I agree that this truck is not a zero risk vehicle but no vehicle is and I haven’t seen any official statistics to show it is worse than any other vehicle though I concede that the risk may be greater than some.While I'd love to encourage the OP that these are nice trucks, bottom end failures cannot be cut down to zero risk with special oil and a tune unless there has been some recent news that I missed. Bottom end failures can be the luck of the draw and many still attribute the failures to poor QA during assembly. The tune may help, and I believe that synthetic oil is required in our engines, but this does not guarantee that you won't have a bottom end failure. The good news is that your chances are slim of it happening.
Pics or it didn't happen! Congrats, that seems like a deal! As previously suggested, unless there are dealer or other specific records available of all the fluids being replaced, I would get all of them done ASAP. The tranny pan/filter can be pricey, but shop them online and its not bad at all. Do the diffs and transfer case also...pretty darn easy.Made the deal today. Truck is now sitting in my shop getting the once over. Still cannot believe how clean this truck is for having 129,000 miles.
Thanks for everyone's help
Tuning does not automatically void the warranty according to the Magnusson-Moss Act. Also, I have the deleted exhaust and the ONLY time I ever smell any exhaust is when idling (stationary) and the wind happens to be doing exactly what it needs to to get the fumes to my nose. Even then it's not that bad.Not likely to happen as I am not willing to give up the warranty. Also it is nice not to have to choke on diesel fumes.
Okay, then. I'll post my videos again. Here ya go.Warranty is a 3 year/100,000 mile warranty on the new engine. I have a copy of the work order and warranty documentation to back it up.
Tuning will most definitely void warranty. The Magnuson-moss act, in short, states that aftermarket parts can not void a warranty, and that if the manufacture requires you to use their parts in order to maintain warranty, they have to provide those parts free of charge.
Don't get me wrong, if I didn't have warranty and I didn't mind the additional smell and noise from deleting, I would do it in a heartbeat. Problem I have with deleting is I have yet to hear of any deleted diesel that is as quiet or more quiet than a non deleted truck.