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Old 04-18-2003, 10:58 PM
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GMC Help

I need to everything that you know about a 1988 GMC 1-Ton, 4WD, 6.2 diesel, Dump truck with 90k miles on it. I will be test driving it on monday, and need to know what to look for. I do not know anything about the 6.2 diesel. It also comes with a 8 foot fisher plow.
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Old 04-18-2003, 11:05 PM
Albemarle Lawn Albemarle Lawn is offline
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Let's see....

Fuel leaks

Transmission failures (both manual and automatic).

Electrical gremlins.

Injector pump failure.

No power (no turbo).

In a nutshell....stay away unless its dirt cheap.

(I'm talking disposably cheap...under $2000).

Ken
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Old 04-18-2003, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, I need this kind of info to make a educated decision.
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:42 AM
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Griffin16 where in Mass are you from?We had an '84 6.2L in a van it was ok but sometimes it would not start we let it sit overnight then next day it would run like nothing was wrong.Just make sure that everything is tight under the hood we had alot of things get loose from the vibration it makes.
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Old 04-19-2003, 10:57 AM
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Griffin16 you will find a few people that are OK with the sick.2 chevy engine. But the vast majority of people I know will have nothing at all to do with them.
That engine works good as a boat anchor.
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:01 PM
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Cat320, I am from Franklin And you ?
Brickman, Thaks for the honest opinion, thats what I need
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:26 PM
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I'm from Stoneham griffin16 ,And I would have to agree with Brickman on the 6.2 we had an '84 always had problems with it.But if you can get a good K style chevy for cheap grab it they are good solid trucks.
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