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Is this a gas or diesel engine?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by MatthewG, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390


    1998 Chevy 3500

  2. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Looks like gasser trash. (note the air intake goes to what should be the carb)

    The air filter would go to the turbo, then the charged air would go to the intake on the diesel OR it could be a non-turbo but those were only 6.2L Diesels. I dont think they ever made a NON-turbo 6.5L diesel (6.5's were in the 94-00?)

  3. Chris112lee

    Chris112lee Member
    Messages: 64

    Gas. one battery, and air going to the intake manifold gives it away.

    You should be able to open the gas cap, or look on the gauage cluster and see if it says diesel fuel or unleaded.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  4. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Gas for sure.
  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    Gasoline powered
  6. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

  7. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Well I guess its unanimous, its at a pa state auction, so there are not many details:

    98 3500 with plow, auto 75K 4x4

    What Should I bid?


  8. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    same here gasser
  9. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Gas, I see its also lacking A/C and probably all other creature comforts. Bid cautiously. I'm guessing that it was a state truck and probably beat day in and day out. On the other hand, it was probably kept up with routine maintenance. Hard to price things sight unseen. Any extra info would be helpful.
  10. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

    Did you buy it?...... What did it go for?
  11. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    Nope Nope, auction April 11, stay tuned I will update, they also have many f 350 ex pendot crew cab flat beds, maybe for the right price I could make those 2wd buggies work
  12. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    One dollar higher than the next highest bidder.
  13. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    From a state auction, without being able to drive it or know a good vehicle history (was it plowing highways for 90hrs a storm or did it plow one small dot yard every 2in) No a/c and I am guessing no power windows/locks and probably only has am/fm radio, no tape or cd. I think I would stay at $5,000 or less if possible. It looks good don't see any real rust on the cab or body. I think anything more than 5 is risky giving the circumstances, at worst you could sell the plow for 2 grand and be able to part out or just sell the truck to get money back if it turned out to be a disaster, what's everyone else thoughts?
  14. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    I always kinda bumm out when I go to the auction and come home with a new ride ... family business ...

    cause it means I paid more than anyone else would to get the vehicle ... who was there anyway

    I know - but Ya buying wholesale ... but I'm still paying more than any else there

    sure - better whole sale than retail ... just saying -

    after I use it for some years & done with it, I usually just run it through the auction, to avoid being around retail pain in the a$$ buyers ... and all the BS that goes with it ...

    so it balances out - somewhat -

    at the auction a green light car means the vehicle is still under the manufacturers warranty - so not alot of risk (though most sales are final - you own it) ... that' the deals I look for ... but yellow & red light cars can be bought REAL CHEAP -but you better know your *****

    yellow light = check engine light on or something else (see listed info) may be negotiable

    Red light = As Is - no returns - might need a wrecker
  15. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,107

    Sounds like you go to Barret/Jackson Auctions. The crap I go to is all red light, "You bought it, pay up and get it out of here, gate closes at 6:00. Dogs are let loose at 6:01" lol
  16. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    many moons ago I was a red light buyer

    I once bough a 2 year old caddy coupe de ville for less than 1/2 wholesale - had an engine knock - no other bidders ! warranty was over because it had 51,000 mile - got it home and my friend/mechanic was right on - just an exhaust leak that sounded REAL BAD when first started up cold - cheap fix

    but another time I bought a 4wd Blazer as is and the Transfer case blew before I got it home - that was a $ loser -

    now I know - when the vehicle comes in on a flatbed - watch out - if they wouldn't drive it in - it may not make it home ...