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Old 06-05-2007, 03:16 PM
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Looking to Buy PSD want opinions

I'm a newbie to not only the forums but to diesels. Right now I'm looking at a2000 F250 Crew Cab 4x4 7.3L with 100,000. They guy is asking 17000.
It's a Lariat package. The only thing he pointed out was that it smokes a little at first start up for about 5 mins and was told that it could possibly be an injector. I asked him how much driving on the highway and longer trips he does, and he said that he uses it more for everyday and not alot of long trips.
I would think that it is possible that the truck just needs to be ran out on the highway for a little while to let the truck clean out itself.....So does this sound like a good deal to all the experts or should I keep looking. Also on the same note, If I do buy the truck I'm looking at installing a programmer or chip to increase mpg, any suggestions on what's the best bang for the buck.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:27 PM
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to the ORG. Great to have ya. I would have him get it checked out first. That way you know for sure. Other than that, if an Oasis checks out, and the body looks straight, that is not a bad price. I would maybe start at 15.5 just to see what he will do, and go from there.

Once you get one, in this order, gauges, intake, exhaust, then a flip chip like TS or DP or something. That is the best way to do it IMO. Once again, great to have ya.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:34 PM
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get it to the dealer or find someone with a scaner, run a few tests on it and go from there...

Where ya located at?
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:49 PM
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Thanks for the replies....I forgot to say about the scan, he told me he had one done at autzone and nothing came up. I was thinking the same thing Logan, I was gonna start at 15,500 and see what happens. Now for the Oasis thing, is that the same as CarFax, I bought a month subscription to CarFax and the truck comes up clean and I would be he third owner. Oh yeah, I'm out in West Texas
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:51 PM
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The ones at auto zone will not read codes for the diesel... Find someone with auto enginuity and run a buzz test, cyl cont test...
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:40 PM
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That sounds like a terrible deal, I would stay away from it, by the way did you hapen to get the guys phone #? LOL!!

I wouldn't be surprised if it needed glow plugs, and possibly injector o-rings, both easy jobs to do, and could possibly clear up some of the early start up smoke. Good luck Let us know what happens.
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Old 06-05-2007, 06:14 PM
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Might also be the air intake heater not working also if it smokes when its cold, but your in texas so thats probobly not the problem.
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