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Old 01-10-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
New to buying used late model diesels: Regardless of the brand or model I suggest having $5-6k in pocket for the first major repair that you may encounter. I frequently see people buy these trucks thinking they are good to go for 500,000 miles and end up parking because they don't have the funds for head gaskets, injectors, transmission, or whatever else was abused in the vehicle's former life. ...
Excellent advice.

I also urge owners who buy a new truck, and plan to hold onto it well past the life of the powertrain warranty, to create a "truck fund" that'll pay for any of the items in the above list.

An alternative to a savings plan would be to buy an aftermarket warranty extension - for the same purpose. Just be sure that warranty covers the complete fuel injection system and all other "diesel specific" components.
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