1986 Ford F350 Dual Wheels 6.9L Turbo
Some fuel pump problems.
Currently has 340,000 miles & is low 1+ quart at every oil change. Aftermarket turbo added in 1992 ($2,800), made a big improvement in power. Still pulls great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 1999
Ford 350 may be a work horse, but does have flaws one is that the steering is incase in cast and has one tendency to snap thus losing your ability to shifty from park to driving. This is the column shift selector tube which the plunger transmission control select rides in. It is a common problem with ford steering columns is that they used the magnesium casting. Uniquely enough that particular part doesn't have a part number because they make you buy the complete assembly of pieces that go inside. The truck in itself is great work horse though I agree mine has 174,000 miles on it and this is the first piece on it I have had to replace.
With that turbo, you're going to need a new engine soon. almost all our 6.9 diesels we rebuild at our shop have had turbos, and it ruins your rings, heads and God knows what else.