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I don't know anything about that diesel engine, but if I were reading about problems with any engine in a certain year range, especially if it were diesel, I'd be vary wary of it. With gas engines, parts are a lot cheaper and if something goes, you can replace it for less.

The diesels seem to be in their own orbit that can cost 5 to 10 times as much for parts.
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I would look for 7.3L they are great. I get 19mpg highway and 13mpg city (1995 F350 crew cab, 8feet bed, srw) one thing to look at is the oil pan they rust out and cost $1200-$4500

the 6.0L is a good motor but buy one with more than 90k because if they are going to have a problem most of the time its before then.

any plow truck older than 5 years will have problems (and some new ones too) brake lines hate salt. Some times buying a truck thats cheap and needs work is a good thing because you know whats new and you have a few years before it needs it again. Most parts stores have life time warranty and used trucks don't.

make sure to have a back up truck. You can work out a deal with another business to cover your plows if your truck is down and you do the same for them.
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So I looked at a clean chevy 02 2500hd today. It was in nice condition with 53k on the 6.0 motor and a new water pump. The dealer told me if I paid in cash I could take it home but when I had the $7600 in my pocket reneged because of liability. This was a 250 mile round trip. I wasnt trying to come back tuesday with plates.
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I just got the chevy trans rebuilt about a week ago. I shopped around and was going to go with a jasper remans but ended up finding a small shop to rebuild it for $1800.

Now I might auction off my dump truck. I'm looking at 2 f350 utility bodies with the 7.3 powerstrokes. I would like to go diesel and I heard nothing but bad news about the 6.0, 6.7 and 6.4.
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