9400i Mack vision or pete386 HELP

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  1. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    not in the bujit
     
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  3. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Are Macks really that hard to find service for? Isn't basically a Volvo? Or not very Volvo dealership will work on Macks?
     
  4. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    volvo dealers can service macks. just like a kw dealer working on a pete. but volvo/mack dealers are not on every corner like freightliner and any ma and pa shop can work on a cumming or Detroit but likely wont touch anything internal in a mack engine. (not always the case) i do all my own work and there not really hard to work on just a bit different. i have a dealer at home for parts but there only open bankers hours m-f witch can be a bit of a pain.
     
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  5. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    the hole idea is make sure you do your maintanence on time and at home...and when a little problem arices take care of it before it becomes a major problem on the road......
     
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  6. Peterbiltt

    Peterbiltt Light Load Member

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    get a 386. but have fun finding a cheap one with low miles. if u want a glider get any of the 3 motors. t660 is a good truck for a glider. my opinion. BUT CAT OVER ANYTHING. 6nZ GaNg
     
  7. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    I am not finding low mile 386s but if i have one that is a good truck i would not mind rebuilding the motor and keeping it verses a 9400 international that is an old body style....thats what i am trying to do I found 2 in SC just under a million miles for $29K on the truck papper..that seems like a good deal....
     
  8. rollin coal

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    As long as your OK with probably having about double that or much more into it within a year or two's time. It'll soon be ready for an inframe and a myriad of other worn out components before then to nickel and dime you to death.
     
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  9. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    well what are the alternatives.....i will not buy a truck newer than 2007..no DPF...and you will never find any trucks with low miles....i would concider a 2007 truck with a million miles on it and a rebuilt motor...with papperwork...as long as it was a truck i was willing to keep for a few years than glider it out
     
  10. marineman227

    marineman227 Dock Waterer

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    I'm kind of late to the party but I've been looking at a few macks as well in the age range you're looking for. I haven't seen many that had full in frames as early as you're saying but many had cam issues early on and had those replaced with the update early in life
     
  11. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    For me looking back I would have been just as well to spend more and get something much newer with a lot less miles. Really financing a brand new truck would have been the way to go. Hindsight is always 20/20 and I bought my truck cheap (750k miles) back in Feb 2009. The good low miles less than 500,000 pre-emissions trucks were still plentiful then.
     
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