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Old 06-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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Looking @ new truck (1999 F250 7.3L Off-road 4x4)

Going to look at a truck this afternoon and would appreciate any comments. The guy wants to trade for one of my mowers that I have listed for sale.

He has a 1999 F250 Super Duty 7.3L, Auto (rebuilt 7,000 mi ago), 260,000 miles, body in good shape (does have dent in front fender). Says it runs & drives good. Says it has not had a programmer, but was "chipped." Not sure about the last part, but plan on taking along a friend that is more knowledgeable about these trucks than I am. If I decide it makes sense, then will have it checked out by a friend/customer that owns his own auto repair shop.

This would give a full-time, devoted, work truck that I can use for tax purposes.

Any thoughts or comments?
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:21 AM
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if you want a carfax, give me the vin and i;ll post it up for you..
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:32 PM
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Oil pan oil pan oil pan oil pan and oil pan


Those years rust so quick frame rails and all get rusty, lay under the truck and check it with a magnifying glass
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:08 PM
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completely agree with above statements. Oil pan is huge. As you will have to throw down at least 1800 for a new one. The frame on these trucks are notorious for being weak right behind the cab so definately check the frame out very closely. Then also make sure it starts easily and runs good. If all checks out then that would be a good trade because these trucks last a long time when properly maintained
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:05 PM
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if you want a carfax, give me the vin and i;ll post it up for you..
Thanks! Appreciate it!
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:07 PM
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completely agree with above statements. Oil pan is huge. As you will have to throw down at least 1800 for a new one. The frame on these trucks are notorious for being weak right behind the cab so definately check the frame out very closely. Then also make sure it starts easily and runs good. If all checks out then that would be a good trade because these trucks last a long time when properly maintained
Thanks! May have to wait to check it out completely; it's raining like crazy right now.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:49 PM
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In your location I don't think rust on the pan or frame will be much of an issue, but I'd still check it out.

My '99 F350 is at 293K right now, running a programmer since 90K and has pulled 12K+ for most of its life. Besides the normal stuff, its been amazingly reliable...except for the auto trans. If its chipped and you roll the coal too much, you'll kill a stock trans. I killed three (or is it four?). Mine now has a billet converter and a whole bunch of internal mods. I'm still a lot easier on the old girl than I used to be. Whatever you do, don't ever rock it from drive to reverse if you get stuck cuz it will toast the trans in a heartbeat.
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