Is an early F-250 1999 a bad choice? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2010, 05:49 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is an early F-250 1999 a bad choice?

Guys,
I got the opportunity to buy a rwd 7.3 F-250 SD early 1999. I just want to use it as a daily truck, no performance mods except an exhaust if need be and a filter.

Are parts harder to find? are they more expensive? What do you think in terms of maintenance and repair. The truck has 240K miles,m but has been well maintained. If it will always be a problem to find the parts, I will try to find a later model.

What about aftermarket parts? I will be doing the repair on it myself.
Thanks
Erik
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-30-2010, 05:53 PM
addicted to diesel
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: hazel green, wisconsin
Posts: 688
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the good thing is that most of the stuff from late 99 to 03 can be switched to it so that it will be just like the late 99 you just have to find the parts. which im sure someone will tell u what they are i dont really remember. if the price is good most of the parts are identical id say getg her
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-30-2010, 05:57 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,283
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Both of my f350's are early 99-both single wheel and have had no problems at all getting any parts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-30-2010, 06:40 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 285
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The truck I have now is a early, my last one was a late... A few things are different but they seem to be the same power overall, the early turbo sounds way better though...

Parts are just as easy to get..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-30-2010, 06:42 PM
BGJ BGJ is offline
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fruita Co
Posts: 1,508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Get the fetchin thing!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-31-2010, 05:02 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I guess it is not a big deal!!! I will try to snatch that deal then...I will post pics if I end up getting it.
Thanks
Dayz
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,283
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Not a big deal at all.
Get it and post the pics!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-31-2010, 05:49 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
love my early 99
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-31-2010, 05:55 PM
Banned

 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bryan/College Station/Tyler, TEXAS
Posts: 26,354
Thanks: 7
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
i like mine so you should be good to go man
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors