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Need some HELP!

I have been a lurker for quite some time, as I have only wished to own a PSD. Well, I am actually in the market now, so I am going to look at one today. I am completely new to diesel and the PSD, so I would like to get everyones opinion.

The truck is a 2002 7.3L PSD, Lariat eddition, 4x4, 6" lift, 37" BFG A/Ts, hypertech programmer, 4" custom exhaust (not sure what kind yet), K&N air filter, and 98,000 miles. The person is asking $15,000.

My question first...IS THIS A GOOD DEAL???

Second, when I go look at it today, what do I need to look for to see if it has been abused? Everything I read tells me I should not have to worry too much about the 7.3, but I figured I would ask some actual owners.

I appreciate the help fellas!
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Become a member and pull an oasis report before you commit to anything. If the price is right and the report backs it up your golden. There is a thread here somewhere with things to look for when buying. I'll sniff around and try to find it I'd worry about the fact it has BEEN tuned with a hypertech and is breathing with a K&N. Chances are it's been spanked through it's life.

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I'd worry about the fact it has BEEN tuned with a hypertech and is breathing with a K&N.
Yeah me to. I know if I was looking for a used truck I wouldnt want to buy one from someone who drives it like I do. I do regular maintence I just drive the crap out of it
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I myself wouldn't buy a lifted, or a chipped truck unless I personally knew the person. Way to many idiots out there. I would rather find a clean used stock truck and modify it myself. Do you want a lifted truck? The mileage will suck if it hasn't been regeared. I will post some helpful things to look for.
OH, That K&N would also be a deal breaker, I understand the drop in's are the ones responsible for dusting so many 7.3's, but I have seen the intake filter develop holes the size of quarters from being driven in dusty enviorments as well. You need to look to see what trucks are going for in your area, what may be a good deal here isn't where you are, 15K still seems high as diesels just aren't selling, even though fuel prices are lower than they have been in a couple years.

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What to look for when buying a USED 99-03 PSD

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Hey i agree with what everybody else said but something i always do is when i am looking at something to buy i will test drive it and go down to a gas station or something and park the truck an look it over that away you aint got the guy you are buying it from talking to you and trying to make you miss something so get away from him for a few min and look the truck over from bumper to bumper this away your thinking about every you need to look at hope this helps and good luck with looking for a PSD

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