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Old 05-13-2010, 09:58 AM
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Need guidance for my first diesel

OK i have been looking for a while now at getting a truck. Paticularly a 7.3 PSD. Ones matching what i want are really hard to find in the kansas city area. I think i found what I want about an hour south of me.

2001 f250 4x4 cclb red 132k $16,500 stock except 36 inch tall tires, 5 inch lift kit. roll back tonneau cover. Guy said he would throw in a bed liner too.
He is suppose to send me some more pics and vin# tomorrow.

He said he has had it one year and doesnt like the lift and the tire are noisy. If he kept it he was going to have to take the lift off to put a ball in the bed.

I know i could search all the threads to find info but i work 12 shifts and it takes forever to browse the forums on my cell.

What questions should i ask.
What should I look for.
What should i listen for.

Oh and any suggestion on getting a used auto loan. I had to wait for some crap to fall off from when i cosigned on my babys' moma's car because she totaled it with no insurance.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:13 AM
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Well iam looking at the same year truck in mi and going to go see if on sunday but one with a lift kit figure out what kinda of lift kit is on the truck then look online for that lift kit to see how cheap the lift kit is that will tell you how the truck will ride and handel. There is alot of people out there that want a big truck and go the easy way out and buy the cheapest lift you can find and it handels like **** and there is normally rubbing on parts some where in the truck cause the lift does not come with all the parts to make sure that dont work. The tires you can fix it all just depends on what kind of tire it is if it is a mudding tire it will really hum going down the road but a tire that is nice and still gives you a good ride only a little noise is the mickey tomphson mtz. Then one other place to look would be the air filter if there is alot of dirt underneath the filter it could be a dusting problem in the engine and turbo which means the fins of the turbo will be chewed up. Then since it is a lifed truck i would check all your seals to see if they are leaking and ball joints if it is a bogger style tire they like to eat the **** out of wheel bearnings and ball joints. i hope that can help in your search for the truck
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:33 AM
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Thanks. I knew about the filter thing. Well to look for a K&N, if it had one check the turbo fins.
The back he said was lifted by blocks but he wasnt sure on the front, he was going to compare it with a buddy of his when he got home. He said he was at a boring golf tournament because they shut the water off in his town and he couldn't work.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:43 PM
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glad your finally able to look for a truck man!
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:46 PM
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my hyundai sonata will be happy because it wont be pulling my boat or trailer any more. Hopefully it wont be to long before im vegistroking.
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Any tips on where to get finacing?
My bank has changed owners so many times I'm not to trilled about using them plus I would have to go to original location where i setup my accout to get a loan but looking at their locations now I dont see it listed anymore. sigh

I thought about Capitol One. I've had an account with them for 9 years, BUT customer service is in INDIA

Ive only had one car loan in my name and it was Commerce but that was 9 years ago.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:36 AM
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Any tips on where to get finacing?
My bank has changed owners so many times I'm not to trilled about using them plus I would have to go to original location where i setup my accout to get a loan but looking at their locations now I dont see it listed anymore. sigh

I thought about Capitol One. I've had an account with them for 9 years, BUT customer service is in INDIA

Ive only had one car loan in my name and it was Commerce but that was 9 years ago.
i dont know much about this, but i would join a credit union and use them first or just use capitol one.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:58 AM
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Well there is a Mazuma credit union near that my wife uses.. I look into to that.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:53 AM
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Pre approved with Mazuma
guy with red 01 never went pics
But i found a 02 cclb with 144k with a veggistroke already in it.
Injectors have 1k on them. The 2 cups were bad but he said since he was only gettin 15mpg he put new injectors in and its 18mpg now.

The thing is he lives 1200 miles away. I asked for lots of pics. But I would hate to fly out there and there be something wrong that i didnt ask about.
so more suggestions on questions to ask?
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:24 AM
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my first guess its that its burning oil, that explains to the increase in mpg to me... other than that, jsut mainenance history, why is he getting rid of it with a veggiestroke? with cracked cups check teh coolant for oil and vice versa.

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