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Old 03-31-2011, 11:39 AM
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Some help please

Im looking at a 2008 f250, its in great exterior condition, however, the carfax seems grim to me.
Could someone take a look at it and shoot me a recommendation on if you would buy it or not. Thanks

CARFAX Vehicle History Report on 1FTSW21RX8EA70264


This isnt my only option, i just like the color and some other feature this particular truck has.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:49 AM
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I was unable to view the report without paying. If you can cut/past the info into this thread it would be helpful.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:10 PM
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3/24/2008 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cypress, TX
Title #07930439515103027 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
09/24/2008 35,998 Joe Myers Ford
Houston, TX
713-896-8200
Ford Lincoln Dealer Houston TX | New & Used Cars Dallas Seat(s) checked
Maintenance inspection completed
Automatic transmission fluid flushed
Emissions system serviced
Radiator replaced
Cooling system checked
04/01/2009 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cypress, TX
Title #07930439515103027 Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
10/15/2009 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale





11/18/2009 64,028 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tomball, TX
Title #10120140121075859 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
03/26/2010 75,153 Tomball Ford
Tomball, TX
281-351-5427
Tomball Ford | Ford Dealer | Tomball Vehicle serviced
04/01/2010 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Tomball, TX
Title #10120140121075859 Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
07/05/2010 Tomball Ford
Tomball, TX
281-351-5427
Tomball Ford | Ford Dealer | Tomball Brakes checked
EGR valve replaced
Tire condition and pressure checked
Engine checked
Electrical system checked
Exhaust system checked
Recommended maintenance performed
Fuel system checked
EGR system checked
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
09/03/2010 87,644 Tomball Ford
Tomball, TX
281-351-5427
Tomball Ford | Ford Dealer | Tomball Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Brakes checked
Battery/charging system checked
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
02/07/2011 97,569 Tomball Ford
Tomball, TX
281-351-5427
Tomball Ford | Ford Dealer | Tomball Pinion seal replaced
Maintenance inspection completed
Battery/charging system checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Brakes checked
03/02/2011 98,854 Tomball Dodge Chrysler Jeep
Tomball, TX
281-351-2000
Tomball Dodge Chrysler Jeep | Car Dealer | Tomball Vehicle offered for sale
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:47 PM
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I don't see anything there to be worried about.

If you'd like to know more about the truck you can acquire an Oasis report from a Ford dealer (try calling Tomball Ford). Also, there are folks on this site that can provide one for you if you sweet talk them just a bit.

The Oasis report will tell you any maintenance that was ever done (at a Ford dealership) to the truck.

Good luck and welcome to the ORG!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:51 PM
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thanks, i guess my concern was the radiator. Ive read about problems with the 6.4
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:56 PM
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That was very early in the life of the truck and since then it's got 65 or 70,000 miles. I wouldn't worry about it. If you have the means, it's always a good idea to have a reputable third party mechanic take a thorough look at the it before you buy.
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Actually, looking back at the report....maybe not 65 or 70k, but definitely enough miles to show that it's no longer an issue. There's no proving grounds for a radiator better than to put a few dozen thousand miles on a truck in Texas heat!

Drain some coolant from the pet**** valve into a clear container (after the truck has been sitting for awhile) and see if there is any visible sediment in it. If not, you're probably good to go.

You could also get your hands on some of the litmus paper that's used to test the coolant. Perform the test and see what tells you. I'm not familiar with that procedure but I'm sure someone on here can help you there and I'm sure it's easy to do.
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pet c o c k
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Here is the original dealer sticker

http://fordlabels.webview.biz/webvie...SW21RX8EA70264
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