Re: How much does an F250 7.3 weigh?
a word of advice to ya Chris. by al means drive the truck. i knwo you cant break but you can downshift which will be as close to a break as you can get. check all the fluid levels and how they look. if somehting is very cloudy or has water droplets in it, just pass that truck up. trust me, i passed on several trucks befofe i baught my own truck. also check under the truck for any oil stains or coolant puddles. if you see them and they are thick or big, pass it up. you'll end up, more than likely, replacin the rear seal or rear main. i had to do that (luckily my dealer paid for it) them seals are very expensive to install. also check the belts to make sure they aint cracked or loose. check all gauges, and play with everything you can. you might also want to cehck the fuel tanks to make sure they aint leakin. when you drive it (slow) shift normal than just about peel out on a straight away to see how it performs. make it rumble. also make sure the fuel tank switch works, wind shield wipers, blinkers, etc etc. i know im borin you but you need a truck that will last you. ask me how i know to check for these things...i'll tell you becasue i didnt check tehm until i took my truck home and you guessed it, i paid dearly for it. but hey, im gonna have a bad ass truck after my fresh paint, stacks, and propane along with new apolstery.
im like you, im not old enough to drive yet. (will be this comin november).............Gibson
new newer rig: '05 greyish/balckish Ford F-350 XLT Lariat, Crew Cab, 6.0L PowerStroke, Fx4, Leather and all the electric goodies besides a moon roof, auto trans, 3:73's, leveling kit. SCT Looney Tune stacked with Edge Juice with Attitude, and 4" turbo back exhaust. 91K.... blew HPOP and headgaskets. In shop for now. maybe by the 8th ill have her back with new long block! sweet!
newer rig: late '99 Red Ford F-350 PowerStroke, 4x4, CC, 4r100 Auto Trans, 3:73's, Stage Coach Conversion, 4" DP to 5" up to 6" stack, aFe Stage II intake, DP Tuner 4pos chip, dFUSER oil crossover line, 10K mod, AIC controller, '06 18" King Ranch Wheels. 225K.
new rig: CUMMINS POWERED '95 F-350 XLT, crew cab, Blue & white, ZF5-speed, 4x4 with auto locking hubs, 4:10 gears, 283K miles, 3" DP to 5" exhaust, Auto Meter A-pillar 3-gauge pod with EGT, Water temp and oil pressure.