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I am going to look at my first diesel in 2 days and it is a 2001 2500 24V short box Laramie with 300k miles with a broken snap ring but still drives(is this a big deal). I know to check for blow-by, oil leaks, rust under the truck on the frame, under the hood, and in the fenders. What else should I be checking for? I have never owned a diesel and I want to learn to work on my own vehicles and potentially "bulletproof" the engine and transmission. Along with this I want to paint the entire truck. What I am asking is can this community help and mentor me and help me build this truck? Also should I buy this truck or is a snap ring a big deal? Thanks
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Welcome. just passed 700k on mine , engine never out or apart.
Check suspension and steering for any play.
Is it auto/ Shifting normal no lockup issues?
 
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