Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Talk me out of a purchase...or into it...
I found a truck, has all the options I've been looking for plus some (like ghost flames on the side, not a fan but I'll tolerate). Wasn't looking for a harley truck but it is what it is.
The owner (who just bought it a few months ago) says the degas bottle was replaced by the dealership before he bought it. His wife doesn't like it and it's his first diesel and it appears he's more clueless that I...which scares me a little too. At least I can use the search function on here...lol Not sure if he knows of an issue or if it was just an impulse purchase that he regrets.
So to get to my question...
He says that the coolant level is 2 inches below the low mark, anymore coolant and it pukes it out. From what I've read on here 1/4 below is the new norm. I'm longer away than I'd prefer so I want more of a warm fuzzy before I hop on a plane to go get it. It's got 82,000 miles on it and appears all stock. I'll be getting a CTS to monitor asap and delete the EGR shortly after I get it home but it's a long trip back (800ish miles that is).
So what's the odds I make it??? LOL Already taking bets at work. I'll just be pot committed if I get on the plane. The good news is I'll paying cash and will still be able to fund some projects after I get back. I just don't want a heck of a tow bill to eat those funds up!
Thoughts? I've asked the usual questions and got an oasis report (appears to be well maintained).