Originally Posted by Metalfab
Hey everyone I am going to look at an 06 f250 KR this week. It has 95k miles and he wants 23000. From the pics it looks immaculate. This will be my first diesel ever so my question is: this seams to be a very good deal so do you think I should have anything to worry about or what should I primarily check for? Sorry for such a dumb question but I am very new to this. Thanks
Definitely check the Ect/Eot temps running 65+ all warmed up. Delta's should be around 10 degree or less. If it's maintaining anything around 15 degree difference it's in need of a new oil cooler. Check around the degas cap for any signs of coolant loss. Check to see if the Egr is still there. Check for oil leaks. (these trucks are known for them) probably not a big deal if it's a small leak. Check to see if it's been "studded" 12 pt. nut threaded to the stud vs. a 6 point hex bolt. (You may luck out with studs) Pay attention to how the transmission shifts. Long laggy shifts aren't good. Also $23k is a little high imo. That sounds like high retail. I'd try and get him down around $20k atleast. The market is flooded with these trucks and if he needs to sell he'll bite. Good luck on your purchase!