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Old 05-15-2004, 08:52 PM
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1.50 for gas!! geeeez you guys got it easy, here in northern illinois were up to $2.15 for regular unleaded! Diesel's at $1.80 though, Im so glad I got my diesel a few months ago, going from 9 mpg to 15 city and 23 highway, lets hope diesel dosen't start going up!




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Old 05-17-2004, 09:52 AM
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Brother has a V10 at 45,000 miles it blew out a spark plug, dealer had to install new head , truck was out of warranty . To change head the dealer lifts body off frame to save time , total charge parts and labor , $ 2750.00 . Truck was sold a month later .
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Old 05-17-2004, 11:02 AM
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All new trucks face that same problem. Motor is installed onto frame and then body built / installed around it. Any major engine work requires a lot of labor. Diesels have problems sometimes as well.

Try doing an oil pan gasket on a Diesel.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:46 PM
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Thanks FosterLawnscaping. I say screw diesel. The main reason i want a V10 is because it's the same number of cylinders that a Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche Carrera GT has. Screw saving money on gas, the main thing is how bad a$$ your truck is. And a V10 will just top it all off.
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Old 05-23-2004, 08:08 PM
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Wayne, I don't have a V10 so I may be wrong but I don't think you will keep up with the Lambo.
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Old 05-23-2004, 08:19 PM
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I DO have the V10 in my F250, you'll probably catch up with the Lamborghini and Porsche at the gas station.
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Old 05-24-2004, 01:34 AM
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Screw saving money on gas, the main thing is how bad a$$ your truck is. And a V10 will just top it all off.
Who gives a rip about your truck? It's just what you drive between jobs. If you are truly serious about this business, get the truck that is most cost effective and reliable and forget about how "bad" it is.
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:48 AM
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Who gives a rip about your truck? It's just what you drive between jobs. If you are truly serious about this business, get the truck that is most cost effective and reliable and forget about how "bad" it is.
Whadda ya expect, he's 16.
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Old 05-30-2004, 12:13 PM
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Thanks C-Man, you're right
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Old 05-31-2004, 06:42 AM
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Nice machine, can you tow a trailer with that?
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