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Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 12-14-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By Sand_Man
134K on my '04 V10. Other than 1 blown out plug,...

134K on my '04 V10. Other than 1 blown out plug, zero issues at all. Love this truck but I know it's got a couple thinks on the horizon that are gonna cost a bit. I abused the brakes towing a trailer...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-14-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,284
Posted By Sand_Man
Got mine fixed for $192 plus another $50 for a...

Got mine fixed for $192 plus another $50 for a coil from Rock Auto. My fault for not checking, since it developed what I thought was an exhaust leak months earlier. I checked the exhaust with it...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 12-14-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Sand_Man
While I don't do a whole lot of stop-light racing...

While I don't do a whole lot of stop-light racing these days, I recently had a fun one, but not in my truck. I was in my '88 GT and saw some dillweed in a Duramx intentionally rolling smoke into car...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 12-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Sand_Man
a little personal experience: my '04 V10 has been...

a little personal experience: my '04 V10 has been the picture of reliability but even though I have never broken an exhaust stud, mine did puke out a plug a couple years ago. It was 100% my fault as...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 11-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Sand_Man
13mpg with that truck setup is pretty darn good....

13mpg with that truck setup is pretty darn good. I say live with it and be happy gas isn't $5 a gallon. My '04 is stock except tires and wheels and only gets 1mpg better,
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 11-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By Sand_Man
I bought my truck with new Terra Grapplers on...

I bought my truck with new Terra Grapplers on them and 75K on the truck. Now it has 131K on the truck and the tires still have probably another 5K on them. I'd sure like to know how the guy above...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 09-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,061
Posted By Sand_Man
Since everyone is adding to a 12 year old thread,...

Since everyone is adding to a 12 year old thread, I guess I can, too. I bought my '04 back in '09 and before I bought it, I added up the pluses and minuses of whether to buy a gas or diesel anything....
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 09-14-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 41,611
Posted By Sand_Man
I found a trick that really helped my mileage, I...

I found a trick that really helped my mileage, I moved out of a hilly area to a flatter area! Until Last year, I lived in NorCal right on the coast were it always seemed I was traveling uphill and my...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 09-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,285
Posted By Sand_Man
I'm not on here much anymore, but I recently...

I'm not on here much anymore, but I recently moved from Northern California to Southern Oregon and my trusty '04 Lariat went from high 11's to mid 14's after the move. For one thing, the gas is MUCH...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 05-06-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 120,522
Posted By Sand_Man
We own the type certificate for the S64 Aircrane...

We own the type certificate for the S64 Aircrane as well as the Pratt & Whitney engines they use, so we can and do make anything our fleet of Aircranes needs as well as customer parts for their S64E...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 05-04-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 120,522
Posted By Sand_Man
Ehhh, I doubt they're gonna turn over a...

Ehhh, I doubt they're gonna turn over a $30,000,000+ aircraft to a CNC programmer anytime soon. But then again, I year ago I didn't think I'd be working on them, so never say never...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 05-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 120,522
Posted By Sand_Man
Cool Pic! I was only vaguely aware of the...

Cool Pic! I was only vaguely aware of the capability of these bad boys before I went to work at Erickson. I'd seen the helicopters with the baskets before but in all reality it seemed like peeing on...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 05-04-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,808
Posted By Sand_Man
History has proven time and time again that such...

History has proven time and time again that such simplified cars can and do sell. BUt ever single time, they dress it up and screw it up until the basic, affordable car is expensive and complicated...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 05-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 120,522
Posted By Sand_Man
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd53/zookeeper_...

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Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 05-03-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Sand_Man
Pretty much everyone here is right in that...

Pretty much everyone here is right in that there's just not much you can do to improve mileage, but here's something I have found: I work out of state, and occasionally drive my truck. It's an '04...
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