Cool. I'll do that. Thanks.there are a couple nice ones here on the east coast, but that probably is not really helpful
i wouldn't take things with you on the plane. after you buy a truck then go buy the tools you need from LOWES, Home Depot, the local hardware store. and buy a CPS and fuel filter from the dealer, get an extra gallon of oil, and drive it home. Personally I carry lot of parts with me, but i'm in the truck not flying. I have had
more IDMs fail than CPSs.
as for tools i would get a small socket set, some screw drivers, and that's it.
maintenance is more important than mileage. check for oil/fuel leaks, in the valley, and underneath. most are not hard to fix, but be aware. when you look you want to do a cold start to gauge what shape the GP system is in. if you have access to a scanner take one with you so you can run the different tests, including buzz and contribution tests on the injectors. i am a big fan of e fuel. it is something i would do to every PSD, you can buy a kit or make your own. i am a 5 speed guy, but ditch the OEM dual mass flywheel. the autos are hit and miss and if you get an auto put a trans temp gauge on it. speaking of gauges a pyro would be something else to addHope this isn't the wrong section.
New here, I've reached a point where I need a durable and cheaper entry point truck. I don't plan to do a ton of towing initially but would like to have a truck that if I need to I can tow easily, maybe a car trailer or small boat. I know the Powerstroke has a great rep and fits the durability part easily. I work as a mariner, so the truck may sit in various ports for sometime or could be used to move cross country as I am early in my career. Not really into hot rodding or modding a truck so I don't have plans to run a tuner or anything of that nature. Just a dependable and capable pickup is the goal in mind.
I've found it hard to find anything with lower miles 150- 190k, I'm located in south texas and everything seems to be completely worn out or ran hard with 300k and modded.
I'd like to gain more info and insight from a forum like this, I believe there are some nice OBS out there and when the right one is found I'd be willing to travel aka buying off the forum vs craigslist.
Reading about the 94-98 years and what to look for when purchasing a truck there seems to be a common set of points to follow.
- fuel in the valley
- Blowby test
- Dirt or dust near the turbo, from aftermarket air filters/boxes?
- Mechanical fuel pumps vs aftermarket electric units
- Fuel filter
- regular maintenance
- Tranny manual vs auto
Anyone have info, stories about durability, longevity or things to keep an eye out for when in the market for these trucks? Thanks.
There shouldn't be any rubber lines under the truck with the exception of the vent and fill hose. Everything underneath should be stainless hard line, plastic hard line, and stainless braided line. If there is rubber under the truck someone added it and in that case I would use quality rubber from Napa. When I can I use marine rubber hose. The melling lpop works just fine.I've got a thread going on my new to me 1997 F250. I've got a couple questions I could use some help on.
While the previous owner did a decent job keeping this truck going as we've dug into we realized he often cobbled things together. The fuel system might as well have been a lawn sprinkler system. I bought via diesel orings and riffraff the majority of the bits to fix it. It's been pretty cheap so far. I do need to replace rubber fuel line from the tank etc... I'm just curious I searched on line. I see its pointless to line for a gasser since I run a b20 blend to b100. Can someone suggest who to buy line from. Like I said I bought the small bits around the fuel bowl. Its just the longer stuff...
Also is there any reason to buy the $700 LPOP from dieselsite or will the melling $130 one work. I'll add my mods to my sig here in a minute
Thanks. Any vendor you've used for marine rubber hose?There shouldn't be any rubber lines under the truck with the exception of the vent and fill hose. Everything underneath should be stainless hard line, plastic hard line, and stainless braided line. If there is rubber under the truck someone added it and in that case I would use quality rubber from Napa. When I can I use marine rubber hose. The melling lpop works just fine.
Thank you!Our Napa here stocks it. Otherwise online. The rubber hose that Napa carries that is rated for fuel injection is also pretty good stuff.