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Mar 25, 2016 21:33 |  #12736

Speaking of vehicles... I went go-kart racing with two of my grandsons today. What a hoot.


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Mar 25, 2016 21:34 as a reply to  @ post 17948858 |  #12737

Sure adds up quick, eh?

I'm so far behind on maintaining my truck, I'm getting deeper and deeper.

A bunch of little things, but I bet I could drop a couple grand pretty easily - tires, brakes, bearings, a few glow plugs, and some A/C work thrown in for good measure.

But it's got well over a hundred thou on the odometer, so no complaints. Well, other than the checkbook...


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Mar 25, 2016 21:34 |  #12738

Harm wrote in post #17948862 (external link)
time to buy a new(er) vehicle, rather than sink money into an older vehicle?


The newer car we bought 1 1/2 years ago was a 2004 with 200k, but a Toyota. The Cx9 is a 2007 with 100k, to me that's still a pup.


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Mar 25, 2016 21:35 |  #12739

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I had to drop in a new tranny in my wife's van last week. 14 years old but only 90k miles. Bit more expensive though.


Yeah, I could use one of those too. :(


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Mar 25, 2016 21:38 |  #12740

LV Moose wrote in post #17948867 (external link)
Speaking of vehicles... I went go-kart racing with two of my grandsons today. What a hoot.


That sounds like a good time!

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Sure adds up quick, eh?

I'm so far behind on maintaining my truck, I'm getting deeper and deeper.

A bunch of little things, but I bet I could drop a couple grand pretty easily - tires, brakes, bearings, a few glow plugs, and some A/C work thrown in for good measure.

But it's got well over a hundred thou on the odometer, so no complaints. Well, other than the checkbook...

It sucks for sure. They did say my tires are shot as well. I paid $1700 for them 2 years ago, bought the best ones I could find that would be all season. They sucked big time in the snow and though all 4 are wore evenly, they wore quickly.


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Mar 25, 2016 21:45 |  #12741

Well, for a one ton truck, I average about 40k on a set.

But I went for the 'deal' last time around and bought some Bridgestone Revo's.

Going back to the Michelin's this time around. @ $200 ea.


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Mar 26, 2016 09:01 as a reply to  @ post 17948858 |  #12742

Replacing an axle boot is not always the best idea, depending on how dirty the joint has gotten, or if the threads pull off when the axle nut is taken off.
I've found plenty of those rear seals leaking, so that doesn't surprise me.

Sucks to be hit with a bill like that though.


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Mar 26, 2016 09:02 |  #12743

gjl711 wrote in post #17948734 (external link)
I had to drop in a new tranny in my wife's van last week. 14 years old but only 90k miles. Bit more expensive though.

Ford?


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Mar 26, 2016 09:10 |  #12744

Buying tires is always fun to find exactly what suits your needs the best. You want something you'll wear out before they dry rot, but not wear so fast you won't get decent mileage out of them.

I had a set of BFGs that I had on for 140,000 kms and didn't fully wear out. They were great tires. Good grip, balanced easily, quiet, and still good off pavement.

Michelin LTXs will give the best mileage, but will dry rot and have poor cold weather performance. They are great for someone who drives a lot.

The new all-weather tires, which are snow rated, will wear out really fast. They are great for the person who puts no miles on their vehicle and usually loses tires to dry rot before they wear them out.


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Mar 26, 2016 09:16 |  #12745

In some applications it's actually cheaper to replace the whole axle than just the boot.


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Mar 26, 2016 09:26 |  #12746

Traci_Ann wrote in post #17949318 (external link)
In some applications it's actually cheaper to replace the whole axle than just the boot.

That too. Or simply not possible to do the boot.


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Mar 26, 2016 10:43 as a reply to  @ Jill-of-all-Trades's post |  #12747

Yes E150 conversion Van


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Mar 26, 2016 11:31 |  #12748

My thing was it didn't need a boot. The boot was in great shape, when I did the control arm a couple years ago after the wheel fell off the axle came out of the boot so I repacked it and put a clamp on. But without the tool I couldn't get the clamp tight enough and I knew it was a bit loose. As of two months ago it started to leak, had I put the control arms on I would had fixed or replaced it. As they had to do an alignment after replacing the control arms I just had it done. I should had pushed a clamp only.


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Mar 26, 2016 11:55 |  #12749

All this stuff you guys are talking about, is exactly why I like to buy new cars every 5-7 years. We have a Civic that's going on 9 years, but my wife just drives that to work, so the mileage is pretty low. That's the longest we've ever had a car, I think. And we buy Toyotas or Hondas. Seems like every American-made vehicle we've had in the past has given us grief. Bronco, Suburban, Aerostar, Camaro, Impala, Galaxy 500. To be fair, the Bronco... '81 or '82 with a straight 6, wasn't terrible.


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Mar 26, 2016 12:08 as a reply to  @ LV Moose's post |  #12750

I have the same sad experience with American made cars. Although I had to put a new set of heads on my '99 4Runner a while back, I have over 200k miles on it and it just keeps on going. The $3400 head replacement was a heck of a lot cheaper than new car payments on a new 4Runner which costs in the neighborhood of $45k now.

New cars are nice, but so are no car payments! :-D

As far as tires go, I've stuck to BFG All-Terrain T/A's. A good compromise for highway and off road. Not too noisy on the highway, but excellent in snow and off-roading. The tread is aggressive enough that CalTrans & CHP have never required me to use chains when I drive I-80 in the winter snow over to Reno.



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