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New member about to buy 7.3. what to look out for?

hey guys im planning on buyin a 99 access cab long bed 7.3 4x4 with 102k miles on it. anything i should look out for? appreciate any advice.

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Ask for maintenance records, if available. Look for engine oil/tranny fluid leaks. Look at the under carriage to see if it's getting leaked on or if it is clean. How clean is the engine bay? Allow for 'usage', but see that stuff is maintained. How are the tires especially the front ones? Are they worn unevenly. May speak to ball joint condition. Try everything, turn signals/hazards, wipers/window washer, radio, interior lights, exterior lights.

Just so ya know.....102K for a diesel is pretty much just getting broke in. A '99 with that mileage hasn't been driven too hard.
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Check out dieselhelp.com
he has a good video on buying used 7.3ls

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Ask for maintenance records, if available. Look for engine oil/tranny fluid leaks. Look at the under carriage to see if it's getting leaked on or if it is clean. How clean is the engine bay? Allow for 'usage', but see that stuff is maintained. How are the tires especially the front ones? Are they worn unevenly. May speak to ball joint condition. Try everything, turn signals/hazards, wipers/window washer, radio, interior lights, exterior lights.

Just so ya know.....102K for a diesel is pretty much just getting broke in. A '99 with that mileage hasn't been driven too hard.
To continue on from this, remove the air intake and check the turbo fins for pitting, and check for shaft play.

Also start up the truck and remove the oil fill cap and check for blow by, probably wont have much "if any" but better be safe then sorry.


Tom
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