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Kuhnboy 04-25-2019 09:28 PM

1994 k3500. Should I get it?
 
Hello all, new member here. Just joined to see if anyone could give me some advice on buying this 6.5 td. The truck is a 1994 4wd crew cab, long bed dually. The frame is solid for being in New York for all its life that I know, and the cab isn't rotted out yet. The PO cared about this truck and knew what common problems were, as he relocated the injection pump module, replaced the water pump, replaced four glow plugs, and put a holset turbo on it. Now for the bad.. It has a broken flywheel and potentially starter, and I've heard the trans (auto) has something wrong which would make sense, as the flywheel and starter were replaced 6/18. He's currently asking 1500, but I don't think he knows about the trans (it's at a junkyard currently) so I think I could offer 1000 now and if the trans is actually good, offer the other 500 later as I know the owner of the jy personally. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for any replies.

johnH123 04-25-2019 09:48 PM

How mechanically inclined are you? could be a cool project if you have an extra 2000 bucks to put into it plus time.

Kuhnboy 04-25-2019 09:54 PM

Well to put it in perspective, me and a friend just pulled a 12 valve to put in his v10 f250. And I've had transmissions out before, so I'm not worried about that aspect of it, plus I could justify a manual swap if the Allison is bad

johnH123 04-25-2019 10:16 PM

The auto trans is a GM trans, not an allison. The allison is behind the duramax. The trans in this will be a 4l80e, which is a very good trans.

The manual option will be an NV4500.

Kuhnboy 04-25-2019 10:58 PM

That makes sense. I apologize, I was misinformed on it. I know where there is a 4l80e I can pick up for cheap so this could work out well

johnH123 04-26-2019 09:05 AM

yeah. Or just rebuild it. it isn't hard you just have to pay attention to detail.

Kuhnboy 04-26-2019 04:52 PM

What is the parts compatibility of a 1998 k2500 with a 350 to this dually? Like would I be able to use the flywheel, or does the 6.5 have a heavier duty one?

johnH123 04-26-2019 06:38 PM

any 6.5 flywheel should work i think.

Jeep955 04-26-2019 10:40 PM

verify engine turns over at least 1 full revolution by using breaker bar/socket on harmonic balancer bolt, there may be an internal engine malfunction that caused flywheel/starter to destroy themselves.

timpanko 04-27-2019 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Kuhnboy (Post 9816050)
Hello all, new member here. Just joined to see if anyone could give me some advice on buying this 6.5 td. The truck is a 1994 4wd crew cab, long bed dually. The frame is solid for being in New York for all its life that I know, and the cab isn't rotted out yet. The PO cared about this truck and knew what common problems were, as he relocated the injection pump module, replaced the water pump, replaced four glow plugs, and put a holset turbo on it. Now for the bad.. It has a broken flywheel and potentially starter, and I've heard the trans (auto) has something wrong which would make sense, as the flywheel and starter were replaced 6/18. He's currently asking 1500, but I don't think he knows about the trans (it's at a junkyard currently) so I think I could offer 1000 now and if the trans is actually good, offer the other 500 later as I know the owner of the jy personally. Does anyone have thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for any replies.

I have a fresh rebuilt transmission. flywheel + more if you need some parts. I'm in PA. I have the same truck C3500


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