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post #1 of 7 Old 10-12-2009, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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a couple newb questions

thanks for the help on my last post but i missed the sale..he sold it 2 quick

i finally sold my truck tho and im lookin at a few from about 95-97.

ive heard from friends that i need to stay away from auto tranny's on a diesel..is that true? i found a good deal on one thats auto with a rebuilt tranny and turbo. it also has a leak from the valve cover..and idk if thats an easy fix or something big to worry about. here is the link if u want to further chek it out and. he said he'll take 4500 for it but its about a 9 hr drive for me.

i just want a stroke bad but dont wanna rush it and make a mistake.

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Nothing wrong with an auto tranny in a diesel, as long as your not constantly abusing it.

Typical cummins owner.

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theres the link sorry i forgot to put it in.
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how many miles?

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he said 236k on the body but 30 or 40k on the tranny..
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Well, the leak under the valve cover I'm not sure about, so I'll let others chime in on that.

Other than that, he's done a bit of the usual stuff.(DP & exhaust, chip, gauges) Intake? (stock?, aftermarket?, diy?)

236K isn't too bad. 30k-40k on a rebuilt tranny isn't too bad either. But did he just get a standard rebuild? Or a tranny built to take serious performance?

All in all, I'd say that if he'd take $4,500, it's probably not that bad of a deal, so long as the leak from under the valve cover isn't a biggie.

Does he have records/ receipts for his upgrades and maintenance? What was his maintenance schedule? What's he done?

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Well, the leak under the valve cover I'm not sure about, so I'll let others chime in on that.

Other than that, he's done a bit of the usual stuff.(DP & exhaust, chip, gauges) Intake? (stock?, aftermarket?, diy?)

236K isn't too bad. 30k-40k on a rebuilt tranny isn't too bad either. But did he just get a standard rebuild? Or a tranny built to take serious performance?

All in all, I'd say that if he'd take $4,500, it's probably not that bad of a deal, so long as the leak from under the valve cover isn't a biggie.

Does he have records/ receipts for his upgrades and maintenance? What was his maintenance schedule? What's he done?

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