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thinking about first diesel
Which would also be my first full-size pickup truck. Found a '99 F-250 4x4 7.3L with 135K for about $5K in my local used market. Is there a reliability difference between early '99 and late '99?
Right now it is equipped with 20" wheels and 36" off-road tires. Would it be better for me to take this to a collision shop for a pre-purchase inspection to look over the frame for off-road abuse or will any reputable repair shop be able to inspect for this?
Also, what questions should I ask the current owner to find out if I can put smaller wheels on for better fuel economy?
Generally, what sorts of things should I be aware of while considering moving from a gas compact truck to a diesel full-size? Things like block heating, more oil at oil change, more expensive tires, etc., etc.