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Looking at buying a 99 PSD have ?'s

Alright guys, first of all this will be my first Ford, and first diesel truck. I'm looking at a '99 F350 crew cab long box srw. The truck has approx 160k miles on it. Has a suspension lift but owner is unclear as to brand/size. I believe it is around 6", the truck is on 37" toyos but towers them pretty good. It has a freshly rebuilt tranny with about a year and a half left on warranty, comes with a 3" straight pipe, as well has dual 5" stacks that are not on it currently. Only other mod is an Edge programmer, I believe it's an evolution.

Enough for the backstory, I go to look at it a second time on Friday, there seems to be something wrong with the gauge cluster, the RPM's differ from the edge's monitor quite a bit, and the gauge will read around 3000rpm even under what I would call grandma acceleration. Also the speedo is reading a little high, and the oddest problem of all is he claims the odometer is screwed up somehow and is jumping by 10,000 miles at a time randomly. A guy looked at it a couple days ago and it ready 170k, and now just 2 days later it read 180k when I first looked at it.. What could be causing these issues? Also when taking off whether slow or fast there seems to be a slight vibration for the first 10ft or so then it goes away..?

Basically I'd like to know what to look for with these, I found the thread with the list of things to check like the turbo fins and all that, but anything else I should know? I will be getting the truck for $12,300 with brand new tires/wheels. Truck appears solid and is in good to really good condition.
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-01-2009, 04:13 PM
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Might not be any major problems, but it sounds like you're gonna be nickeled and dimed to death by this truck. I'd pass.

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