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New guy here...

Hello all. Name is Mike. I've been looking lately into a Powerstroke. I recently got into them after driving a few and really got curious about them. After doing some research, i see that one of these beutes will be in my driveway.

I don't really have ALOT of money so i was thinking of get either like a late '94 or 95 or even a '96. They seem to be decently priced and was looking into them more then the newer ones (athough who could refuse a newer truck. )

I do have a few questions though...
- Tranny life/durability, how is it? rebuilds often? Upgrades? ect.
- Engine life, how long does these motor's last without needing major repair?
- Stock quickness. I know they are big trucks, but i just wanted to see some maybe 0-60 times or anytihng to give me a idea of how "fast" they are stock.
- Overall Reliabilty. Will this truck start day after day?

Just some simple stuff. Anything will help really.

-Mike :burnout
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Welcome to the Forum, Mike!

The old body style trucks (OBS) are great trucks. They are solid and dependable. In stock form, they will go 0-60 in about three years. Add a tuner and you will have a pretty peppy ride. Stock tuning makes them slow untill they reach about 2000 rpm, then you can feel the enging start to wake up. With good tuning, they will pull hard right off idle. The engines are good for many, many miles. I have seen some with 600K on the clock. The biggest problems are the CPS sensor and valve cover wireing harness. The auto trannys are not that great, but can be upgraded to last. The 5-spd are really tough.

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Welcome to the Forum, Mike!

The old body style trucks (OBS) are great trucks. They are solid and dependable. In stock form, they will go 0-60 in about three years. Add a tuner and you will have a pretty peppy ride. Stock tuning makes them slow untill they reach about 2000 rpm, then you can feel the enging start to wake up. With good tuning, they will pull hard right off idle. The engines are good for many, many miles. I have seen some with 600K on the clock. The biggest problems are the CPS sensor and valve cover wireing harness. The auto trannys are not that great, but can be upgraded to last. The 5-spd are really tough.
I was wondering what OBS stood for... lol They don't seem THAT slow i drove a F-350 utility truck today with a PS under the hood and it seemed to move along quite decently. It had bout 120k on the clock, although i'm not sure of the year. I roasted the tires pretty good with a bit of brake torquing. I would like a 5 speed PS, but i don't know i really don't want to shift that much and with such a short power band, and a even shorter turbo spooled life it would be too much for me.

I was looking in the selling for a older PS, no such luck. I will keep searching, i want one.

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