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Old 04-10-2013, 09:15 AM
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New truck.. Got a few q's

Hey guys I'm going to buy a 96 psd with the auto e4od. It has 295k on motor, 20k on tranny. Going to be project because it needs full exhaust plus downpipe. Interior will be striped because its red.(fugly). Want some tips on what I should look at. This'll be my first diesel so please help! Thanks


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Old 04-10-2013, 09:25 AM
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Check oil, check for blow by by flipping the oil fill cap, check turbo for dusting, check trans fluid for being burnt, get receipts on trans, and make sure to do a cold start, check for leaks, and fluid in the valley
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Check oil, check for blow by by flipping the oil fill cap, check turbo for dusting, check trans fluid for being burnt, get receipts on trans, and make sure to do a cold start, check for leaks, and fluid in the valley
He pretty much covered it all!

Question- why flip the cap over? Cant you tell if theres blow by with the smoke that comes out the oil fill?

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Old 04-10-2013, 05:02 PM
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There will almost always be smoke that comes out of it but with the cap flipped over the hole you can see if it has any pressure behind it
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There will almost always be smoke that comes out of it but with the cap flipped over the hole you can see if it has any pressure behind it
OH gotcha, So im assuming pressure = bad?


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Old 04-10-2013, 05:38 PM
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If it blows the cap off while running yes just make sure its not the engine vibration that moves it
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:05 PM
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check turbo turbine fer play: pull off intake boot and grasp the turbine and try to wiggle it, if there is any play ur turbo is goin out.

Do not ferget the blowby check^^
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the info. The steering column is out and has no exhaust/ downpipe or anything. So it's going to be impossible to hear it start. Just going to cross my fingers and hope he's telling the truth and I get a good deal. Anything I need to know about the hpop?
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:47 PM
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Is this gonna be a project or do you need it to be a daily driver? it might look good now, but once you get the juices flowing you may find leaks everywhere. How long has it been sitting unstarted and torn apart?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:10 PM
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seems like a compression check would be a good idea, and still check the turbo, inspect the fluids at least

why is the steering column out
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