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Looking to buy a 99, what to look for?

Been a Chevy guy all my life, i know their ins and outs and what some common issues are, but when it comes to a Ford and any diesel in general, i am lost. Seems i am finding many more powerstrokes in my relatively low price range than anything else, other than the turd of a 6.5 GM diesel.

Looking at a 99 f350 dually later this week. 4wd, 6 speed, 245k. appears to be just a farm truck that is basically stock other than exhaust. That's about all i know. not sure if it is early or late 99, will have to check build date when i actually look at it. asking price is only $6000, which is less than many others around here.

anything in particular i should be looking for on it? known issues or reliability problems with that many miles? The mileage does not scare me, i have had multiple gas trucks with more miles than that, so i figure a diesel should be just fine with that kind of mileage, and the ZF6 tranny should hold up as well.

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This is always a good read -> What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD
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Thanks. Anything else not mentioned in there?

injectors, lift pump or any other fuel system things tend to go bad?

'89 K5 Trail Rig--not at all stock
'98 Jeep ZJ DD-nearly stock
'00 F350 Tow Pig- bone stock.
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2000 FORD F-350 POWERSTROKE **STICK**4X4 DUALLY FLATBED

looking at this one tomorrow

'89 K5 Trail Rig--not at all stock
'98 Jeep ZJ DD-nearly stock
'00 F350 Tow Pig- bone stock.
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The best thing to look at in my opinion is the compressor wheel in the turbo. You can tell if the engine has been dusted by looking at the compressor wheel. The early 99's came with the leaky air filter housing and were prone to dusting engines. Other than that just look for oil around the top of the dipstick because this is where oil vapor travels when the engine has excess blow by. Also, you can pull the oil cap and watch the smoke and tell a lot about the engine. The 7.3 even after a fresh rebuild will have a bit of blow by, they just do. Hope this helps. -Jake

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