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Old 01-15-2010, 07:05 AM
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HELP! Looking to buy new truck: owner says pass side harn needs replaced??

Guy says that the pass. side harness needs to be replaced due to the valve cover gasket leaking and the oil eating the wire harness. He says he'll give me the new gasket, harness and glow plugs. Also side up pipe is cracked and said that the truck runs fine but after a while it "acts" like its running hot due to the uppipe? He says it acts like it gets hot after a lot of stop and go traffic. Says it starts chugging a little bit in stop and go traffic

Easy fix? Sounds like up pipe, valve cover gasket and thats all as far as getting the truck to run good right? Does this condition sound like it can be driven on for a little while until its fixed?

Matt


EDIT: The truck is a '99 (dunno about late or early), long bed, single cab, 4x4, auto. Receipts for LOTS of work in past year or two.

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Old 01-15-2010, 07:26 AM
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the valve cover gasket and glow plugs are easy enough to replace but the other stuff you described would scare me clear off of it!
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:29 AM
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I've heard GPs are a *****, but the cover gasket and uppipe would be a piece of cake I think. I dunno about the harness though
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The harness is built into the valve cover gasket...
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glow plugs arent hard at all, 10mm deep well socket is all thats needed
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:59 PM
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If they're that easy to replace why doesn't the seller replace them so the truck runs fine? I'd be cautious...
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Thanks for the help guys.. I appreciate it

The reason the guy doesnt care to fix the truck is because he has a nice dually now
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And he might not know how to do it himself.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:05 AM
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I replaced the glow plugs, under VC harnesses and GPR, none were challenging at all. Just a little more involved than doing plugs on a gasser
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Thanks brother! Good info to know. For some reason I thought I remember it being tough
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