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Old 04-30-2009, 09:24 AM
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first diesel. good/bad deal?

a good friend of mine has a 1996 F-250 4x4 ext cab long box diesel with 102,000 miles on it. it is a waldoch truck (ocean blue with a ton of the old-school waldoch graphics) along with full leather seats and oak wood grain interior. the truck has new glow plugs and fuel filter, along with a new crank position sensor. it runs very well and drives very well and everything is functional. The only downfall is that it leaks a small amount of oil, but he doesnt know where from. is that something to be concerned about before buying it? or shouldnt i worry much? he will sell it to me for $7900. oh, and its 100% rust free
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:43 AM
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Thats a nice deal, that engine is still a baby. I would have the leak checked out, if it is just a couple hundred dollar repair.
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get over it - everything that old leaks.

Mine leaks diesel-fuel up on top of the engine, which as it seeps down, across the engine, may look like an oil-leak.

Very few places oil can leak. Valve covers - rear main seal.

Sounds like you are paying good money for the truck, so it better be good. Low milage is of course a plus, so if you really like the beast - go for it - just be careful to not put strains on your friendship. It is more worth than truck.

Get some good lights and climb up on the engine, and shine it down in the valley. You might see evidence of fuel-leaks up there.
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glow-plug problem - help needed

One morning I went out to start my truck - it absolutely refused.

It had been little below freezing that night - nothing uncommon.

Since I have changed the fuel-pressure-sensor, because that's what my code-reader said was wrong.

That didn't quite fix it.

Later, I replaced the glow-relay, which also didn't take care of the problem of hard starting.

I can add, that if it's cold - like freezing - overnight, I can plug in the engine-warmer, and it'll fire in the morning.

I tested the glow-relay and it appears to work correctly, as well as I don't get a large power-draw, to indicate that I get power to the glow-plugs.

- and the truck is hard to start.

Do I have 8 missing glow-plugs?

Also - this happened suddenly, from one day to the next.
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