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Old 07-11-2012, 08:10 PM
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My Truck is FINALLY Back after 2.5 weeks - PICS!

So to start off with I have a friend who is a service writer at a local ford dealer. I have heard nothing but great things about the powerstroke tech there so I decide it is ok to take the truck in to have the work done.

This started off with a leaky bed plate and a chattering rear end as well as a 15 degree delta oil cooler (right on the cusp of warranty). The gentleman I bought the truck from was generous enough to throw in a PREMIUM care extended warranty. So this is what we started with for warranty work.

I snowballed that into the following: ARP studs, BPD EGR cooler, Rotella Ultra ELC (did my flush just before I took it in), STC fitting update, Stand Pipes, Dummy Plugs, OEM HGs, Had my heads checked for cracks (none after magnafluxing, YAY!) and had them decked .003 on driver side and .004 on passenger side, turbo cleaned, IPR screen replaced, new degas bottle and cap, new drive belt, new clamp on turbo and some other misc things. Best bulletproofing I could come up with as this portion was all on me $$$ wise.

I am hoping its ready for some tunes now, but I have to water the money tree again to get $$$ for the SCT LOL!!!!

To add insult to injury the tires were dry rotted and they didnt want it leaving the shop for liability reasons without getting new tires so 1500.00 worth of 295/60 nitto terragrapplers later the truck also has new tires. I went with 295/60s for a bit more width and still remain stock tire height (pretty much).

So without further adieu I know how everyone loves pics so here is a sample of what I could get with my iPhone on the multiple trips I made to the dealer.

Todd

Heads after machining





Motor out and TORN DOWN!!









WAY up high waiting for motor to be reassembled



And some shots during my shakedown drive - I think the tires turned out good








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Great pics man. Love seeing the heads that GOT to the machine shop!

Truck looks a little scarry on that lift. I would have a tranny jack under that *** end. Or is the way the pic is taken?

I have only had 1 beer so I think I am seeing it lean?

P.S - that truck is super nice!
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Nice rig bro. My truck will be in for a long block soon. I don't know if I can live without it for 2.5 weeks though lol
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Truck looks a little scarry on that lift. I would have a tranny jack under that *** end. Or is the way the pic is taken?
Its the pic - it was very stable up there - he puts the cab back on so he can work on the motor OR multiple motors underneath, they have SO many rigs in there its disgusting, lol!

And thanks for the compliment

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Nice looking truck Todd. Always liked that 05 Harley True Blue

Pics look good. Thought you were going with Toyo's.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:06 PM
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Nice looking truck Todd. Always liked that 05 Harley True Blue

Pics look good. Thought you were going with Toyo's.
Yeah you should see it in person LOL! - Toyo doesnt make that size and I wanted that size to stay close to stock height as I dont think I will be lifting the truck ever. So to get a 295/60 it had to be the nittos - most people like them but they are quite a bit noisier than the worn out stockers, HAHA!
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Man u lucked out with that job , great looking truck also...

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Man u lucked out with that job , great looking truck also...
Yes I did - with the machine work to the heads, Rotella Ultra ELC and all the parts I bought INCLUDING tires it was about 5 grand cost to me. Warranty paid for the bulk of the labor, oil cooler, bed plate parts and rear end rebuild - it cost them 5500.00 LOL! So really I got all that done for 3500 not counting the tires, I think it was a good enough deal, I just hope its ALL done now and nothing else needs to be done - OR the next major bill I have is an attorney to settle my divorce HAHA!

Thanks for the compliment on the truck as well

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Wow, gorgeous truck! Congrats.
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Do you have any more pics of your truck with those tires? Are you leveled? I am thinking of going with those exact tires, would you recommend?
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