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Old 06-17-2014, 01:53 PM
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I am about to buy a 1995 F350 crew 7.3 with ZF5 no rust runs great but will not downshift into 2nd when moving, have to come to a stop. Someone said it is Servo not big deal and this has 1000,000 on engine, 245,000 on body and trans. It is $5000 and i never owned one but really want diesel. Is this a good buy with trans shifting problem? thanks

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Old 06-17-2014, 02:00 PM
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Auto or Manual trans? Either way...offer $4000 he will sell it! He will take it unless it's showroom quality!
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:02 PM
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Sorry just re-read it...zf5! Got it $4000 tops may be just a synchro or could be worse...probably not though!
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Thank you, he was asking $5500 and is a mechanic at a dodge dealer $4800 is his bottom price.It does have a leather interior that is sweet out of an eddie bauer truck, no rust, new brake and ball joints. 100,000 on rebuilt motor T&S 6 position chip, S&B intake with 150/60 injectors and it is a turbo does that mean more $ or less money?
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:18 PM
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Ok well I was thinking almost bone stock kind of thing...if his true bottom is $4800 with all those add-ons doesn't sound like a bad deal! I'd go to the bank and show him what $4500 looked like to be honest, stuck that extra $300 in the glove box just incase he won't budge!
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Ok well I was thinking almost bone stock kind of thing...if his true bottom is $4800 with all those add-ons doesn't sound like a bad deal! I'd go to the bank and show him what $4500 looked like to be honest, stuck that extra $300 in the glove box just incase he won't budge!
I appreciate you taking the time and help! 1st diesel a little gun-shy but really have wanted one for yrs. I have old car I haul around and my son is getting into hotrods always nice to have something to haul with. My 01 Tahoe limps down the road with a trailer and car almost dangerous, LOL.
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No problem! Did you end up getting the truck? It sounded like a pretty good deal! The manual trans is not hard to rebuild, replace clutch or work on! You will love it! Night and day different from the Tahoe!
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waiting for the guy to buy his car but hopefully it will come thru, i do want it
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Monday after work went to bank yesterday!

I spoke with him yesterday and he said Monday after work he will be ready (he was buying a car to get to work and needed car before selling truck). I should have the truck Monday evening, the only thing I have not been able to do is start it up cold everytime I see the truck he has been driving due to his daily driver and my schedule. Should I be worried. He seems like a nice enough guy who is a mechanic at a dodge dealer.
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