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Help deciding if it is worth it to keep truck
I have a 2000 f-350 4 door 4x4 powerstroke with a 7.3 with 200k miles.
when i bought this truck on ebay I was very excited because for me it was my dream truck . I have about 13k invested and all maintenence is up to date.
Here is the problem.
I was driving and the truck started smoking horibly, it used crazy amounts of oil in like 10 miles. I took it too a mchanic who knows these motors well.
he replaced my o-rings around the injectors, i also had him do a compresion test, I was freeked out that the truck was damaged. anyway he found that one cylender was much lower on compresion than the others ???
? could this have been caused by it running low on oil for that time period and could it fix itself now that oil is suficiant ???
the truck runs great, it does not do anything strange etc. his sugestion was possibly to sell the truck because if it gets worse the truck is worth nothing.
I would like to keep it if i can trust it , i would like to use it for 100k more miles if possible, ??????
any sugestions out there ???
p.s. I am a mchanic and can perform work on it if i have too. ?
Last edited by booniebasher; 08-28-2010 at 03:31 PM.