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Hello all glad to be here as the name implies this will be my 5th Ford. Currently I own a 1989 Mustang GT, my baby a work in progress, a 2004 Expedition Eddie Bauer the family car, a 2007 Focus that my girl has dubbed the “spearmint unicorn” our commuter, and had a 1993 F-150 extended cab 351W and I sold last year, what a mistake that was! So now I’m in the market for a hunting/hauling truck, which leads me here. I have a good friend that I have known for 15 years that is the general manager at one of the Ford dealerships in my area I’m in Tri-Cities Wa. They have a couple of OBS trucks on the lot that I’m looking at. One is a 1996 F-250 7.3 Power Stroke extended cab with 228,000 miles that I’m pretty sure I can get for around $4500-$5000. It does have a little rust on the passenger rear wheel well, but overall it’s in good shape. The other one is a 1993 single cab F-250 gasser that is quite a bit cheaper that I will fall back on if I absolutely have to but I‘m really wanting the diesel. So here I am trying to learn as much about them as I can doing my homework so to say so I can make an educated purchase. If you have any question or comments about the truck I’m looking at shoot them over to me. I will not be making the purchase till the end of June when we get back from taking a family trip to California. Thanks Bigfred
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One of the most expensive things (besides fuel haha) about owning a diesel can be injector replacement. If/when you buy it try and see if your friend has any maintenance records that might divulge a little bit of the trucks history. If the injectors have been replaced recently than it makes the truck a lot more attractive.FYI: White exhaust smoke or hard starts often are related to bad injectors.

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Ok sounds good I'll put that on my list of questions for him thanks for the response. As far as mileage goes that is not all that bad is it?
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Ok sounds good I'll put that on my list of questions for him thanks for the response. As far as mileage goes that is not all that bad is it?
My e99 has 270,xxx on it, still going strong. Lots of people on this website have 7.3s with way over 300k.

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Welcome to the Org Fred. You should stop by the CCR chat its the chapter here in the NW. We have a few 7.3 guys and we all love them. The link to the chapter is in my Sig.

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