TX Newb here....advice - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 05-15-2013, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
ekms377's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
TX Newb here....advice

About to go look at a '08 6.4 with 101k on it. One owner but he did pull something as it has a fifth wheel attachment in bed. The truck is at a well known dealership here in TX. Its a 2WD SRW CC.
Now from what I read on this forum is that the recalls should be taken care of but the TSBs might not. Is this right.
Any advice on what to look for besides the obvious is welcome.

Thanks for helping.....

Eric
FW,TX
ekms377 is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 05-15-2013, 06:50 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
wilsonw2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Get VIN and pull an oasis report. The stealership should have it.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App

*NEW:
2016 F250 CCSB KR FX4
NL Fab:
---Stage 1 Intake
---EGR shmock off plates
---Flo Pro Exhaust (5" to 6" tip)
---SCT with GH tunes
---Waiting for first Fuel Filter change to install:
---------CCV Mod
---------CTS2 monitor with EGT Probe
Just passed 1,111.1 miles and LOVING IT!


**SOLD:
2010 F250 CC FX4
H&S
AFE Intake
and some other goodies...

wilsonw2 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 05-15-2013, 01:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Yeah Right
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Crawl under it and look at the fuel pump under the driver side frame rail. Make sure it's not leaking (mine was). Try to take it for a night as a test drive and try to open the drain valve on the pump to see if it is full of water or not.

Also, if you can take it for a night, pull the upper fuel filter and look for rust or discoloration in the bowl and the color of the filters (black is bad). Make sure to re-prime it after you do this.

If you don't have one and are definitely going to buy a truck, go buy a Scangauge from Autozone or Oreilly's. Setup exhaust gas temps, oil temp, and coolant temps. Take it for a long haul. Check for running too cold at night downhill (no load). This will indicate a bad thermostat that might be not been seen during a hotter day drive. Make sure you pull a big hill and check the delta (difference) between the oil and coolant temps. Oil runs slightly hotter and should stay around 2-5 degrees difference. Make sure they both go back down relatively quick when you come off the hill. If you don't have a hill, really get on it for a little while on the freeway. Check that your boost it going up too. My boost hits somewhere around 35 psi when I'm on it without a load. If it hesitates or doesn't seem to go up smoothly, you might have a sticking turbo.

Most dealerships will allow you to take the vehicle for a night or two to get it inspected.

Last edited by Expirobo; 05-15-2013 at 02:01 PM.
Expirobo is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 05-15-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
ekms377's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WOW....thx for all the info. I appreciate it!!

Eric
FW,TX
ekms377 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 05-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Yeah Right
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Welcome brother! I just dove in to the 6.4 diesel world last month. My '08 has 140k miles, FX4 4x4 crewcab with the leather upgrade. I love the truck, runs strong, and my wife and her friends say I look sexy.

However, don't just buy it because it makes you look sexy. Make sure it's a legit truck and take your time inspecting and driving it.

Good luck and report back if you get it. PICTURES!
Expirobo is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome