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post #321 of 400 Old 11-25-2014, 10:04 AM
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You know you own a 7.3 when the worst thing that happens is you blow out injector o-rings.

Not blown heads, completely destroyed short blocks, high pressure fuel system failures.
Cracked pistons, leaky radiators, failed EGR coolers, pre-mature turbo & injector failures, sensitive fuel systems, dropped valves, cracked heads, cab off jobs, excessive rocker arm wear, blown head gaskets, worn steel to steel "valve guides." No "redesigning" of the motor to make it reliable and last a long time.
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post #322 of 400 Old 11-25-2014, 10:36 AM
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When you buy a cheap beater car that gets 35+ mpg to keep the miles off your truck and save fuel, and yet you still drive the truck 80% of the time because it feels like a part of you is missing when you aren't driving it
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^ this guy is 100% right.. I drive 100 miles a day.. Haven't driven my car in over a month
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Same here, lol.

I've thought about getting a car but it would have to be something really nice for me to want to drive it. That said, it would be something that would not get great mileage and require premium grade fuel so in the end I would just be in the same place that I am now.
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True story.
My wife's kid hauler and grocery getter is a blacked out Hemi Magnum R/T

I like driving it, but it's about the same on fuel as my truck. Feels hardly any faster either
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Up in mountains getting firewood, went down to get fuel from gf for chainsaw and got out to get it from her, left truck idling and down it went. Thought it was parked against rock pretty good but guess the incline cause it to roll over it. Only thing that stopped it in the end was headache rack catching it. Took me three days with harbor freight 3 ton chain hoist, two chains, shovel, hi-lift jack, 100 foot of cable and a lot of cribbage. Not easy doing it yourself.
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^^ WOW at those pics.
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Hole mother %$#%@^& Spud!! That's rank. You recovered it 100% by yourself with basic tools and a chain hoist??
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Hole mother %$#%@^& Spud!! That's rank. You recovered it 100% by yourself with basic tools and a chain hoist??
Yeah I couldn't afford a tow truck which I know they would of had to use two at the least and that if they had one strong enough, plus it was in National Forest and it isn't exactly flat logging roads they purposely made dips in it that most vehicles can't get through. In order to get the cab off the tree it was wedged on I deflated the passenger side tires. So first day spent trying with 3000 lbs ratchet straps I had on truck with chain hoist and couple chains that just snapped them after a bit. Second day came back with cable to attach to chain hoist and pulled it back some more but drivers side wheel got wedge on tree root at the last leg of the pull and was worn out from working chain hoist all day. Third day came back and that's where the pictures you see with hi-lift jack picking the whole front up and putting cribbage down as I went. PITA working on side of mountain trying to prevent myself from sliding down. The more truck came up the more it wanted to sink in side so I shoveled a bit too to help the chain hoist as I accidentally pulled one tree down in process. So that brings me to this part https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/mil...n-do-take.html
I can say one thing but to see me in action speaks volumes.
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Apparently I don't have clearance to see that link so I'll take your word for it.
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