Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Wayne Landscaping, May 12, 2004.

  1. BossRam

    BossRam LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 3

    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!

    2003 2500 heavy duty Ram Quad Cab with all the goodies
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,639

    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 .
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    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.
  4. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    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.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Wayne, I don't have a V10 so I may be wrong but I don't think you will keep up with the Lambo.
  6. BackAcreFarm

    BackAcreFarm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I DO have the V10 in my F250, you'll probably catch up with the Lamborghini and Porsche at the gas station.
  7. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    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.
  8. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    Whadda ya expect, he's 16.
  9. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 237

    Thanks C-Man, you're right

  10. BackAcreFarm

    BackAcreFarm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    Nice machine, can you tow a trailer with that?

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