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Just bought it while on vacation in Florida
LLY engine, 247K on the truck, new injectors and glow plugs in the last 20K. New tires. Runs great, smooth idle, trans shifts great. I looked at it on the lift, pretty much all stock including exhaust and shocks. Some light normal surface rust from being driven for 14 years and 247K, but nothing like salt rust from the north! Brake and fuel lines look great! Not even any lubrication leaks. Front end seems pretty tight, and well greased, I’m thinking the miles are mostly highway. It has a gooseneck hitch and factory receiver hitch and wiring. Beautiful interior, they just had the drivers seat bottom recovered, the rest is in excellent condition. The outside not so much...it’s shows the mileage and age with some stone chips on the front and a couple door dings, paint scratches and it was rear ended by something hard enough to push the bumper into the lower box corner and push it in significantly...kinda hard to see in the pics. I had them replace a door window regulator and change the rear diff fluid w/ synthetic and G80 additive. On the road for $11,400. Driving it home tomorrow.

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Nice looking ride Zim!
 

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Just bought it while on vacation in Florida
LLY engine, 247K on the truck, new injectors and glow plugs in the last 20K. New tires. Runs great, smooth idle, trans shifts great. I looked at it on the lift, pretty much all stock including exhaust and shocks. Some light normal surface rust from being driven for 14 years and 247K, but nothing like salt rust from the north! Brake and fuel lines look great! Not even any lubrication leaks. Front end seems pretty tight, and well greased, I’m thinking the miles are mostly highway. It has a gooseneck hitch and factory receiver hitch and wiring. Beautiful interior, they just had the drivers seat bottom recovered, the rest is in excellent condition. The outside not so much...it’s shows the mileage and age with some stone chips on the front and a couple door dings, paint scratches and it was rear ended by something hard enough to push the bumper into the lower box corner and push it in significantly...kinda hard to see in the pics. I had them replace a door window regulator and change the rear diff fluid w/ synthetic and G80 additive. On the road for $11,400. Driving it home tomorrow.

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So you leaving the Toyota behind or traded it in?
 

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So you leaving the Toyota behind or traded it in?
Drove Moms car down, so she could have it for the next 2 months in Florida, my plan was to find a vehicle to drive back, and plan B was to fly back. Once I started thinking about it, this type of truck made more sense, allowing me to drive home, have a competent truck to tow the Maiden/trailer with, and rust free too.

Cool
Didn’t know you were looking for one.
Wasn’t high on the list a couple weeks ago, but the more I though about it the better it sounded!

Wow that thing is clean inside and out!!!
It is nice inside and pretty much rust free, but it does show some road wear and age on the body...I will rectify that!
It’ll get a thorough going over in the Flyin Rat garage!
 

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Drove Moms car down, so she could have it for the next 2 months in Florida, my plan was to find a vehicle to drive back, and plan B was to fly back. Once I started thinking about it, this type of truck made more sense, allowing me to drive home, have a competent truck to tow the Maiden/trailer with, and rust free too.




Wasn’t high on the list a couple weeks ago, but the more I though about it the better it sounded!


It is nice inside and pretty much rust free, but it does show some road wear and age on the body...I will rectify that!
It’ll get a thorough going over in the Flyin Rat garage!

Awesome!

Are you concerned about the dent from the bumper hitting the box? That one is a bitch, there is a welded in brace right in front of it that keeps a guy from tapping it back out. I did the same dent with mine... sucked for me to fix it ish.
Good body shop could probably pull it out easy enough though. I was to cheep and my box was hooped anyway with rust.
 

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I’ll have to see what a box is worth from a guy that gets a bunch of them and sells them in Mi. I want it fixed!
 

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Aluminum Bradford flatbed for a shortbed is only like $4k here in Utah. I just priced one out for a truck at my work. Nice truck though. That's a great price compared to what they are going for here in Utah.
 

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I’m not a fan of flatbeds on pickups, just don’t care for the look. I’ll probably look to replace this one as it’s slightly buckled the side as well...Or at least replace the side panel.
The truck averaged 18.2mpg over the 1200+ miles. Speeds were generally around 75, 2000rpm. Started out first full tank, with about 6 oz of Amsoil diesel conditioner/lubricant/injector cleaner and Amsoil Cetane boost added to increase it by 6 points...resulted in 16.8mpg...from there I added only 3 oz of the cleaner and boosted the Cetane by 3 points...mileage for each tank went up to 17.7, 19.1, 19.2...amazing I think.
Thoughts on additives?
 

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I’m not a fan of flatbeds on pickups, just don’t care for the look. I’ll probably look to replace this one as it’s slightly buckled the side as well...Or at least replace the side panel.
The truck averaged 18.2mpg over the 1200+ miles. Speeds were generally around 75, 2000rpm. Started out first full tank, with about 6 oz of Amsoil diesel conditioner/lubricant/injector cleaner and Amsoil Cetane boost added to increase it by 6 points...resulted in 16.8mpg...from there I added only 3 oz of the cleaner and boosted the Cetane by 3 points...mileage for each tank went up to 17.7, 19.1, 19.2...amazing I think.
Thoughts on additives?
Any diesel can benefit from the additive but more so ones before 2008.
It's not about the mileage as much as ip life
 

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Lots of stuff in the glovebox...still has the option sticker in there. Pulled everything else out and found these....

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Then I found this....
Original window sticker, with nothing but delivery point and VIN info...thoughts

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Every diesel needs additive. Fuel now days will ruin a fuel system since they have pulled all the lubricity out of it by removing the sulfur. There is also alot of water in some fuel and duramax fuel filters are crappy. Look into a Cat filter adapter. Cheaper and better filtration.
 

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Very nice looking truck, and very nice price. I think you did well regardless of the flaws.

Put some new headlights in it and it’ll look a lot better!
 

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I’m not a fan of flatbeds on pickups, just don’t care for the look. I’ll probably look to replace this one as it’s slightly buckled the side as well...Or at least replace the side panel.
The truck averaged 18.2mpg over the 1200+ miles. Speeds were generally around 75, 2000rpm. Started out first full tank, with about 6 oz of Amsoil diesel conditioner/lubricant/injector cleaner and Amsoil Cetane boost added to increase it by 6 points...resulted in 16.8mpg...from there I added only 3 oz of the cleaner and boosted the Cetane by 3 points...mileage for each tank went up to 17.7, 19.1, 19.2...amazing I think.
Thoughts on additives?

I run stanadyne in every tank like I said before.
 
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