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Old 09-16-2016, 03:08 AM
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Advice on truck purchase?

Hey what's up guys, normally hangout in the OBS 7.3 section.

Been looking for a 7.3 to drive in the winter. My OBS is mint and I don't drive it in the winter. That liquid salt stuff kills everything.

Anyways, I found a 99 F350 7.3 6 speed extended cab long bed for sale for $2,000. Owner says it needs manifolds, and glow plugs. Has 230k miles on it.

What should I be looking for? My biggest concern is manifolds. I know they're a royal PITA and I want to make sure the bolt hole castings didn't rot off the block.

Anything else I should check for besides the obvious and blow-by?

Thanks!

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At $2000 I would probably look past most things except for the obvious like blowby or a dusted turbo. Most things can be fixed, especially for that price and if you are just looking for a winter daily driver.

Check the frame for structural integrity too.
 
 
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