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Old 11-29-2012, 05:26 PM
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Looking around for a 6.0.. found this...

04 Ford F250 Texas King Ranch SuperDuty Turbo Diesel

Very quickly it has 141k miles and an EGR delete. Not studded. I'm currently deployed and looking for a truck for when in get back in the next month or so. What do you guys think of this?

Pros?

Cons?

Go for it/Stay away?

Questions I should be asking about the truck?

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:39 PM
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Looks great to me. I know personally if I bought it I would take it back to stock height with a leveling kit and stock 20's. I always liked that look and you could sell the lift, wheels, and tires for quite a bit. The 6.0 is a great engine with a little preventative maintenance so I wouldn't let that turn you away. Get a local mechanic to check the oil leak but chances are its nothing serious. I would also take a look at the interior and how it's been cared for, that means everything with king ranch leather. if all checks out i would try to get them down on the price not because its over priced but just go feel like you got a good deal on it. Overall the truck looks real good.


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Not terrible but with an oil leak it definitely checked out. If it's a leak from the bed plate the motor has to be pulled to fix it. As always you'd need to check for the ECT and EOT difference while on the highway to see what kind of shape the oil cooler is in. Depending on those could determine whether the price should be adjusted.
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How would i check the ECT and EOT if they don't have gauges or a way to monitor them?
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How would i check the ECT and EOT if they don't have gauges or a way to monitor them?
You'll have to spend a few bucks either on a scangaugeII or an edge insight CTS or CS.


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Buy a monitoring system. Edge Insight CS or CTS is good mountable unit with nice display. On the cheaper side i would grab a scangauge 2 which is a handheld smaller device. If your planning on buying a diesel whether it be this one or another your going to need a monitoring system either way so you should definitely pick one up. Autoanything.com has the best prices on the Edge Insight models and the scanguage2 you should be able to get off of amazon.com just search it. Also read this before you buy a 6.0

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My diesel knowledge is very limited definitely joined this website to learn a bit. So throw me a bone here and sorry in advance for any seemingly stupid questions I may ask.
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So basically there isn't really a way to check on the oil cooler before I buy the truck... if I was to buy the truck.
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My diesel knowledge is very limited definitely joined this website to learn a bit. So throw me a bone here and sorry in advance for any seemingly stupid questions I may ask.
No problem man, we've all been in your shoes. I learn something new about these things every day.


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So basically there isn't really a way to check on the oil cooler before I buy the truck... if I was to buy the truck.
Ya, you'll have to buy a gauge (like the scangaugeII or edge CTS) that plugs into the OBDII port. Then you compare EOT (engine oil temp) and ECT (engine coolant temp) and the difference is your delta. You don't want you deltas to be something like 15 degrees apart. If your oil is hotter than your coolant you have a clogged oil cooler that will need some attention.


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