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hemipoweredram 11-15-2011 09:17 PM

Looking to buy 99 Diesel, What to look for?
looking at a 1999 5.9 cummins diesel, rebuilt transmission, 6 inch lift kit, 5 inch exhaust, is there any common problems i should keep an eye out for on this thing? its got 323k kms or just over 200000 miles, any help greatly appreciated thanks!

Stangshcky12 11-15-2011 11:12 PM

I would be cautious of a truck like that. You never know who installed the lift or how the truck was treated.
Have the front end checked by a mechanic, it can cost you a ton in the long run.
The motor should easily have another 100k miles in it but the truck still has 200k on it, parts are going to need replaced.
Check to see if the motor is a 53 block. With that kind of miles it should be ok but there is a chance that it might be a repaired 53 block

hemipoweredram 11-16-2011 12:01 AM

how would i go about finding out the block info? would it be stamped somewhere?

Stangshcky12 11-16-2011 12:22 AM

Left side of the block by the power steering pump just above the oil pan. Its stamped behind the injector pump, you will see a wiring harness right above it

ramfam 11-16-2011 12:10 PM

Dont know about number thing. But ive been driving 24 ft straght truck's for 12 years with the 5.9 cummings. The main thing that we have had problem's with is lift pump, timeing cover leaking oil. Also fuel lines leak but I think that has something to do with them being cab overs. But the truck I have now is an 05 with 320,000 km on it its only went thru 1 lift pump, water pump. No oil leaking or fuel line issue and I do both city and highway year round with engine running @1300 rpm about 4 to 6 hours a day (pto's). So in short if it was well cared for you should do ok.

hemipoweredram 11-16-2011 05:08 PM

thanks for the help guys

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