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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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im thinking of buying the truck and wanted to see what you guys thought on it. since you guys are experts almost!! i really know nothing on diesels and im ready to learn. let me know what yall think. thanks chris
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Pretty nice looking XL truck. Keep in mind, in order to pull the pan to reseal it(no gasket is used, just RTV) you have to pull the engine out of the truck

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yes i understand that. ive read reviews on how people have cut the cross member but that seems sketchy to me.
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I know someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm looking at the picture of the engine. The air filter is attached to a rubber intake hose that is clamped to a black plastic support. It appears to me that the support is on upside down and there is an open pipe where the CCV used to attach? Is that what I'm seeing? If that pipe is not plugged off, that would be an open hole for unfiltered air to go right into the engine. Bad news for the engine if that is truely the case.

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Is that what I'm seeing? If that pipe is not plugged off, that would be an open hole for unfiltered air to go right into the engine. Bad news for the engine if that is truely the case.
That's what it looks like to me, too. It's still hard to tell but that hole for the CCV doesn't appear to be plugged. Good catch, btw!

@speedman: If that's the case, you need to remove the boot from the turbo and check the impeller for dusting. Get pictures of it and post them here.

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Very good eye!!!

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That's what it looks like to me, too. It's still hard to tell but that hole for the CCV doesn't appear to be plugged. Good catch, btw!

@speedman: If that's the case, you need to remove the boot from the turbo and check the impeller for dusting. Get pictures of it and post them here.

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thank you!!! for spotting that out, ill remove it in front of him and check. if thats like that i dont need something thats going to blow on me or anything lol
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Besides the oil leak, the other statement that would worry me is:

"the abs light comes on because the tail lights come on with the key for some reason (just started doing that. might just be speed sensor)"

I'm gonna bet that a speed sensor won't fix that.

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Is it the taillights or the stop lights coming on?
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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yeah that had me wondering also. wouldnt think speed sensor would do that.. whats happen to me in the past the little buttin behind the break gets stuck so the light is on.
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