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Question Need advice on a 7.3 factory turbo

Hey all..the other day i was offered a 1994 F250 IDI factory turbo for $2,600. The truck has 220k on it, new ball joints, new pump and stage 1 dps injectors (1000 miles on them) a shift kit, full gauges, new lockouts, has been serviced regularly, and additives have been used in the coolant. Has a stainless turbo back to an 8" mitre.

The bad.. It has a cracked windshield, some rust, most of it has been patched (not sure how good) it needs paint and from what i can tell alot of tlc. dents, scratches, by far not pretty. I don't know if a truck in this shape is worth $2,600 or not? I'm in need of some advice, and this would be my first diesel purchase if anyone could give me some advice, it would be greatly appreciated Thanks
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It sounds like the truck is in great mechanical shape, so I would say go for it. Now... Keep in mind it is quite eye-retardant right now, but maybe 3000 in body work spread out over time and you'll have a truck you can beat on for the next 15+ years.
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Thanks for the input powerhoghp, I'm fairly new to the IDI Turbo engine and all..just needin some help from the org

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Just found out the truck has a leaking return line, how hard of a fix is that?

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Real easy and a shop could do it for less than $150 (roughly).

I would say offer $2200 (thats what I think its worth). If he doesnt bit then say the $2450 since you are going to have to get new return lines installed.

The only reservation I have is that if the body looks that bad how good a shape is the rest of the truck. Also, that huge exhaust pipe doesnt make me think he was nice to this rig......

I would test drive it cold and hot. just to see if it has any issues!

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i say go for it. sounds like a good rig.
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Thanks guys

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Ditch the injectors and get stock ones. They are probably the worst injector you can buy. Horrible spray pattern, horrible pop pressures. Make your truck idle like it has a big cam, throw out a bunch of black smoke.....if you like that ok. BUT they will make your truck get horrible fuel economy. Up to you.

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Thanks for all the input guys. I decided not to go through with it.

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