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Old 11-14-2013, 09:00 AM
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Truck has been sittin for 6-8 months.want to hear it run before i buy it

Hi guys, Iím kind of new to the whole diesel world, and Iím hoping someone can help me.
Iím looking at a 1995 power stroke 150000 miles, itís been sitting for about 6-8 months. (The lady said sometime in the spring was the last time it was started) when her husband passed away it stopped getting driven he was a mechanic so she said it was taking care of, if it needed anything it got it right away and regular oil changes and so on.
This is what I know:
The batteries are dead and are going to be replaced. It does crank when jumped but only 1-2 revs very slowly.
The oil is dark but not burnt and itís full to the top line on the dip stick.
I read that it can start getting water condensation in the fuel lines. Now did I screw myself trying to jump it. I was also thinking about opining the fuel filter housing on the engine to see whatís going on maybe draining it and adding fresh diesel to the filter housing. (I donít what to spend a lot or any money on it if I donít buy it).
Any tips, ideas, should I just put the batteries in and see what happens.
Also I do have some background in mechanics and a little knowledge on diesels plus I have a 1998 7.3 t444e (74000 miles) from a bus sitting in my garage that was for another project I didnít get to yet. I donít mind tearing into it for parts or just to learn more about it.
Iím going back down on Sunday to reinstall the batteries for her. Any info would help, Thanks
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:48 PM
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These trucks love fresh batteries and fuel .Use the proper replacement batteries and change or inspect the fuel filter and the condition of the fuel in the bowl .
Top off the bowl with clean diesel and let the glowplugs cycle till amp gauge returns to normal ,fire her up .
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