Should I buy a 1.35 million mile Cummings isx?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Trucknlyfe, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Trucknlyfe

    Trucknlyfe Bobtail Member

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    ok, so im close to buying a 1.4 mil mile Cummings in a 08 Volvo it has had almost everything done on it in the last several years with receipts (trans, trans computer?, egr components, brakes, suspension, sensors, etc) which is why I’m leaning towards buying it. Also to note owner says check engine light has been on for years noted in receipts because of having installled a new ECM but when it was flashed it added 400k miles so it’s technically only 1 milllion miles?? I never heard of that but ok... receipts back up the claim! Now my concern is I have a Cummings isx. In a 09 prostar now with 400k and so far so good except these are soot dominant engines and I just had to do my egr cooler, egr sensors on my mine and it’s back to ruining A1 again. So my question is: I would imagine in a high mileage Cummings isx it would have to be ugly looking on the inside and even though accessories/external components have been change can I trust the internals (top end/bottom end) or am I just being to paranoid and scary with all the work that has gone into it?
     
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  2. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Well, you didn't say the price so there is no way to advise you.
    Also will he let you take it to a mechanic to get a dyno and oil sample?
     
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  3. Trucknlyfe

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    Well it’s around 10k just under and the only issue with an oil sample/dyno is who pays for it most likely the owner won’t pay for it $550 But they probably won’t have an issue with it I’m sure but I don’t see them paying for it. But that sounds like a good idea
     
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Why would they pay? And why would you trust them to hand you the report from that truck?
    No, this is simply an expense that is needed when buying a used truck.
     
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  5. Trucknlyfe

    Trucknlyfe Bobtail Member

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    I see got you, it costs to be the boss I guess
     
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  7. baha

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    Shop around for a dino. at another shop in your city, sending off a mail in oil sample will only take a few days to have it e/mailed back to you, but spending 10 grand for a truck that locks up on road after a few trips and is a 10,000 parts truck is not what you want?
     
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  8. Trucknlyfe

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    Yea I just let them know I was advised to do a dyno .... Yea I thought I was the Engine whisperer but this ain’t no used car!
     
  9. Trucknlyfe

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    How guys get away with buying trucks with no dyno/oil sample I don’t know but I see it all the time but I can’t afford to risk it thanks fellas
     
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