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Offline markus68

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Diesel help
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:28:53 PM »
interested in buying a 2004 5.9l ram with 245K cummins with rebuilt transmission..Florida truck supposedly no rust...Its in Branford and the seller is asking 15k.........would this be a crazy price? I only know gas engines...Just trying to find out if I should tell him to forget it..
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 01:36:36 PM »
How much will you be towing -----> every day ------> Buy a diesel
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      Once or twice a month ------> Under 10,000 pounds ----> Buy a gas truck
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   Over 10,000 Pounds
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     Buy a diesel

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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 01:37:54 PM »
Also if you know nothing about diesels, they have a steep learning curve and parts are spendy
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 01:41:01 PM »
True words

Unless you are buying an older diesel, they arent worth what the gassers of today can do.

Its not the 7.3 diesel vs the 460 big block days anymore, where you got better MPG and cheaper fuel by going with diesel
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 02:17:02 PM »
Be careful to factor in the added dollars for maintenance. I've decided to keep my Cummins because I own it and it only has 180K. Worth doing the bodywork to clean it up and get a few more years.

However upon replacement, I will go gasser. To Tom's point below, I tow at most a dozen times per year. Simply doesn't pay to run it.
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 02:42:25 PM »
Thanks guys
My son is the one looking at it , just because it's the on thing in that age group... stacks, rolling coal etc... trying to talk him out of it and 15k sounds like a lot with 245k on a 5.9
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 02:45:21 PM »
Actually , what do you guys think about that price ...high?
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 02:49:45 PM »
way high

diesel or not 245 on a light duty diesel is high
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 03:11:34 PM »
Kids rolling coal in Colchester!? Never seen it! Hahahahaha
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 03:17:58 PM »
seriously lol
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 03:24:09 PM »
My favorites are the 1/2 dead 12Vs with rot holes you can throw a football through but has stacks and 22s lol
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 03:28:49 PM »
They are the new ricer
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2017, 03:48:55 PM »
Personally, I would never buy a vehicle with 245K on it for any price other than way cheap for a parts rig. He will go broke maintaining it...
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2017, 05:23:32 PM »
I appreciate all your info ,, it helped me talk him out of it .. phew
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2017, 05:32:28 PM »
They are the new ricer

I was going to say, I'll take them over a Honda with a fart can doing 80 down the road
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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 06:36:03 PM »
They are the new ricer

I was going to say, I'll take them over a Honda with a fart can doing 80 down the road


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Re: Diesel help
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2017, 06:56:20 PM »
No way go back to the Honda’s, they are killing all the good trucks left
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