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some advice would be nice

im pretty new to the diesel world im looking into buying my first diesel ive grown up around nothing but dodges but seeing all these error code questions and injector pump issues being talked about makes me a little nervouse what is some good truck shopping advice what should I look for and the rite questions to ask? thanks guys
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Get a manual is the only thing I can recommend...the auto trannys have had a lot of problems...
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Depends what you want to do. The autos are a little to upgrade, but if you are going to race it auto is the way to go. Really the biggest problem is the lift pumps go bad, if they are not caught early enough they can take out the I/P. Get a gauge and check your f/p, it will give you a little to go on. If you have the money get an '03 or up. Less problems, but if you are going to give it way more power then the factory you are going to break things, I can gurrenty that.

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im pretty new to the diesel world im looking into buying my first diesel ive grown up around nothing but dodges but seeing all these error code questions and injector pump issues being talked about makes me a little nervouse what is some good truck shopping advice what should I look for and the rite questions to ask? thanks guys
Alot of the error codes that get discussed are from us tinkering around with our trucks. The injection pump issues are still there but takin care right can still last along time. Both of my trucks still have the original injection pumps (1 is bad). But both trucks have over 200,000 thousand on the clock. A local had to replace his injection pump after 350,000 Miles and then another one at 700,000 miles. That's the only thing he's ever done to the engine. Take that as you will

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Get a manual is the only thing I can recommend...the auto trannys have had a lot of problems...
Well that depends on what he wants out of the truck. The autos do have all kinds of issues in stock form. But it's hard to beat a built automatic.
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Im not planning on racing it id probablly do the typical mods but i dont plan on getting to deep into it. what is the time frame in which the lift pumps start to go [truck milage]? just so i know thanks for the advice.
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pretty early, like 75kish? It's a pretty good measure to change it with a better one that won't fail, then I'd get a guage and moniter it to see how the i/p is doing, but it's probably ok, just being safe.

oh, and there's no "not getting too deep into it" once you start you just can;t stop
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[QUOTE=Phily 911

Well that depends on what he wants out of the truck. The autos do have all kinds of issues in stock form. But it's hard to beat a built automatic.[/QUOTE]

Ya but the cost of those built autos are just to much for most guys like me...thats why I said that
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built auto=3500
clutch=1500

but you could do t/c and v/b, how much could that cost?
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Where are you buyin your built autos at? And a $1500 clutch!? Valairs are like $500
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I don't know, but that's the quotes I've heard from people who are considering building htem, guess I'm an idiot, didn't think of Valair, I was thinkin bigger name than that
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