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post #1 of 17 Old 03-23-2007, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hello guys,

I just picked up a 2wd 95 PSD (5-speed) to tow my 93 Lightning race-truck to/from the track.

This is the first diesel I've ever had. It has 189k and bought it off Ebay for $2900. Truck seems to be in fair shape. Couple of little odds & ends that need addressing, but nothing major. Needs tires, new windshield & clutch pedal bushing. Do you think I got a good deal,....or did I get hosed?

I bought this truck to replace my (my wife's actually) 03 F-150 supercharged Harley. I was towing around 6500lbs (not including full gear in the bed), and it was stressing it quite a bit,......not to mention only getting 9-10mpg while in tow. Also,....I'm looking at buying an enclosed trailer sometime in the future and I knew that my F-150 simply wouldn't be up to the task. Weight of trailer w/ vehicle & gear inside will be around 9k.

Any suggestions,......... ?
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-23-2007, 06:48 AM
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Welcome aboard, that is a fair price. I would however do a complete fluid/filter change and get your coolant tested once you replace it. You can but a product from ford to help keep the coolant acidity (sp) down to keep from eating through the cylinder walls.

That 7.3 will last a lot longer than 186K, I have a 95 with 268K on the clock and she is still strong.

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Sounds like a decent price. Change the fluids, and fix the little things that need fixing, and I am sure you will keep it for a while. Great to have ya and congrats on the new rig.

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