I bought a 2004.5 2500 diesel last summer with 54k miles, turns out it had been in the shop with a seized engine at some point before i bought it this did not show up on dodges records, or carfax. thus i have no engine warranty, my tranny has been broke and fixed, ac broke and fixed, and currently my engine has a great deal of blow-by.
i have 2 options:
take my truck to a diesel shop get it fixed(sleeved, ringed, new injectors? idk)
trade in the SOB and accept the loss as insurance from further repair costs. when i trade it in though i can't afford to get another diesel so i would be getting a half ton. now i know as well as you do that not a single person here can say that dodge makes the best half ton gas trucks when reliability is taken into account so Chevy or Ford, i would be getting a brand new(09-10) work truck/xl package 4.6v6 chevy 4.8v8 ford.
what do yall think is my best bet?
if option 1 does anyone have any idea what that costs?
if option 2 what are yalls opinions/experiences with each.