Just got this home yesterday, it's a 1993 Mazda B2600i (gas), I bought it off of Purplewave.com for what I thought was a good price. The tires are close to new, with a new battery and 3 new injectors. I went to the courthouse to get a temporary tag so I could drive it home and they said it needs to have a VIN inspection because it is out of state (Missouri) , they said to go to the police station and they will get everything sorted out.
So I went down the the police station and they said that they need to look at the pickup so they can compare the VIN # on the tittle to the VIN # on the pickup. So they said to trailer the pickup to them and they will check it .
I have a pickup and trailer but my pickup is a '81 chevy 1 ton that only goes 55mph at 10mpg. I didn't want to take it on a 400 mile round trip. So I was talking to a friend and he said he bought a van off eBay that was in MO, took a plane up there and then drove back with no tag, since he had it insured, had the bill of sales and the title with him he was ok. So we looked it up and they said that you should be fine transporting a vehicle that way so we gave it a shot.
Another friend drove me up there (I don't have a good enough car to make it that far) and we picked it up. It was empty on gas, with 2 low tires, so we drove across the street to the gas station and of all the luck there was a MO state trouper sitting there doing paper work . He definitely noticed no tag, he leaned over and stared for a while, but we got gas then aired up the tires and when we got done he left .
So we high tailed it out of there, when I got it up to 40mph the pickup started stuttering and didn't want to go.
The friend following called me and said it smells like really old gas . But luckily I could get it up to 65mph it just took a little longer.
I stopped at another gas station on the way home and filled it back up with some fuel injection cleaner.
We made it home, besides the pickup missing out, everything went well with no problems.
I ordered a new fuel filter and I'm going to run a few tanks of premium gas with injector cleaner in it and see what happens.
Edited by BTS, September 04, 2014 - 02:54 PM.