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mastercraft1995

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I had a Ford 2004 PSD with so many issues to it they gave me a 100k warranty for free. It was the biggest piece of******I have ever owned. The last six months I had it, it spent about 3 months in the shop. The reason I sold it is because you can't put a truck camper or haul wood with a 4 Door Focus loaner car.

I then purchased a 1999, 7.3 with about 70k on it about 4 years ago. New Tranny, Glow Plug relay, Ball Joints, Steering Box, Hubs. I sold it with 90k on it and year and a half ago.

Neither of the trucks were chipped nor would I ever chip a truck.

Now I own a 2012 Toyota Tundra.


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'06 Duramax LBZ engine, bought in '09. Now with 115k miles.

No repairs since I've owned the truck. Only repairs I'm aware of were replaced tranny cooler hoses at the dealership when I bought it - dealer replaced.

Had to replace 2 batteries instead of one at about 105k miles (kinda diesel related?). Also new shocks at about 110k miles.

Only thing she possibly needs right now is a replaced intermediate steering shaft (common issue w/ all full size GM trucks).

Couldn't be happier with the truck.


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06 2500HD 4wd under 70K
Do my own work pretty much...
1. both front wheel bearings $300.00
2. fix one leaky transmission line $50 for compression hyd fittings /quality hose (permanet fix)
3. Glow Plugs replaced under warranty.
4. Steering shaft clunk -warranty

Beyond that all maintenance except the addition of a power steering cooler / synthetic p/s fluid and a 2 micron pre oem fuel filter.

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Posted: 06/30/12 05:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fuel Control Actuator, $120
Water Pump $47
100K miles
I'm actually thinking about selling the old girl, she only gets used once a week for about an hour. Don't really camp anymore, the camper is worn out ugly.

* This post was edited 06/30/12 05:55pm by camping man *


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Then you'd have to change your screen name "Non-Camping Man?"


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Don & Linda wrote:

Paul Clancy wrote:

Nothing but oil and filters. But I'm sure the myth of the expensive diesel repairs will continue here. Keeps the gas guys happy.


And DIESEL MECHANIC$ (No myth, diesel RO's seem to be a tad higher than gas ROs on average.


If you removed the 6.0 from that Diesel ownership would be less!

OH ..... Did I say that???????

Sorry


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2003 duramax LB7 TCM went out at 18000 miles just under $1000 and back on the road.Right at 30000 now without any other major cost.

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camping man wrote:

Fuel Control Actuator, $120
Water Pump $47
100K miles
I'm actually thinking about selling the old girl, she only gets used once a week for about an hour. Don't really camp anymore, the camper is worn out ugly.


You are telling us your truck is not a million mile vechicle?
Ours won't make it either. I won't live that long.
chevman


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New auto tranny @ 65k, replaced with HD unit

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larry barnhart wrote:

camping man wrote:

Fuel Control Actuator, $120
Water Pump $47
100K miles
I'm actually thinking about selling the old girl, she only gets used once a week for about an hour. Don't really camp anymore, the camper is worn out ugly.


You are telling us your truck is not a million mile vechicle?
Ours won't make it either. I won't live that long.
chevman
No, I'm afraid not, but feel like installing it in medium sized gasser motorhome.

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