BROKEN TRUCK

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Estrella80, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Estrella80

    Estrella80 Bobtail Member

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    Our truck got broken is going to take thousands and thousand to get it fix. The dilemma is whether invest that money and fix it or get a new one and fix the other later. Any advise will be appreciated!


    Thanks

    Estrella
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    What year make and model is the truck and what’s the repairs needed? That’s kinda important info for anyone to answer your question.

    Now isn’t the best time to buy any trucks.
     
  4. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Light Load Member

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    Star, you'll have to count the numbers and compare what you have invested so far to what you'll have to spend to start all over again on another tractor. 6 in one hand versus half a dozen in the other so to speak.

     
  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    As said above, year make model
    Also engine and transmission and
    Define "broken"

    Also, how deep are your pockets?

    Too little information to say more.
     
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  6. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    You need to be more descriptive about your situation, so try users can assist you.
     
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  7. Estrella80

    Estrella80 Bobtail Member

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    It is a Volvo 2014 Engine problems will cost over $15,000 I think that is a lot
     
  8. Estrella80

    Estrella80 Bobtail Member

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    Sorry i forgot to add this Truck is Volvo 2014 Engine problems will cost over $15,000 I think that is a lot
     
  9. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    How many total miles miles on the truck? And what it actually the problem with the engine?
     
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  10. Estrella80

    Estrella80 Bobtail Member

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    680,000 miles. There is issues with the ideal gear the one that is a fuel power steering pump connected to the engine. I hope you know someone that can work on that
     
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  11. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    I'm guessing they will be rebuilding the engine with that price and current mileage.
    It can be worth if depending on the condition of the rest of the truck.

    If they rest is in good shape and you have not had any major issues with the after treatment system ( Regen/DEF ) then it would be worth running the truck.
     
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