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Old 11-27-2010, 06:15 PM
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Looking to buy 99 f250.

Hey guys I just looked at a 99 f250 manual 4x4 crew cab. The place wants $7900 for it but I have a a couple of questions and some advise would be appreciated. First it's an early 99 with a build date of 11/98 on the door and 12NOV98 on the engine. The compressor wheel looks to be in good shape, not sand blasted and no dust in the tube from the filter to the turbo. An issue I have is that it has 288000 miles on it with not much info, has been worked though bed is a little rough with a gooseneck ball in the bed. It drove and shifted well, no chattery brakes or major oil leaks. I did notice a slight miss/lope at idle or part throttle, is this a big problem? One last question, the clutch had to be pushed to the floor shift, do these things have linkage problems like the OBS trucks or is a new clutch imminent. Thanks for any advise.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:28 PM
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with that kinda mileage you're probably lookin at a clutch dependin on how many miles it's been in there. as for the slight miss/lope at idle, i think that comes with the territory too cause most i've heard with that mileage have that sound. all in all probably not a bad rig. good luck
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Thanks that's what I figured, one other thing I noticed was the speedo jumped around while driving, is this a common thing with the high mileage and just an annoyance or is it sign of things to come? I appreciate the info.
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99% likely its your linkage and that worthless plastic clip. I had to fix it on my truck. But otherwise it sounds like a good rig form your discription.
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Shifting could be the clutch or just wore out hydraulics. Check the clutch fluid. I got mine with 190k on it and a month after, it wasn't able to get it in gear unless I had it in 1st or reverse before starting it. I ended up replacing the hydraulics with a pre-bled unit and that fixed my issue. It was cheaper than a clutch replacement and figured with almost 200k on it, it wouldn't hurt either.
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