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How far would you go? I might be traveling from Houston to Dallas to help for a few days a week, something like 400+ miles one way.
 

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How far would you go? I might be traveling from Houston to Dallas to help for a few days a week, something like 400+ miles one way.
Without travel compensation? NO WAY!
I routinely travel 100-200 miles for WO's, but I always collect travel charges.
 

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Not sure about compensation, haven't gotten that far yet. I might and more than likely would get it as well as per diem on top of hotel and fuel paid.

I drive 100-200 miles a day everyday for work just in the Houston area already but at least I come home every day. This would require two to three days straight of being in Dallas. :confused:
 

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Not sure about compensation, haven't gotten that far yet. I might and more than likely would get it as well as per diem on top of hotel and fuel paid.

I drive 100-200 miles a day everyday for work just in the Houston area already but at least I come home every day. This would require two to three days straight of being in Dallas. :confused:
Who's paying for all that gas?:confused:
 

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Well, with my last company they'd give me one tank a week, with this new company I receive a trip charge of $30 per call/install plus I'm sure they'd pay for petrol to and from Dallas.
 

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You know this already but I'm picking this up this coming week, what I'll be driving to Dallas and back. Gas will be paid by company. That's a lot of petrol!

I love this truck. I didn't want to turn around and return it when I test drove it this last weekend. :D
 

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Doc, is that truck a diesel? I bought a '05 f250 crew cab 4x4 brandy new and drove it for almost 7 years. It was a great truck. Had a couple of hiccups with the 6.0 diesel, but all in all, it wasn't that bad. I traded it in for a 2012 F350 and LOVE this truck!
 

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PPP, not a diesel, the 5.4 Triton gas motor. And I'm not sure I'll be buying that truck andy longer. I spoke with my boss and a few friends and they're all saying to go for a diesel. Now it's down to these two (plus that 5.4 pictured if I want it but it's not an extended cab).


I think that for the amount of driving I'll be doing that the diesel would be best. Plus they say that the 7.3 diesel only breaks in at around 150k miles, that it go to over 300k and many do last for well over that.

2001 7.3 Powerstroke Super Duty F250 Automatic 140k miles.


1999 F250 7.3 Super Duty 7.3 power Stroke 174k miles. Standard, new clutch.
 

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If you are buying a Ford diesel stay away from the 6.0.

The 7.3s run a long time.
Plenty of guys have gotten up into the 900,000 plus range with theirs.

I had one with 232k on it until some one wrecked me. It ran like a champ.
 

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Sweet! Nice truck Doc.

The trick with these diesels is trying to keep the tread on the rear tires, it seems to disappear:confused:
 

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She is sweet, and angry as hell when you punch the pedal, loud and fast. Equipped with a K & N cold air intake filter and a tranny shift kit. By the time you hit the pedal to pass she's already overtaken everyone. Very responsive adorned with pure power. Mirrors and running boards upgraded from a 2010 Super Duty. Came with a Rawsom Koenig locking tool box and keys.

I just picked her up tonight. My first diesel, a practice diesel you could say.


 

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I'm on my 3rd 2000 F250 with diesel.


Reliable every day for me.
 

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I'm on my 3rd 2000 F250 with diesel.


Reliable every day for me.

I've driven the truck maybe 25 miles total and I'm pretty certain I won't be going back to gasoline. Night and day difference.
 

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I've driven the truck maybe 25 miles total and I'm pretty certain I won't be going back to gasoline. Night and day difference.




Yup, once you go oil burner you never go back to spark plugs.

Not willingly!



Wait until the extra power bug bites you.
With just the simple addition of a chip or tuner those trucks will not feel the same.
If you start adding lots of power and/or pulling heavy you will want bigger exhaust and gauges.
Then comes the trans rebuild to hold that power to the ground.

And the $$$$$$$$$$$$ keep rolling........... out of your pocket.

lol


I've got a mild 60 hp bump on mine. 4x4 with 6 spd trans.
18.4 mpg has happened with proper operation of the right foot.
 

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:D:D:D
I got bit within a couple months of buying my '99 Powerstroke, and still haven't found a cure for the itch!




No such thing as a woman too pretty or too much power in your pickup.



Plenty of coin to buy toys helps control the itch. lol

My tuner will do 60, 80 and 100 hp settings. I tow nearly every day of the summer for work, and plenty of days in the winter along with
plowing snow. I don't need the 100 hp setting. I had it set on 80 with my previous truck that got wrecked last summer. It had a slush box
and the 80 seemed to roll it along nicely. This one with the manual Feels like its about the same as the other one at 80.
 

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Yup, once you go oil burner you never go back to spark plugs.

Not willingly!



Wait until the extra power bug bites you.
With just the simple addition of a chip or tuner those trucks will not feel the same.
If you start adding lots of power and/or pulling heavy you will want bigger exhaust and gauges.
Then comes the trans rebuild to hold that power to the ground.

And the $$$$$$$$$$$$ keep rolling........... out of your pocket.

lol


I've got a mild 60 hp bump on mine. 4x4 with 6 spd trans.
18.4 mpg has happened with proper operation of the right foot.
I'm already saving for new tranny. Not that it needs it but I know it'll go well before the motor does.

Here's some more pics of the truck. I picked it up for $5400 cash, well under the KBB 'fair' value of a little over 8k, 'fair' being the lowest level KBB offers. I'd suspect the truck to be in at the very least KBB 'good' value range I'd assume.
















 
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