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Old 03-04-2012, 10:36 AM
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good deal? need opinions quick!

well im about to go take a look at this truck that i found online for what i think is a pretty good deal.

its a white 1994 powerstroke extended cab long bed 4x4 5 speed that the guy wants 1200 bucks for, he said it has around 200k on it which is no where near the 385k i had on my last obs. he claims it needs a computer, so im pretty much diving into this truck blind because my guess is no computer, no start. so i wont even know how this thing runs or if it runs.

my question is where can i find a computer and how much do they usually go for? and would you guys find this as a good deal? i figured if the engine is toast i can part it out? his post says obo so i can get the price down a little bit, and i live in arizona so rust isnt even a question. anyway, let me know what you guys think, should i go ahead and try to save this truck while i can?

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Old 03-04-2012, 10:54 AM
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sounds like a pretty good deal to me
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:57 AM
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Confirm that it's a PSD. Can you bring a spare PCM?
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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Bring a spare PCM if you can.
All things considered, for $1200 I'd gamble on the truck. Worst case scenario is nothing works and you end up parting it out.
PS engines go for roughly $1000 as a core.
ZF-5 will get you roughly $400 as a core.
Front and Rear axles $400-$1200 depending on Dana 50 vs. 60
You get the idea. I'd guess somewhere in the ballpark of $2500 in core pieces and scrap metal.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:38 PM
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well guys thank you for the input, its greatly appreciated. i ended up taking my dad with me who is a powerstroke nut, found out that the pcm isnt exactly the problem. its a converted 5 speed, so it used to be an automatic, so of course the pcm wont work.

long story short, i ended up buying the truck for 800 bucks cash. took it home and already got it to crank over by jumping the starter solenoid. so i know the truck isnt froze, but still dont know if it runs. also plugged the batterys back up and found out the truck only has 164000 miles. all power options, just gonna start tearing into the truck and start bringing it back to life. but may end up parting it out if i get to far in over my head.

also my sister has a 1997 f250 extended cab long bed 4x4 but its a 460 gasser that my dad gave her to drive when he bought his superduty. its black and clean as can be. and were already talking about a transplant to make one nice truck. but id rather get the thing running and have my dream come true. im already in love with the truck as its my 6th obs powerstroke and im only 17
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:41 PM
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also, ill post some pictures up tomorrow to see what you all think of it, and keep everyone updated on how its coming along. worst come to worst, ill part it out and you guys will be the first ones to know, just let me know what you want and where you want it shipped.
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Where are you located? I'd gladly take that zf-5 off your hands for a fair price if you do decide to part it out
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:51 AM
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i am located in mesa, arizona. where would i start a part out thread?
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