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Old 02-05-2010, 08:29 AM
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Hey guys. I posted this on the .com site as well but wanted some opinions from this board, too. If you frequent both, I'm sorry for the double post.

I have a chance to pick up an 07 Super Duty with 58000 miles from a local bank. They are asking rock bottom wholesale which is $23000.

The guy who had the truck put a lift kit and 20" Mickey Thompson wheels on the truck and other than being really dirty, it is a nice looking truck. I have a concern about the power steering. I looked up the VIN with a local dealer and it indicated the drag in links were replaced in 12/08. The power steering seems non existent while sitting still or at idle rpms.
It has a Pro Comp lift kit with steering stabilizers and he has 325/60-20 tires on it.

Is it common for the steering to be that hard for tires that big considering the stabilizers? The power steering works great once you get the speed up.

The truck also had to have the ECM replaced and Ford wouldn't do it because it had a performance tune. The bank had a reputable local diesel mechanic replace it. He said Ford had voided the warranty. The Oasis mentions nothing about the warranty being voided and only shows the "drag in links" back in 2008 being replaced. No open items or recalls. I think the dealer just refused to repair it and Ford can't just void a warranty cart blanch.

The truck will need about $3000 worth of repairs.

Tires (they are literally slick.)
Repair a scrape on right rear
Replace both mirrors
Replace trailer connector
Detail the truck
Alignment

It appears that a real no caring dumb___ owned the truck.

I drove the truck and other than the steering issue it seems to run good. I've owned an 05 6.0 and currently have an 08 6.4L.

I value the opinions on this board so I'd appreciate any comments ans to whether you would consider this truck. I will probably flip the truck locally.






Thanks.

Chris
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:06 AM
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How does it look under the hood?
Is there white stuff all over the overflow tank?

Thats a really good deal for an 07.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:10 AM
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I have an '06 with the 6.0.... not to impressed , i have the diablo sport, the s&b cold air intake and 4" staight pipe exhuast w/out cat or muffler .....still best fuel mileage i can get is 12, and its much worse pulling my bobcat...any advice?

i change the fuel filters every 10000 miles and oil/ oil filter 5000 miles, air filter is new. all the changes i have made were to gain mpgs and so far they have not improved
I dont have a heavy foot.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:15 AM
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You should start your own thread so you dont clutter up the op's thread.
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I have an '06 with the 6.0.... not to impressed , i have the diablo sport, the s&b cold air intake and 4" staight pipe exhuast w/out cat or muffler .....still best fuel mileage i can get is 12, and its much worse pulling my bobcat...any advice?

i change the fuel filters every 10000 miles and oil/ oil filter 5000 miles, air filter is new. all the changes i have made were to gain mpgs and so far they have not improved
I dont have a heavy foot.
this is part of the problem the 6.0 like to get drove like you stole it. i get way better fuel milage after a few good 0to 75 or 80 pulls and then drive reasonable. ive been getting 14 to 15 in town and 117 to 18 on the highway.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:22 AM
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I am new to this, and i am not sure how to start a new thread.... sorry not tryn to screw things up
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Hey guys. I posted this on the .com site as well but wanted some opinions from this board, too. If you frequent both, I'm sorry for the double post.

I have a chance to pick up an 07 Super Duty with 58000 miles from a local bank. They are asking rock bottom wholesale which is $23000.

The guy who had the truck put a lift kit and 20" Mickey Thompson wheels on the truck and other than being really dirty, it is a nice looking truck. I have a concern about the power steering. I looked up the VIN with a local dealer and it indicated the drag in links were replaced in 12/08. The power steering seems non existent while sitting still or at idle rpms.
It has a Pro Comp lift kit with steering stabilizers and he has 325/60-20 tires on it.

Is it common for the steering to be that hard for tires that big considering the stabilizers? The power steering works great once you get the speed up.

The truck also had to have the ECM replaced and Ford wouldn't do it because it had a performance tune. The bank had a reputable local diesel mechanic replace it. He said Ford had voided the warranty. The Oasis mentions nothing about the warranty being voided and only shows the "drag in links" back in 2008 being replaced. No open items or recalls. I think the dealer just refused to repair it and Ford can't just void a warranty cart blanch.

The truck will need about $3000 worth of repairs.

Tires (they are literally slick.)
Repair a scrape on right rear
Replace both mirrors
Replace trailer connector
Detail the truck
Alignment

It appears that a real no caring dumb___ owned the truck.

I drove the truck and other than the steering issue it seems to run good. I've owned an 05 6.0 and currently have an 08 6.4L.

I value the opinions on this board so I'd appreciate any comments ans to whether you would consider this truck. I will probably flip the truck locally.






Thanks.

Chris
My truck does the same steering thing. I can really notice it when I put the snow plow on. It may just be due to the fact that there is alot of weight on the front axle of these trucks
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:16 AM
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Hmmm... voided warranty, dumb previous owner sticking a tuner on it, prolly didn't do head studs, or even gauges, who knows how high exhaust temps have been...

Sounds like it might be trouble.

Pity, a sharp looking truck.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:53 AM
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The warranty is not voided. But, you are right in the fact you never know how it was treated. No visible oil or coolant leaks. Has not been to the dealer for any warranty work except for the drag ins so it appears to be a sound truck other than the cosmetic stuff.
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The warranty is not voided. But, you are right in the fact you never know how it was treated. No visible oil or coolant leaks. Has not been to the dealer for any warranty work except for the drag ins so it appears to be a sound truck other than the cosmetic stuff.
If it has a warranty, I'd say go for it. My
Can you get them down to $20,000 due to the expected $3,000 in repairs?
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