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Did I make a mistake?
Hey guys, I purchased my first powerstroke (truck in sig) about 2 weeks ago and I am loving the truck so far, but since I have owned it I am noticing that I probably didn't look it over as closely as I should have before I bought it. I feel like I got a really good deal on it (paid 12,000 with 130k).
This is not really a complaint about the truck, I just want to vent a little.
Anyway, crawling around under it yesterday to change the oil, I noticed it has a few paint chips in the oil pan and is starting to rust where the paint has chipped off. This worries me because of all of the posts I have seen about the pans rusting through. I also notices there is a little bit of a coolant leak from the water pump, one of the transmission cooler hoses is very soft and seeping fluid, the fan clutch is loose enough to allow play in the fan (its not the waterpump with play in it) the upper and lowe radiator hoses as well as the hose that goes between the rad and the degas bottle needs replaced, and sometimes on light acceleration I hear a noise that sounds like pinging in a gasser (I assume its the #8 injector).
Like I said, I really like the truck, interior and exterior all look brand new, and I love the way it drives. I know things wear out, its just stressful to see a brand new to me truck needing work. I just hope its a good truck in need of a little TLC, and that I didn't get taken.
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