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Old 04-04-2012, 12:43 PM
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To good to be true?

Been a lurker for a while but i found something to good to be true.
Found an E99 on Craigslist. It has 61,339miles. the guy is asking $5000 but it is being sold thru an online consignment co. Virtual trading post .net. Has anybody ever dealt with this co? here is a link to the photos. Any help would be appreciated.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1066851...51768400611938
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:49 PM
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NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!


Anything on CL that asks for money transfers to ANYONE OR ANYTHING is a scam...

Ask them where the truck is and tell them you will FLY there before purchasing....see if they answer....NOT




If they agree to have you FLY out to that state and look at it....Well THEN it MIGHT not be a scam and its your call then... But I have tried and they ALWAYS make an excuse why I can't see it before purchasing...Like,

"well i gaurantee that you have 30 days after recieving it to get your money back"



or some crap like that... but if you are firm and tell them," i dont care about the money for the flight...I WANT TO SEE IT."


They back out
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This is what i was thinking.. i didnt know if anyone had heard of the company. I told the guy earlier today that i need to see it so we will see how he responds.
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They never respond to me after I demand to see it in person
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I am looking at an 05 f250 w/ the 6.0. i have asked for an oasis report. the main thing to look for is if EGR has been replaced or oil cooler correct? I noticed you post a lot in the 6.0 section. Its a good motor if its taken care of regularly right? thanks for the help
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Yes it is a great motor IF taken care of... there are some bugs so expect a bit of work but what vehicle is perfect non that I know of!!!



Yes you want to make sure the coolnt and oil temp are not more than 15* apart when driving empty down a flat highway going 60-65 mph.


If they are then you need an oil cooler.

The biggest problem with these engines is the oil cooler which gets clogged and does not allow sufficent coolant flow to the EGR Cooler... then the EGR ruptures and sends coolant into the cylinders...thus creating the dreaded Head Gasket problem...




It all starts from a clogged oil cooler and if you check those temps should be able to see the health of the motor.

If you are looking for a 6oh for sure.. then you NEED a monitoring solution like a scangauge2 or an edge product like the CS or CTS..

they will help you out in your quest for a GOOD truck...you need to see the parameters before buying

coolant and oil temps, FICM volts, Battery volts.

Also make sure to check around the coolant overflow bottle by the cap to check for puking coolant... it is commonly seen as white flakes/ fried coolant around the cap...


That means bad cap, bad egr cooler, or Bad Head Gaskets... i assume you wont want to be the one to figure out which onw of those it is AFTER you buy a truck
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to monitor these things it just plugs into the obdII port? And whats the cheapest one to monitor these during a test drive?
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Thanks for the help!!
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Yes they just plug into the OBD2 port




I have a scangauge2 ($150.00)


I "think" I wuold have gotten an edge cs the next time around though...

check them both out and see



If your serious about a diesel (especially a 6oh) then you really need one or the other


If you want to spend more money...CTS is touch screen and you can hook up a backup camera to it if you please
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Thanks again for all of the help!!!
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