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post #1 of 4 Old 05-28-2011, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy this 03 f250


Its an 03 f-250 XLT 7.3l turbo,crew cab,auto trans,171k miles super clean inside.

He asking 5 grand for it..the outside is pretty beat up but that dont bother me cause i can fix that pretty easy.
There gear oil leaking around the rear driver side tire,he said it need the seal replace.
he also said that the transmission may need replace down the road. he said he was hauling cows in the back of it an it slip some but have not done it really since then..
What should i look for on this truck since i really dont know much about deisel trucks.

is it normal for the transmission to go at 171k miles? he said it only slip cause he was hauling so much in bed...
What else should i look at before buying this thing??
He told me i could have it for 5 grand an that seem super low for that truck,an make me think there is something really wrong with it..i ask why he was asking so low an she said cause it beat up on outside but kinda hard to believe still so low..I like to buy it but i don't want it to be a money pit to get it to run good.

an it kinda hoppy on highway is that normal too for a bigger truck?

any advice will help me.thanks a lot
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My trucks tranny bit the dust at 177k after years of hauling, towing, etc. It varies from truck to truck though...

And my truck hops like a mofo on the highway if I'm runnin' empty. Get about 5 or 600 lbs in the bed and it starts riding a little smoohter.

1996 F250 7.3 PSD 4x4 - "Dally"
274k miles
It's got some go fast stuff
Sitting on 2006 F-350 axles and suspension

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Pull the intake tube, check the compressor wheel for dusting, if the motors good, go for it, just realize what you need to put in it down the road, and what does 'beat up' mean?
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there a dent in the front driverside fender
the back taillight is busted out
the rear tailgate is all mess up it don't shut well an got a lot of dents
the front corner light is busted
pretty much just little things that can be fix.

i mean i drove it an it didnt slip or anything,he said just when he haul stuff.
an he kept saying that so i just figure it was about to go..

Is 5 grand worth it?
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