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Old 08-22-2007, 10:12 AM
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Hello, Iím new here. Iíve been looking at f250 both PSD and 5.4 gas. Iíve come across what seems to be a reasonable deal on a 2000 f250 PSD crew cab 4wd in great shape (checking it out this weekend) with about 75k on it. The only thing that concerns me is that the turbo was already replaced at about 65k miles. The owner said there was a TSB he wasnít aware of about loose housings bolts, his turbo was leaking some oil into the intake as a result. Iím not sure if this sounds right. He had it replaced with a new ford unit. He has already replaced the disks, ball joints, and brake pads in the past few months.

First of all what would you pay for this?
Is the failing turbo at this mileage a typical thing?
Is there anything else I should look for aside from the list that is posted up?

Any input appreciated thanks!
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:17 AM
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Now for your concerns Turbo is not usually a problem on the 7.3L's I have a 2002 with 150,000 miles on it with the original turbo. I would be more concerned with transmission problems. Anyone that has the newer PSD 7.3L with the 4R100 know that the transmissions are a weak link in the truck. Not to discourage you any. I know guys with 200+ miles on stock transmissions. But I know guys like me that have had transmission problems. Usually when they occur you just get a solid rebuilt one with upgrades. Then you usually don't have any more problems. The other things that is typical wear and tear parts that wear out and need to be replaced.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:13 PM
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to Powerstroke.org. Here is a link with some info for you to readWhat to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD Those bolts are known to come loose, but if you have a new factory turbo you should be good to go. Sounds like the guy maintains his truck with all the new items. Could be a good truck to buy with the low miles. What is he asking for the truck? I would venture a guess and say 18,000 would be a good price if its in excellent shape.
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:35 PM
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes!! This seems like a great forum! Thanks for the link but I had already checked it out while lurking around here. Some good info on things to look for, I've already made a list for this saturday when I go to look at it. He's actually about 15k, and it seems like there is still room to move down. It seems like a killer deal because he is throwing in a set of new track racks and a 3 peice hard bed cover. Also, he says it looks like new in and out but we'll see. I'm really going to have a hard time not buying it immediately if everything checks out. I had originally planned to buy this spring and save some cash over the winter but this just cause my eye. I had actually decided I would probably end up with a 5.4 becuse the diesels that were in my price range usually had well over 150k and I just wanted something less used. So this may be the ticket........ Hello car loan!
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:55 PM
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Welcome to the Site! Sounds like a nice truck. Hope it checks out good for you.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:12 PM
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Wow 15 thousand sounds great! Is it loaded ie a lariet or xlt?
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:15 PM
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It's a loaded lariat
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:19 PM
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Well if its in good shape with those low miles jump at it thats a heck of a deal
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Also one other thing to check is if you live in country that salts the roads or the truck has been in salty roads check the oil pan as they are prone to rusting. You have to remove the engine to replace the pan.
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