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Old 07-11-2012, 09:51 AM   #11
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Well, with the truck being out of commission for so long I guess I could make it look pretty again.
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it would take me maybe a day to fix your truck counting breaks for food and parts what are you waiting for
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it would take me maybe a day to fix your truck counting breaks for food and parts what are you waiting for

Nick is approaching this like we approach things at work. Months of meetings and discussions, followed by 2 hours of actual work to get the job done.
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i guess. anybody else watch top gear? they changed nearly every part on the rally car except the engine itself in like 27 minutes. all it takes is getting out there and get it done.
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I have a motorcycle and nice weather. What'* the rush?
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Nick is approaching this like we approach things at work. Months of meetings and discussions, followed by 2 hours of actual work to get the job done.
Sounds like how the Army works.
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I have a motorcycle and nice weather. What'* the rush?

I agree. Why do today what you can put off to tomorrow?
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I agree. Why do today what you can put off to tomorrow?
Exactly.

But, if I don't NEED to drive the truck, what'* the rush to fix it?

I could see fixing it ASAP if I HAD to drive it, but I don't. I'm saving a ton of gas this way.
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Finally got off my arse and replaced the stock 195 thermostat and installed a 180. Then I removed the front trans mount and drilled a hole through it, put a bolt and nut on it and now the engine/trans no longer rotates!
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Trying to get up some ambition to work on the 1500. Nothing major, just got to do an oil/filter change, and swap the air filter. If I was really ambitious, I'd rip the rest of the old Sirius radio system out and hide the wires for the new system.
I don't have that much ambition today...

Then it goes to the mechanic tomorrow morning to get the driver side lower ball joint replaced, the outer rod end replaced, and test the catalytic converter to see if its plugged. All the sensors look good, fuel injectors were cleaned, fuel pressure tested good, but it still throws P0300'* every once in awhile.
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