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Newbee from Missouri
I just purchased my first PSD
97 F250 XL
2WD, super cab, 8' bed, auto trans, 4:10 rear
The truck has 230,00 miles & has been (somewhat) well cared for & looks good.
I bought it from my employer (our old work truck)
Here is what I know about it:
Newer tires (probably 10-15 K on them)
The trans has been repalced about 2 or 3 times (heavy towing) The first 2 times it was rebuilt & the last time, they put in a new one. Im guessing it now has about 60k on the trans
The front end has been gone through (ball joints & etc...)
I think the rear end has also had some work (dont know the details)
Anayway, the truck seems to run well & cosmeticly it is very nice & not beat up.
It does have an oil leak, that looks like the rear main, but I was told that it is not.
I am guesing it is one of the HP pump seals, or something along those lines. I have not looked into it yet.
I purchased the vehicle primarily as a firewood hauler & general beater/utility truck.
I paid $2600 for it. Does this seem like a fair deal ??
Over the next few weeks, I will be going over it, changing the oil, fuel filter, coolant & etc..
Is there anything I should be looking out for ??
I dont know much about diesels (this is my first) but I have always done my own maint & repair on all my past & present vehicles.
Sorry for the long winded post.
I look forward to being part of this group & learning more about the PSD