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Old 08-14-2013, 04:31 AM
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Is this the right truck

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I'm still in search of my first diesel and have another potential candidate. Yesterday I looked at a 2002 crew cab with a 166K miles for 12K. Overall the truck looks clean, a few dents, dings and scratches. The engine compartment looked clean and underneath there doesn't appear to be any major leaks. The tires probably have 1 winter left. The bed of the truck indicated the was not a 5th wheel or goose neck set up, but there is a break controller in the cab which I would assume there has been some bumper pulling.

I didn't have time to drive the truck yesterday but when I started it there were no check engine or O/D lights. In fact, after starting all lights went out as they should. At a stand still I shifted through all the gears, which I could barely tell when it shifted. The trans fluid smelled clean and looked light red.

The CARFAX identifies that the truck has had 6 owners, is this a concern?
By chance can anyone run an OASIS? VIN: 1FTNW21F12EC71349

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Do you think this is a fair price?
Do you think I should have a shop look at it? The dealer being out of town may make this a bit difficult.

Any other thoughts, comments, suggestions?
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:52 AM
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78-89 it got an 80...


What is your location? CO

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:03 PM
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Took the truck to a diesel shop for a pre purchase inspection, they found about $5000 worth of repairs. Used car lot only budged $500. The search goes on.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:35 PM
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I'm curious to know what these repair items were. Shops charge $100+/hr just in labor so of course it's going to be ridiculously expensive.

Depending on your capability, it could all be DIY.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:17 AM
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Some of the items: turbo feed tube, front inner axle seal, water pump.
I've maintained my gas vehicles for years but being new to diesels I'm a bit tentative.

On the up side I'm heading to look at a 2001 f250 with 156k miles this afternoon.
Is $12k too much if theres not much wrong?

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:57 AM
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Each truck is a case by case basis. Read and follow up on a search of "7.3 What to look for" (phone will not allow me to paste the link) but if it's in decent condition, $12k isn't unreasonable.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:11 AM
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Once again the 7.3L I looked at was misrepresented by a "stock" photo. This guy took a crew cab photo and posted it as has truck, which was a supercab. Arg!

I did end up buying a truck this weekend. I ended up with a 1-owner fleet 2005 F250 Crew Cab Lariat. The hitch receiver was never used and no fifth wheel.
I guess I need to hop on over the 6.0L threads.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:33 AM
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Congrats on your purchase! Post up some photos
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:50 AM
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Here are a few pics

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Old 08-18-2013, 06:31 AM
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That's a great looking truck Enjoy
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