it is diesel..and its high miles = disaster. the engine itself from a junkyard is over $3000 for a 160,000 mile unit..trans is around $1500 from the wrecker..lets not forget the injection pump reman for $900 and other various items that are prone to failure. basically it is an indefinate money pit and I dont have money for it. I should be able to turn around a quick $800 profit I'm hoping.
Umm, I'd keep it around. Right now, the cost of diesel is so far cheaper than gas that it makes up for the lower mileage. In other words, that thing may be cheaper to run than your Bonnie.
The various leaks are probably just gaskets, and easily fixable.