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just wanted to introduce myself here. My name is josh and i live in Rincon, GA. I just recently picked up a 2003 Lariat crew cab 4x4 PSD for $3500. It needs some work and being new to the diesel truck world i hope i can gain the knowledge i need here while chronicling my journey towards a nice reliable truck. Thanks yall and have a good one!
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Lets see some pictures.

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E99 7.3L ECLB 4x4
140,000 miles
4" lift on 33s
6637 Filter
5" Diamond Eye
PHP Phoenix
Quad Gauge Pod
05-07 Headlights
DDM 55w 10,000K HIDs
Harpooned
800w Pioneer amp and 10" Kicker sub
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what kind of work?


07 F250 Lariat ECSB bed FX4 6.0
leveling kit, DDM HID's
XD Strike 17x9 -24 offset 295/70/17 Hankook ATm
fox shocks & fox dual steering stabilizer kit
4in. straight pipe, Riff Raff boots, Beans sump
ARP's, Tuned, Deleted
coolant filter, bluespring, CAI
6.4 Banjo Bolts, BPD FICM
Alpine Head unit, 4 Hertz 140W door speakers, 2 rockford fosgate 10's, kenwood amps.

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Welcome to the site! Since it's a 2003, it could be a 7.3 or a 6.0. Do you know which engine is in it? Congrats on the new-to-you purchase! We will be here to help out with any questions you might have in the rebuild process.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Hey guys. I threw up some pictures in a gallery. She's got the 6.0l. A couple cosmetic dings and dents. The guy i bought it from was the original owner and he put 159k on it so not too bad. He told me it was having injector trouble when he parked it 2 months ago. From what he described and what i have read so far maybe the FICM so i am getting the batteries fully charged and will try to figure out how to do the FICM voltage check. Also hopefully i can find something to read codes.
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3500 bucks feels like a steal to me lol.


07 F250 Lariat ECSB bed FX4 6.0
leveling kit, DDM HID's
XD Strike 17x9 -24 offset 295/70/17 Hankook ATm
fox shocks & fox dual steering stabilizer kit
4in. straight pipe, Riff Raff boots, Beans sump
ARP's, Tuned, Deleted
coolant filter, bluespring, CAI
6.4 Banjo Bolts, BPD FICM
Alpine Head unit, 4 Hertz 140W door speakers, 2 rockford fosgate 10's, kenwood amps.

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Yep definitely a good price for the condition. Just hoping it will be some relatively simple fixes for the engine. I know these trucks can get expensive quickly. However even if i have to spend a few grand on it i figure i will still be ahead and have a truck with all the reliability issues already taken care of. Oh it also has the FX4 package.
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I'm hoping it's something quick and easy. Here's a way to check FICM voltage with just a multimeter. Best of luck.

LINK

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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Hey thanks evil eye. That looks like a great writeup. Ill head out and test it once my batteries are finished charging and post up what the results are
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No problem. BTW, your avatar pic is the way most of our trucks live their lives; with their hoods in the air!

Shawn Carlson
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Proud Navy Vet
2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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