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93 F350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Herbie, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. Herbie

    Herbie Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Considering buying a 93 F350, Jasper diesel 100K miles, 5 speed?
    Used by a const. company. Cracked bell housing. Other than that I think it's ok. Comes with an 8.5 meyers poly plow used one year, sat one year.
    Don't know much about fords or their diesels, etc. 5 grand for the package.
    Anyone want to weigh in on my 'find'?
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Price seems OK.Maybe have someone give it a good once over.It has a solid front axle,so it should plow well.

    Where is the bellhousing cracked,and any idea why ?
  3. Herbie

    Herbie Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    No I don't know where the housing is cracked. I originally was just looking at the plow. The guy mentioned that they were considering selling the whole thing for 5g's. I asked my mechanic to take a look at it before we move on.
    Wanted to get some more input from relialbe sources, (plowsite and its members;) ), on the deal.
  4. Herbie

    Herbie Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    It's not the bell housing it's the tail housing. Cracked on one of the bottom (facing) fins. Mechanic says it can be welded and should be OK. famous last words:(
    Plan on changing oil, flushing cooling system, what else should be done?:confused:
    Plow has been used one year and sat one year. Plan on changing fluid in it. Anything else?
  5. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Ask when the last time the SCA was checked, and what it was. And if you can check the SCA level in the coolant now. If they do not have a clue what you are talking about then they most likely did not maintain it well. SCA needs to be between 1.5-3.0 If it is real low then the cylinder walls have most likely started to erode from coolant cavitation. You could also do a oil sample. Kinda odd, a tail shaft housing breaking on a 5spd. The autos had a small problem with this but not the stick. Smell the oil, does it smell of diesel? I believe this year also had the dual mass flywheel, and clutch....not the best or strongest. After market replacements are available. I would not weld the trans but rather get a used replacement t/s housing. All in all the IDI engines are very reliable. $5k sounds fine for well maintained truck.
  6. Herbie

    Herbie Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'm forwarding your advice to my mechanic. He'll understand what you just said.:confused:
    Yeah, everyone has said price seems good. Comes with decent plow too. Tires are practically new. I'm due for a good deal, I sick of lemon aid:(
  7. Herbie

    Herbie Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Hey, while I'm at it. These locking hubs. How do I tell if they're auto? Could I run the hubs locked in the entire time during an event? (from job to job etc.).
  8. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    Back in 93 the auto hubs did not have the dial to turn. They were just chrome caps that looked like hubs without the dial. You could leave the hubs locked when traveling between jobs, but it would still steer funny just like as if it were in 4X4.

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,312

    i know the auto hubs had issues

    not locking when putting in 4wd

    my father in law was plowing

    backed up out of a snow pile the right side hub blew apart

    converted to warn hubs