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Old 04-22-2009, 09:19 PM
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I'm going to look at a used 2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 with 124,000 miles on it.. Any hints on things to watch out for ?
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oil leaks, ball joints, check how it shifts.. Normal stuff for a used vehicle.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:16 AM
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Dust in intake and damaged turbo. 2000's had a bad airbox that would break
tabs and leak dirt in. Check the tabs and latches.
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I saw a truck with soot all over the inter cooler pipes. It was on a 2001
is that a boot leak? Like it was on the top pipes.
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Great stuff Thanks guys... It's out of state so I can't really jack it up,or send the oil in for analysis. But it's a one owner low mileage with service records. I hope that it measures up. I read in an earlier thread to take the oil filler cap off and flip it upside down on the hole to see if it blows off... what does that tell you ?
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Check the headlight fluid for leaks and muffler bearings for slop.
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Great stuff Thanks guys... It's out of state so I can't really jack it up,or send the oil in for analysis. But it's a one owner low mileage with service records. I hope that it measures up. I read in an earlier thread to take the oil filler cap off and flip it upside down on the hole to see if it blows off... what does that tell you ?
Excessive blowby from really worn rings or cylinder walls. Sometimes the oil leaks will be really easy to fix, there just oil O rings and you can subtract that from the price because you think it could be a leaking rear main.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:54 AM
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Check the headlight fluid for leaks and muffler bearings for slop.

Clay you totally lost me.. Headlight fluid ? And were are the muffler bearings... were is that located ... I know of hangers and clamps that's about all.
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Dust in intake and damaged turbo. 2000's had a bad airbox that would break
tabs and leak dirt in. Check the tabs and latches.
Early 99's are the only ones to have the bad air boxes... Just a FYI...
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Clay you totally lost me.. Headlight fluid ? And were are the muffler bearings... were is that located ... I know of hangers and clamps that's about all.
I was only kidding... there's no headlight fluid and no muffler bearings.
Don't listen to me, i'm a
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