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Old 04-29-2010, 20:07   #1 (permalink)
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Purchasing a 2005 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab...any inputs?

The car was inspected by the Ford dealership. I am not in a position to be able to go inspect it. It has 108,000 miles, 6.0L diesel, in beautiful shape. And the inspection only revealed an EGR valve that the seller is going to have replaced.

Anything else I should be looking for?

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Old 05-01-2010, 07:55   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Purchasing a 2005 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab...any inputs?

Talked with the dealership who did the inspection. They said the code that popped was the EGR "general" code and they don't know exactly what it is until they investigate, which they did not do. They said it could be the EGR cooler or the valve, they don't know.

Should I purchase this truck knowing that it potentially has an EGR cooler problem? Ie, is replacing the EGR cooler/oil cooler and all related components a job for a home "mechanic"? I turn a few wrenches, however I am not a mechanic. But if it's one of those jobs that straightforward, but just takes a while to complete, I can swing it.

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Re: Purchasing a 2005 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab...any inputs?

Seriously, no thoughts or advice on this purchase?
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Old 05-09-2010, 18:34   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Purchasing a 2005 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab...any inputs?

That's one thing I've never had to do is EGR work. However with the diesel I'm sure it'll be slightly more complex. I'd negotiate a deal with the seller/dealer to fix it properly for the sale. If they say it'll be $200-500 in parts, tell them to duduct that with labour off the selling price, or shop elsewhere. I wouldn't buy a vehicle that's not mechanically sound. Frankly, I wouldn't sell a vehicle that's not mechanically sound as the EGR could be hiding other problems that might pop up after...never know. Buying used, make sure it's problem free or walk away, as there's a lot more to check out in the used market.
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Thanks, great input I will let you know how it turns out.
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Re: Purchasing a 2005 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab...any inputs?

Buy an extended warranty that covers all engine and tranny completely. My truck is getting the EGR cooler replaced right now and it's not cheap. Hopefully I won't have any more issues.
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