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You will want to ask about the SCA's in the coolant and maintenance history for it.
Anything over 150k miles will probably not need, but want, an Injector pump, injector and return fuel line replaced. Around $700 if you do the work yourself for the whole system.
Pull the oil fill cap while its warm & running and see how much blow-by it's got
The early E40D are pretty sensitive if worked hard and not taken care of. If it has a 5'er or ball in the bed and no tranny cooler, ask the person about the history of the tranny.
Glow Plug systems can be tricky until you've got your mind rapped around how it works. Glow plugs will mushroom in the head if they are not Beru's, not always but there is the risk.
The IDI's require some type of fuel additive w/ Low Sulpher Diesel to keep the IP and injectors alive.
Other than that the IDI's are pretty rock solid and make good power, not snap your neck from whiplash power, but haul just about anything you'll ever want to @ 50mph power. They're also really forgiving of alternative fuels.
Look for a 93 or 94 turbo model, much better power and economy than the non's
2K3 EXCURSION 7.3L 4x4 EDDIE BAUER 107K miles as of 06-13-07
AFE Stage II / 4" MBRP exhaust / DP-Tuner F5 (Stock, 60hp Tow, 80hp Econo, 120hp race & High Idle) / Quadzilla Commander/ATS Housing
Running homebrewed BioDiesel and custom SVO kit for 70k miles.:Thumbup:
Misc. Mods: ZooDad/By-Pass Oil Filter/203* T-Stat/Coolant Filter/HPX/CCV Reroute/Tranny Filter/Foil Delete/Stereo Stuff/ITP Reg Return/Non-EBPV Pedistal and Exhaust Housing/Adjustable Waste Gate Controller/
"If you love your motorcycle, set it free. If it comes back to you it was probably a high-side."
I'LL TRY TO KEEP UP, BUT THE EXCURSION IS A BIG GIRL AND BIG GIRLS DON'T LIKE TO MOVE FAST.