Advice on buying

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Jack21
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Advice on buying

Post by Jack21 » Thu 12 Feb , 2015 9:27 am

Been looking for a Hummer for a few months. Found this one, http://www.carsforsale.com/used-cars-fo ... -251697320 - Guy said it has no rust, I ran the vin, original engine and the hummer has been serviced every 3000 miles. I am not close so I can't look at it.

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Re: Advice on buying

Post by chuck » Fri 13 Feb , 2015 6:07 pm

First I'd read through my buying a used truck articles : http://flashoffroad.com/toc_02.htm

This truck is at risk for a possible cracked block problem if the engine hasn't already been replaced.
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Re: Advice on buying

Post by h1sp » Tue 17 Feb , 2015 12:33 pm

I think the #8 worry has passed. if someone has a old "at risk" block .. its proven the test of time. Now the worry would be head gaskets and other normal failures.

But they say the newer block casting is the best choice. (note the extra bold hole in the photo)
* Plus they say the vin number after E188469 would be safe block.

The best advice is go look at the vehicle and have it checked out.

The H1 is so over built for normal driving it should give you years of joy without failure.
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