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Jeremy, Certified Truck/Bus Technician
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I am looking at buying an 8x4 Mitsubishi Fuso which is set

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I am looking at buying an 8x4 Mitsubishi Fuso which is set up as a horse truck.
I have no mechanical sense what so ever and am after some advise as to this type of trucks engine history/capability etc
It is a 1992 Mitsubishi Fuso, Engine No. 8DC101AZ8270
It has just had a reconditioned engine but still has over 820,000kms.
Am I best to steer away with these high kms or are these trucks made to just keep going as long as regularly serviced etc….?
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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If that is the Kms on the new engine, walk away if the price is average cost to high. You want it to be cheap for it is right near to needing a new engine, again. These engines will give only around 900,000 to 1,000,000 Kms max before they are too tired to perform. At that type of Kms on this engine, it most likely uses oil due to worn rings which is money down the drain.

I would only get it if it is well maintained, with papers, dirty oil with no signs of leaks. If the oil is clean, they are hiding something. That is a sales gimmick. Wash the engine, clean oil to hide the leaks and the blowby when the oil gets worn.

Start the engine and if you see oil dripping off the blow by, walk away. That means the engine is worn out.


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Expert:  Jeremy replied 1 year ago.

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