|November 27th, 2007, 08:22 PM||#1|
Join Date: 02-04-07
Location: Holt, MI
Got my eye on 2000 F-350 PSD
Anything I should look for to tell if there is a problem? I have never owned a diesel before and don't know that much about them other than how to change a fuel filter and brake pads.
The one I am interested in is a 2000 F-350 XLT 4x4 ext cab short box. PSD automatic. 148,000 miles. The price is $15,000, is that a good price?
The only thing I see wrong with it from the pictures is it has no radio. There was an aftermarket one in it but the previous owner took it out.
It will be my daily driver and be used to haul my cherokee once I can buy a trailer.
Any help will be appreciated.
|November 27th, 2007, 08:27 PM||#2|
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Join Date: 05-03-06
Location: shorty's pants
I think that is the 7.3? I have heard nothing but good things about the 7.3, and what you are looking at is exactly what I will be looking for in a couple of months hopefully. From looking at auto trader and such, that seems to be a good price for that truck.
|November 27th, 2007, 09:17 PM||#3|
it breaks, fix it BIGGER!
Join Date: 04-09-06
Location: Comstock Park
Things to look for:
Has the Cam sensor been replaced?
Engine will stall under 45mph in humid weather
Is their Vibration in the front at high speeds?(70ish),
you will feel a slight vibration in steering wheel on sweeping turns on an e-way
and if so
Have the wheel bearings on the Dana 50 been replaced?
Lift front tire off ground check for movement, left to right and up and down
have the Ball joints been replaced?
Have the front shocks been replaced?
Have the Front rotors been replaced?
Rotors will blister from heavy breaking, and the lamination will seperate causing vibration in braking
Is their any oil leaks around the Turbo, or Turbo Pick up tubes?
Pick up tubes were notorious for leaking, because of the "assembly process" at the factory
These are the things I ran into, but a novice can make the repairs............overall it is a good truck.