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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-12, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! New guy here. I'm looking to purchase a 2012 Ford 350 Club Wagon passenger van I found. Any concerns I should be aware of?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-12, 05:42 PM
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Re: purchasing

Not really, been driving Ford vans for years, they don't have all the creature comfort yours will, as they've all been service vans, but they've been fairly reliable if you take care of them.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Check this out. It's a E250 but most of it is the same. Home

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I had a couple E250 vans, one with the 4.6 and the other with the 5.4.

Only issue I had was at 57,000kms (just within warranty!) the pinion in the rear diff decided to tear itself up in the 4.6L van. Dealer redid the whole rear end, only to have the ring gear fail on account that the tech who did the install didn't set the pre-load properly and the dealer covered the cost of that ($880 for full rebuild) at 82,000kms. It was a 2006 and I sold it two years back with just over 200,000kms and no other issues. The 2007 5.4L E250 had no problems with similar mileage.

It's a bit funny as I looked at a 12 pass E350 (2010) with fairly low miles last week to replace my Durango as a tow machine. It needed a few small fixes (a few seat tears, tires were nearly bald) and the seller wouldn't budge on the price to factor in the problems so I walked away.

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