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Chevy Diesel question

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by DAZ982500, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I purchased 1986 Chevy K20 with a 6.2 diesel and 8' diamond hydo controlled plow.I bought the truck as a back up for $2300 I have already rebuit the transmission $1300 and want to dump it, as far as I concerned it is not as strong as I expected, power wise.Anyway I have a total of about $3500 into it.Can I expect to get this amount out of it with age .The odo is reading 80k the previous owner had it for 2 yrs he states he did not due alot to it.There are newer treads,warn hubs, new tranny.The truck has flat bed with pressure treated wood.At this time I cannot start due to temp, I cannot plu block heater in due to location.It has been -10 here.Question 1)is price relastic, and if not how much and 2)can I jump start to get her going in this weather.
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I'd pay maybe $2k for it, and maybe at the end of the season you might get a bit more....

    FISHERMANXLS Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    yeah i would say that the money u will have to cut some as a loss. but for starting it u can jump it and use a little shot of starting fluid but dont use to much u can really mess stuff up internally seeing that it will be a dry start
  4. Upper5percent

    Upper5percent Member
    from USofA
    Messages: 61

    Just remember to have your accountant deal with your depreciation numbers since you are selling/disposing of it before you've completed your depreciation cycle...
  5. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    Is this an ex military truck?
  6. DAZ982500

    DAZ982500 Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    This is not a military truck
  7. DODGEing

    DODGEing Member
    Messages: 53

    Use WD 40 as starting fluid in that diesel.
  8. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    If its got working glow plugs use of starting fluid is a NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)tymusicussmileyflag

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    First thing you should have done was take out that 6.2 boat anchor and converted it to a gasoline engine.
  10. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Besides being a little under powered the 6.2 is a good running motor.
  11. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    2,000 would be about what you could expect for the truck. The new transmission really doesn't add a whole lot to the value of that old of a truck, unless its really clean! But ya the old sh@t 2 gm diesel would make a better boat anchor than a plow truck motor.