i bought mine off lease @ 140,000 miles, rear leafs broke before I could put any weight in it, winter came, it wouldn't start unless plugged in. Changed the entire glow plug system and still no start, drive shaft failed, transmission failed, front hub bearing failed, cup holder face broke, and the cabin had wind noise from the doors. I finally gave up throwing money at an expensive diesel truck. I will never own another computer controlled diesel; it never had a trouble code and no one could figure out the cold start problem... dealer told me the engine was worn out and needed to be replaced @140,000 miles. The transmission is one year & one model only and usually has to be ordered from Ford.
Truck had good power, rode beautiful, wasn't too bad on fuel considering it was 7.3 litre's. Cabin was nice manual locking hubs are great. Solid front axle has Chevys IFS beat hands down. but the transmission is the weak link and VERY expensive to replace in the 99 F-350 model.
Better quality control. F-350 should not fall apart @140,000 miles. Worst part was cold starts anything below 32 degrees F was near impossible to start unless plugged in overnight. Transmission in the 99 F-350 is one year, one model only and a replacement is very expensive and usually only direct from Ford!
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