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Good deal ? F350 king ranch

Ok I am new to diesels need advice 2008 f350 dually king ranch with towboss option completly stock 154,000 miles clean inside and out nav dvd etc... $18,700 seems like a good deal clean carfax. any advice welcome.

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Check for the existence of a tuner. I bought my 2008 f250 with 140k for $21,000. Price seems right. Take it into a good diesel shop and pay the $100-$150 to have it inspected. Pull the OASIS report from ford.
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Seems like a pretty decent price I'd try to talk them down a bit more
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I would still suspect something is not working, or at the failure point. Might ask if you can open the fuel bowl and inspect the filters. Make sure there is NO rust or debris in the upper bowl. If so, walk away.

If it turns out the truck is just a plain good deal, GET IT BUDDY!
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Price seems great! I wish my 08 was that cheap when I got it 6 weeks ago. Definitely pay to have it checked out!

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I would still suspect something is not working, or at the failure point. Might ask if you can open the fuel bowl and inspect the filters. Make sure there is NO rust or debris in the upper bowl. If so, walk away.

If it turns out the truck is just a plain good deal, GET IT BUDDY!
This. And get yourself some coolant testing strips, test the coolant and if its unsatisfactory turn your head and walk away. Just make sure they kept up with the maintenance, cause if they didn't don't be surprised when your stuck on the side of the road. Goodluck
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Thanks for the advice had all the service records radiator changed at ford some recall he said runs awesome going to have it checked tomorrow.
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Yeah, the radiators were failing due to an air leak from the degass bottle into the radiator which caused stress on it. This was fixed with a venturi tee at the degass bottle. If the radiator failed due to the problem, it was replaced. Mine had it done. Just about everyone's had something done.
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Yeah, the radiators were failing due to an air leak from the degass bottle into the radiator which caused stress on it. This was fixed with a venturi tee at the degass bottle. If the radiator failed due to the problem, it was replaced. Mine had it done. Just about everyone's had something done.
Always wondered why that tee is there lol Thanks for the info
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Something to think about and please 2008 people do not take this as a insult or anything.

I never buy the newest model of any vehicle but always the last run of the year model.

Example:
Instead of buying a 2008 new, I waited until the 2010 came out to buy my new truck.
I knew the 2011 (new motor and so on) were coming out.

The 2008-2009 models were basically test vehicles for poor design repairs.

Look through the forums there are tons of 2008 with lots of little problems but the 2010 has some fixes already applied, but of course still have problems.

Now I'm hearing a lot of 2011 with problems and Ford seems to be addressing them.

So for maybe a thousand more you might be able to buy a 2010 or 2009.

Seems to me the 2008 Job 1 trucks are having the most issues but of course it could be due to age/mileage.

151k if the engine was taken care of you are good for another 100K easily, now the transmission is a whole different store.

Just sharing a different perspective.



So if you can find a 2010 might be a better deal for only one reason:
Previous owner didn't have to go back and forth to the dealership for warranty repairs.
Example: Double o-ring for the coolant return hose (top hose). My 2010 came with the double o-ring.
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