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Hey guys so i just inherited a 2002 F250 lariat edition Power Stroke. Its a nice truck leather interior red 2wd short bed. The truck has been sitting for about 3 years its been started up a few times and run a coupe times in that year about 10miles in those years. My question what maintenance should i do to it I already found a bad brake line and when i start it up i blows a bit of blue smoke till it warms up.
What do you guys think
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Brendan


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Do a full service, all filters, oil, and lube it. Drive it see what pops up. Make sure to do antifreeze, Brake fluid and power steering flushes as well


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i agree on maintenance, and please throw some additive in the tank, 3 year old fuel is going to be NASTY

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Forgot about the fuel!!


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the bluey grey smoke when cold is normal as long it clears up when it warms up. it's nothing to worry about.

change oil, get some fresh diesel in there and drive it as much as possible. a brake fluid flush is a good idea too.

make sure the trans fluid isn't burnt and check the levels on the rest. that stuff doesn't need to be done right away. it's only been sitting for 3 years, not 15.
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ok thank you guys for the advice cant wait to drive it im super excited


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