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Old 02-21-2007, 11:56 AM
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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.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:10 PM
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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!
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:37 PM
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:19 PM
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Thanks guys, looked around some more and found some of the stickys "what to look for when buying.." and some other helpful things.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:41 PM
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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!

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Ryan, sounds like a sweet rig!
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Wow

I didnt know we had somany ladies on the site! Cool!
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:04 PM
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to Powerstroke.org. Good luck on your purchase and if you have any questions don't hesitate as someone will help ya out
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Welcome to the Forum, Ryan!
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