Hey everyone, been lurking for awhile, finally decided to sign up.
About two weeks ago I bought a high mileage 2008 1 ton Lariat. The price point was what got me, but carfax actually showed all the dealership servicing and what was replaced and I got a slight warm fuzzy about it. Its never had any serious issues, just the 'typical' gaskets and radiator as far as I can tell. I'm pretty sure it was a commuter/work truck for someone that might have worked for DOT. Overall very clean for 211K miles, only leak is the oil pan which is minor IMO, engine is spotless. 1 owner.
This is my first diesel, and it does worry me a bit because I know very little. I'm not afraid to work on my own vehicles, but I also know I sacrificed a bit of reliability coming from my 07 Tacoma. I'm joining to learn more about the truck and hopefully being able to solve any problems that may come along.
I live in Cali, but I'm registered in Oregon, so the DPF/EGR stuff is going bye bye once I can save up the money. I'm having to learn how to drive all over again, I love the truck but I can't keep my foot out of it, and subsequently my mileage stinks.
Anyways, looking for any and all advice. I think I have a solid truck. It was evident after I bought it that previous owner HAD a tuner installed but removed it. I need to drop the driveshaft and have them work on it, I think the carrier bearing is shot, bad vibes at 50. I'm a pretty big forum nerd, so you'll see me around. Thanks guys