Buying 2013 freightliner with 870000 miles. For

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  1. Galbeed7

    Galbeed7 Bobtail Member

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    Hi guys I'm from canada, i wanna own my first truck so i have seen a 2013 freightliner with 870,000 miles on it dd15. Price is 23000 Canadian =$17000 USA. Clutch and transmission has been rebuilt def system is also fixed. It drives good but it has oil leak from the main seal and oil pan. Can you guys give an advice of buying it.
    your advices are very important and helpful. Thanks
     
  2. Farming Trucker

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    17,000 is a good price for a truck with new clutch and tranny.
     
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  3. Galbeed7

    Galbeed7 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for replying. What about the milage 87miles isn't it too much.
     
  4. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Maybe 5K overpriced. The oil leak fix is a tad pricey, but not terrible. Should have been done when the tranny was out.

    The big issue, how long to the overhaul. A dyno report is absolutely needed.
     
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  5. DUNE-T

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    It's a good price, but you gotta have another 20k for an engine rebuild, which will happen soon
     
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  6. Old Man

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    It could need a $20000 overhaul very soon, are you prepared, or it could run several more years,
     
  7. Galbeed7

    Galbeed7 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you gentlemen for your advices I'm not prepared for rebuild so I'm gonna leave it. And find a better one
     
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  8. OldeSkool

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    Yes if it was me i'd try to find one a little more money and less miles, although with the work done on that one it may not be that bad of a deal.
     
  9. mover man

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    Ya with that many miles and not prepared for possible overhaul. You might wanna keep looking, it could go to a million before over haul or it could be only 880,000. A dyno and ecm dump should tell. Maybe just need to throw in rods and mains, to get ya to the big Mil.
     
  10. m16ty

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    I've got a 379 Pete with over 2 million on the clock, but pretty much everything on the drivetrain has been replaced at least twice.
     
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