I'm going to open a new thread solely for this truck. Been looking for a PSD and found a real nice one at a Ford dealer nearby.
LINK: Used 2005 Ford F-350 XLT (Blue Truck) Mendham, NJ
I stopped by tonight to look at it with my brother. I used to be part owner on an '85 F250 utility truck with the 6.9L International Diesel. That's the last time I dealt with a diesel truck. It's been gone for 2 years now and I wasn't really around it a whole lot to understand the ins and outs.
The truck in question is a beautiful 2005 CrewCab shortbox XLT 4x4 with the FX4 package and the misunderstood 6.0.
On the outside there are no issues with the body or suspension. Professional grade spray in bed liner. Body color matched grille and bumper. No rust on the body. There's surface rust on the frame but I can deal with that. No signs it's been used as a plow truck, no gooseneck hitch either. Just a hitch under the rear bumper. May have been used to tow. Was registered as a commercial truck here in Jersey.
Inside was detailed to the extreme and no damage anywhere.
Now onto the actual powerplant/drivetrain. MBRP muffled turbo back exhaust (Full stock exhaust is in the bed.) and an AEM cold air intake round out the bolt ons.
The tuner I originally spied is an Edge Juice Attitude. It goes to a small box under the hood that's been hot wired in and has the Edge logo plastered on it. I'm thinking this is the FICM I've read about?
Sales guy fired it up. I'd say a second or two cranking before it caught. There was a skip/misfire/hiccup (whatever diesel guys call it) for a moment then it smoothed out and was fine. i will add that it was cold and snowing outside. No smoke from the tailpipe upon startup but it did eventually start to (similar to a cold gas engine) Eventually it kicked up a notch in idle speed. Drove fine as well.
Basically the tuning and the skip have me concerned and I can see that it's still running the TTY bolts.
I was also told i'll have to sign a waiver if I buy the truck because of the installed tuner. So now I ask you guys. Go for it, pass it, or sit on it for a bit? I know you can't really tell from pictures and my poor information relaying but I'd still like some input. What do you say?