Help can't decide what to do. Have a 2012 pete mx13 needs $15k roughly already put 20k in this year

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  1. Lovelaw

    Lovelaw Bobtail Member

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    Do I keep it or buy another truck I've been offered a 2014 mack 505hp 18 speed with less milage than mine
     
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  3. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    You have to give us more info. What’s wrong with the truck?
     
  4. Lovelaw

    Lovelaw Bobtail Member

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    Egr valve dpf an doc filters plus other codes
     
  5. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Those year Paccars were dirt cheap when i was shopping for trucks 5 yrs ago . I wouldnt do that to myself , maybe 15 k or 10 k but 35 k in repairs I would part ways with my truck .
     
  6. Lovelaw

    Lovelaw Bobtail Member

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    That's just this year iv replaced engine sank upto 90 k since buying truck 4yrs ago
     
  7. T.Rucker

    T.Rucker Medium Load Member

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    Years ago I worked for a company and drove a ‘13 Pete 389 with that motor in it. It was junk. Didn’t even have 250k on it and was having all sorts of problems with the egr valve. Constant problems, so after a while the company ended up getting rid of the truck and cutting their losses.
     
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  8. Spyro2112

    Spyro2112 Medium Load Member

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    Say it caught on fire, spray your fire extinguisher on the ground and watch.......
     
  9. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    So emissions. Can’t help you much honestly. I hear drivers opt to delete emissions to get around that but that’s illegal so that’s on you,
     
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  10. MLC Adventures

    MLC Adventures Medium Load Member

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    It'll need 20k more invested next year too.
     
  11. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    And you need to ask what to do here? That truck has been a money pit since you bought it. No brainer, cut your losses, start making money instead of throwing it all away.
     
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