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Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? #4495048
08/22/17 09:34 AM
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joegreen Offline OP
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So i am trying to get a 2003 ford f150 from el paso texas to ny. I have some people that can fly out and drive it back but this truck was bought sight unseen. Any chance someone can take a look at it to see if it looks like it could make it back 2,300 miles. Check the oils, coolant, tires, make sure it shifts ect. Just a basic once over before i fly someone out. The last thing i want to do is fly someone out and have to fly them back.


1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le
Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495055
08/22/17 09:49 AM
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Wish I could help you but I am in the opposite corner of TX. If you dont get a response, try the automotive or personal forums on Craigslist. You can specify El Paso. If that dont work, look up a local garage there. They might do it for a small fee. Good luck. I hope it works out.

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: gfh77665] #4495064
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joegreen Offline OP
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thanks a local shop is not a bad idea. I would be leary of using someone from craigslist.


1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le
Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495170
08/22/17 12:31 PM
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CKN Online content
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Originally Posted By: joegreen
thanks a local shop is not a bad idea. I would be leary of using someone from craigslist.



http://www.carinspectionsanantonio.com/

http://www.autopi.com/

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495279
08/22/17 02:21 PM
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Here are some ASE Master Technicians in El Paso, some are mobile.

https://elpaso.craigslist.org/search/aos?query=master+ase

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495292
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How much was the shipping quote?

Seems like a ton of variables including costs to get someone to drive it. I paid for my now wife's car to get shipped Tx -> NH and found cost not much more then fuel, hotels, food beyond the obvious time. We also somehow avoided a month of long term parking fee at airport lot and shipper charged $50 to release car there.


Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495310
08/22/17 03:06 PM
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20 yrs ago I had cars shipped in enclosed carriers from Naples, FL ($1400) and Scottsdale, AZ ($1600) to Connecticut. Texas would be in between those. It must be more expensive today. Cheaper via open carrier/private individual.


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
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Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495312
08/22/17 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted By: joegreen
So i am trying to get a 2003 ford f150 from el paso texas to ny. I have some people that can fly out and drive it back but this truck was bought sight unseen. Any chance someone can take a look at it to see if it looks like it could make it back 2,300 miles. Check the oils, coolant, tires, make sure it shifts ect. Just a basic once over before i fly someone out. The last thing i want to do is fly someone out and have to fly them back.



So with average miles-per-year- this thing has got like 170,000 miles on it?

Last edited by CKN; 08/22/17 03:07 PM.
Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495327
08/22/17 03:27 PM
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You bought a 15 model year old truck in El Paso and want someone else to drive it to NY. Almost sounds like a black tar heroin mule.

As a mechanic myself, here are a few things I'd check in addition to the fluids: Age and condition of the tires, Slop in the U joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, cracks in the belt(s) and condition of the brake and coolant hoses.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495329
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And don't forget all the light bulbs. A burned out light will get someone pulled over quick.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495347
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I flew to North Carolina and drove a 32 year old $800 car home.

Grab your toolbox and a ticket to Spirit airlines and do this.

Delegating everything is going to end poorly in ways not yet imagined.

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: skyactiv] #4495367
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
And don't forget all the light bulbs. A burned out light will get someone pulled over quick.

Temp tag plus improper lighting equals further scrutiny by law enforcement with good cause. Been there on a cycle and car.



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Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: bioburner] #4495378
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Originally Posted By: bioburner
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
And don't forget all the light bulbs. A burned out light will get someone pulled over quick.

Temp tag plus improper lighting equals further scrutiny by law enforcement with good cause. Been there on a cycle and car.


In theory he has all he needs to get it registered. You only need to do temp tags if you buy it on the spot. With the bill of sale, he should be able to get insurance and register it and then have plates with him when getting the car. Of course he didn't know what it would cost in advance, what was the point of bidding on it?

On eBay there are several ads that offer delivery. Try using one of those companies mentioned. Some let you put in the starting and destination address and will give you an instant quote.

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495395
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Can't you find a vehicle closer than half way across the country ?

Re: Can someone near el paso look at a truck for me? [Re: joegreen] #4495407
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The OP bought a cheap vehicle and is now "being cheap" trying to get it back where he lives.


End of story.

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