Now let me start by saying that I'm not apart of the 'throw away' society that we see today of many folks, I just wasn't raised that way, if it broke you fixed it and there is very little that can not be properly fixed in one way or another. Guess that is just the farmer in me that can't bring myself to start over with new equipment, some how I feel like I'm giving up
. However, a few signs of the time have come and I'm starting to wonder if it's time to move on. My dad, of 67 years, looked at my truck and then looked at me and said "Son, I only pay $200 a month on my truck." A.K.A., "your getting into this way too deep son", but I digress.
What do you think? Is it time to find some thing else.
The holes are all the way though the sheet metal were ever you see rust. This is the same side as above eight months later.
To date I've put more into the truck than I bought it for by well over a grand and counting.
Transmission and t-case rebuilt
glow plug controler
front axle bearings
rear drive shaft rebuilt
and that's just to name a few
Now for the real expensive stuff
injectors (289,000 on the original sticks)
under valve cover harness
high pressure oil pump rebuild or reseal
high pressure oil lines
injection pressure regulator
front diff rebuild
front drive shaft rebuild
rear axle stone guards
emergency brakes replaced
box and tailgate
brake lines to the rear
brake line flex hoses
rust fix around roof marker lights
driver door lock
exhaust up pipes and bolts
I think I'm fighting an uphill battle on this.
The motor runs great but its getting to the end of its body's life and is very near, if not already, becoming unsafe with the doors delaminating at the bottoms and rocker panels with holes in them. I will say that it made a thousand plus mile trip this weekend pulling roughly 6,000 lbs and did it for roughly 10 to 12 miles to the gallon and has never left me on the side of the road through its own fault.
I've got some better pictures that I will add to the thread later on, it will make it easier to laugh at my ignorance.