You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!
A couple years back, I bought an F250 7.3 diesel that rapidly developed a hydro-lock, which only slightly less rapidly took down the whole engine. I have been truckless since then.
Now I'm back in the market for another F250 and have wised up a bit and will be doing a pre-sale inspection of the truck prior to purchase from private party (maybe dealer). I'm looking at 1990-1996 F250, diesel only.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a Portland metro area place to get this pre-sale inspection done? I've used Parkrose Auto and Truck Repair (105th and Sandy) and like them alright. Also used Campbell Automotive (70th and Glisan), didn't like them so much.
From reading on these forums, it looks like I should pay special attention to the transmission and seals, and of course I will be paranoid about hydro-lock symptoms too.
In that year model range, I would opt for a 460 gas powered truck.........Not much the old 460 can't do in the power category.
93 F-250HD SC 460 E4OD
96 Explorer Limited 4.0 V-6 OHV
93 Ranger Splash 2.3 5spd only 51,000 miles!
84 Ranger 4x4 2.8 V-6 5spd......needs a new TK-5 trans, PM if you have one!
Oregon Assistant Chapter leader: To join the Oregon Chapter, click HERE
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.