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Power Stroke Diesel repair question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by A1 Grass, Mar 28, 2003.

  1. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    I am looking at a '96 F250 XLT PSD. It may need the following and I am NOT familiar w/diesel.

    Slight grind into 3rd (Man trans). Synchroniser?

    Rear pinion seal?

    It has 200,000 miles.
  2. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,124

    Hey A1, this is an opinion only, so take it for what it's worth. With those miles on the truck, and those problems, unless they're almost giving it away, I'd stay away from it. Plenty of Powerstrokes have more miles on them, but 200,000 miles is getting up there for that engine. You can expect problems with glow plugs, fuel pumps, water pumps, and other misc. parts - none of which are cheap on that engine. I wish I'd known you were looking. I have a '97 F350 dually with a 12' flatbed I was thinking of selling. It's got 160,000 miles on it, but has had all the problems I've addressed above all ready handled, including a rebuilt transmission. But the truck is in Missouri now...

  3. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 726

    Synchros and a new rear seal are VERY minor.
  4. A1 Grass

    A1 Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 330

    So would it be worth checking out if it's under $7000?
  5. Brickman

    Brickman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,249

    A1 I would think so. At the same time consider how much you want to spend should the things Randy mentioned need work. And I have not personally seen all the problems that some people have.

    Of course if you can talk the guy down in price that will be a plus too.
  6. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 726

    Give him $6,000 and run with it.
  7. Imow4u2

    Imow4u2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 377

    Ask him how the cooling system has been maintained. Get a water sample and an oil sample have them tested. For that kind of money you can't go wrong. If you have any othr ?'s hop over to thedieselstop.com I'll see you there!

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