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Old 07-18-2017, 09:18 AM
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the problem here isnt the truck, its the lack of knowledge
Yanno. Sure maybe it was my first big project. But no it wasn't lack of knowledge. I posted in this sight and no one knew what the issue was. I called a bunch of shops. Diesel addiction included. And no one could figure it out. So I tore it apart and ended up with bad injectors 8 cups that hadn't been sealed right and a trans that limped on a 50 horse tune. Headgaskets head work injectors built trans a new cp3 and quite a few other parts and I had a 10k bill. And I posted here because hell yes I like the truck and the price but was hoping more people would chime in with real life experiences. My mistake.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:30 AM
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Well in all reality, if you get the PS and it ends up needing a lot of work then the only person getting burned is yourself. If I had just gotten my truck fixed up I don't think I'd be ditching it regardless of what make the new truck is unless I was walking off the lot with a warranty.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:44 AM
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Well in all reality, if you get the PS and it ends up needing a lot of work then the only person getting burned is yourself. If I had just gotten my truck fixed up I don't think I'd be ditching it regardless of what make the new truck is unless I was walking off the lot with a warranty.
And that's the main reason why I'm wanting to talk myself out of this. I've been inside and out of this truck and I know what the issues are. I guess I'll just keep it. Hope it lasts a looooong time
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:48 AM
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And that's the main reason why I'm wanting to talk myself out of this. I've been inside and out of this truck and I know what the issues are. I guess I'll just keep it. Hope it lasts a looooong time
Well if it is any consolation, I bought my truck with the intention of keeping it until we have hover cars or are forced to electric cars
Nothing they come out with is "that" much better to me, mostly just upgraded creature comforts
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:51 AM
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Well if it is any consolation, I bought my truck with the intention of keeping it until we have hover cars or are forced to electric cars
Nothing they come out with is "that" much better to me, mostly just upgraded creature comforts
That was ultimately the reason I liked the ford. The comfort aspect of it. Much quieter. 4 doors instead of an extended cab. Newer with less than half the miles. Stuff like that. I bought mine to keep forever too but sometimes nicer things do come along that make me thing too hard
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:05 AM
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Yanno. Sure maybe it was my first big project. But no it wasn't lack of knowledge. I posted in this sight and no one knew what the issue was. I called a bunch of shops. Diesel addiction included. And no one could figure it out. So I tore it apart and ended up with bad injectors 8 cups that hadn't been sealed right and a trans that limped on a 50 horse tune. Headgaskets head work injectors built trans a new cp3 and quite a few other parts and I had a 10k bill. And I posted here because hell yes I like the truck and the price but was hoping more people would chime in with real life experiences. My mistake.
soooo, what part of this is NOT lack of knowledge? you wanted us to diag a truck based SOLEY off the info you had posted at the time (hell i dont even remember a thread about this so im sure i didnt read it). you do realize that this is all text based and we cant read trucks minds from across the net. asking for help here and expecting 100% accuracy in what should be fixed or done is a lie. all we can do is help guide but you have to have some mechanics to go with. Shops have a hard time helping people for free. its easier to say "i dont know, bring it in and then we can see".

you then decided to dump a bunch of money into the truck for performance parts instead of just going back stock and being money minded. not to mention used refinanced money off the truck that was giving you issues so interest on top of that thrown in. doing the work yourself and doing a stock replacement trans, you would have been under 5k for all that. you could have even gone longer on a stock tune in the truck to keep the trans alive and saved that money for later on.

im not trying to be a dick but you are throwing something out there about the truck "being so expensive to fix" when really it came down to you putting more into it for performance stuff and putting all this added cost on yourself including refinancing a 15-16 year old truck. that is lack of knowledge.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:19 AM
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400 a month for insurance!!! I don't pay that for a 97 s-10, 07 tahoe, plus the trucks in my signature.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:30 AM
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I don't think i'd ever buy a salvaged title vehicle regardless of price.
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Not unless it was dirt cheap, you knew the history, and planned to drive it to death and never resell it. I've had experience with a few buddies that wrecked trucks that were bought back and rebuilt. They were never the same. Just a basket case. I'd buy a salvage title for a hunting truck knowing it's not worth shit anyway I wouldn't feel back beating it to death in the mountains.
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Salvage and rebuilt title Trucks cost more to insure and alot of insurance companies won't even insure them.
I would never buy a Ford, so if that helps talk you out of it, there you go.

As for the salvage title thing, all of my stuff is salvage / rebuilt titles.

My 03 LB7_Z I built back in 07, I've put over 150k miles on it, typical LB7 issues, nothing related to it being wrecked. Converted it to LBZ last fall.

My wife's 08 cadillac SRX I did back in 20012, she's put 50k miles it since then, without issue.

My 07 Harley bagger, runs like a top.

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To each his own, if you are afraid of them, then I get it, but at the end of the day its just nuts, bolts, computers and paint.
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