I have found a 2008 F250 CCSB XLT that I am interested in. A guy I have known for about a year is selling it because he is tired of messing with it.
Long story short, it isn't running right. Went and looked at it, it has sat for a couple weeks, it cranked right up just fine with no hesitation. You give it throttle and it won't boost over 5 psi. Truck isn't throwing any trouble codes, he says the trucks on its second turbo, and there were no codes the last time either.
His story is he was driving and it started "squalling" and vibration real bad and quit building boost. Pulled it in a driveway and looked under good, said nothing different stood out to him. Cranked it back and it did fine or about 2 miles, then started back worse than before. Drove it a mile to the house and parked it.
Said he had a mechanic come out and say he has heard it make that sound when the turbo was going out and also with internal problems.
Just trying to get some input, it's a sharp truck I wouldn't mind having, I just have to make sure I don't get in too deep. I can deal with a turbo replacement or something of that sort but I do not want to get into a big project or internals.
Ill try to post some pics of it, 2008 XLT ccsb, 150k miles, 20's with good 305 nitto terra grappler tires (60%), bed cover, it has spearco intercooler, sinister egr delete, dpf delete, 5" exhaust not installed, H&S Mini Max, ARP studs. Now a few thing that I have trouble swallowing, he says it has a spartan transmission, that he ordered a kit and paid 1700 to get installed (which I have never heard of), says its o-ringed head, and brass valve guides?
This is the exact message he sent me
I would be giving around $13,000 for the truck if I sell mine and decide to get this one.
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