2 truck buying questions

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by lfod14, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. lfod14

    lfod14 Road Train Member

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    First is the trans, I currently drive a 10sp. I'm looking at trucks now and a few pretty nice ones are 13sp. I know HOW to shift a 13sp, just never actually done it. I'm sure like anything once you adapt to it you no longer consciously think about it anymore and I've read that they get slightly better MPG, do you guys feel a 13 is worth it?

    Second is new truck checks. I'm not rushing into a truck blind and thanks to this place I'd want an Oil analysis done on a potential truck. If they recently changed the oil, would that tweak the results? Also thanks to my current job I've seen how insanely night and day a truck can be with/without a load on it. My company has some Volvo's that bobtailing will burn the tires of of themselves, hook up to even 20k and your doing 45 on the highway with those speed demons! So I'm probably going to want a dyno done as well. Do dealers get pissed if you want to dyno or oil check a potential truck?
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    For re-sale value, a 13 would be better.

    Yes, if the oil has recently been changed the results of the oil analysis will be skewed. 1 oil analysis can give you some useful information but it is much more informative if they are done regularly.
     
  4. Starboyjim

    Starboyjim Road Train Member

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    Who cares if the dealer "gets pissed?" If they do, get another dealer...a reputable dealer will enthusiastically help you decide to buy a truck - from them. Of course be careful with proprietary information, since dealers and recruiters are cut from the same cloth.
     
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