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Old 10-19-2011, 10:34 AM
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Looking to buy a 97 Powerstroke

I went and looked at a 97 Powerstroke today.

Its a 4X4 white super cab, bare on options and some old work truck dings and scars. It has 188K on it, 5 speed and they just replaced the injectors and glowplugs last month.

The truck started fine, throttle response and power was good, the tranny and clutch seemed good. Steering is a little loose but not bad. Bare bones old truck that I'd need to put new tires on and clean up.

2 BIG THINGS that stood out to me that were negatives:
-Tons of oil leaks, rear and front main seals were pretty gummy and bad.
Then there was some oil in the intake valley (Maybe from recently done injectors and glow plugs?) and some oil film around the turbo (didnt get to look inside the turbo intake, forgot a flathead screwdriver)

-It spit out some white/blue smoke while driving, not a lot if any black smoke. Slowly went away as the truck warmed up to reg. temp. But then I open the hood and there was some decent blowby coming through the oil dipstick and oil fill cap.

The guy is asking $5000 I was thinking more like $4k max for this truck since I'm having a feeling that I'm going to have to pay someone to do the seals, and possibly rebuild the turbo seals.

What do you guys think?

I'm really looking to spend $5-7K on a reliable truck I can pull my boat around the west coast with (I do bass fishing tournaments) for the next 100K miles. I dont want to get into a truck with blown seals and turbo leaks, I did that with a mid 90's chevy diesel and that was a horrible mistake.

Thanks! -Nick
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:07 PM
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Where you located....I am in central Florida and peddling my 1997 f250 ecsb psd 5spd 4x4.
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