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Old 03-13-2011, 02:45 PM
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Hi there, I live in the south of Brazil. I am a mechanical engineer and for the first time had a chance to get a little truck. I was looking for something I could use daily, and carry on some plywood, mdf, tools, and things for home. I was able to negotiate a '99 XLT 4X4 single cabin 2.5 diesel, all original and all equipment working (a really hard thing to see here in cars of this age). I actually have just tryied and negotiated it, and expect to get during the next week. As soon as I have pictures I post here.
Yeah, I know, american guys always go for gas V6, but here in Brazil the diesel is still a good option (besides the 4 cil. gas with GNV makes a good option for economic reasons). And besides the diesel is slower, it has 29 kgm of torque as far as I could check, pretty close to the V6 30 kgm. Will work fine for me (light to medium loads in non paved roads and just a few trips in internal roads in a family land).
Any tips, hints about what to check and see first are truly welcome.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:48 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:49 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:56 PM
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we dont even have the diesel here unless it was custom made (someone feel free to correct me!)

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Old 03-13-2011, 03:41 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:44 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:07 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:08 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:14 PM
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:13 PM
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:19 AM
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Welcome. Is it a Perkins diesel?
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:35 PM
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Thank you all, I am already enjoying it.
Yes, believing or not, my name is really Ben-Hur. Like in the movie... just blame my father.
The engine brand was called originally Maxion. Most of spare parts are found in MWM authorized dealers, which is now MWM International, part of the Navistar International group.
Up to 99, the engine was a 2.5 turbo diesel, alongside the options 4 cil and V6 gas. From 2000 on, the diesel engine used is the 2.8 with variable turbine. New diesel ones have a 3.0 unit (really cool, and really expensive - like 10 to 15K USD ADDITION to the price of the base gas engine trucks).
Some other spare parts come from other vehicle companies (yeah, like, someone found that the belt tensioner could be replaced by one of the old chevrolet chevette - I'm pretty sure you all dont even know what the !@#$%¨&* it is too).
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:55 PM
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Forgot another detail everybody puts here: around 58K mi (93000 km). Pretty good to an engine that is expected to run more than 300000 km (real measurements...).
UPDATE: Today I finally was able to do my first use of the baby. Although it still needs a complete check. Now I understand why so many photos of these trucks parked outside... I dont have a garage it will fit in with the other family's car (i.e., my wife's ford fiesta). Ooops, too bad...

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:38 PM
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Mazaaaah Tchê... mais um gaudério pra se unir ao time dos Rangeiros.

Só agora me dei conta desta postagem, de todas as formas e mesmo com atraso: Seja bem vindo!

(Only now i realize this thread, by the way... even late: Welcome! )
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:40 PM
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