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Old 02-13-2011, 11:25 AM
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1996 Ford Powerstroke - thoughts/opinions/suggestions appreciated

Well I'm looking to own my first diesel truck but I really thought I should get the opinion of the experts. It's a 96 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4 ext. cab short bed with 234,000 miles. Has a manual transmission and 4:10 gears. He is asking $6,800 OBO and has gone down to $6,200.

The only thing I'm worried about is he said there is a small diesel leak below the banjo nut on the lift pump . Owner stated there were no cracks in the lines and if he wouldn't have told me about it I probably wouldn't have ever found it because the leak is so small. I've done some research on here and hopefully if I get new gaskets that will solve the problem. I'll go ahead and post his detailed description below so you guys can tell me what you think.

"1996 f250 powerstroke, xlt, 5 speed, 4x4, 4.10 gears, ext-cab, shortbed, has 234,000 miles, 16 inch aluminum wheels with bridgestone a/t 305/70 (33x12.50s) with about 50% of tread on them. the interior is in very good shape with cloth seats and vinyl floors, power windows and locks, kenwood cd player, cold air and hot heater. has gooseneck ball, class 5 receiver, bed liner, diamond plate tool box
fresh oil change, new fuel filter and cleaned the air filter

the truck is stock besides a factory style K/N filter, 3 inch downpipe, 3.5 strait pipe, and a solid flywheel and aftermarket clutch that was put in last july "


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Old 02-13-2011, 11:35 AM
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there are a few places that can leak into the valley area. the banjo nut seals, the lift pump itself, the sensor at the back of the fuel bowl about 2 thirds down, the fuel hoses and the fuel filter housing could be cracked......
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