What a great truck with the 12 valve diesel. I did the adjustment with great results. I did sell this truck with over 380K miles still running strong and getting over 22mpg and 16 pulling trailer. Tranmission replaced at 180k. No problems with the motor at all. This truck was very easy to work on and very reliable. I wish I still had the truck.
Diesel motor, torque, power, MPG. Easy to work on or upgrade to more power. Upgraded tranny then no more weak link.
I would improve on the brake system and the front end design or parts
I drove this truck for 8 yrs before I
broke down and bought the turbo upgrade
from Banks. Wish I'd done it sooner. So
far I have had no problems with this
truck except that it was a bit
underpowered hauling my 7000+ lb trailer
on hills. I have a the 5 speed manual
and would not recommend the auto tranny.
Excellent mileage. 23mpg empty; 14-17
mpg towing depending on conditions and
speed. Very comfortable on long hauls.
More power. I shouldn't have to take a
new truck to the local diesel guy to
install a $2k upgrade so I can make it
up hills faster than 47mph!