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BUYING A 2008 F250 PSD

hey guys i just sold my 97 psd and i am looking at a few 2008 f250 psd 4x4 trucks they have around 80k to 100k miles...what is your take on these trucks? how much more life do they have in them and what particulars should i be looking for in them...i know back in the day it was nothing to buy a diesel with 200k on it because it was a diesel it was going to last forever but i have never owned one this new...any info will help hows the auto tranny in these things holding up? how about fuel economy? if i get some tunes on it can i get some decent mileage?

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SERIOUSLY. 2008s
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how do i know whether or not the truck i am looking at is a job 1, 2, or 3?

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New Truck
15' F-350 King Ranch 4x4 CCLB
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Old Truck
08' F-350 King Ranch 4x4 CCSB
H&S Mini Maxx 300 HD
5" Straight Pipe to 7" rolled tip
AFE S2 PDS
ARP Head Studs
FloPro EGR Delete with Intake Elbow
FloPro CAC pipe
Rebuilt beefed up OEM Up pipes
Deisel Site Coolant Filter
Firestone RideRite Airbags
Leveled
35X12.50R20 ProComp Xtreme A/T
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i sold my 99, 7.3 and bought an 08 f350 dually myself. i have two weeks it, and has been to the dealer for a new hose and thermostat. the new truck has 61,000 miles and i got it for $25,800. so look around and you will find good deals.

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how do i know whether or not the truck i am looking at is a job 1, 2, or 3?
Find out when the truck was made.


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if buying a truck between 80-100k make sure you buy the 200k mile ford warranty before truck hits 100k.. i think itll be like 1800-2000$.. i would never own this truck without a warranty.

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i may purchase the 200,000 mile warranty, but if you have over 36,000 miles you cant get the warranty that covers the 21 components. only the 13 one. heres where i got my info. Ford Extended Warranty - Genuine Ford ESP

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the truck that i am looking it was manufactured on 01-07-08 what job would that fall in?
and is that a good job?

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15' F-350 King Ranch 4x4 CCLB
Stock for now!

Old Truck
08' F-350 King Ranch 4x4 CCSB
H&S Mini Maxx 300 HD
5" Straight Pipe to 7" rolled tip
AFE S2 PDS
ARP Head Studs
FloPro EGR Delete with Intake Elbow
FloPro CAC pipe
Rebuilt beefed up OEM Up pipes
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Leveled
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if im not mistaken that would be a job 3 truck, and i wouuld say it fall in the more "reliable" categories.they got some bugs worked out by the job 3.

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