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Going to look at my first diesel today. Thoughts

I'm going to look at a 2002 F250 lariat 7.3l with 150k miles. His craigslist ad says it has upgraded exhaust and air intake, new tires, alternator, batteries and a recent oil change. He says the trucks in great shape, but theres a small oil leak from the HPOP.

Is that leak a big deal should I avoid the truck

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A leak from the HPOP is not a reason to avoid the truck. That is a fairly easy fix, and a new HPOP is only about $450 if you had to buy a new one, worst case scenario.

Excessive blow-by and other major issues are a reason to avoid a truck(unless they are extremely cheap), but not a leaking HPOP.

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^^ What he said. My HPOP has been leaking for months now. I bought an o-ring kit, but haven't bothered to use it yet.

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good deal thanks fellas
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Check for blow by, Check the transmission dip stick & smell it, if it smells burnt, thats not a good sign, Ask what his oil change intervals where. Brakes, Un even tire wear, Cracked glass... ETC!


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run the truck for a bit, then check fluid coolant level. Sure weird for the coolant level to be that low or else he's vacuuming out oil/fuel to cover it up.

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Check for blow by, Check the transmission dip stick & smell it, if it smells burnt, thats not a good sign, Ask what his oil change intervals where. Brakes, Un even tire wear, Cracked glass... ETC!


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check oil pan for rust.

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