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Old 10-30-2011, 12:44 PM
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Test drove a 1997 F-250, CCSB, 7.3L, Auto, 2WD, 284k miles today and want some input. A wire to one of the glow plugs was severed. It had an aftermarket air filter and exhaust but no chip or tuner. No smoke or visible engine leaks. I have a feeling the A/C leaks because there was green on the top a/c line. Also had new fuel filter housing, alternator and power steering pump. Truck started and ran good other than a bit of pulling in the front end. This is my first experience with these trucks so I am hoping to gain some insight from more experienced people. Should I be concerned about any of the above problems to the point of not purchasing? Thanks for any input! Asking price of 7k

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Old 10-30-2011, 12:48 PM
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Did you borrow my truck this morning lol. That's my same truck and mileage.

It's going to need an allignment or a solid axle swap, not a huge deal, and check the lines where you think it leaks at, if you don't mind getting your hands dirty and scouring the jy you may be able to fix those problems easily, good luck, whats the asking price BTW

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Old 10-30-2011, 12:53 PM
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97 CCSB what? 350? 250? 4wd? 2wd? What trans? How much? Need to post a wee bit more info dude
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updated first post, thanks
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:24 PM
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Almost my truck then, I have 4x4, would love a 2wd version tho to slam and make into a dually.

You should talk him down a bit, what's the body condition and where is it located, some places these trucks fetch a premium, some places are stupid cheap. But I say offer him 5.5k and hagle up from there, if body has no rust then you have a pretty sweet truck. Post piks if you can.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:23 PM
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what kind of aftermarket filter? check those turbo fins. If it wasn't a ccsb then id say about $4500 offer and go up from there. Is there any rust on this thing?
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no 'real' rust, some bondo cracking on pass door, dent below tail light on pass side bed between bumper and bed. Air filter looks like a diy with paper 6637 filter. I didn't look at the turbo fins, we met in a parking lot and I had no tools.
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no 'real' rust, some bondo cracking on pass door, dent below tail light on pass side bed between bumper and bed. Air filter looks like a diy with paper 6637 filter. I didn't look at the turbo fins, we met in a parking lot and I had no tools.
Oh mama...walk on by brother. Keep shopping.
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All it took was a flat head too, but where is the truck located and what overall shape is the body in
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Simple task to do it sounds like unfortunately I'm learning as I go. The body was in overall good shape, no hail or big door dings, just what I've already mentioned. Located in central OK
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