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Old 11-20-2007, 07:04 PM
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Noob looking at 2001 F-250

I'm new to Ford diesel pickups. I've had F-150's since 1992 but no diesels.
I need a 4 door with the kids and all so I found a nice 2001 F-250 2 w.d., crew cab, 7.3 with 40,000 miles on it for 16k at a local dealer. The truck looks mint in and out. Looks perfect for what I need. My question is what can I expect for fuel mileage around town and on the highway? This will be my daily driver so mileage is important. My commute is short but I still end up putting 15k per year on my car. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:20 AM
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That truck will get you about 14-15 in town and a good guess of 17-19 on the highway (all depending on your speed)

that truck is almost identical to mine and those are what I get -- sinec I've added a bedcover and run additive, I can get almost 21 on the hwy if I keep it under 70!!! It puts our old 97 F120 extended cab to shame!

also, that sounds like a HELLUVA deal on that low a mileage truck -- make sure they give you a copy of your oasis so you can make sure nothing is wrong with the truck.. and read over this thread.. just some things to think about (don't get scared after reading thru it, just keep the knowledge in your head so you know what to look out for )

What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:25 AM
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I agree with what Brant said, get an oasis and look it over real good.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:42 AM
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Pull the top off the air box, if you see a K&N drop in filter pass on the deal. Pull the intake hose and shine a light at the turbo fan, if it is chipped or the edges rolled over it means it has enhaled dirt and dirt is death to a diesel, runaway.
If the previous owner ran a chip or tune without a pyrometer runaway.
I would try and find out who the past owner was and call him up. This could be a real gem or somebody elses problem. Low milage 7.3's are getting real hard to find, around here that truck would get 20K+ real easy!!! You better act quick, the only reason it ain't gone yet might be because of the cost of fuel right now. But if somebody who is looking for a good puller it will be gone quick!!! PM me with any ?
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Well, except for a few minor issues everything looked good on the truck.
The rear passenger door lock didn't work and the previous owner had a 5th wheel hitch installed which left 4 1.5" holes in the bed. The dealer agreed to fix the door lock and get plugs for the holes in the bed. The truck is a one owner and was purchased new and serviced by the same dealer. He has all of the records. The truck is completley stock except for the fiberglass cap and that is painted to match. I pick it up tomorrow after work. We'll see how it goes, I think I did what I can to check it out as well as possible. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:23 AM
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Congrats on purchasing the best truck Ford ever made. Now stay on this forum and learn all you can. We want to see pics!!!
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Old 11-27-2007, 05:16 AM
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dang sounds like you found a sweet deal!
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