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New Purchase...your thoughts??

Well, I've wanted a PSD for quite a while and had my heart set on a 7.3.......So I found a 97 F250, extended cab, 4X4, 7.3, AT, long box with 37,000 original miles on it.....paid $11,000.00 for it tonight. Did I do alright???

My 10 year old says it's his when he gets his license, and I don't plan on getting rid of it any time soon, I figure this thing should last me at least 10 years. The people that owned it had a slide-in camper in it and pulled a small boat with it, that's it, inside of the box looks like the day it came off the lot.

I'm kinda new here and will be doing some searching, but off the top of your head, is there anything I should look at/do right away?? I won't be doing much pulling and just want a long lasting reliable truck.

Thanks for your thoughts!!
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Sounds like a dream with that kind of mileage, get your self an intake, down pipe, straight pipe, and some tunes, you will love it, welcome to the org

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-19-2011, 09:20 PM
spool up that turbo!!


 
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37k!!!!! What a steal I wouldn't have thought twice on that deal minus the auto part but that's my personal preference but the usual mods down pipe straight pipe intake of your choosing 99% goin with DIY here and some custom tunes and you'll love the truck even more


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That is a smokin price for for anything with less than 100,000 only 34 that is a steal. Down pipe, straight exhaust, DIY intake, then a six position chip with custom tunes. The bigest thing that limits our trucks stock is airflow your truck will thank you for letting it breath.

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Thanks guys, ya I would have perfered a MT and crew cab, but for what this is I didn't figure I could go wrong. Not often you come across a truck this old in this shape, with this few miles. I will try to get a pic up tonight when I get home.

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you sure its not 1,037,000 miles?
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There is nothing to indicate that it has any more than 37,000 on it, seats, inside of box, body condition, appearance of undercarriage......everything looks like new.
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Nice score!
You may want to take the time to go ahead and replace all the o-rings on stuff like the turbo pedestal, HPOP lines, fuel bowl, etc. The trucks that spend a majority of the time sitting tend to spring leaks everywhere when someone starts using them. If the previous owner ran it on a regular basis it should be fine though.

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Well, hopefully this pic works for me.....if so.....here's the truck.
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you sure its not 1,037,000 miles?
That would show up as 337xxx on the odometer. When the odometer reaches 399999, at the next mile it reads 300000, and then just counts up to 399999 and back to 300000 again. If the leftmost digit is blank, it's a true 37,000.
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