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Old 07-05-2019, 12:03 AM
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Hey Guys,

Getting ready to pick up an 04 with 66k. Have only had diesels and a 6.2. Anything I should look at or do for the 5.4? Its a 1 owner, seems to be good to go all around. It's a lifted FX4 with 35's, not sure on the gearing.

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Old 07-09-2019, 12:17 AM
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Nice looking truck---I'm guessing you've removed the For Sale sign by now?

If you can't verify the plugs have been changed around 50K miles I'd plan on doing that soon---following a good procedure and using a torque wrench would assure a job well done. I'd flush the transmission according to Mark K's tutorial but I hate replacing those so maybe that's just me?

Or course fuel and air filter, oil change if that's not been done according to the recommended interval. If you have access to a good A/C guy maybe have him/her check the refrigerant charge so that doesn't prematurely crap out on you.

Otherwise drive it like you own it and happy motoring!
 
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Drain a small amount of coolant into a clear plastic or glass jar. Look for particles and color. When was the last coolant service?

Check the brake fluid reservoir. When was it flushed?

look for even tire wear.
 
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That a clean truck. Nice find. (speaking from a salt belt experience buying trucks... you still have rocker panels!)
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:29 AM
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Clean Superduty

Got it home yesterday. Seller said it's been garage kept and only seen rain and salt a couple times. Thanks for the input. Will be contacting the dealership it was serviced at then focus on the maintenance stuff.
It's darn near a replica of my previous 04, minus the 6.0.
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