Body Condition: Needs a paint job. ? How many of these diesel door stops were swapped out for that dreadful Olds 403? What should I look for when inspecting it? More hp and more torque as well as army transmission. The truck was an old Delaware County plow truck. Simply put, by running gas powered vehicles underground, they run a high risk of explosion. The shifter not only had a huge throw which I expected , it was incredibly loose and wobbly which I didn't exactly expect.
Most people would take a chance on a junk yard engine but some with high model cars Cadillac etc would ask for a crate engine. Hope you enjoyed the mining story, there's a ton more to tell, but I'm tired of typing. I'm fairly fanatical about manual transmissions, but is that something I should want in a truck like this? The fact that its 2 weel drive keeps me from some places but this truck has gone places where 4x4s cant make it at times. Clean Title, Pink Slip in hand, in my name. Additional, the robust design of a diesel would mean the engine would outlast a comparable gasoline engine. This truck is blue with a rather large dent on the rear passenger door.
Radio and some gauges do not work. Powertrains generally continued as before, except that the 454 cubic inch big block replaced the previous 402. It has rust as would be expected for a 30 year old truck. In some cases, Dad said they even drove them in water up to the tailgates! Rear tires are just about brand new 90% tread, and the fronts are probably 50% tread. I liked the simplicity of the 6. From the pictures in the ad it doesn't look abused or molested lifted, etc. It is the way i got to high school and to the partys after.
In terms of fuel economy, the 6. There are aftermarket turbo chargers available that make these engines actually quite powerful from what I have heard. Only problems with either engines is the harmonic balancer can get out of shape and cause crank to whip, can break crank or block. We also tested the four-wheel drive system on loose mulch. All were equiped with the 6. He actually drove it to my cabin on Mt.
He also showed me how the plugs don't stay on for more than a second or so when you turn the key, so you're apparently supposed to hold down this button that looks like a trigger attached to an electrical cable to activate the glowplugs manually. Can't support much boost from a turbo mainly because the high compression due to being an indirect injected engine. Tim Well if the truck is in good shape, then the engine is replaceable. Also, what about price range, problems to watch out for, etc. I have a 1986 Chevy K20 Custom Deluxe. There is a little blow-by when started but clears out quickly. By and large, this remained the trim hierarchy for the remainder of series production.
. He also talked about how he didn't know anything about diesels, so when he first bought it 6 weeks ago he used a little spray of starter fluid! The 1980's diesel chassis does not require any emissions inspections in states that require periodic inspections, and fans of the 1973 to 1987 body style can modify the trucks as much as they want without running into registration issues. So, how much of what I described is normal and how much is actually a problem, and what's the truck really worth? Getting out and locking the wheels?! The United States Army's version was rated at 330 lb-ft 2,100 rpm. Fuel system, electrical systems, air systems, and other headache stuff that had to be changed. The guy selling it was really talkative as he showed me the truck.
Is the type of engine generally reliable? And if you dont want to pay for another 6. A popular trend is to acquire an 80's 6. I'd say it's a good deal if you can tolerate the low hp. If searching for a used truck powered by the 6. Some have told me that the mid-80's were not good years for diesels for Chevy. Gale Banks has offered a turbo kit for these engines for years and the respond quite well to it. I didn't think it was too bad.
Also, what about price range, problems to watch out for, etc. Still Doest Run, But It Was 75 Bucks! I have a car trailer and can deliver within a couple hundred miles for a fee. People may also be mistaking the 6. This is because diesel fuel has such a high flash point, where as gasoline has a low flash point. I just wish it was near me so I could buy it. I'll take it to my mechanic to see if there's anything I overlooked too. Interior is very clean, no rips in seat, dent in drivers door.
? The underneath looks good too. What should I look for when inspecting it? The F-150 in question has 44K miles and is a base-model work truck -- crank windows and whatnot. With the exception of a leaky injector, it ran great all the time. Is using this truck on short trips e. The rear-wheel drive C-series became the R-series, then the four-wheel drive K-series were renamed the V-series.