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08-09-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,405
Posted By Sand_Man

Lots of good advice here. I bought my truck in...

Lots of good advice here. I bought my truck in '09 from a dealer in Utah. I flew back there, rented a car, drove to Logan and bought the truck after a quick test drive. I tested the 4x4 system by...
07-28-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,405
Posted By Sand_Man

Before everyone here has a panic attack about the...

Before everyone here has a panic attack about the 4x4 not working, did anyone consider that the junk stock hubs are very likely the issue? They were on mine and nearly every older SD of that era. Try...
05-31-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 101,962
Posted By Sand_Man

Mine just turned over 171K a couple weeks ago....

Mine just turned over 171K a couple weeks ago. This has been the single most trouble-free vehicle I've owned or heard about in my life. So far, it's required a battery, alternator one plug blew out...
03-14-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,869
Posted By Sand_Man

To each his own. I sought out a V10 knowing full...

To each his own. I sought out a V10 knowing full well it's strengths and weaknesses beforehand. I'm happy with my choice after all these years and know lots of diesel guys of al brands of truck that...
03-04-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,892
Views: 616,546
Posted By Sand_Man

Just an update: 166,500 plus a little. The only...

Just an update: 166,500 plus a little. The only things so far are one blown out plug (that make a ticking noise for 6 months that I thought was an exhaust leak) and a tune-up at about 150K. At that...
03-02-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Sand_Man

I know this is late, but I always use Best Auto....

I know this is late, but I always use Best Auto. It's up past the Burger King on 7th (?) street near the freeway. The guy is honest as hell, fast, VERY fair on prices and has gone as far as to...
03-01-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By Sand_Man

All of the above. Due to working a zillion hours...

All of the above. Due to working a zillion hours a week, I don't change mine anymore, but rather I take it to a local shop. He used 5W-30 and I haven't noticed any change in MPG, or oil consumption....
02-22-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,414
Posted By Sand_Man

Just a thought, but here's my 2 cents: I used to...

Just a thought, but here's my 2 cents: I used to have an SUV that drizzled oil out of the rear main bad enough to spot the back window. It was so severe it went through a quart of oil every week or...
02-16-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By Sand_Man

I love the Devilbiss Finishline guns. They're...

I love the Devilbiss Finishline guns. They're inexpensive and your local paint supply house will always have tips and caps and needles for them.
02-16-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Sand_Man

I like to stay away from the thicker, "flapper"...

I like to stay away from the thicker, "flapper" discs for this because they flex and conform to the weld bead and will grind the parent material before you know it. I simple trick I use is to buy a...
02-13-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Sand_Man

Yep, did it on mine a couple weeks ago. I bought...

Yep, did it on mine a couple weeks ago. I bought a $2 box of random vacuum caps, unplugged my lines from the plastic elbow where it comes out by the frame and capped it off. Otherwise only your...
02-08-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,715
Posted By Sand_Man

2004 F250, V10/auto crew cab, 165,000 miles ...

2004 F250, V10/auto crew cab, 165,000 miles


10 in town/13-15 freeway depending on terrain.
02-02-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,581
Posted By Sand_Man

I don't mean to sidetrack this, but I'm about to...

I don't mean to sidetrack this, but I'm about to swap gears in my truck and here's my reasoning: as of now, with 285/70-17's my truck is geared a tad tall for my tastes. I'm planning to swap to 35's...
01-19-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13,540
Views: 2,297,147
Posted By Sand_Man

I thought this thread had run it's course and...

I thought this thread had run it's course and died. But I guess as long as there are two types of engines there's going to be people on either side who claim to be right and anyone who doesn't share...
12-11-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By Sand_Man

I use a rule of thumb of one quart of sprayable...

I use a rule of thumb of one quart of sprayable material per panel. That's one quart for a door, hood, bedside, fender, etc. By sprayable, I mean after reducer, etc. So it sounds like you did your...
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