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Just bought a 00 F250 w/ unkown mods
I just bought a 2000 model F250 XLT crew cab short bed today (don't even have it home yet, dealer service dept was closed for the holday weekend, so I will not be picking it up Monday or Tueday so they can do the prep work). I don't know a lot of details about this truck, and that is part of the reason I am posting here, I have a reasonable general knowledge of diesels engines, just not the Ford Powerstoke, or of Ford trucks in general (I have owned Chevy/Dodge trucks in the past, and currently have Ford cars). Now back to the truck, it has about 175,000 miles, appears in good cosmetic condition (exterior A-, Interior B some wear no, tears or sagging on the seats) After running an Auotocheck history report, I found this truck appears to have started life in NM, and has slowly worked its way east to Louisiana over the last 8 years and several owners. Googling the VIN I found some photos of this truck when it was up for sale about a year ago if anyone would like to take a look
(if I put this in as a clickable link something goes wrong and it forwards to a item not listed screen)
Since those photos were taken it appears someone has put new tires, and new batteries into the truck as well as I think install an aftermarket air filter box. (and added about 10,000 to the odometer). I would like your help finding the mods that may have been done to this truck, as should be obvious from the photo someone has added an aftermarket grill, and bug catcher, chrome door handles and trim don't look stock to me, now what else should I look for, and where should I look to find it (performance chip, etc?)
p.s. is there anyway to get a list of original factory equipment (gear ratios, etc.)from the VIN?
p.p.s. I did not get to spend as much time looking at the truck after test driving it as I would like before deciding to buy as it started raining and there was another interested party wanting to buy it if I did not, it was on sale for the Holiday weekend at $6,200
Last edited by Isaac-1; 07-05-2008 at 06:49 PM.