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Old 02-06-2009, 12:36 PM
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99 psd with 260k

ok boys i need your help agian. i found a early 99. (6/98) the doors where unlocked so i helped myself to look at interior and under the hood. and it has 266k on it and the body looks decent. the interior is average for that many miles. but the thing that gets me is how dirty the engine is. i mean its good that he didnt polish the thing up that i know what iam buying but here are the pics


this is the dirty part right on the intake. like the clamps are loose. is this a bad sign???? i know some about the psd and have been reading about all the leaks and major problems with tranny/converter, injectors, and things. but what does this oil mean?? it almost seems normal to me
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or does this mean that the turbo is blowing oil out the seals?
checked the oil and its dirty and alittle low
tranny fluid looks clean and does not smell burnt
needs brakes rotors look kinda crappy. tires are brand new tho

i havent got to start it yet, i called the guy and set up a time tomarrow night so i could start her up and see if it starts cold and misses or smokes white or black and all that stuff and if the tranny is good.

OH and he wants 5500 bucks but i think i can get him down some
thanks for the input in advance!!!!
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:40 PM
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That is what driving 260K without doing the CCV Mod will do!!! Just look at those intake boots, completely saturated with oil!!! I understand what you are saying about a clean engine maybe done to hide something, but on the other hand if he let the thing get this bad how good was he about oil changes and other general maintenance? See what I mean. When buying any vehicle with 260K on the clock prior maintenance and the proof thereof makes all the difference. The body looks straight enough. I would see if you can get a oil sample and send it in to Blackstone Labs.

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Old 02-07-2009, 06:41 PM
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alright so i just got back from the test drive and start up of the truck. got there and popped the hood open felt the turbo and it was stark cold. so i was like ok good. now get in let the glow plugs cycle. started right up with no miss or long cranking...so that is good. but i go out back and looks to be like white smoke on startup.(it is dark out and was shineing a flash light on the exhaust.) now form what i understand that white/blue on start up was normal? correct?
took the oil cap off NO blowby what so ever
tranny oil level good. no dirty oil or grime on the rearend so no leaks there.
took it out for a spin. tranny seems fine. overdrive locks in very solid. OD button works,, no slip inbetween any gear.
brakes SUCK..need rotors/pads...rear caliper sticking on the drivers side
motor seems to run out fine, turbo boosts fine.
tranny shifts good under WOT
took the oil cap off again after the drive and no blow by agiain

all in all i walked away for now. talked him down to 4000 cash right now
but within a week i think i can get him down to 3500
good deal or what?????

i will let you know what happens
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:50 PM
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for 3500 it doesn't seem too bad. Brakes aren't hard to do, but like NCH said double check how his maintenance was. Open the air intake and look for dust going to the turbo. See if the air filter is clean or dirty. That will tell you a lot about how he took care of it and potentially how much longer you could get out of it.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:51 PM
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will do.
next time i start it will be in the day time for sure
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:54 PM
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oh and the shifter cable must be getting streched or something its kinda sloppy on the column
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:42 AM
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I'd give him $4000 right now... that's a deal, IMO..... even with the miles, for that price, and the way you said it runs/drives....

It's not me dealin' with the fella, so do what you think is best, but dickerin' over a few hundred bucks, when it's already a heck of a deal....

Little TLC, clean things up, go from there... you'd have yerself a nice truck...

Is there any documentation as to the trans, motor, are they orig? Any other major things like transfercase/rearend/wreaks, etc?
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:55 PM
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he said that he bought the truck with 40k on the truck. and never had to put a tranny or motor in. when i see the title i will know for sure how long he has owned it, he has no documentation of anything...so take that for what its worth i guess. i mean yea at that price you couldnt really go wrong unless the motor blows or soemthing.
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