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Old 10-10-2013, 08:11 AM
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Looking to buy my first powerstroke

I'm sorry if I posted in the wrong area I'm a noob
I have a 2001 f150 supercrew with the 5.4l gasser right now. I hate the truck it was my dad's it has 141,000 miles on it and it is like every other week there is something wrong with it plus there is rust all over the place on it I'm tried of putting money into it. I have been looking to buy a diesel for the last three years. The reason I want a diesel is the noise, power, mpg, and long life of the engine. I finally found one near me in my price range. it is a 1995 f250 with 208,000 miles engine was just rebuilt over the winter by the owner who is going to a local college to become a diesel mechanic. it has a 2 in body lift 6 inch suspension lift 37 in hummer tires on it about 90% tread remaining stage one injectors whole frame has been painted with pov15 it is an auto with 4x4 comes with alots of extras rims, grill, original injectors. Truck was from GA so there isn't body rust. The transmission was rebuilt at 193,000 miles. He is asking 8,000 for it that is down from 9,000. The only problem is it has a no start issue. He has traced it back to the oil pressure sensor. And will have it fix before I would commit to buying it. Is it a fair deal? I'm not looking for a show truck I want something that will get me around in the woods and haul firewood. here is the craigslist ad. 1995 F250 Powerstroke thanks for your input.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:35 AM
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Lifted like it is mpg is not going to be the greatest. 8 grand is alot to spend on something that ain't running it looks solid though
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:42 AM
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What's the tread wear look like. Raising the f250 without changing to a Dana 60 usually results in front end problems, if not done right.

He got the receipts on the trans rebuild?

What are his grades in school?

It seems pretty high for a truck in that cosmetic condition. Definitely don't offer anything till it's running. See if he has scanner and run codes in person.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:56 AM
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I wouldn't buy it until it was running and driving again worst comes to worst he is going to tow it down to the college and have his teachers go through it. The tire tread is wearing pretty even all around. I would rather buy a truck with everything just rebuilt than get one super cheap and then have it in the shop for a month getting everything rebuilt and still paying the same amount of money in the end. I wouldn't buy until I could take it on a test drive anyway to make sure the trans shifts in and out of 4 wheel good and doesn't slip. Like I told the seller I am not interested in a 6500 lb paper weight lol
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:23 AM
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He bought it with a 3 in body lift which was shot changed it to a 2 in lift he said it towed his car a little compact and about 4,000 lbs of cargo from GA back to pa and averaged 16 mpg. He could be lying but I bet 4.10 gears with the big 37in tires bring the gears down somewhere in the 3.55 to 3.73 range for better fuel economy.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:34 AM
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I have been looking in the news papers, internet, eBay, auto trader, auto locater, and craigslist I have found it hard to find anything diesel below 8000 that isn't rusted out, been a wreck, has 350,000+ miles on it or has major engine or transmission problems. If there is a website good diesels for cheap I would be all over it lol
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:54 AM
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If you wanna pay that much and the truck looks like that and your interested I could do so much nicer cheaper and deliver it and still make money, key thing to buying a good truck for a good deal is to travel outside areas you know, my dually I paid $1400 for and drove it 2 1/2 hours home, I paid $3k for my f250 ccsb, both were close to 300k miles but after a couple sensors, filters and fluids, I have great running trucks in which both have driven and towed across country
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:15 AM
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I picked mine up for 4500 with 300k on it I did the ask the guy if he'd sell his truck thing
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