Pre emission vs Emission engines

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  1. ready2truck

    ready2truck Light Load Member

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    What's your monthly payment?
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    There's lotsa answers.
    You just don't know them.
     
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  4. Vampire

    Vampire Light Load Member

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    You’re as full of #### here as you are in the political forums. Save your stories for the fictional section in the library.
     
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  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Pre emission period!
     
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    You should come out and see.

    Then say it's all fictional.

    Locals. They see lotsa things you otr guys claim is impossible.
     
  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

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    I’d definitely run a pre emission truck until they get banned by the democrats nationwide like they did in California .
    I’d go back a few more years and get a pre computer truck with mechanical injection.
     
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  8. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    I don't know about that I've got the first electronic version of the N-14 in 1997 and I can't complain it has never left me stranded I have lost a fuel injector here and there but it always gets me home
     
  9. Largecar359

    Largecar359 Road Train Member

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    It’s a constant battle, and everyone has their opinion. Some stronger then others. All of my equipment is from the mid 80’s, it’s my opinion that those models and years fit my driving and ownership styles best. I recognize that it is not for everyone, but for myself and a select group of others, “Its The Only Way To Fly.”
     
  10. ChevyCam

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    Pre emissions is the only way to go until its banned Federally in my honest opinion. Whether that is electronic or mechanical , your choice.

    I agree with some of the above points regarding 20-25 year old wiring and cabs falling apart but If you are mechanically inclined and dont mind the challenge that would be the route I take.

    In a perfect scenario I would go for a nice glider but be prepared to open the wallet wide.
     
  11. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Being that you can't buy new gliders anymore and a used no name Freightliner glider is still going to fetch $60-70 thousand with 400-500,000 on it rebuilding a old truck is a affordable alternative. .

    The challenge is finding one that you can live with and is not beat to death , rusted and overpriced because it's pre emission

    I can buy into the buy new with extended warranty and sell or trade at 500 thousand but what if you get that one lemon that sits at the dealership over and over .?

    I've been there with a daily driver I was making my living with back in the day.

    Yea you will have 60-80 grand into redoing it and a bunch of your labor but in the end you have something that should be problem free for many years, and if some problem does develop you will not only know how to repair it but know what the problem is and what may be the cause of it.

    Being I'm very mechanical , having a new truck with a possible breakdown and being at the Mercy of some 25 year old kid fresh out of diesel school working at the dealership tearing into it would give me nightmares.
     
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