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Old 01-22-2018, 07:30 PM   #1  
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Cummins 5.9L 12V 1998 wth 15k original miles

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Im able to get a Cummins 5.9L 12V 1998 engine with 15k original miles.
Its in great condition, and comes with radiator, hoses etc.
I want to drop this engine into my truck. What would be the max amount I should pay for this since
these are getting very rare to come by?

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Around here a fully dressed 12V goes for no more than $1500-2000, with more than 15k miles obviously. I would be checking the ID tag and looking the block over to make sure it is a storm block, as it should be for 98. Some documentation for such a low mileage claim as well.
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Only 2k?
Thats cheap. I see rebuild ones on ebay for 4_5k. But you have no idea how good the rebuilds are and how many miles they have on them. Is a low mile like this one better then a rebuilt one that had high miles?
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Around here a fully dressed 12V goes for no more than $1500-2000, with more than 15k miles obviously. I would be checking the ID tag and looking the block over to make sure it is a storm block, as it should be for 98. Some documentation for such a low mileage claim as well.
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I would rather a high mileage original built Cummins motor than a random builders rebuild.
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Hi,

Im able to get a Cummins 5.9L 12V 1998 engine with 15k original miles.
Its in great condition, and comes with radiator, hoses etc.
I want to drop this engine into my truck. What would be the max amount I should pay for this since
these are getting very rare to come by?

Thanks
E
I would pay very little more for a 15K engine over a 150K, or 250K mile engine for that matter. Jim Lane just pulled his head off his 89 with 400ish thousand miles, and the crosshatch is still there.

I would pay much more attention to how it ran than how many miles were on it.
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