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Old 02-22-2007, 06:19 PM
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ok guys going this weekend to look at the 99 250 . local trade in norther jersey . my dad already took a quick look at this truck monday told me. other then some minor wear for the age looks flawless and pretty sharp. oasis kick'd back and fairly clean report with some minor trim pieces fixed . some other normal wear items too . truck only has 54k its a lariat comes with a western V plow my dad tells me paint on the blade doesn't look like its been used. sales man told him the other only plowd his lot for this buses. salesman almost claims that he know the owner well for over 20 yrs and the onwer bought and serviced all his truck thought their dealership . anyone give me anything i should be aware on 99 's i should look for other then check list for the buyers guide ? heres the only pic i have on there dealership website .


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Old 02-22-2007, 06:24 PM
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Looks nice and low miles. What is the build date on the truck? Is it an early 99 or a 99.5?
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sounds like a solid truck
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:40 PM
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it's a late... it has the powerstroke on the door. ( might be some lates with the V8 on the fender, but don't think any earlys had the power stroke badge on the door )

i like the truck... just get under it and check the oil pan for rust, and any other leaks while your under there.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:43 PM
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Yes good advice on the oil pan. When I had my truck up on the lift for my exhaust install I noticed my pan had some corrosion on it. There was enough to make me concerned about it. I bought some por 15 going to give it a shot when it warms up and I can get underneath. You have to pull the engine to change the oil pan its pretty costly so check it out good.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:44 PM
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Make sure you put it through its paces as far as accelerating, braking, turning, etc...and listen for any bumps/clunks/and whatnot. We had a guy at work who used to beat the living hell out of our plow truck whenever he got in it. He never seemed to realize that stopping when you get to the curb was a good thing Not to mention the fact that he'd hug the curbs to the point that you could see the front end of the truck shuddering when he went parallel to one. It wasn't long before keeping that truck (2005 F-250 gasser) straight on the highway was like trying to dance with a greased fat chick.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:47 PM
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oasis states 1-10- 99 . oil pan was replace at like 30k and rear main water pump was service with t-stat like 28k i belevie . however most the PM was done at the owner bus garage. i'm still going to look over everything
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Another thing to look at is the ball joints especially with the plow on it. They are notorious for going out early with the added weight of the diesel engine plus add the plow weight you could be replacing them. Look to see if they are greasable ones if they are they have been replaced at least once already as the factory ones are not greasable.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:52 PM
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my teacher was a ford tech for over 15yrs . the oil pan problem is that they rot from the inside out . also he specailized in trans as soon as you start it up thorw it in reverse there should be no delay . also smell atf for blunt or sweetness smell like candy gives off aditives maybe covering up a problem .
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:56 PM
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Sweet sounds like you have done your homework Good luck on the purchase hopefully she is the one
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