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Anybody else over their Powerstroke?

I bought mine about 6 months ago and at first really like it. But the more I think about it, it seems like I work on that thing all the time. I'm wondering If i should keep chasing these gremlins or just sell the darn thing? In the past month I've done a radiator, glow plugs, cps, tie rods, sway bar links, and soon some new tires. I'm not sure I can afford to keep the darn thing. Anybody else feel the same?
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You sound like a guy who really needs to make your next purchase a Brand New truck Just think of it, no maintenance (for awhile), drop it off at the dealership with any issues you have, it'd be Wonderful, - wouldn't it?

40-60 Grand and you'd not be bothered with replacing 10-12yr old parts that have served their purpose, you be at the Very Start of their life. Yup,,,, you just start writing those checks and it ALL GOES AWAY!! Meanwhile, I'll be doing that stuff on my PAID FOR '02 hehehe
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I agree with you 100%. It's paid for that's for sure, and payments do blow. Buying a new truck is out of the question. I guess I'm just frustrated from a reliability standpoint.

I don't mind fixing a few things here and there. But when I have to start driving loaners home regularly it becomes a hassle.
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Since you posted in the 7.3 section I would have to guess that you have at least a 10 + old truck. If it was looked over before you bought it you new going into it what all was going to need repaired. Keep at it. I too have been working on a truck I just purchased but the price I paid is making some of this not so bad as well as being able to do most of it myself. If you didn't really need to have the diesel for hauling and such you could sell it and go back to a gasser. Anything you buy used leaves the chance of needed repairs. Hoping to have my 7.3 for a very long time. Hope you get through this.

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In the past month I've done a radiator, glow plugs, cps, tie rods, sway bar links, and soon some new tires. I'm not sure I can afford to keep the darn thing. Anybody else feel the same?
this is all typical maintenance stuff that any used vehicle is going to need.

even a truck with the "legendary cummins" needs all of the same stuff done... except glow plugs
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this is all typical maintenance stuff that any used vehicle is going to need.

even a truck with the "legendary cummins" needs all of the same stuff done... except glow plugs
X2 on what he said. Just about everyone of us on here have replaced the things you have listed

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I get frusurated with my truck everytime it costs me over say $700
But then I remember how lame half ton short boxes are and we kiss and make up.

Power through and you'll have a reliable truck soon enough. Try and do some of the simpler repairs yourself (like CPS) and save yourself thousands in the long run.

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I roll with the punches - if they need something I fix it. I, meaning I as in myself.

I loved my '01 so much I bought another!

And I guess the only thing I didn't fix myself was the clutch, but that was because I needed the truck back up and running within 2 days and the guy I brought it to gave me a deal on doing it.

Having 2 paid for trucks sure beats dropping $800/mo on a new one IMO. Not to mention my company pays me $850/mo for a vehicle allowance. I did the math the other day, in the 3 years I've owned my '01 with the mileage I get paid on top of the vehicle allowance I had made something like $75K just off that truck. That doesn't include the income from the jobs it gets me to and from.

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I bought mine about 6 months ago and at first really like it. But the more I think about it, it seems like I work on that thing all the time. I'm wondering If i should keep chasing these gremlins or just sell the darn thing? In the past month I've done a radiator, glow plugs, cps, tie rods, sway bar links, and soon some new tires. I'm not sure I can afford to keep the darn thing. Anybody else feel the same?
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I have a E99 and along with it I have a long list of items needing repair/upgraded BUT I wouldn't trade it for the world. I wouldn't be afraid to head cross country in it right now. Make a list from important to not so important and just start fixing it one thing at a time. Thats what I do

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