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About to buy a 2000 F350, but its got some problems
This is an F350 XL with a 7.3. Its a crewcab with a flatbed and gooseneck hookup. Shows 151,000 miles I can buy this truck for a song. Body is in good shape. Is advertised as "needs engine work" I went to the truck. It has been sitting a while engine was cold.
Story is the truck was bought at auction and used for 3 weeks, on the way home one day it shut down, low on oil. He filled it up with oil and got the last mile home. It was white smoking and has sit ever since, new owner doesnt know how to fix it and is WAY back in the country .Owner back tracked the seller. seller said the company mech rebuilt the engine recently before it was sold and that it had new inj pump and injectors.
As stated by the owner it has a bad oil leak and smokes out exhaust. It starts on the second try with low batteries. Has and engine miss for the first 90 seconds and is white/blue smoking out the exhaust. Clears up a little after the first 2 minutes and the miss goes away. But still smokes out exhaust. I rev it up 3 times from idle, no miss but smoke.
The oil leak is on the right rear of the engine dripping off the starter. Steady drip at idle.
No engine noises, good oil pressure.
Any ideas, I can buy the truck for $3500
I want to get this truck squared away for hotshot duty.
Any help appreciated for the newb