Well I got DEAL on a 2001 F350 7.3 Powerstroke diesel F350 Lariat long bed dully. Good thing because it had a few 'issues'. One 'issue' is the oil pan. I figure Ford is NOT going to improve this because it is SUCH a money maker and they seem to have the 125,000-150,000 mile target right on. My 91 F350 with the 460CI V8 needs one @ 145,000 and this truck needs it @ 133,300.
Since in both cases the motor has to be pulled out. It's a GREAT 'money maker' for Ford shops. I asked why this is still an issue and I got 'well the road salt in the area' Is said "What is Ford the only truck that rides over road salt ? I have a 85 Mitsu Starion 237,000 and it does not have any issues ( yes I drive it in the winter also) .
So it's on the books at my Ford Dealer as a 15 HR job. So since the motor is OUT I will have them replace the gaskets around to fix any potential leaks.
Any other issues that can be address while the engine is out?