2005 379 c15 blown

Discussion in 'Peterbilt Forum' started by C15TruckersWife, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. C15TruckersWife

    C15TruckersWife Bobtail Member

    9
    3
    Aug 28, 2019
    0
    I am the wife so bear with me. Im just a pissed off wife and im looking for others opinions. We bought a 2005 Peterbilt C15 379 from a guy that owns a company that hauls compost and garbage for the local landfill. Purchased for $40,000. It had a little bit of blow by and for a semi thats a little older and has i believe about 800,000 miles on it (i may be wrong but i know its not quite at a million) a little blow by is something that was bound to happen. Now a month later of only working it part of the day...It is on the brink of blowing up. Literally. It has so much blow by and it is burning a gallon of oil a day and also blowing oil out of the breather tube and dipstick. Brought it to Zeigler and they dont even understand how it is still running. Its pretty bad. Were quoted $40,000 for an inframe rebuild and however much more if inframe isnt possible. What pisses me off is how did this guy not know that the motor was on its literal last month...We were told it ran just fine. I am looking for some advice of some sort or even someone telling me im wrong to be a pissed off wife:mad: I undersand sales like this is on an as is basis but i just feel like a fool. We own our own business and this semi is our income. any imput is welcome. Just venting/looking for some advice. Thanks!!!!
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Stubby T Slapnutt

    Stubby T Slapnutt Light Load Member

    169
    134
    Jul 20, 2012
    0
    Look to big truck wrecking yard to purchase used motor, way cheaper, and quicker than rebuilding. You can verify mileage with ecm
    I use Rose Sales in Corpus Christi, Tx. If they don’t have one, the probably know someone that does. Good luck
     
  4. swaan

    swaan Road Train Member

    2,943
    4,328
    Jul 12, 2009
    BC canada
    0
    I agree. Re@re with good runner.

    In hind sight should of strapped that truck to a dyno and had a engine report done before purchasing
     
    AModelCat Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted