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5 years 1 week ago, 5:23 PM

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So i just walked home

Made it a few block outside of post before the water pump shit the bed. Ah, being a Ford owner is a wonderful thing. That company is so concerned with its customers' physical health that they make sure to program periodic breakdowns at random times to ensure Ford owners get plenty of healthy walking done. Then again, the thing has almost 260,000 miles on it and it's an '02. Not too bad, I suppose.

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5 years 1 week ago, 5:35 PM

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That he wants all fords by 2011 to be 70% made in china.

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http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-154560501.html

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5 years 1 week ago, 5:33 PM

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Well good.

Guess I'll be buying a Chinese 6.7L twin turbo diesel. Maybe. After my stroll home that Dodge 3500 with the Cummins is looking pretty good.

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5 years 1 week ago, 5:50 PM

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something to ponder

i am a professional heavy equipment and diesel mechanic with over 14 yrs in the trade.I also work on light truck diesels like the Cummins,Power Stroke and GM Diesels.GM diesels (pre-Duramax) and Cummins are both older designs with positive refinements.The Power Stroke is an ongoing evolution of an excellent design idea.They all have flaws.They all have issues.I find myself,as the greasy pawed monkey who fixes them to tend to like the GM 6.2/6.5 and the Cummins 5.9 12/24 valve over the Power Stroke series.The Navistar 6.9/7.2 engines were decent too with a few faults.The whole idea behind diesel engines in light truck is fuel mileage with huge torque numbers,not to be hot rods.even though they can do both.If I had to go out and buy a diesel pickup I would be inclined to buy a 90-92 Dodge with the 12 valve Cummins in a 1 ton 4x4 with single rear wheels.no duallys.i dont pull anything big enough to use duals.Dodge is not my favorite company but in these year range pickups they used a cast iron cased gear to gear transfer case (NP205)and the cast iron case NVG 4500 5 speed transmission using a Dana 60 Front axle and a Dana 80 rear axle.making for a virtually bullet proof chassis and running gear.The 12 valve 5.9 Cummins uses a mechanical injection system which is very upgradeable and mechanic friendly.With companies like Banks and many others there are lots of ways to wake up these older 5.9's.I think about it from a fix it on the side of the road stand point.mechanical is easier to backwoods cheeese dick engineer in a pinch.cant do that with all this newer stuff.

5 years 1 week ago, 5:59 PM

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Ummm...I just realized how little I know about engines and such.

5 years 1 week ago, 6:05 PM

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I'm a big chevy fan up until they turned over to government motors, never cared much for Dodge transmission issues there. And ford just about all made in china.

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5 years 1 week ago, 6:17 PM

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in any of the engines you've come across?

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5 years 1 week ago, 6:26 PM

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bio diesel

in my experiences is VERY temperature sensitive.I had to drain and flush a fuel system on a converted Greyhound bus coming off of Mt.Rainier last summer.me and the family were out for a fun day and i saw the broke down bus...I stopped and talked to the guy.after some business talk,i ended up flushing the fuel system and replacing fuel filters 3 times to get them down from Paradise to Elbe where the bus began to run fine.i think it was a combo of altitude and poor filtering of the base fuel when it went into the tank.the other issues with bio fuels are excessive wear on parts like valves,valve guides,etc.kinda like when the feds removed lead from gasoline.mostly depends on where the fuel comes from.

5 years 1 week ago, 6:32 PM

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I replaced the fuel filter and everything was fine. I only run a low percentage after that experience. I consider it an emergency fuel and have a 220 gallon tank in my garage. My generator is also diesel, so if the zombies come I can hold out here for awhile. Long as I can get to my safe in time!

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5 years 1 week ago, 6:50 PM

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but once I started goin out to Seattle and Kelso, Washington I ordered Cats. you just can't beat the torque of a C15 on them west coast hills..and it may cost more at the cash register but when we PM we use nothing but cat filters or parts

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5 years 1 week ago, 6:54 PM

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ivantank

you need a mechanic out this way?or how about mid Idaho?or northeastern Wa state?i am available!

5 years 1 week ago, 6:52 PM

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diesel

there are two additives i use and recommend for diesels.one is Sea Foam which is also excellent for gas engines too.the other one slips my mind at the moment and i cant find a bottle on my service truck(must have used it up)but i will get the name and post it for ya Schuyler.it is great stuff.it is also a cetane booster which helps in cool weather starting with the hippy fuel and regular pump diesel too.stand by

5 years 1 week ago, 6:56 PM

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since the Duramax was new.

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5 years 1 week ago, 7:01 PM

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is trailer work and tires...the trucks are covered by kenworth and the engines are all KAT-call..and then I got a guy in North Bend for my reefers..

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5 years 1 week ago, 7:27 PM

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schuyler

stanadyne is the shit i was thinking of!great stuff!

5 years 1 week ago, 7:30 PM

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should i send you a resume?
north carolina or whatever aint so bad i think.as long as the gun laws aint so bad.

5 years 1 week ago, 7:50 PM

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wow. there goes my night. i could have gone all my life without knowing that. thats it. the whole worlds gone to shit. fuck it. you cant buy anything american.

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5 years 1 week ago, 8:57 PM

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Greasy I use

Power service up here, seems to work well. I've been doing this work for over 28 years and I agree they all have good points and bad points. Runaway get used to the water pump problem if you have the 6.9 or 7.3 in that truck they just seem to eat them. I have the new cummins in my 2500 ram I believe it's a 6.7L but I agree with Greasy that the early rams are a better eng and more easy to upgrade, you don't have to worry about the puters working without kicking out codes.

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5 years 1 week ago, 6:05 AM

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There aren't many (if any) foreign-made aftermarket parts on my list of modifications. One of the great things about having a Ford is that every time something breaks, I'm learning something new. For instance, now I know what a water pump looks like, because it's the only clean part in my engine compartment, and I know how to replace one because I watched most of the process. Well that, and Chilton. They really ought to have color pictures.

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