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Should I buy it?

I have a line on a '98 E-350 (short box) for 2 grand. It's got a lot of weird rust on it, the floor is compromised in some spots...but it's almost 10 years newer than my 1990.

I finally got the '90 running, but it won't start without a blast of ether, hot or cold...I just don't trust it.

This new one has 350+ on it. I'm told it has a rebuilt Jasper engine around 100k ago, no documentation. Is it cheaper to buy this than fix my current problems? It's got the Powerstroke engine - is that better than the 7.3 I currently have in my '90?

Old versus new - I'd appreciate any heads up.
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I'd be leery of a "rebuilt" with no documentation. Any codes? any running issues? does the guy seem at all trustworthy? does he have any service records?


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I'm "waiting" on all that. Promised, but not delivered yet. Plus I went to drive it and it would'nt start - he's changing out the steering column (thinks it's a neutral safety switch issue), so I'll find out on Monday.

I'm interested cuz it's newer than my current clunker. Nicer int., better motor, but more rust.
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My Brother inlaw has a 2000 E 350 superduty extented model, With 500,000 miles on it.and a 7.3. It also has a bulkhead . Its in Southwestern NY.Minamal rust and A/c The price i'm not sure on Pm me if your interested.

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