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Hey guys looking at a 2001 ford f-350 crew cab , the truck has 78,000 miles on it, but the only problem is the guy said a seal needs to be replaced in the turbo and a clock spring? he said it smokes a little. is this a serious issue?
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Whats a clock spring?

Tubo seals are not hard!

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A clock spring in a winding of wires in the steering colum for your horn or cruise

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so is it a serious issue, do you think it will be worth it?
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there not usually that hard to change. you have to pull the steering wheel off

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Depends on what he wants for it. Low miles on a 7.3 is nice, but why is the turbo shot? Is there dust in the intake? Check for that. If there is a ton of dust don't buy it, cause even if you replace the turbo there might be cylinder wall damage from sucking in dust.

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ya all he had told me was that the turbo seals need to be replaced because it smokes a little. could this just be from normal wear and tear or ? also the truck only has 78000 miles on it
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I guess it could be from normal wear, but i would check the intake for dust like i said.

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alright will do!
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