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Friends finally buying a ford
Hes a jeep guy, has been but he finally decided he needs a truck. Found him what i think is a steal on a 7.3.
1997 obs auto 4wd long bed reg cab 7.3 140k miles( im so mad) and all inspected and on the road.
but wanted 2500, i got him to take 1700.
the catch is the truck runs but has a loss of power, he said it will only do about 40mph. said no smoke ect, nothing seems to be wrong except its low on power.
What are you thinking? is it a good deal? what do you think it needs? im thinking it could be a few things, I can test fuel pressure, hpo , could be the cps? Ipc? im feeling like it might be low fuel pressure causing low power, possibly a failing fuel pump or a clogged regulator.( dont really want to diagnose it in the guys yard because if i figure it out he will raise the price)
said he is second owner, and truck was kept up by a local dealer previous to him owning it. said he just needs cash fast and needs it gone, enough headaches.
if im buying it(my fiend actually) it happening this weekend the guy needs the cash next week or his price is going back up.
what do you guys think, throw suggestions ect at me only being 1700, my friend is willing to put more money into it being something bigger, but i feel like if it was injectors or something it would smoke ect...possibly HPOP? but thats not really expensive. 400$ish
1997 F250 7.3 5 speed, 3.55s, D60, 4" Diamond Eye Exhaust, Napa Intake Filter, E-Fuel, 35" bfg mt's, stage 2 rosewoods/tuning, Gauges
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