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Buying Used F250

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by fordtruck661, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Hi guys Im going to Look/buy a 2000 F250 powerstroke XLT super cab 4x4. It has 177000 miles on it and he is asking $10000 for it. Good deal? Keep in mind Im driving 2 1/2 hours to go see it. It looks to be in good condition.

    Also I need some tips on things to look for to know it is a good truck. any help will be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    It's well under Kelly Blue Book.
     
  3. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Its not as good of a deal as we got on our crew cab 03 with 7.3l and 200k, but sounds like a good deal none the less. Check out the oil pan as they like to rust out (just replaced ours on the 03), the right way to replace it is to remove the engine, we found a diesel guy to do ours on the side for $1200 pulling the engine. Speaking of rust, check the rear wheel wells as they rust out the box above the wheel. People will sometimes cover them up with fender flares to hide the rust, or say its just been fixed but it will come back. Also ask about the trans and see if anything has been done. They are known for weak torque converters and loosening valve body bolts witch usually causes a real soft (almost not noticeable) 2nd to 3rd shift. Also check over the ball joints (wear often) and front wheel bearings (hub assembly, expensive) as they have sometimes have issues. They are GREAT trucks with some easy aftermarket mods, it will be bullet proof
     
  4. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Im going to try to talk him down to $9000 but I will go up to $9500.

    as for the oil pan I am hoping that it is in good shape or that he has already replaced it same with the trans (The most important thing to ask about and I forget to ask:realmad: but oh well)

    I also plan on finding a good used plow to put on

    Thanks for the fast response and keep the info cumming
     
  5. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Hey guys I just call the guy and told him im going to have to go tomorrow.

    But anyways Do you think driving 2 1/2 hours to look at a truck is worth it? I have been looking for around 4 months (I am very picky on what i want) and this truck has almost everything i want. Also when i called i asked about the oil pan and he said that it has not been replaced and it does have some bubbles on it. As for the trans he said he had just changed the oil and that it is running good.

    So with that said what do you think about having to drive 2 1/2 hours. and how much longer would you think the oil pan will last? (seeing that Im going to be clearing all my money buying this truck and a plow)
     
  6. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    If you clean up the rust on the pan, paint it and then keep spraying it with a sticky penetrating film like Fluid Film or Castle Endura it could easily last for years to come. I have sprayed my '01 7.3 oil pan with the Endura on it for years and it still does not have any rust on it.
     
  7. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    It's worth the drive if that's the truck you want and can't find it any closer.
     
  8. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    That sounds like a great idea I just hope it is not to the point where this will not help
     
  9. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Well Just bought the truck ended up at $9750 it look good and clean the guy has taken good care of it and has put lots of new and after market parts on it. :D

    Now the hunt for a plow! Do you guys think a 7 1/2 foot plow will work on this truck or is it too small. I do not want to go any bigger than a 8 foot thow.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Congrats on the truck.
    7.5' is a toy. Waste of time IMO. I would be looking at an 8.5' or even a 9'. The weight difference is very small but the work difference is huge.
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Ditto:nod:
     
  12. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Thanks guys Im going crazy wanting to go pick this thing up.:yow!: I plan on getting a 8' plow Im only plowing some driveways for know. and I will get some pictures up some time this weekend when I get home with it.
     
  13. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 185

    I have a 7.5 that came off a f 250 2001 I will sell for 1700 in great shape this will be small but I would put wings on it and use it. The problem is plow is in ohio. I could ship it for about $200 LTL I would think.
     
  14. fordtruck661

    fordtruck661 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 404

    Well here she is

    Truck 1.jpg

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    Truck 5.jpg
     
  15. Skitzo

    Skitzo Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 3

    Nice looking sled, if you have any oil pan problems check out damiendiesel1 on youtube, he has a nice product. I know a few people who have done it.