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Old 06-30-2013, 04:37 PM Rookie

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Need help please

hey all, new to this forum and new to powerstrokes as well. ive managed to find a pretty damn good looking truck here in TN. Its a 2004 250 XL (base model i guess) 6.0 v8 turbo diesel crew cab 2wd. it has 197,000 miles which i know is super low for a diesel engine. its pretty much flawless inside and out a/c and everything works as it should. test drove it and floored it to 60 to see if the tranny slipped (truck was used to tow some heavy machinery) and it shifted smoothe as silk. when i started it up it did not hesitate at all and started first crank even after sitting for about 8 months. guy wants 6k all i want to know is, is this a good deal? really like the truck but i dont know how much these things are really worth. thank you
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM
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197k I wouldnt call low miles. However it isnt high either. does the truck still have the stock egr? These are the root of problems on the newer emissons trucks. Get yourself a scan gauge of some sort. An edge CTS monitor would be a good investment. You can plug into the obd port and watch the engine oil and coolant temps while driving. This will allow you to determine if there are oil or egr cooler problems on a truck you are looking at. After you do find a truck that suits you you can mount the CTS on the dash and run it instead of pillar gauges. Once purchased delete the EGR and tune the truck and run a coolant filter asap. Good luck and let us know if you ahve other questions.
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