I bought the Volvo

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  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Well I bought the Volvo. My first ever real truck purchase from a dealer. D13 engine. 482K. It's the 500HP variety, which is a lot more than I will ever need, as I'm into squeezing fuel. 10 speed OD.

    God I hope I can squeeze 6.5 to 7 out of it.
     
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  3. pjw044

    pjw044 Heavy Load Member

    Congrats on the purchase.... hope all works out for you........
     
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  4. reefer101

    reefer101 Medium Load Member

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    now you need adidas pants and flipflops:D :p I hear d13 has less emission problems
     
  5. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    NO oversize jogging pants with the flip flops? :D
     
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    Cottonmouth85 Bad Influence

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    Now you need to get used to driving with your feet on the dash!


    Congrats. :)
     
  7. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    hmm Adidas, flip flops, oversize jogging pants and feet on the dash. we must be running in different circles.

    congrats op,
     
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  8. mhyn

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    adidas pants, flipflops and big Volvo sign on roof or on both sides..hehe ...
     
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  9. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    was it big company truck before? D13 engine is slightly different dd series 60. the difference is only gear train location on engine. The parts are little expensive but its easy fixable engine.
     
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    It's a former Penske truck. Very well maintained. It spent very little time in the shop. Don't think it was gorilla driven, clutch and gears are pretty tight for 500K. Just hope it gets good MPG.
     
  11. reefer101

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    my Volvo is former penskey too and its been good to me. one think I don't like is penskey trucks hove high rear end ratios so my mileage is not great because I drive fast
     
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