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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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Ive been looking for a newer truck to replace my CRam. Well I found a 2001 F-350 near me, thats close to my price range. Its a crew cab short bed single wheel lariat, 7.3 power stroke, 4x4, auto trans... It has about 180k on it and is in somewhat ok condition.

The story behind the truck was that it was used by landscaping business. It was used for towing equipment and in the winter a season or 2 for plowing. It appears to be stock.

When I went to go check it out, I noticed it had a few issues. On startup it appeared to be burning a bit of oil but after about a minute or 2 it went away, it had a frayed serp belt, some oil on the backside of the oil pan, surface rust on the bottom of the doors, slight rust on the bed wheel wells, the rear section of the frame and everything attached to it had surface rust. The inside was in good shape, except that the passenger power mirror, overhead temp/compass, passenger door lock, and gas gauge were not functioning.

I was wondering if anyone else with a F-2/350 has run into any of these problems. I'm on the fence about buying this truck, if I can get the price lower I might consider about buying it, however after looking it over I think the truck has been used hard in its life, and not properly maintained. Am I walking into a maintenance nightmare, or are most of these issues cosmetic and easily repairable?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Old September 10th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #3
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I have this same truck except in for mine being the 2002 model year.
I have not had any of those problems except for the oil leak which turned out to be one of the Turbo oil tubes leaking. The cost to repair was under $200.

I will say though that you need to watch out for the front rotors blistering, the wheel bearings on the front axle, the Cam sensor on the front of the motor, and the front ball joints. All of these items, I have replaced.

I have heard that others have had problems with the transmission, but I am at 102K and have not had issues yet, but I'm sure I will.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #5
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While Nicks truck is nice, Im not really a Fomoco guy. In all reality im looking for a 95-98 GMC/Chevy ext. cab 15/2500 4x4 truck, with an auto and a 350 because their more into my price range. Ive always liked these trucks, and they last a long time, for me at least. However finding 1 that isnt rotten or ungoddly expensive is hard. Im really shooting for about 5k.

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well right now the asking price is around 11.5k, but i think i could get the price down a grand or 2. I like the idea of having a diesel but I'm not really sure about this truck. Its starting to remind my of my CRam
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Old September 10th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #6
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I would pass, because of its former life. I know I worked landscape for 3 years, and we used our trucks the same way, and we worked them HARD. Snowplowing is especially rough on the truck. When you do it commercially with a truck thats not yours, and you've got 10 hours of plowing ahead of you, you fly, reverse-to-drive slams, hit curbs, etc, plus, as you noted, the salt can corrode things bad.

For reference, that white dodge of mine (96 3/4 4x4 V10, 115k miles) was $5k. The deals are out there, if you look enough.
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While Nicks truck is nice, Im not really a Fomoco guy. In all reality im looking for a 95-98 GMC/Chevy ext. cab 15/2500 4x4 truck, with an auto and a 350 because their more into my price range. Ive always liked these trucks, and they last a long time, for me at least. However finding 1 that isnt rotten or ungoddly expensive is hard. Im really shooting for about 5k.


well right now the asking price is around 11.5k, but i think i could get the price down a grand or 2. I like the idea of having a diesel but I'm not really sure about this truck. Its starting to remind my of my CRam
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I would pass, because of its former life. I know I worked landscape for 3 years, and we used our trucks the same way, and we worked them HARD. Snowplowing is especially rough on the truck. When you do it commercially with a truck thats not yours, and you've got 10 hours of plowing ahead of you, you fly, reverse-to-drive slams, hit curbs, etc, plus, as you noted, the salt can corrode things bad.

For reference, that white dodge of mine (96 3/4 4x4 V10, 115k miles) was $5k. The deals are out there, if you look enough.
I would agree with Jason on the way people tread company vehicles. I know our guys at work beat the living piss out of every vehicle and piece of equipment we have. I wouldn't wish for anyone to own our stuff after we've had it.
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I would not buy it for that price with those miles and the history of its working life. any and all plow trucks get beat on as for rust on the bottom of the doors and frame that is typical with that kind of millage. I have rust starting on the inside of the bottom of my doors and it is a 2001 with 89k. All the 7.3 oil pans rust out that is very very typical and if i am not mistaken you have to pull the motor to replace it. other than that it is a great motor and in my opinion the best deisel ever made. Like Ford Flareside said ball joints are allmost a garuntee have to fix especially if it was a plow truck Ford did not even rate crew cab deisels to plow till 04 when the 6.0 came out.


I would not buy it.

Talk to chevotass he has a 95-97 chevy s/c 8'box 2500 deisel he wants to sell.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #10
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Don't bother there are alot of those trucks to choose from. I had very few problems with my 02 F250 + it was the last year for the 7.3.

Do you need a one ton? Consider a F250 if you don't they still ride hard unloaded but not as hard as a one ton :)
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Old September 10th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #11
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Don't bother there are alot of those trucks to choose from. I had very few problems with my 02 F250 + it was the last year for the 7.3.

Do you need a one ton? Consider a F250 if you don't they still ride hard unloaded but not as hard as a one ton :)
im gonna pass on the truck, its out of my price range. Im gonna stick to finding a mid 90's GMC/Chevy. I like them better.
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