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Old 09-26-2009, 06:58 PM
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although the title does say new to diesel i do know a few things. I have been around a few 7.3l, 6.0l, and a 6.4l. BUT, i have never owned one personally and am thinking of taking the jump to a diesel. I found one on the local craigslist and i would just like to see what everyone thinks. It is a 95 F250 7.3 auto. reg cab 4x4. 188k miles. it has a little rust in the usuall ford places but it is stickered and runs and drives. the owner said it sometimes needs a boost to start if it has been sitting for a couple days. He's asking 2600$ but would take probabley 2300$. I am in college and have a reliable driver. I guess I'm just wondering if this would be a decent truck for me? I have owned a 95 f350 but it had the 7.5l and a 5 speed. thanks guys. love the website!!!!
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that sounds like a good deal...just what kind a boost..battery?Fuel Issue?
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he said a battery boost. but once it starts its fine
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I think your best bet on pre-99 7.3's would be to find a standard tranny. The standard is much more durable in those older ones than the auto trannys were. but if the price is right---anything is worth the money.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:26 PM
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he said a battery boost. but once it starts its fine
Then thats either weak batteries or somethin is pullin some power even when it is shut off
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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yah he said the batteries were weak. I don't know... I'm am on the fence about it. I want a 7.3l super duty but i really could do without a payment. hmmm i guess i am just going to have to way out the options. maybe look for a newer 7.3 with somewhat low miles. thanks a lot
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