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  • #91
    looks good to me. Maybe a pressure wash but still better than what I got.
    Trailblazer 302g
    coolmate4
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    • #92
      Best help that I can give .....Buy a Dodge Awseome engine ...You will save enough in fuel to make payments...Dodge is now offering cab and chassis....What a way togo.......ABout 25,000 will get ya a nice 07 model

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      • #93
        No thanks

        The money i save in fuel i,ll spending on transmission trouble.Besides that dodge could,nt carry all my welders, air compressor,and equipment my 550,s carrying now.
        BB402D
        TB300D
        DIMENSION652
        MM250X
        MAXSTAR140
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        • #94
          Originally posted by calweld View Post
          We're poets now?????
          What poetry? It's an old biker saying..."Chrome won't get you home...But it might get you laid"
          Jeff

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          • #95
            It rhymes, it's poetry. After we get done with the next group hug, we'll all get together for some poetry reading, . As I understand it, this is done here in California all the time

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            • #96
              here #120 post on this thread

              Yes the truck had trouble again this morning.Heading down the hiway at 2AM going to my snow plowing Rt,I heard a loud thud and air dicharging loadly thinking a blew a tire,maybe hit some chunk if steel in road. Got out looked no flat hear the motor don't sound right shut it down and find the intercooer rubber hose just in front of turbo off and clamp laying.Now i open my tool box get the 1/4" drive ratchet and socket climb up on the truck grab
              the hose and clamp and the clamp is busted SS band with threaded stud and spring.Got two off the dealer this morning for free,one for the truck one to have in stock.I used two radiatior hose clamps to make one to hold me over till i could get a right one.All this on the side of the hiway with it snowing just my luck.
              Last edited by admweld; 11-25-2010, 10:50 AM.
              BB402D
              TB300D
              DIMENSION652
              MM250X
              MAXSTAR140
              S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
              HT/PWR-MAX1250 PLASMA

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              • #97
                Originally posted by admweld View Post
                Rig goes into tomorrow for a bad drivers side ball joint with 12,500k mi.At least its not the turbo again,But you,d think ford would wise up and add zerk fitting to there ball joints.
                Does anything have grease zerks from the factory anymore?
                I hope you have better luck with your next truck purchase, whatever it may be! How much bad luck can a guy have with one truck, I think this one takes the cake!
                at home:
                2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
                2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
                2008 Suitcase 12RC
                Spoolmatic 30A
                WC-24
                2009 Dynasty 200DX
                2000 XMT 304
                2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
                Sold:MM130XP
                Sold:MM 251
                Sold:CST 280

                at work:
                Invision 350MP
                Dynasty 350
                Millermatic 350P
                Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by calweld View Post
                  Hey admweld, you need one of these, no warranty issues, no breakdowns, I think I've only bought oil and filters for this the last 5 years. Oh, wait, I forgot, had to replace a couple clearance lights also
                  Cal,
                  Thats not fair, If you never take the big rig on the road you'll never have a break down, Seams to me you have a new chevy pick up welding rig with warrante and shiny paint.

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                  • #99
                    More trouble

                    Sunday the truck cut out on the hiway rolled off restarted stumbled and died won,t restart.Buddy of mine tows me into my shop.Iscan it monday am find a code for fuel pump on d-side frame rail.Got to the stealer pu one for $350 w/ wire harness you need for the new style pump.Get it in and decide to take a look at my old filter inside the pump housing, it,s loaded with rust and galvy flake which overheated the pump and shut it down.Call the dealer and tell him my rear tank is rotting from the inside out just under 25k on the truck 6yrs old.He calls ford they won,t help me.Call the owner of the dealers cell# have done welding for him a few times and are friends he says he,ll call ford and start twisting some arms see what he can do.Iread 10 months ago about the problem ford is having with there 40gal. rear tanks.Why they would not hold there vendor acountable for poor workmenship is beyond me.Got a price of $750 with a discount from parts dept at the same dealer,but waiting to hear back from the owner about maybe getting one for free.I don,t mind doing the labor but i should not have to buy a new tank imo.
                    BB402D
                    TB300D
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                    MAXSTAR140
                    S-32 FEEDER W/1260 IRONMATE FC/GUN
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                    • you are not the only person that i have seen with mega problems outta the newer ford diesels... i have a 7.3 IDI turbo (right before the power stroke) and it has well earned its keep other than eating tires off of it... ive also seen d-max/ allison runnin with 600k mileage and still tuggin everyday...

                      i think ford should give it up, kiss a$$ to international and let them build a motor again for the trucks...when international navistar was building the motors for those trucks, they held up real nice like, soon as ford took it into their own hands, they suck
                      welder_one

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                      • Originally posted by welder_one View Post
                        you are not the only person that i have seen with mega problems outta the newer ford diesels... i have a 7.3 IDI turbo (right before the power stroke) and it has well earned its keep other than eating tires off of it... ive also seen d-max/ allison runnin with 600k mileage and still tuggin everyday...

                        i think ford should give it up, kiss a$$ to international and let them build a motor again for the trucks...when international navistar was building the motors for those trucks, they held up real nice like, soon as ford took it into their own hands, they suck
                        You have it backwards. International (Navistar) built the 7.3 Power Stroke, the 6.0 and the 6.4 for Ford. From '99 (for sure, maybe earlier, too) right up till 2010. This new for 2011 6.7 is Ford built and designed. Its Ford's first diesel in a long time and from what I'm hearing, this new engine is actually working out pretty good. Ford's fallout with Navistar stems from all the warranty work that recent engines (mostly the 6.0) cost Ford, and so Ford took Navistar to court, asking for millions of dollars to recoup some of the money Ford had to spend on warranty claims from Navistar's faults. Not sure how that played out (probably still in the courts), but Ford had enough and spent millions on their OWN diesel.

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                        • Just think Cummins!
                          Caution!
                          These are "my" views based only on “my” experiences in “my” little bitty world.

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                          • The 7.3's were a good motor, it's unfortunate that between the government regulations and the Ford/ International interface that things kinda go bad.

                            I know a guy up here that took a F350 (or 450, I can't remember) with a 7.3 (don't remember what year) and put it back the way it was meant to be. What I mean is he took all of the Ford electronics and injection stuff off and replaced it with the stuff that International uses in their other applications. He then tore the rear suspension and the front suspension (2wd) out and built a 4 link with air bags.
                            WOW!!! Now he has a truck. That thing gets 22 miles to the imperial gallon... while towing 10,000 + lbs. It rides like a luxury car empty or loaded... but it probably gets better mileage empty than the luxury car.

                            Oh well, all in the name of progress.
                            at home:
                            2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
                            2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
                            2008 Suitcase 12RC
                            Spoolmatic 30A
                            WC-24
                            2009 Dynasty 200DX
                            2000 XMT 304
                            2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
                            Sold:MM130XP
                            Sold:MM 251
                            Sold:CST 280

                            at work:
                            Invision 350MP
                            Dynasty 350
                            Millermatic 350P
                            Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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                            • Originally posted by atc250r View Post
                              You have it backwards. International (Navistar) built the 7.3 Power Stroke, the 6.0 and the 6.4 for Ford. From '99 (for sure, maybe earlier, too) right up till 2010. This new for 2011 6.7 is Ford built and designed. Its Ford's first diesel in a long time and from what I'm hearing, this new engine is actually working out pretty good. Ford's fallout with Navistar stems from all the warranty work that recent engines (mostly the 6.0) cost Ford, and so Ford took Navistar to court, asking for millions of dollars to recoup some of the money Ford had to spend on warranty claims from Navistar's faults. Not sure how that played out (probably still in the courts), but Ford had enough and spent millions on their OWN diesel.
                              youre prolly right, i might have it backwards... albeit, im not so sure of the 6.7 some of my buddies are having overheating problems with them already... the 6.9 was gutless, but lasted a good while and the 7.3 was danged near bullet proof... the few ford medium duty mechs that i know have all said that it was ford that imposed to specs for the 6.0 and 6.4 and navistar had to comply, it was not a navistar engine through and through... was told that the real navistar was the 6.9 and 7.3, then again, mechanics are like welders.... we know it all and drink too much
                              welder_one

                              nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal
                              www.sicfabrications.com

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                              • This kid explains it all.
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJL9EVbVwck
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgkmdLN8mD0
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW7JEHLYyJ4
                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTMpJ63eTNw
                                Caution!
                                These are "my" views based only on “my” experiences in “my” little bitty world.

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