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kc2006
06-15-2004, 10:09 PM
Well the little s10 i have just isn't doing it anymore so I was looking for a good deal on a truck and i found this. Its a 96 f250 with the 7.3 powerstroke turbo diesel, its the xlt decked out has gooseneck hitch, regular hitch, electric brake set up. It does have 239,000 miles but it has records from the original purchase of 3000 mile oil changes and every other thing done to it since then. I'm a chevy guy so this is strange having a ford but it was dirt cheap so I couldn't pass it up. My brother is making signs up for it so it'll be all pretty ready for work soon. Just wanted to share because its so pretty :D

kc2006
06-15-2004, 10:11 PM
And another pic

Gilla Gorilla
06-15-2004, 10:12 PM
Nice truck. With the proper maintenance I have seen these trucks go well into 300,000 plus miles.

You will love the power that it has over a gas motor and also the fuel mileage

kc2006
06-15-2004, 10:15 PM
yea it needs a new fuel filter because its only getting about 14 mpg. I checked and the filter is really dirty just the parts store deosnt have one in stock so they had to order it. The truck really gets it with the turbo I was suprised at the power it had for such a big truck.

CJ GreenScapes
06-15-2004, 11:07 PM
I'm a Chevy guy too, but that is a nice looking Ford. You should be pleasantly surprised with the power difference under a load. Congratulations!

jccordes2
06-16-2004, 10:40 AM
What did you pay?

kc2006
06-16-2004, 10:43 AM
$5900, just needed new brakes and ball joints, brakes were pretty easy, ball joints is a fairly big job but not that bad, i'm not working today because i have to finish the passenger sides ball joints. I'm suprised how ford does stuff, so far all the things i've had to do were fairly easy, the brakes are alot simpler compaired to chevy's.

FreshCuts
06-16-2004, 10:48 AM
Nice looking truck. I am looking for something similar to keep hooked to the trailer and not wear out my new truck. I have always been a Ford man myself and one reason is the ease of maintenance and the dependabilty. I think you will be happy with it.

tiedeman
06-20-2004, 01:38 AM
nice looking truck..put that to work beside you :) j/k

LawnScapers of Dayton
06-20-2004, 03:42 AM
I didn't think diesels got oil changes every 3000 miles. I guess I really don't know, but that is what I thought I was told at some point.

Nice truck.

Derek

kc2006
06-20-2004, 10:24 AM
If your doing alot of work with a diesel or delivery service you want to change it every 3000 instead of 6000. At least thats what the books i have say and the message boards I've been going to were telling me. I saw the records and the guy did change it every 3000 since he was working with it. I'm new to diesels too so i've been doing alot of reading on them

Wesley's Lawn
06-25-2004, 12:13 AM
Nice truck, I got a 95 with over 400k on it and it still goes and get 20.8 to the gallon, great motors. :D

Team Gopher
06-30-2004, 11:40 PM
Hi kc2006,

Congratulations on your new truck :)

Cracker
07-01-2004, 10:58 AM
You should change the fuel filter every other oil change, and keep a close eye on the air filter. I believe that these two items if done properly will add a tremendous amt. of life to a diesel.

my .02

drsogr
07-05-2004, 08:38 PM
Very nice truck. Has alot of miles, but its hard to find a truck like that for a good price. There is a guy I work with at my fulltime job that says "I may never be the first one to own a vehical, but I am always the last one." You can always get more out of a vehical that you may first think.