Recently test drove a 99 F350 XLT 4x4 7.3L PSD manual transmission. Thinking about picking this truck up for pulling our goose neck. Anyone know of any mechanical or other issues with this year/model? Thanks.
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Ok, first, you don't want an early model 99. The turbo is the small one on those. You want March of 99 or after. Also there were other parts on the early ones that are bastards (not cussing here), and were changed on the late 99's and used all through 02 year model, which makes the parts more readily available and cheaper. My 99 has 123000 on it, runs great, and regularly tows 6-14K trailers depending on whether it's mowers, tractors, excavation equipment or horses.
I have a early 99 (see sig) with over 250,000 miles on it now. I have had the truck chipped since the first month that I bought it. The truck is towing loads of 14,000-20,000lbs 5 days a week and once in a while up to 33,000lbs. I have had no big problems with it. I have had the clutch replaced, the master and slave cylinders for the clutch replace, and just maintance stuff, U-joints, ball joints, ect. I would buy it up, they are great trucks!!