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Old 06-12-2013, 07:33 AM
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Looking at a truck

I'm going with a buddy to check out a 99 7.3 reg cab long box with a plow for him

Truck has 165000 some rust but overall clean truck

Anything to b worried about with the plow ?

Anything special to look at and check ?

Anything I should bring with me?

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:16 AM
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Just common sense, if your buying it to get something hassle free and pay tol dollar,b our your looking to save a buck.

Check for cod start issues = glow plugs
When you go to look at it request that he didn't start it on the day you go and check it out, if he has a problem then theres somthing hes.hiding.

Check for blow by or hiccups & missing,

Look under the dash for any unnecessary wires or rigged up looms

Go thru all the gears manually.
Check under neath for any oil leaks on the front axle
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:30 AM
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How can I tell an early 99 ?


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Old 06-12-2013, 11:31 AM
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And would u pass on an early 99 for a late model ?

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Old 06-12-2013, 01:54 PM
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look in the door and check the dates
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:20 PM
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So if it is 98 it is early 99 .. And then any 99 is a late 99 ?


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Old 06-12-2013, 03:01 PM
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Ive heard to check the oil pans on the 7.3's they rust out and you have to pull the motor or at least jack it up off the mounts and let the oil run out for days to get a good seal on the new pan

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:54 PM
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Thnks for the tip

Anything else ? Guys hope this things in good shape he's been looking for a 7.3 for a while


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Front and rear pinion seals. Especially the front almost every Dana 50 I've seen (cold weather, I'm from Canada) has a leaking front pinion seal
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