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Old 05-21-2009, 05:53 AM
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96,000 miles now what?

Hi folks,

I'm new to the diesel thing so I have what I hope is simple question. I've dealt with the Chevy Avalanche for several years and got great help form that forum, so I hope the same is true of this one.

I'm looking at a 2005 F250 crew cab, 4x4, longbed Lariat with 96000. miles. It "looks" like it was well taken care of, (barring any carfax issues). I looked it up on New Cars, Used Cars, Blue Book Prices & Car Values - Official Kelley Blue Book Site and retail was $26k, private sale was $21-23 with trade in at $18k. The used car dealer has it for $19,999.

I'm going to go look at it later today, the dealer told me it still has the balance of the 100k mile powertrain from the factory.

What kind of issues can/should i expect from a 5 yr 100k mile diesel?

Is there some kind of "major" service I should take into concideration of doing?

ANy insight on this would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
"J"
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:04 AM
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Get the VIN number and get an Oasis report for it. There are typical issues with them, but I'm not sure that mileage plays a big part in it. Few issues are: EGR valve plugging with soot, EGR and oil coolers bursting, head gaskets can be an issue if the truck wasn't treated right, that's about it that I can think of. If the Oasis comes back pretty clean, then I'd say go for it.

If you do buy it, I'd flush the tranny, replace external inline filter, replace fuel filters, and change the oil (unless the Oasis report that it's been done within the maintenance schedule)

Hopefully we can welcome you to the side of things
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Thanks for the quick reply. I've had fords in the past. In 05 I had a new F250 SD "gas" and a 05 Excursion "gas" Loved both, then got an Avalanche while moving. But this will "maybe" be the first Diesel.

Thanks for the "Oasis" tip. Never heard of it before, I'll go google it now.

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Old 05-21-2009, 06:09 AM
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If it's a Ford dealer, they will be able to pull the report for you. I think it's free too, or somebody on the org can get you one
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