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post #1 of 46 Old 07-14-2009, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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I need good opinions AND inputs on my first buy.

Well here it goes.. i found a 2004 F350 4X4 6.0L PowerStroke Turbo Diesel AUTO Crew cab short bed...details are below. please put your input in this good or bad, i need to know considering its my first buy.

THE TRUCK ITSELF
*2004 F350 6.0L 4X4 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel AUTO crew cab short bed
*216,000 Miles ( 95% highway )
*6 Inch Lift + 20 Inch Motto Metal wheels. on 35'' Tall Toyo Mickey Tompsons
*After market Cold air intake ( not sure what kind )
*After market exaust ( not sure what kind )

OTHER FEATURES/DETAILS
-Power Seats
-Tinted Glass
-Tilt Wheel
-AM/FM Stereo Cassette
-Power Door Locks
-Power Mirrors
-Power Windows
-Power Steering
-Driver Air Bag
-Anti-Lock Brakes
-Air Conditioning
-Cruise Control
-Passenger Air Bag

COST OF RIDE - $10,900


NOW...i know you all are thinking.. WOW this rig has been around the block a few times with 216k on the dash, YES i agree. but my plan for this purchase is to replace a few things to give it back its " younger " days if you know what i mean. so here is a list of what i will be doing to this truck, please give your opinion on if this is a good/bad thing to do, and if possible please give your expertise on anything that may seem out of whack. such as suggestions are VERY welcome.

If this truck is purchasd my plan for it is to..

-Replace the injectors
-New Glow Plugs
-Royal Purple Full synthetic oil
-Replacing old rings and gaskets
-New fuel Filter
-Edge PLATINUM with attitude monitor
-Cold air intake
-Stacks


Is this enough maintinence to get this beast running like new again ? if not. please put your imput in. i would high appreciate it.

-DA BIG ASIAN

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post #2 of 46 Old 07-14-2009, 02:30 AM
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Doesn't sound to bad, I like 6.0 trucks that have milleage over the ones that don't. Just my personal opinion but I feel that the trucks have the milleage because they have always worked over the trucks that are rarely driven because they are unreliable. Of course you never know but that's how I think it goes.

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Doesn't sound to bad. If the truck is clean and straight, get an oasis report done on it and see what has been done to the truck while it was under warranty. Also, looking at your plans, ditch the plan for the Edge and get an SCT w/custom tunes.

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Sounds like a good deal. I have a 2004 and np with it, 80k on the ticker.

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THE TRUCK ITSELF
*2004 F350 6.0L 4X4 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel AUTO crew cab short bed
*216,000 Miles ( 95% highway ) I like to see this kind of mileage out of the supposed "unnreliable" 6.0
*6 Inch Lift + 20 Inch Motto Metal wheels. on 35'' Tall Toyo Mickey Tompsons Ditch the lit, but that's me
*After market Cold air intake ( not sure what kind ) If it's K+N, I would at least want to look at the turbo impeller, then if not trashed, replace with stock uit, or AFE, S&B
*After market exaust ( not sure what kind ) 4" TB is what you're going to want, but you could add the DP if he just id the CB system

OTHER FEATURES/DETAILS
-Power Seats
-Tinted Glass
-Tilt Wheel
-AM/FM Stereo Cassette
-Power Door Locks
-Power Mirrors
-Power Windows
-Power Steering
-Driver Air Bag
-Anti-Lock Brakes
-Air Conditioning
-Cruise Control
-Passenger Air Bag
All nice to have ^^^^^

COST OF RIDE - $10,900 Seems like a good deal to me, as long as the maintenence was kept up on


If this truck is purchasd my plan for it is to..

-Replace the injectors Lots of $$$ if there isn't anything wrong with them
-New Glow Plugs Again, why do it if nothing is wrong
-Royal Purple Full synthetic oil I'm no expert, but I've heard that Amsoil is the way to go
-Replacing old rings and gaskets
-New fuel Filter s
-Edge PLATINUM with attitude monitor No on the Edge, YES on a custom tuned
-Cold air intake I thought it already had one
-Stacks
I liek the stacks

Is this enough maintinence to get this beast running like new again ? if not. please put your imput in. i would high appreciate it.

-DA BIG ASIAN
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And for gawds sake, trade out of that Silverado you're driving


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker

Is it 2016 yet?

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^^^^^^ i know, im trying to trade it out, i hate gas vehicles, waste of money imo....thanks for your input it was helpful. and the only reason why i say change out the injectors and glow plugs is because shes been 216k so u never know what kind of shape their in ya know ?....if i buy i gotta drive to san antonio to get her so i think the 5 hour drive back will give me all the info i need about he truck as far as anything wrong, durability, and gas milege lol

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^^^^^^ i know, im trying to trade it out, i hate gas vehicles, waste of money imo....thanks for your input it was helpful. and the only reason why i say change out the injectors and glow plugs is because shes been 216k so u never know what kind of shape their in ya know ?....if i buy i gotta drive to san antonio to get her so i think the 5 hour drive back will give me all the info i need about he truck as far as anything wrong, durability, and gas milege lol
Sounds good, post some pics of that beast when you get back . FYI, injectors are going to cost you about 2k . On the GP's, I'd wait till you have a problem, no point in fixing what's not broke IMO


2006 F350 SOLD
* KMC XD Monsters wrapped in Hankook ATM's
* 08 style mirrors
* 4" TB exhaust
* SCT X2 with Gearhead, PHP and ID tunes
* Edge Insight CTS
*Full Bulletproof Diesel kit with remote oil cooler
* Blue FPR spring
* 6.4 Banjos
* Repaired FICM by BPD
* Dfuser coolant filter
* Stage1 MTW turbo



New truck has a Cummins and a handshaker

Is it 2016 yet?
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yep, if it ain't broke don't fix it. if this truck has been maintained well, you'll get many more miles out of here.

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seems like an awesome deal. Just my opinion but I'd rather buy a stock truck and put aftermarket goodies on it myself than buy one from someone who already did the work to it, for two reasons. One, it's just more fun to do the work yourself, and two, you never know how the previous owner drove it. Having all that work done makes me automatically think the guy had it tuned, but you don't know with what tuner, what power level, how hard they were on it. Having 216K on the ticker is a good sign though, but I'd definitely get a full OASIS report, and test drive it if you can before you buy. I'm sure one of our SA members would test it out for you and let you know how it runs.

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how do i go about getting an OASIS report, never heard of that before. is it similar to a carfax ?

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