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Questions about starting a truck after sitting 2 years
I would appreciate some advice from those that have experience with the 7.3 Powerstroke.
I'm buying a truck that has been sitting for about 2 years and I need to know what to possibly expect, what I should be looking for and any preventative steps to take.
It's a 1999 F250 7.3 with a build date on the VIN tag of 1/99.
It's being sold as-is with a bad transmission. (It has the ZF-6Speed).
Actually, the transmission is in pieces in the bed of the truck. Someone took the entire gear set, rings, etc.. and disassembled the transmission completely and never put it back together again.
The owner said the engine was good (205k miles) and just needs a new tranny.
My questions about this truck that has been sitting for 1-2 years:
1.) Once I put a new transmission (clutch), etc.. new batteries, etc.. back in the truck, what else needs to be replaced BEFORE I attempt to start the truck ?
2.) Aside form an oil/filter change, Should I also drain the fuel tank and replace the diesel or is the fuel in the tank going to be ok ?
3.) Should I add a fuel additive (if so, which one) ?
4.) Should I expect the injectors, glow plug, etc... to give me any problems ?
5.) Is there anything else I need to consider to be looking for ?
Thank in advance
Last edited by logic2; 06-21-2014 at 08:30 PM.