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post #1 of 8 Old 07-14-2014, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Possible purchase looking for feedback

So I am looking at this truck and wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on what they think. This will be my first diesel truck and will be used for my bizz which I used for towing upwards of 5 days a week 6 months of the year...

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Cars for Sale: 2001 Ford F250 4x4 SuperCab Super Duty in Fort Wayne, IN 46808: Truck Details - 376510510 - AutoTrader.com
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It looks like a nice truck and the dealer that has it knows the 7.3L are worth there money, so I'm not sure how much you can beat him down on the price. But it is a low mileage truck and depending how much weight you are towing should not be a problem ounce you swap out the stock transmission cooler for a 6.0L one. I'm not sure how far it is from you, but don't get sucked in by the pictures, you want too see it first hand, I had too purchase a used truck too replace mine that got wrecked and ya I found some things when looking at it, like the valley on top of the motor was wet looking, but the owner said he just had the fuel drain valve fixed, so I just figured it wasn't cleaned well. Wrong!!! I think it's the HPOP seal's so know it's off to the shop, when I started digging into the truck, the fuel filter and bowl where horrible, the transmission fluid was questionable, the rear gear lube had probably never been changed, so I'm a little pissed at myself but for the price and what money the insurance gave me I had too jump on the deal.

But my wife has watched me nurse the truck, and she said "it's in good hands now"

Good luck Bro, and keep us informed on what you deside

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Ah ok so it does need some work for my application...
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Evidently according to the supplied car fax the whole right side has been smashed without air bag deployment, mite wanna dig deeper into it to find out what all was replaced

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Very good call. I hadn't clicked on the car fax I had just asked if it had been in an accident and they said Zero...
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351fifty, good pick up on the accident

That would explain that paint job on the cab where they 2 toned it.

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Not gonna lie my first thought was Ohio St fan lol...college football reference...
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I thought the same, but it had a car fax link so I checked it

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