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post #1 of 14 Old 12-09-2006, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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'98.5 F-450

Just picked this one up at a construction company auction for $12k. It is a '99 (early) F-450 6spd with 88k miles. I think we got a descent buy. It has a small fuel leak on top of the engine I have to find, but is in pretty good shape.

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not bad and will make a great work truck
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Im sure

its a fuel bowl drain valve or the line to the left head thats leaking.
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Thanks, I'll give it a look.

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Got a new Question. My truck has been modded for so long, I can't remember what a stock truck should feel like. Our new truck seems like something is holding it back until you give it half to full throttle. It idles a little rougher than mine.

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my truck feels like it has something wrong with it when I turn my chip down to Stock..... then I realized that I have just gotten used to the extra power and forgot how far I had to push my throttle down just to get my truck to move before the chip
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Yeah whenever I would go to stock settings it's like oh god, this can't be right

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Yeah whenever I would go to stock settings it's like oh god, this can't be right
yeah! kinda makes you want a big gas engine till you turn back up the go button.NOT!!!!!!!!! LOL

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Forget that, gas can be painful....in more ways than one

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Forget that, gas can be painful....in more ways than one
i had gas at one time. the doctor told me to take a little diesel and everything would be alright!

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