good copy Justin
so when I meet the owner I should bring a SCA test strip to see if he's been using the additive -- if not should I walk?
ask if the oil cooler was replaced and when
ask when the IP was replaced (truck has 125K on odo) and last time injectors were replaced
check fuel return lines for cracking
ask what brand glow plugs are installed
ask about servicing record of ZF-5 tranny, and what type of gear oil he's using
do any of you use synthetic oil in your IDIs?
Good copy?!?!? I pulled that right out of my noggin
. Its amazing what soaks in after a couple years of reading.
It kind of depends. If you bring a strip, and its good, then I would probably go for it. If the truck is in great condition, the price is right, and the SCA's arent good, then its all up to you. You may be lucky and not have it cavitate, but it just might, kinda like russian roulette, you just never know until it does. IDI motors are plentiful around here so if the price was right I probably would go for it knowing that I could buy a running IDI for $500 around here.
Not the oil cooler itself, its the o-rings in between the oil-cooler and the block, or head, or where ever it attaches
I would just ask if the fuel system has been gone through, and when. Then test the guy out and see if he knows the major componenets to it, IP, injectors, ect...to make sure you are on the same level.
The rest looks good.
I use synthetics in mine. So far just Amsoil motor oil in the tranny, and ATF in the transfer case. I have gear oil for the diffs, and motor oil for the motor after it goes through a cleaning session (with AutoRx, google it, I've heard from many IDI owners it actually does as its stated)