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would you buy a truck with 909,000

91 pete 12.7 detroit, 13 spd,3:36 rears new turbo,injectors,ecm, using 1 to 2 gal in between oil changes

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Get it if it's cheap. I got my 99 KW T2000 for $9500 with 857,000 on the odo. Cheap trucks pay for themselves quick and become good money makers. You could pull an oil sample first etc but the truck might be gone by the time you get the results.

Btw classic trucks will only go up in value since there's talk about ending their production and making only aero dynamic models in a few years.

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with the epa and carb,i believe this engine might have some value more than the truck

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i like the engine forget the truck.i believe this engine is legal for california.someone please verify if this is the case

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Currently, this engine is legal in California, however, it won't be after January 1st, 2014 because all pre-1996 engines will be banned and those built after 96 will require a DPF either retrofitted or factory installed. CARB regulations (California rules) are still too confusing for even KR to understand, much less a driver or trucking company owner and therefore, many companies will move out of state when this regulation takes effect.

I'm glad I don't run freight to California anymore!

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check the laws zach,it's 96 and up that need dpf this engine might be okay

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That big hood out there will cost you about $20,000 in extra fuel. To give you an idea of price, a friend of mine has a 1997 pete for sale, with 300,000 miles since inframe, new paint and he wants $17500. He's selling his because at 77 years old, it's difficult to find someone to lease on with. These big hood trucks make great yard art.

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My buddy gets better mpg in his Pete than I do a lot of times. I get around 6.9 mpg for 30 day avg...know what some stuff before you start talking about it. Fuel mileage depends mostly on how the truck is driven, not the shape of the nose.

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You can't ask if someone would buy it, if you don't give the price.

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they want $12,000

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Yes 30% of a trucks mileage is the way it is driven, but poor aerodynamics will cost 1 mpg or more again, depending on how it is driven. The faster one drives, the more important the aerodynamics. Trucks spec'd the same, with different aerodynamics will have a solid 1mpg difference, at today's fuel price, that's $20,000! That is science, they are facts whether you agree with them or not. I've owned and operated various types of trucks since 1981, and I have found these facts to play themselves out in my operation.

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We really need more info. to decide if this truck is worth buying. What model Pete? How much $? What do you want to do with the truck?

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How much? My ifta for march with over 11,000 miles was 7.211. 550 cat in a 379 pete. Depends on opperation and how much they want. If you want to run 80,000 lbs and 150,000 miles a year probably not a good truck.

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If you are running a belly dump or water tank within a 500 mile radius and are not under a contract, this would be an OK truck. If you are running cross country and have perishable freight or JIT freight, than not a good choice.

Hope your teeth are in good shape. This truck might shake your fillings loose!! ;-)

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it would be to mainly run around the stae of iowa,with bein hooked up to a hopper

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Is it a 377 or a 379? If you are looking for an older truck and it's cheap, I would get it (since pulling hoppers falls squarely into being severe duty service because you will drive off-road some of the time and most of the places are dusty).

Cheap trucks pay for themselves- usually in less than a year- and in the case of ALL of the classic-nose-style models (KW W900, Pete 379, WhiteGMC W1A64, Western Star, etc...) the value is expected to increase- especially when Peterbilt discontinues the 379/389 and replaces it with the 579 Aerodynamic truck.

In my boss' case, he got a great deal on a 94-model-year WhiteGMC/Volvo W1A64 with roughly 800,000 miles roughly 5 years ago. Since then, the front bumper, rear ends, water pump and driver's seat have been replaced, but he keeps making money on it, week after week (I know, because I drive it, maintain it and track the fuel mileage on it). It's been a fantastic truck and I am planning to buy it from him in the next couple years (if Illinois doesn't adopt California-style truck regulations, which I assume they won't).

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