Buying a 406 with almost 6K hours. What expense can I expect to run into overhauling it? Can I expect to see a little more use out of it as is?
I realize there are sooooo many variables, but a ballpark figure would help. Can these be sleeved?
Three words come to mind, Condition, Condition, Condition!! With used Unimogs it is sometime a case of you get what you pay for.
If it has been abused, put away wet, and never maintained. You could put two times what you paid for it, just in parts! If its in great shape, it might just need a fluid change and its ready to go afor another 6k hours! These motors are rated to 12500 hours before major rebuilds are necessary. As for having sleeves, it depends on what year mog you have. The later blocks are sleeved, while the early ones are not.
You will find all that it needs as soon as you start running it, as most problems show up very quickly! Good luck with it, and have fun. They are great trucks, even if they need alittle TLC!