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Any opinions on this truck...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by 06HD BOSS, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

  2. tras

    tras LawnSite Member
    Messages: 170

    Id stay away from the 6.5l. Everyone i have seen has been complete junk. Ihave driven many and they dont have mutch power at all.
  3. kps2389

    kps2389 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Don't buy a 6.5 liter my buddy had one and had to put in a new injection pump about as much as he had to change the oil. I think he put in 7 injection pumps before he finally got rid of it.
  4. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    X3 6.5 were headaches.
  5. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    The 6.5L diesels are said to be a better engine after 97 or 98. Prior to that, many would have problems and need major work before reaching the 100k mark. I would pass on this truck!
  6. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    thanks for the input. thats exactly what i was expecting to hear.
  7. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Once it was updated in 97 it was MUCH better...but before that it was a disaster. If you look for a late model 6.5 you won't have trouble.
  8. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,071

    Had an 94 6.5. Didn't have much problems with it till the starter mount cracked turning it into a 97,000 mile fish reef. Wouldn't suggest one at all

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