1995 powerstroke turbo question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Ben's Landscape, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am looking at a newer truck its a 1995 f 250 powerstroke with 63k miles on it original and its very clean no rust, rot, dents, scratches etc.

    The guy told me he has done a turbo on it already. is this because ford recomends rebuilding it at 50k miles(im going off of what he told me)?
    Or is it just because the truck did a lot of short driving and the turbo didnt last as long?

    Thanks
     
  2. TYCINC

    TYCINC LawnSite Member
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    unless he has recipts proving parts/labor. . visibly its kinda hard to tell short of puliing off the intake and checking the fins of the impellar. . .

    Those trucks go for hundreds of thousands of miles without major breakdowns- like the turbo- auto transmissions dont seem to be as fortunate. .
     
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That is a bunch of bull. I have owned 14 Powerstroke diesels, all with over 250000 miles on them when I sold them. Not even one of them ever had a turbo rebuild, and it is not recommended by Ford.
     
  4. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ok so sould i be worried that it has been done? was he trying to cover something up? The truck seemed very responsive and the turbo sounded like it was spooling nicely i got on the highway and steped on it
     
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would just wonder why it needed a turbo rebuild at such low mileage. That is very uncommon. If it was due to some abuse or neglegt, how bad is the rest of the engine. If it was just a fluke, well, then I would not worry about it.
    I would want to know who did the turbo work, so you can be sure it was done by someone who knew what they were doing.
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Oh, I would be real suspecious of a truck that old, with such low miles. That seems somewhat too good to be true.
     
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ok letÂ’s look at the problem because there might be one undetected
    I would get a set of these gauges to monitor what goes on for a turbo to fail at 50k
    # one turbo destroyer is heat if oil is not getting to that turbo life on it will be cut short that is what looks like on this case :waving::waving::waving::waving:

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  8. Ben's Landscape

    Ben's Landscape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    thanks for the advice! i do know the truck is in great shape, the motor had no smoke, no knocks and was very clean. didnt even smoke when i steped on it to get on the highway. I do also know the truck did a lot of farm driving such as around the farm so it never really was worked. also the truck had a very miticous owner that used to even armor all the vinyl floors hahaha. The turbo was done by ford at a dealer. so maybe it was just a fluke recal type of deal

    Thats what i thought it was too good to be true until i saw it in person and there is no rips or wear on any of the knobs for heat or accessories, you can tel the truck was not painted or fixed in any way. truck was always kept in the barn when not driven its crazy!

    Those autometer gauges look sick! where did you get the pilliar gauge mount if i buy the truck im doing that
     
  9. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Turbos last pretty long I'd say longer than most trucks do. See if you can get an OASIS report from Ford on it. I'm not sure how far they go back but its worth a try.
     
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
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    I say go for it!
     

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