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post #1 of 5 Old 05-20-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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should i trade???

I'm torn with what to do. I have a 1997 cclb obs 4x4 diesel and wanting to trade for a manual. I was offered a 99 350 with a 7.3 with the problem being that it recently began to have diesel in coolant resovoir. I realize it is either a cracked block or injector cups. It has 291k miles on it but in great shape. It is a 6 speed like I want. I need to know if it is worth it to trade and fix the cups. I have 252k on my truck. Does anyone think this would be a terribly bad idea? I planned on doing the repair myself. Also truck idles rough on start up after sitting and smokes white for about 30 seconds. I realize this is quite
possibly due to the coolant being burnt. Is there another reason for this? Any help and guidance will probably save me a major headache. Thanks.
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injector cups arent terrible if you have the right tools and know how(from what i've heard) it could take some time but if you can get it for cheap, do it! cracked block isnt likely..
if its got original injectors they may be tired, how many miles?
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That was my other concern. It has 291k miles and he is second owner, and as far as he knows they are original. I do know he has had it for 3 or 4 years and I doubt original owner had put new injectors in it due to the lower mileage. I can afford the cups and buying tool and probably would do injector o-rings while I was in there. But new injectors I can not afford. He had no issues prior to noticing the fuel in coolant. I could save up the money to do injectors but the truck might be gone. I paid 5k for my truck I would be trading. So basically I'd be getting the 99 for about 5k plus fix.

Also I need to know if it is safe to drive it home about 250 miles? When I trade him my truck I will won't have a truck to pull it home with.
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Not to sure but I do know I've had 2 99 and they are a hell of a string truck and the body style won't be out dated any time soon

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