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Join Date: Feb 2006
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If its "dealer prepped" then its probibly been steam cleaned and will look pretty good so a short test drive should flush out the big leaks... With the older trucks, I would not be worried about extra keys- mine is a simple one without the chip inside, so look at the key first before heading to Ford... if its a "fat head" one, it may have the security chip, if its a stamped steel one or one with a thinner black Ford or aftermaket head, gamble a $1.50 at Wal*Mart or Home Depot and try to drive it with that- it probibly will work for you- and the remotes are plentiful on eBay- mine came with the wrong remote, so the right ones came the next week, after I found out mine was junk...
And they mentioned the oil pan- defenitly check that- I have heard that many places too, especially with it ending up as a "northern" truck...
Trailer plugs too are often not working because of missing fuses (previous owner never towed) and also a set of relays that were installed once you started to tow... $15 for a fuse assortment and $10 each on relays and your in business most fo the time... plus fuses are good to have on hand... they are those stupid micro blade ones, so grab an assortment...
Good luck with it! Enjoy the ride! Also, if it gets cooler at night coming home, grab a fuel conditioner and anti-gel as you move north...
2001 F250 SD 4x4 Short box 7.3l
Walker Exhaust, AFE Stage 1 filter
Van Aaken 4 Bank/4 Pos Chip from DJs
Snow Stage 2 Water Meth- 13 gal tank
Rebuilt and Tugger upgraded tranny/converter
Autometer 3 Gauge Cluster
Grill guard, Nerf Bars, Headache rack
LED Lightbar, LED Lights and Siren, CB and VHF Radios
Removable Roof Wing behind Lightbar
Toughbook CF-28 w/Touchscreen for GPS and Internet
256K and sat for the year!