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Today was a metal shop retirement auction. I bought a jackpot of vice grips screwdrivers and tape measures. He had the nicest manual 4x4 2003 7.3 f550 I have ever seen. 19,800 miles on it :eek: There were parts under the hood that I have never seen on a 7.3 lol. Damn thing brought 17,500, it should have went to a museum. Way too nice for me lol.

Want to make a few $ on the vice grips? I had a bucket of 30 pairs stolen out of my connex
 

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Custy brought pos r title dodge journey in for ac condenser replacement. hundred & twenty6 doll hair diagnosis from dealer offers me 80 to "changa da part" whatever dumbass, after waiting 4 days for new sealing washers :rolleyes: sawzalling the condenser section off the trans cooler section cause wrong cheap fuckin part, 2013 with 2008 rad support and cooling pack. start to charge system and it's pissing out immediately somehere under the firewall shelf. FUCK THOSE FUCKING DEALERSHIP TWATS!

I drive to the dealer with what's left of the old part and try to keep my cool while demanding a refund for my dumbass customer. Whole fucking hour and not one mile put on the car, no diagnosis of why cold air blows in winter only change ac condenser, $800 estimate, engine light is code p06dd oil pressure switch circuit fault, we sell you new sensor.

Did you even pull a vacuum on the system? did you pressure test it with nitrogen or GASP! shop air? He doesn't remember it sorry we've had a lot of ac work in it's gotten hot recently. Maybe if he would have done something he would remember. Yes I do know better than the dumbass engineers at chryco, dc, fca or whatever name they are calling themselves this year. the condensor gets hot, the trans cooler doesn't need to be preheated, notice they stopped doing that dumb shit around 2010-11 "oh your a mechanic?" Since I was 5, don't you see my hands? yeah I see your shorts, what can I say my boss isn't an uppity prick, "ok you need to go" BYE FELICIA!

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Custy brought pos r title dodge journey in for ac condenser replacement. hundred & twenty6 doll hair diagnosis from dealer offers me 80 to "changa da part" whatever dumbass, after waiting 4 days for new sealing washers :rolleyes: sawzalling the condenser section off the trans cooler section cause wrong cheap fuckin part, 2013 with 2008 rad support and cooling pack. start to charge system and it's pissing out immediately somehere under the firewall shelf. FUCK THOSE FUCKING DEALERSHIP TWATS!

I drive to the dealer with what's left of the old part and try to keep my cool while demanding a refund for my dumbass customer. Whole fucking hour and not one mile put on the car, no diagnosis of why cold air blows in winter only change ac condenser, $800 estimate, engine light is code p06dd oil pressure switch circuit fault, we sell you new sensor.

Did you even pull a vacuum on the system? did you pressure test it with nitrogen or GASP! shop air? He doesn't remember it sorry we've had a lot of ac work in it's gotten hot recently. Maybe if he would have done something he would remember. Yes I do know better than the dumbass engineers at chryco, dc, fca or whatever name they are calling themselves this year. the condensor gets hot, the trans cooler doesn't need to be preheated, notice they stopped doing that dumb shit around 2010-11 "oh your a mechanic?" Since I was 5, don't you see my hands? yeah I see your shorts, what can I say my boss isn't an uppity prick, "ok you need to go" BYE FELICIA!

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your customers must be some dumb SOBs
 

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Buddy bought a 2004 Fummins F250

Rattles like a motherfucker (way more than normal) and pisses a quart of oil a day out from the valve covers.

Can I help?

Setting valve lash was fun a s fuck laying on the motor to get to the back 2 cylinders buried under the cowl.

Valve covers leaking because the motor has studs and needed the webbing in the covers ground out so they would sit flat.

Real fun few hours.

Motor sounds much better and not leaking anymore.

I don't really get the Dodge motor in a Ford but he thinks its the coolest shit ever.

He's done a lot of favors for me so I feel good repaying him but lordy what a pita to get done.

Everything was so oil covered I looked black when I was done.
 

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Buddy bought a 2004 Fummins F250

Rattles like a motherfucker (way more than normal) and pisses a quart of oil a day out from the valve covers.

Can I help?

Setting valve lash was fun a s fuck laying on the motor to get to the back 2 cylinders buried under the cowl.

Valve covers leaking because the motor has studs and needed the webbing in the covers ground out so they would sit flat.

Real fun few hours.

Motor sounds much better and not leaking anymore.

I don't really get the Dodge motor in a Ford but he thinks its the coolest shit ever.

He's done a lot of favors for me so I feel good repaying him but lordy what a pita to get done.

Everything was so oil covered I looked black when I was done.
The way it was explained to me here on Pirate :flipoff2:x:flipoff2: was the Dodge truck is just a packaging crate for the almighty Cummins :flipoff2:
 

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The fz1 I bought a couple of weeks ago was displaying an exup trouble code. Weather sucked this morning so I broke 2 of the 3 bolts and the gate was seized in the end plate. Good times.
 

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Hit the Rollers in the wagon. less than impressed with the numbers, but more than impressed with how the car actually runs and that is what matters most. Put a few hundred miles on it this weekend.

 

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On topic of pbb gift exchange 2015. I took my unfinished gift to a local machine shop. Said it would take hours and hundreds of dollars :confused: I'll just wait to take it to my friends place in nj and use his mill, watch Me get it done in an hour haha.
 

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Got my axles back under my crawler and although it still has no brakes, I was able to drive it on the trailer and get it moved. It's only been neglected for 2 years. It actually started right up when I jumped the battery.
 

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Buddy bought a 2004 Fummins F250

Rattles like a motherfucker (way more than normal) and pisses a quart of oil a day out from the valve covers.

Can I help?

Setting valve lash was fun a s fuck laying on the motor to get to the back 2 cylinders buried under the cowl.

Valve covers leaking because the motor has studs and needed the webbing in the covers ground out so they would sit flat.

Real fun few hours.

Motor sounds much better and not leaking anymore.

I don't really get the Dodge motor in a Ford but he thinks its the coolest shit ever.

He's done a lot of favors for me so I feel good repaying him but lordy what a pita to get done.

Everything was so oil covered I looked black when I was done.
Happen to be a white 2wd?


Edit: as for not "getting it", the ford is about the best rolling chassis/body, and the cummins is a medium duty engine, makes a hell of a truck if done right, but too many hacks out there
 

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So many hacks. I'm on a Fummins group on Facebook. For every 1 truck posted that looks like it might be done right. There are 15 trucks that have major execution flaws and hack.
Yup, a former coworker bought a decent little ppump 5.9 bus from his previous employer, and had a bare bones v8 gas 2wd super duty he wanted swapped. He paid a shop, and gave them his good used Ford stuff to hack it all in there. When it was done, he had a bus intercooler, a non lockup, non od allison with 3.73s and little tires. I tried to get him to use a super duty cooling stack and a dodge tranny, but he was saving money :laughing:

Mine were pretty utilitarian, but clean enough, and easy to service afterwards, but I had a buddy who built a 70s ford crew with the dodge core support, dash, hvac, entire wiring harness, everything, inside was like a factory new 96 dodge, underhood was like a cross between a show car and a restored truck that was never built. He didn't spend anymore money, just a shit load of time
 
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