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Did I buy a lemon?
Purchased a '01 F250 7.3 4X4 little over a year ago. Was very clean, never wrecked and the seller had all the maintenance records. However, in the last 18 months I've had to replace the turbo, 1 injector and the fuel pump. I'm no mechanic so I had to pay for these repairs which ain't cheap.
Currently has 150k miles. I use (not abuse) the truck as a daily driver and pull a small horse trailer on the weekends. It's mostly stock except for CAI, exhaust and a TS 6-position chip. Keep it on the "80 HP Econo" position.
I love everything about the truck but cannot afford to keep dumping $$$ into this thing. Filling it up at the pump is scary enough.
Do this sound normal for a truck of this age and mileage? Are there any preventative measures I can take (other than the general maintenance things)? Or is this just the joys of owning a PSD?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
PS - I must confess I have owned two other diesels (Dodge) and didn't have near the problems. I'm trying to convert to the Church of PSD but my thin wallet is not making it easy.