So I am looking for my first truck because I'm 16 and I have always wanted a diesel and I found a 1992 f350 with a 7.3 for $1800. I'm not sure if its a powerstroke or a idi, but guessing by the price it doesn't have a turbo. It has 176,000 miles and according to the ad it needs new batteries and a new driver side fender and a inspection , I can do all the work it needs I am just not sure if its worth buying. Thank you in advance for the help.
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Idi for sure

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Yes it is worth it especially if you can do the work to it. My IDI had 263,000 on it and it was still running strong before i did an engine swop on it.
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definatly an idi, but turbo kits are readily available for it tho, not as powerful as a powerstroke, but just as reliable

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i love my idi it has 176000 on her and she runs great. and so much cheaper to work on
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I'd buy it based off what you have said!

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

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