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I am looking at a truck that a guy I know picked up at the auction. It is an 08 F350 CC Lariat with just about every option. Downfall is that it has 130k on it but it is in pretty nice shape and I can have it for $25k. It will be any extra vehicle for me since I have a 2010 Dodge 2500 Diesel. I have had a bunch of Dodge's (mostly Cummins) and even though they have all been lifted and had performance mods, they have made very few trips to the dealer. I do most of my own work so I am not afraid to fix things here or there.

What should I be looking for as far as problems? I have the vin and the CarFax is pretty clean. Is there a way to tell if it is a Job 1 truck from the vin?

Thanks ahead of time!
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if the oil was changed enough on it(since the DPF causes fuel dilution into the oil ugh) it should be just fine, thats not high mileage lol, i bought my truck with 157k and shes got 173k now, not a single prob 'cept a water pump that was goin anyway.. no big deal.
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Hey Guys,
I am looking at a truck that a guy I know picked up at the auction. It is an 08 F350 CC Lariat with just about every option. Downfall is that it has 130k on it but it is in pretty nice shape and I can have it for $25k. It will be any extra vehicle for me since I have a 2010 Dodge 2500 Diesel. I have had a bunch of Dodge's (mostly Cummins) and even though they have all been lifted and had performance mods, they have made very few trips to the dealer. I do most of my own work so I am not afraid to fix things here or there.

What should I be looking for as far as problems? I have the vin and the CarFax is pretty clean. Is there a way to tell if it is a Job 1 truck from the vin?

Thanks ahead of time!
If your truck's built date is before 8/2007 it's a JOB 1

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If your truck's built date is before 8/2007 it's a JOB 1
Is there a way to tell the build date based on the VIN? I can check the build date when I go see it in a few days. Also what are the downfalls to the job 1 trucks. Something about the headgaskets and the radiator?
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Is there a way to tell the build date based on the VIN? I can check the build date when I go see it in a few days. Also what are the downfalls to the job 1 trucks. Something about the headgaskets and the radiator?
Haven't heard anything about head gaskets being a problem, but the radiator on most Job one trucks had issues from the reading I have done.

Head gaskets were more of a problem on the 6.0. I haven't read about many head gasket issues on the 6.4L.
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Is there a way to tell the build date based on the VIN? I can check the build date when I go see it in a few days. Also what are the downfalls to the job 1 trucks. Something about the headgaskets and the radiator?
The date of built is on the DRIVER side of the SUPER-CAB door

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if the oil was changed enough on it(since the DPF causes fuel dilution into the oil ugh) it should be just fine, thats not high mileage lol, i bought my truck with 157k and shes got 173k now, not a single prob 'cept a water pump that was goin anyway.. no big deal.
You've got a '02 7.3 - that's an apples to oranges comparison....

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You've got a '02 7.3 - that's an apples to oranges comparison....
not exactly.. its still a diesel.. and i've seen a few higher mileage 6.4's.. its a very well over built motor... i think its solid and it has proven to be so far.. i was comparing a diesel to a diesel..
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Yeah... but but that's like comparing the old Triton 5.4 to the new 3.5 Eco boost. They're both gas engine. Both ford. Fair comparison?

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Yeah... but but that's like comparing the old Triton 5.4 to the new 3.5 Eco boost. They're both gas engine. Both ford. Fair comparison?
Totally two different gas engines. What are you calling the big difference in the diesel engines? Most ALL deisels are built to last 3 to 500k.
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