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Newbie in Minnesota w/ early 1999 7.3

I took the scariest plunge two weeks ago, which is a Craigslist Truck purchase 1000 miles away from home. I based my willingness to purchase as much on my conversations with the seller as what was stated in the original ad. He is a nice young man working in the farming community owning 3 other PSD trucks.
I got just a basic short body XL, but it was low miles (113,000,) and had a 6 speed manual tranny, Oh, and it is Purple which makes this a rare breed indeed.
While it was mostly stock, it did have a new HD clutch, and large intakes and a 4" exhaust. I am happy to report that I got home just fine. It needs some work, but my son is a newly graduated diesel mechanic (thus this bonding agent...)
I have already learned somethings about diesel systems as it wouldn't start in the Minnesota cold. I learned here to get the Stancor glow plug relay and it is already on the way....
I am so thankful for this forum and appreciate the advice already given!!!

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Good Luck you can learn alot here. I did and it made a world of diffrence when i modded my truck. Use the search engine and don't be affraid to ask questions and it's never to late to learn new things i'm finding this out.

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Welcome! my truck wont start in the mn winter to lol

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