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is looking at getting my first diesel

i am looking at getting a 1997 ford f250 7.3l powerstroke diesel it has a 3 position chip from ts and it has 35 inch mud terrian tires on it and it has the stack going through hood and it has the 5 speed manuel transmission and its got only 122k miles on it what should i look out for since this is gona be my first diesel ive owed trucks my whole life i was also wondering what i have to know for owning a diesel
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There are a few things to look for when buying one. Like any normal trck you want to look feel the tranny. How does it shift? Any clunks? check all the seals. Look for any oil leaks etc. If you live in the rust belt, check brake lines and the rear fuel tank. How does the turbo spool up? If your serious undo the rubber boot around the turbo and look for any signs of dirt or debris inside it. If the fins of the trbo look (sandblasted) the air intake is letting in too much small particles. How does the engine start? Does it smoke apon start. Does it sound smooth or does it idle rough?
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