Newbie - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
FasTruckMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to FasTruckMonkey
Newbie

What's up ladies..been lurking on the site for a few days, figured Id go ahead and sign up.

I'm looking at buying a Black 99 F-250 Lariat Super Cab Short Bed 4x4 with the 7.3 and 180k miles. Leather interior, captn chairs, and all power etc etc etc. I have not looked at the truck in person, but seen pics and it seems to be in good shape. AFAIK its all stock except for the rims and tires. I've been looking thru the tech section trying to research some stuff and I have a few questions. First off though, I have no need for this truck what so ever, I've just wanted one for a few years now...lol Id really like to get a crew cab but that's a lil more than I want to spend. I've never owned or messed with a diesel, so its all new to me. This will be my DD to replace my Yota. I may do some occasional towing with it, but mostly driving every day. Also, I live in Florida, so it doesn't get to cold here, but what about cold startups? This may be a stupid question, but my daily commute is only about 10 mins each way..is that even enough time for the truck to get warmed up and is that even an issue??

What kind of routine maintenance am I looking at?
4 gals of oil every 3500 miles? $100 or so an oil change??
fuel filters every 15,000?
What about the tranny?

Is there anything I should look for problem wise?

Only reason the guy is selling the truck is because he got a great deal on a newer crew cab, other wise he'd keep this one.

Anyway I think thats all for now..sorry my first post is so long.
Thanks in advance.
Ryan

00 F-250 PSD 4WD CCSB - Airraid Intake/Catback/SCTLivewire/8.5" ProComp lift w/37-13.50's on MB 20"x9"s.

96 Dakota Sport - 360 .030 over/8.2 Comp Ross pistons/Eagle Rods/Lightended Crank/Vortech S-trim w/12# pulley/Aeromotive Fuel Setup/50# injs./ Haltech EMS/TKO600 coming soon (and a lot more stuff I don't have room to list)
FasTruckMonkey is offline  
post #2 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 11:10 AM
Conservative and Proud


 
Banshee34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WELCOME ABOARD!!!!

I usually change my fuel filter every 10k or so depending on the driving conditions I've been in (dust etc...). Oil is about every 5k or so, but go to Blackstone and get yourself a sample kit so that you can have the oil analyzed!

2001 F350, Lariat SC LB 4X4 PSD
Quadzilla Commander
Zoodad with Stealth Screen


National Hot Rod Diesel Association

The Org. Staff reserves the right to move, modify, delete or merge posts at our discretion and without explanation.



Banshee34 is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 11:37 AM
Powerstroke Techie

 
Clay Henry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tuttle, OK
Posts: 17,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 20 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to Powerstroke.org Ryan!

2003 6.0 F350 dually on high cholesterol fuel (WVO)
2000 7.3 Excursion also on a high cholesterol fuel



Clay Henry is offline  
post #4 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
FasTruckMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 90
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to FasTruckMonkey
Thanks guys, looked around some more and found some of the stickys "what to look for when buying.." and some other helpful things.

00 F-250 PSD 4WD CCSB - Airraid Intake/Catback/SCTLivewire/8.5" ProComp lift w/37-13.50's on MB 20"x9"s.

96 Dakota Sport - 360 .030 over/8.2 Comp Ross pistons/Eagle Rods/Lightended Crank/Vortech S-trim w/12# pulley/Aeromotive Fuel Setup/50# injs./ Haltech EMS/TKO600 coming soon (and a lot more stuff I don't have room to list)
FasTruckMonkey is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 12:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
purduefarmboy460's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Carroll County, IN, USA
Posts: 1,014
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to purduefarmboy460
I change my oil and filter every 5000

If you do get it, the best thing you could do, unless the owner just did it, is to take it and just have it serviced from bumper to bumper.

My truck will fire up anywhere down to zero without being plugged in, then I let it warm up around 10 minutes. You'll be fine. If mine is plugged in, and we catch a run (fire department) I put it in gear and leave soon as the oil pressure is up (1-2 seconds) and it is fine, I just don't romp on it.

You might pull the air filter off, and look inside the air tube too, see if there is any dust to speak of in there.

Sounds like a sweet truck otherwise, post pics when you can or give us a link!

Welcome aboard!

Adam

purduefarmboy460 is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 12:51 PM
.

 
Big Tone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 4,488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Ryan, sounds like a sweet rig!
Big Tone is offline  
post #7 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 01:31 PM
Is it even worth it???



 
ABOBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lex KY
Posts: 9,098
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to ABOBB Send a message via Yahoo to ABOBB
Welcome to Powerstroke.org

ABOBB
Aaron A. Bobb
abobb@powerstroke.org

2002 F-250 SD ExCab, Short Bed, PSD, Auto trans, 4X4
Custom tuned 6 position Chip
Whelen CSP690 Strobe Kit (Installed @ Feb Indy Strokers Rally... Thanks Adam), ZooDad Mod
COMING ATTRACTIONS:

Heated Side Mirrors, Owner Built Rear Airbag System
Owner Built Front Bumper, Owner Built Tymar Intake
Owner Built Custom Exhaust, Rear Roll Pan?


]
ABOBB is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 01:33 PM
Jon
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Wow

I didnt know we had somany ladies on the site! Cool!
post #9 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 02:04 PM
Desert Shield/Storm Vet

 
vitalidle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Munising, MI.
Posts: 9,092
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
to Powerstroke.org. Good luck on your purchase and if you have any questions don't hesitate as someone will help ya out

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
AIH Delete With Boost Fitting

vitalidle is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 02-21-2007, 02:10 PM
BIG TRUCK, SMALL DRIVER
 
pipelayerjdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Iva, SC
Posts: 5,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome to the Forum, Ryan!

Derrick

My photobucket




'97 F-350 "FORDOR" 4X4 (Dually Conversion, Shackle Reversal, Technicooler , Auto Meter Gauges, 4" DIY Dual Exhaust w/ '08 tips, 4" DIY intake w/ AEM filter, Wicked Wheel 2, 360° thrust bearing, Homemade E-fuel conversion, Wildman Chip, 160cc DIY injectors , DIY IDM mod) 230K and counting...
pipelayerjdh is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome