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No go. Consider any engine trashed that you can't start & hear running. Broke owners will say anything. It is not your job to diagnose in front of the owner who may suddenly decide to raise the price if it turns out to be something simple ie air in lines. Even if they are honest, you can't trust their diagnosis. You could scan it and see if you have any VP codes.
There are also other things like suspension & steering that need to be addressed. Search all of the track bar, steering threads for details.
Not running with no documented history, price engine, VP (depending on whatou know about replacement) & $2000 for steering & gauges. Tires are $600+. Don't forget to include something for your time.
If it is only the VP, let him fix it & then buy it. Oh....he can't afford to fix it...which means that he probably couldn't afford to maintain it. We're back to needing the repairs above.
I doubt an 00 1500 Chevy is worth $8,000. If it is, I'll get one for sale.
2000 LWB, Quad Cab, 4x4, NV4500, AirDog, Gauges, Thuren Track Bar, Lost crappy AGR and A1-Cardone steering boxes. RedHead is the best so far but truck has stopped returning to center. Hopefully, I'll get to it soon.
Last edited by Junkman; 05-23-2011 at 10:20 AM.