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Old 02-05-2010, 08:35 AM
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tips for a first time diesel buyer

I'm looking for some advice on buying a diesel. I'm currently looking at 05-07 models for their styling and thier price.


i'm just curious what things i should be looking for so that i can avoid buying a $25k headache.


THIS is the vehicle i currently have my eyes on... i've seen it in person and the pictures don't do it justice, with that being said there are things installed that i would take off immediately such as the headache rack and the tail lights...


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Old 02-05-2010, 08:41 AM
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That looks like a nice truck. Get the VIN and get an Oasis report.
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assuming that nothing comes back of great concern on the oasis, what should i be looking for? The truck was owned by a local couple in their early 70's and used it to haul their camper up state a few times a year. its 4 years old with just over 33k miles on it. seems like an easy life for a diesel.

i'll get the oasis and share it so you guys can nit pick it
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Looks like a pretty good buy
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assuming that nothing comes back of great concern on the oasis, what should i be looking for? The truck was owned by a local couple in their early 70's and used it to haul their camper up state a few times a year. its 4 years old with just over 33k miles on it. seems like an easy life for a diesel.

i'll get the oasis and share it so you guys can nit pick it
Looks like it was owned by some mexican kid with the altezza style lights and the chrome trim, lol j/k. I would get them to come down few grand and remove all that flair nonsense and the pin stripping (but thats just me). Looks like a nice truck though.

What is that wiring mess on the passengers side floorboard?
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assuming that nothing comes back of great concern on the oasis, what should i be looking for? The truck was owned by a local couple in their early 70's and used it to haul their camper up state a few times a year. its 4 years old with just over 33k miles on it. seems like an easy life for a diesel.

i'll get the oasis and share it so you guys can nit pick it
You should be looking for EGR issues and head gasket issue those would be the main ones
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Tell them to put 2 new batteries in her and take it off their hands. Nice find.
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the wiring is for a CB radio. and i agree... the pinstripe, the taillights and the bug guard would come off ASAP. i already have a set of stock tail lights in the basement that would look 100 times better than the cheapo altezzas, especially if i smoke them.
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the wiring is for a CB radio. and i agree... the pinstripe, the taillights and the bug guard would come off ASAP. i already have a set of stock tail lights in the basement that would look 100 times better than the cheapo altezzas, especially if i smoke them.
I agree with all except the bug guard...yes these trucks are higher than most passenger vehicles, but mine has come in handly on more than one occasion from flying rocks, etc.,, and i still have a few that got passed the guard. How you liking that Moonvisor...pretty sweet. I have one and think it sets nice on these trucks, nostalgic and bad-***.
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i love the visor... i have one on my 150 and my bronco. and i helped my father in law put one on his 08 psd. he has had one on all of his trucks since his 78 F250


i'm not against the bug guard itself... i just don't like chrome. but its damn near impossible to buy a used truck without chrome these days... but i have plans for the future... this is my buddy MajorNuggets truck... i did everything but the lift on it while he was overseas with the military. i plan on making mine look similar, except not as tall (stupid maine inspection laws)
its hard to tell becasue its dirty, but the black is actually Rhino liner
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