Today I looked at this truck: 93 GMC 3500HD, 6.5 turbo diesel, auto transmission, 135,000 miles
Heres what I noticed. First off the engine seems vary strong, if youre looking at it rocks to the left about an inch when you steep on the gas. Also there seems to be a small oil leak coming from the pan/drain plug (my friend said this could be taken care of with some sealer) the frame and suspension both look good. While driving the things I noticed where, 1: the transmission seem to shift hard, 2 if you floor it it gets up to about 3500-4000 RPMS before shifting and 3 it has a strong pull to the right when braking. Overall the truck appears in vary good condition for its age, the cab is excellent, the cab body, paint is vary good also. Under the hood it is vary clean and well maintained looking
The dealer will be taking it in to inspect for the reason it is pulling to the left this morning, they also said they will check out the transmission (although I doubt any dealer would rip apart and inspect a trans on a used vehicle). the only other flaw I noticed was the bed, it has a well beat up 10 tool box on it that would be going anyway in exchange for ether a flatbed or dump. They are asking $9,500. Do you feel this is a fair price and also what would a bed cost? Even if the diesel were to die I hear you could drop in a crate 350 pretty cheap. Also what would be the cost of a new trans or overhaul.
Thanks for your help