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post #1 of 15 Old 02-14-2012, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Should I buy it?

97 F250 crewcab psd with 209k miles one owner until recently went to auction and was sold to a dealer who is trying to turn it for a profit. Drivetrain seems fairly solid currently getting it inspected. Tranny seemed a little confused when you give it some juice but still shifted

>$3000 in ranch hand extras, never had a gooseneck and never used for serious hauling

Cons: fuel gauge not working (all the way to the right)
Doors - power locks work using fob, do not work with buttons on door
Passenger side windows do not work

Cold start up might be a problem (assuming glow plugs or relay need to be checked)

Little body rust on tailgate and back of cab where something rubbed.

Other than that it looks well taken care of. Seller is asking $7700 firm.
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This is a 4X4, shifts into gear great no problems. I dont think it was used very much. Manually locking hubs.
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97 F250 crewcab psd with 209k miles one owner until recently went to auction and was sold to a dealer who is trying to turn it for a profit. Drivetrain seems fairly solid currently getting it inspected. Tranny seemed a little confused when you give it some juice but still shifted

>$3000 in ranch hand extras, never had a gooseneck and never used for serious hauling

Cons: fuel gauge not working (all the way to the right)
Doors - power locks work using fob, do not work with buttons on door
Passenger side windows do not work

Cold start up might be a problem (assuming glow plugs or relay need to be checked)

Little body rust on tailgate and back of cab where something rubbed.

Other than that it looks well taken care of. Seller is asking $7700 firm.
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This is a 4X4, shifts into gear great no problems. I dont think it was used very much. Manually locking hubs.
With thouse statements Im confused And I suppose its an auto, right?

I think the price is right.
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If it's not rusty and you get him to fix the cold start issues, doors, and power locks/windows then yes it's a good buy for $7700

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I would be mostly worried about the trans. and funny acting auto trans can get expensive quick. Then the cold start issue is probly just a GPR or GP. The door lock issue probably isn't too big of a problem since it works with the fob. See if you can get some professional input on the trans

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if they fix that stuff thats wrong, then probably worth more too, but as is with all that, i wouldnt pay more than 6k, just kause all taht stuff has alot of effort, especially the back pass window

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I'd pass for $7700 if the tranny seems like it's on the way out. Rebuild aint cheap.
Other than that, how is the turbo. Any signs of dusting?
Have you done a blowby test?
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No signs of dusting, ford dealer who inspected felt confident that it is in good shape and didn't think that it would add value to do the blow by test


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Lol a blow by test isn't supposed to add any value. It simply determines if your motor has massive internal issues. Simply pull the oil cap and set it upside down over the fill hole. If it falls off then you better pass unless you want to rebuild a motor in a short time.

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