Originally Posted by DieselJuice
Hello everyone. Just registered and man what an awsome site. I'm from Hinton Alberta Canada and just bought my first diesel for 1000 bucks CND. (I sound like an 18 year old kid here) lol But ya,I'm still in shock at the price! The truck looks pretty good with only a small ding in the tailgate and some damage on the bottom of the passenger door. It was in need of some serious tlc. It's a 2003 6.0L supercab 4X4 with an 8 inch lift and 37" tires. The guy who owned it said the tranny was screwed and that it couldn't be put on the road again.... Well it's licenced and insured now and almost runs perfect.The trany issue...? seems fine to me and can light up those 37's pretty good.He put 4:10 gears in it as well. It's hard starting when it's cold ( maybe a glow plug or injector)? And has a bit of a miss (sometimes) at 2-3000 rpms. I think it had some older fuel in it and it seems to be clearing up since I changed the fuel filters that were pluged solid. I've heard of the "low maintenance program" but this one was on the "NO maintenance plan"
Anyway sorry for the long story. If anyone knows what my problem with this thing might be please feel free to comment. I hope to be using it for work asap.
Welcome buddy, $1000 is a damn good price! Post up some pics.
Your hard starting could be just the glow plugs if he didn't take care of it... or the old fuel.
If he didn't take care of it, he probably didn't change the oil in it so your miss could be bad injectors. Keep driving for a bit and see how it does by running a few tanks of fuel through it... throw some ashless 2-stroke oil in it to help lube it a bit.