name is Justin live here in mission hills. not too great at introducing myself.
i used to own 2 ford rangers a 94 and a 08. sold the 94 ranger and got a 2008... had it about 2yrs until someone decided to pay more attention to there bag of food from Wendys than the road resulting in them t boning me in a intersection at 50 mph..that started the truck search all over again after the wreck insurance junk was settled. i spent basically 6 months searching from Santa Barbra to to sandy eggos looking for the right 7.3L diesel that was not trashed.
i found my 2003 f250 xlt super cab long bed 4x4 7.3L diesel little over a year ago down on a dealer lot in Fullerton. it was first sold from vista ford in Oxnard and judging by all the rock dings and mud under it i assume it stayed in the Oxnard farm fields for most of its life.
i have been lurking around reading some here and there on the trucks. with my rangers i was very active on some ranger forums and knew the trucks quite well i.e. parts interchange etc. now i get to relearn the same info with the superdutys
i got away from the forums got tired of the drama and the kids that owned rangers, seems like most of you guys around here are older or at least mellower
so thats about all i got! lol just working out the bugs truck now has 190k miles i got it with 168k i believe, it runs strong and now im just working out the bugs of worn out parts. AC compressor crapped out Wednesday, broke my left front upper leaf spring Wednesday hydro boost is leaking haha always something! oh and sometime get the transmission replaced as i have no 1st or reverse gear haha this damn truck is an expearance...
Welcome aboard to the SoCal crew! Good folks here.
I'm just south of you in Reseda, and have a 2000 CC/LB with a 7.3. I spend a bunch of time over in the 7.3-specific forum here, and would encourage you to do the same. There's a lot to be learned about these trucks, and the folks there are real good at problem-solving.
If you've seen something on your truck, the chances are VERY good that somebody else has seen it before you and has a fix worked out already.
Virtually no ego problems there, either. Not necessarily older (though some of us are), but tending to be a bit more mature, and we kinda' "self-police".
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Last edited by wpnaes; 11-28-2011 at 08:45 PM.
Reason: Joe doesn not equal Justin! Don't read well on Mondays...
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