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That doesn't need a crew of F1 mechanics and laptops to diagnose a failed heater switch....

 

Also spoiler alert - not a "starts with V"

 

http://www.truckpaper.com/list/list.aspx?bcatid=27&DidSearch=1&EID=1&LP=TRK&ETID=1&ParentCategoryID=207&catid=228&Manu=KENWORTH&mdlx=Contains&YF=1995&YT=1995&LiftGate=All&Cond=All&SO=2&btnSearch=Search

 

 

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Nice.......simple has merit.....

 

At 311K miles for a KW it is just about New.......

 

Pre-Emissions makes life simple......

 

Our old FL is pretty much stone-age so..........I have to do a per-trip inspection to check things out that the computer might be better at IF.......the computer was happy that day............

 

I wonder how many of the newer hi-tech trucks will be supported in 20 years when the complex systems become........."Legacy-Systems"............

 

I also wonder how many of the older "simple-pre-emisson-trucks" will eventually be banned in some locations..............

 

Too much time pondering so.........

 

Drive on...........(Simple has some merit........)

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The truck's VIN in the Truckpaper listing is missing a digit. Hopefully the advertised mileage isn't missing one, too.

 

Phil - I suspect there is a missing digit on the actual total miles - most likely a 1.3 mil miles truck. Not to panic, low plastic and wispy hair wiring content in these trucks...

 

Just thought it might be of interest to someone who carries a few tools and has to be Nowhere in Particular.

 

I would want an expert inspection done on the N14, and at least a fluid sample on the trans and diff. and some tires and brakes. The rest is pretty much tinkering.

 

Does $12,500 down even get you a new 3, 4, 5, fitty - hunnert pickup off the lot these days?

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I sure like our Kenworth T600. I know a lot of drivers and people on here who don't because of the tightness between the seats to get to the sleeper.

 

Ya I'm not sure what that fuss is about - I can see wanting more cab elbow room if you are using a class 8 for a motorhome on side trips from the rv ... T700 or T2000

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That is when the reality of the low down payment, low monthly payments really set in. When the repair bills start rolling in, the knee jerk reaction is buy a new one but they can't because they are already upside down in the vehicle that needs repair. Or they go to the dealer for a oil change and end up trading for a new vehicle (true story, my cousin just did this about 3 months ago on a truck that was only 1 year old).

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From an old truckers perspective, I would never buy a truck with an N14 Cummins. The newer low sulfur fuel eats injectors on a regular basis. They were $550.00 a pop 10 years ago. The NTC Engines were great, but I never liked the run or expense of an N14. I can't comment on the newer cummins because we went to Cat.

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From an old truckers perspective, I would never buy a truck with an N14 Cummins. The newer low sulfur fuel eats injectors on a regular basis. They were $550.00 a pop 10 years ago. The NTC Engines were great, but I never liked the run or expense of an N14. I can't comment on the newer cummins because we went to Cat.

The beauty of life is that everyone has a different perspective. I would prefer to have ONLY an N14. My current injectors have 700k plus on them, and I just replaced the first one. Ymmv

 

Jay

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