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Guys - I need your advice and tips. I test drove a 94 F-250 powerstroke today with 91,000 miles. Seemed to be a great truck. One issue - the change air filter lite is on, but the filter appeared to be new???? I really liked the truck, but I am skeptical and concerned about the mileage. I have left a message for the previous owner, but have not spoke with him yet. Any advice you give will be greatly appreciated.
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That mileage is WAY LOW! And, make sure the filter minder (what triggers the light) has been reset.

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^^^exactly what he said.

Dont be concerned with that mileage at all. That is a super low mileage truck. 7.3s are good for well over 300,000 with good maintainance (and thats a low statement, many are well over 300,000)

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It is a 6.0. I am totally new to a Power Stroke. How would I reset the filter minder?
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It is a 6.0. I am totally new to a Power Stroke. How would I reset the filter minder?
either its not a 94 or its not a 6.0. 6.0s first came out in 2003.

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My bad... it is a 2004. I feel like a total DA right now.
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O its cool, 9 and 0 are right beside eachother. So yeah a 6.0, mileage still is not bad. Im not a 6.0 guy, have only worked on 1 so I will let others with more experience advise you.

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It is a 6.0. I am totally new to a Power Stroke. How would I reset the filter minder?
Its a yellow button on the side of the air air filter tube. looks something like this:

http://image.musclemustangfastfords....triction_gauge.

This isnt the exact one you'll see but very similiar.

The above opinions are my own and should not be substituted for common sense.

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Ok guys - I need more advice. I decided to pass on the truck I initially asked about. Today - I looked at another 04. This one is a super cab powerstroke with 48,500 miles on it. Actually doesn't seem quite as nice as the other truck, but has almost half as many miles. As I understand it, the warranty is 7 years 100,000 miles???
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