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Old 01-26-2011, 04:17 PM
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Good Deal or NO? 997.3

I've got a buddy lookin at this truck. He's he!! bent on buying this truck. The guy who has this truck says it's had new injectors and glow plugs.
1999 Ford F250 Super Duty
He got the guy down to $6500. There's another one I'm interested in. Just needs a new turbo $3500
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:42 PM
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Im kinda partial to crew cabs, plus if the e99 isnt dusted and checks out well otherwise, its a helluva set-up, hard to really work em too hard. The 02 I might worry about, if the turbo blew, how hard was this thing running?
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:46 PM
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If everything else checks out on the 02 and there is nothing wrong with it otherwise I would rather get that one since I want a 38r anyways and those only cost 1600. But you know after 250000 stuff does start to wear out and if the turbo is the only problem take it and run with it. You'll be set off for some nice upgrades and many thousands of miles more.
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Plus it looks like the 99 was used to plow which stops and starts aren't really that beneficial to these trucks. I guess you need to take them to a shop and test them out and really look over them so you know what your getting yourself into.

Sorry for the two posts but I guess I had more thoughts
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I think its a little ironic that the e99 guy pics the e99, and the 02 guy pics the 02 but all in all it depends how much work yall want to/are willing to do. The e99 seems like its ready to roll, while the 02 would need some work.... either way he's better off in a 7.3 than in a 6uhoh
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:17 PM
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Haha I like what works(not saying there is anything wrong with an e99). But I do agree, a lot depends on how much work you want to put into it but you could possibly get a screaming deal and close 400hp for almost the same price with the extra 3 or 4 grand.

Just something to think about I guess.
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Yea my buddy just wants one of these because he loved my 99 I had and he loves the power of my 6oh but he doesnt want the issues with a 6 oh. He'll be letting me know tonight if there's any issues later on tonight. I told him to run the p!ss out of it to see how the tranny is holding up. The little issues like u joints or ball joints he dont care about. Just as long as it run good and runs straight down the road.
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I would not touch the E99 for more then 4500...
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Have him take off about $2000 for all the times it's never been washed.

Not dogging the truck or anybody but trying to sell a vehicle with pictures of a dirty truck sitting in the mud........

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:58 PM
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Well he test drove the truck With 300k tonight and it runs like a top. Only pulls to the right a little bit and needs a carrrier bearing. Trans was rebuilt less than 10k ago. No blow by or doesnt even blow any kind of smoke what so ever. Not even a hint of blue smoke. Interior is immaculate. So He's gonna pick her up on Saturday.
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