Well, it had to happen...local towing company wore out their repo truck. It is a 2001 F-550 4x4 and has V10 power...it limped in from an early-morning shift today running on eight cylinders, and the diagnosis is terminal: the timing chain jumped and seems to have bent valves.
The truck had a mere 553,000 miles on it.
The boss has not decided if he will replace the truck or put in another engine. Rock Auto lists a re-man engine for a bit under $2600.
John and Elizabeth (Liz), with 3 nutty cats
My beloved St. Bernard, Marm, lost him 1/2/12
1992 International Genesis school bus conversion
Heck...dump in a can of "Slick 50", add some STP, and "Gumout Regane High Mileage Fuel System Cleaner", some "ZDDPlus Zink Oil Treatment", maybe a can of "Nano-Lube Nano-scale additives" and a pint or so of Restore Engine Additive and he's good for yet another 500,000 miles.
It must be true..read the labels!
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