Pre emission truck

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  1. Punjabi13

    Punjabi13 Bobtail Member

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    Hey, guys Im trying to buy pre emission semi truck (2003-2007) a inframe rebuilt. Can ya guys tell me how much the engine can last after inframe rebuilt (cummins n14) , (detroit s60). And can you guys please tell me any tips or advice buying the truck. Or if buying pre emmision truck is worth buying. Thanks alot.
     
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  2. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    If you want pre tier 1 emissions you want 2001 and older. 2003-2007 were the first round and problematic.
     
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  3. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    Like James said go before 03, and don't look for a truck with a rebuild, look for a cheap one that needs a rebuild, that way you know what your getting and should be good for another million if you take care of it.
     
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  4. Punjabi13

    Punjabi13 Bobtail Member

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    Guys the only reason I dont want to do rebuilt because It will be alot of down time and I only got 4 yr of cdl experience.
     
  5. Punjabi13

    Punjabi13 Bobtail Member

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    Hello friends, need a advice from ya wise people. Im trying to buy a used semi truck can you guys suggest me which current generation engine is reliable? I knew those before 2007 engines were bulletproof but Iam trying to buy something more new. Thanks alot.
     
  6. 85COE

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    Personally, I'd go with a pre-emissions one. Last time I was in one with the after-treatment, it wouldn't regen. Took the shop 8 hours to find a hairline crack in the exhaust to get it fixed.

    just my 2¢
     
  7. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    It's not a bad idea at all to get a pre emission truck but downtime is something you're going to have to figure out.

    Unless you buy one that is in pristine condition from a sole owner operator that kept up with every single solitary thing on that truck, you've got two choices.

    Choice number one is that you stop and fix everything, and I mean every every every little thing on that truck and every big thing on that truck before you start, or you fix it as you go which is going to lead to downtime.

    I am not trying to dissuade you at all, but do not ever ever underestimate the number of things that a truck that is that old, no matter how pretty it looks, can need.

    And whatever you think it needs before you buy it you need to seriously make a multiple of that number because it's going to always be more than you think and take longer than you think.

    Plan for the you-know-what hitting the fan, and you'll always be fine.
     
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  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Pre 2008 bulletproof? Cummins ISX strongly disagrees.

    You want simple and reliable? Go pre-EGR, which puts you back to the early 2000's. Problem is a lot of those trucks are pushing 20 years old now.
     
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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    You only need to start 1 thread on this too. We'll find it lol.
     
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