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What to look for on a used truck.

Im looking at a used 97 250 4x4 powerstroke 5spd, its showing 188K on it.

Are there any certain points I should check out that might not be obvious to someone who hasnt spent any time around an older powerstroke.

I know its going to have some things that will need work, I have just come to expect that when buying used. What should I look for that should have been replaced.

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http://powerstrokehelp.com/PSD_common/common_main.asp

This guy has an excellent video series on what to look for when buying a used PSD. The link at the top of the above page is for purchasing a used one.
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http://powerstrokehelp.com/PSD_common/common_main.asp

This guy has an excellent video series on what to look for when buying a used PSD. The link at the top of the above page is for purchasing a used one.

Not much info on the OBS.......

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Not much info on the OBS.......
What is OBS?
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Old Body Style. '94-'97 model Power Strokes are referred to as OBS. It won't be long before the '98-'04 models are referred to as the same.

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Ok, thanks. I'm new to the diesel world and hadn't seen that acronym before.
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http://powerstrokehelp.com/PSD_common/common_main.asp

This guy has an excellent video series on what to look for when buying a used PSD. The link at the top of the above page is for purchasing a used one.
Man, that website has more knowledge than I have time to soak up, but I'm working on it!

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