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Did I buy the wrong truck??????

Hello all, nice site.
I'm a little nervous that maybe I found this site too late. I just traveled 1,400 miles one way to pick up an absolutely mint Black 04 F-350 Lariat with 82k on the clock. It's a florida truck and looks like it rolled off the assembly line a year ago.
My concern is the negative reporting of the 6.0. This truck was a blast to drive home (from Ft. Lauderdale to Michigan). Unbeliavable power, smooth and pretty quiet. It will definately outrun any 7.3 that I test drove but will it last as long????????
I thought I stole the truck at $21,800 but now am wondering. Anybody have any suggestions for me in reference to simple stuff like keeping oil changes up, service the air filter regularly and drive it? Or trade it off for a 7.3??????
Might I be better off not modding anything and driving it stock or doesn''t that matter?
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dont know what to tell you but how was the highway fuel mileage on the trip home?
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Holy Crap, that is super cheap. Sounds like you got a steal if it all checks out. I would get an oasis report run on it. I love my 6.0. You can make them alot faster too You also should have 18k miles left for warranty work if you need it. I woiuld not be too worried about it, but I would get the report run. Is the title and everything clear?

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dont know what to tell you but how was the highway fuel mileage on the trip home?
Amazing for a big heavy truck IMHO. Overall I averaged 16.9 for the trip. The computer registered 20 when I could handle driving 60, but that was short lived. The legs on this beast was amazing and it loved cruising at 85
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What exactly will an oasis report tell me? I ran a carfax and everything looked fine. The only thing I can find wrong with the truck is both turn signal lens are broken on the mirrors. Can I replace just the lens??? Interior leather is spotless along with the carpet. Maybe 1-2 very small door dings. Spotless frame and undercarriage. The engine is also super clean. Tires are probably 90% good. Very sharp, great riding truck that runs very strong for a stocker IMHO.
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You can, but it maybe cheaper for you to get some after market smoked mirror lenses from Recon. There are several vendors that carry them. Something like $100 for both. Not too bad. The carfax is not much. The oasis report will tell you what was done everytime it went to the dealership for something. So, if they had any problems with it, it will be on there.

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First let me welcome you to the site.From what i have heard that some of the 03 & 04 had problems and some are still go strong.It sounds like you made a hell of a buy.Dan i don't no on the 04 but i would change the trans filter in the front on the right.i am not sure if the 04 is the same as my 06, its a canister that has a filter inside of it looks like a roll of toilet paper.All so change your fuel filters

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There are some guys in your area getting ready to have a get together in the next month or so. You should check it out.

It is always a good idea to change the fluids and filters when you get a new used truck. That way you know they are done, and you have a starting point for your next change.

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wow not a bad deal, i think it has high miles, but only because i also have an 04, and only have 29,200 miles on it now. i would definately get an Oasis done, like the other members said, it will tell you everything that it has been in the Dealership for. sounds like you got a heck of a deal. get a tuner and guages, put an exhaust on it and maybe an intake, but i dont think that would be a must do since i hear that the stock intake is real good. glad to have you with us, feel free to ask any questions you may have, there are a good bunch of people here and there is bound to be someone who can help you out with any issue you may have.


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