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Old 01-28-2008, 05:13 PM
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I'm looking to buy a 01 F350 What shood I look 4

Hi All,
I am looking to join the Stroking family. I thought I read on here one time a list of what to look 4 when buying a Diesel. Smelling the tranny fluid looking @ the turbo blades etc. What if any tools would I need to take with me so I can check things out. The truck I am going to take a look at is a 01 F350 crew cab long bed w/ 43k mi on it. that sounds pretty good to me. just let me know what I can expect to be looking for and what could be an issue in the next 20K mi or so. engine, drivetrain, suspention etc. Thanks 4 ur help.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:31 PM
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to the .org man!
I love my '01
I just did the basics when I got mine, but some one will be around quick to update you on what you need to do
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:48 PM
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My 01 has been good so far. I only have 85k on it. I would jump all over one with 43k on it. I think the trans in the 01's might have some issues with some sensors internally. This is from what i've heard. I personally haven't had any problems. I wouldn't worry about one with that low of miles though. If you get it post up some pics! Oh also check and see if there is any oil in the valley of the motor. It could mean hpop seals leaking. Not a major deal but you should check for that.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:54 AM
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With only 43k, there is not much you need to look at. Ask if the tranny has been flushed or changed and find out what was towed with it. It also should have had rear diff fluid changed by now.
I wish I could have found one with that low of miles
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155k now on my 01 and nothin motor wise has wen wrong. Just one tranny.
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