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Old 02-02-2009, 10:31 PM
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Moment of truth.

So, tomorrow morning I am going to take my truck to my local Diesel shop for it's first visit.
On the agenda we have ( I assume ) a scan or two and a little probing and prodding. I will ask them what they will do.....and I'm sure they will say......buzz test, contribution test, check this check that....blah,blah,blah, so what I'm wondering is if I'm going to spend $250.00 to get them to read codes for 20 minutes ( which I can't stand doing ) what else could they do with the remaining 1 hour and 40 minutes that they're going to have my truck for?
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:32 PM
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Have them do an over all inspection, makes sure the do a buzz test and combustion test.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:36 PM
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By combustion test....do you mean compression test?
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:16 PM
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$250 to read codes? What did you ask them to do? Seems way steep just to look over a truck.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:04 PM
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I just had my truck "gone over" here.....68.00 for a fairly thorough and codes and a contribution test. Did not do the compression test.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:15 PM
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Turns out the total cost was 161.34.....however, they found that the engine and tranny were essentially worn out after on 51,000 miles. And the previous owner put some additive in the engine to disguise the blowby. So I guess the overall cost is going higher and higher........
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:33 PM
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Turns out the total cost was 161.34.....however, they found that the engine and tranny were essentially worn out after on 51,000 miles. And the previous owner put some additive in the engine to disguise the blowby. So I guess the overall cost is going higher and higher........


How so?
That's all they said? It is worn out?
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:41 PM
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Man the PO must have been pouring sand in there
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Find a new place to go... I bet they had a fresh long block to sell you too, for a "smokin deal"
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:25 PM
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I agree with csipsd.....you had to run without an airfilter at all to dust an engine that early.....I can buy a worn out trans - heavy towing, not watching temp or changing filter....but the motor?
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