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What to look for when buying.....

Hey guys I need some help on what to look for when buying a truck. I'm looking at a 2001 ext cab 4x4 auto with leather. He wants 7500 for it. 230k miles. What should I look for? How do I check for excessive blow-by? Etc? This is my first diesel and I know it's a different animal! Thanks in advance! Chris
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Read the 53 Block Sticky
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pop the intake hose off the turbo and wiggle the shaft just a LITTLE bit of play is ok check the blow buy tube and if it is just blowing like a fright train then that indicates that its worn out (not a bad thing) I have seen trucks that had so much blow buy that when it was time for an oil change all you did was change the filter because you had to add a gal a week to make up for what came out the blow by hose and they lasted for many more years and miles with all kinds of power and mods

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Thanks guys! I didn't buy the truck. It was beat up too bad. Never even popped the hood. I looked at a 2000 as well. It looked super clean and he wanted 8000 for it. I was real excited. I looked all over the engine block for the 53 stamp and couldn't find it. So I figured I was safe. Well I crawled under the truck and saw that it had a massive oil leak. He acted surprised to hear that. He checked the dipstick to find he had overfilled when he changed the oil. He said that's why it was leaking. He didnt have any tools to drain some oil out so he unscrewed the oil filter and poured it into a bucket he had there. While he had the filter off I took another glance at the block only to find that 53 stamp hiding right behind where the oil filter was at. Dangit! After getting the filter back on and cranked back up it was still leaking oil. It was coming out of what you guys call the puke bottle. Now, not knowing if it was leaking because it was still overfilled or was being caused by excessive blowby coupled with the fact is was a 53 block I ran away like a little girl. lol any comments on all the oil coming from the puke bottle? After driving the truck and looking under it had a good stream coming from it. Dipstick still showing overfilled. Too much oil or blowby?
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