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post #11 of 44 Old 10-10-2018, 04:17 PM
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Well, I read it cause i thought "I know where to get a transmission now!" But alas, foiled again- i need an automatic.
That being said... you should try your hand at writing- it was a very entertaining story and gave me the first smile of a long day. Thanks!

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Well to follow up with this, the 7.3 must have 9 lives.

It turns out it was just the water pump that was bad. I asked him why he was led to believe that his head gasket was blown and he said that it was blowing white steam out of the exhaust so he came to the conclusion that coolant was getting into the combustion. He had the water pump replaced and so far the white steam symptom has gone away according to him.

He says the truck has never been running better after his newfound "140 HP" tune.

Also stated he "forgot the parking brake was on when after he drove 50 some miles home" and now there's nothing left of that now either so he must resort more than ever to the block of wood he's been using for hill parking.

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08/98 CCSB l 7.3 l ZF6 l TW tuned l 38R turbo l Deleted EBPV l Bellowed up-pipes l FRX l HPX l OCR l Isspro gauges l 99.5 PCM l "Blue" 6637 w/ K&N intake duct l 4" MBRB straight pipe w/ axle dump l 6" suspension lift l 37" Toyo MTs l 17" KMC Strike rims l ARB front bumper l HNC rear bumper l bedliner'd rockers l Bushwacker flares l custom cab guard l '08 tailgate l PIAA fog lights l Recon tail lights l B&W hitch l air shocks l Pioneer stereo

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That poor truck. Its both funny and sad when I see people like this. I knew someone who operated the same way and wondered why every vehicle he had in his words was a "piece of crap" a year after he owned it. Did matter, Ford, GMC, Dodge, Toyota, heck he even owned a Saturn and a jeep and killed them in couple of years . But his wallet and I don't speak to him anymore. Hes gone onto other bad decision that cost more than parts.
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You should rescue that truck haha


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Offer to buy the truck off of him before he REALLY kills it. That thing needs to be liberated.
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Well to follow up with this, the 7.3 must have 9 lives.

It turns out it was just the water pump that was bad. I asked him why he was led to believe that his head gasket was blown and he said that it was blowing white steam out of the exhaust so he came to the conclusion that coolant was getting into the combustion. He had the water pump replaced and so far the white steam symptom has gone away according to him.

He says the truck has never been running better after his newfound "140 HP" tune.

Also stated he "forgot the parking brake was on when after he drove 50 some miles home" and now there's nothing left of that now either so he must resort more than ever to the block of wood he's been using for hill parking.

Keep you guys posted when the next surprise happens.
What does your friend do for a living? Hard to believe anyone can trash a car in 6 months where it is undriveable.
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I used to be friends with a guy who in 6 years working together he broke 4 vehicles and 2 others he just mysteriously stopped driving. He is a cool guy but I haven’t talked to him regularly since 2014.

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What does your friend do for a living? Hard to believe anyone can trash a car in 6 months where it is undriveable.
He changes jobs every few months but he's currently working for a paving company and often uses the truck to tow the equipment.

Usually something big breaks with his vehicles that require a lot of money to fix which causes him to have to get rid of them.

He's the type you never loan your tools out to unless you want them to be returned broken.


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08/98 CCSB l 7.3 l ZF6 l TW tuned l 38R turbo l Deleted EBPV l Bellowed up-pipes l FRX l HPX l OCR l Isspro gauges l 99.5 PCM l "Blue" 6637 w/ K&N intake duct l 4" MBRB straight pipe w/ axle dump l 6" suspension lift l 37" Toyo MTs l 17" KMC Strike rims l ARB front bumper l HNC rear bumper l bedliner'd rockers l Bushwacker flares l custom cab guard l '08 tailgate l PIAA fog lights l Recon tail lights l B&W hitch l air shocks l Pioneer stereo
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Soooo are we adding to your fleet or no? That's the real question burning in everyone's minds at the moment. I would love to see what you do with that one considering your ZF6 is pretty clean to begin with.
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