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Old 12-09-2019, 06:41 AM   #187 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by slowmover View Post
Re-consider on the Dodge. If it’s pre-2008 or so, rebuild & restore can’t go wrong. They won’t make peak auto (say 1996-2006) ever again.
My dream truck used to be a 2003-2004 Dodge, the one with common rail but before the emissions stuff.

My truck doesn't have a single thing right with it except the motor. Stuff needing work:

Front end
Probably rear diff
Somethin's squealing under the hood (bad bearing somewhere?)
Cooling fan will not disengage (clutch?)

I fixed the perpetually dying lift pump by going aftermarket.

The thing needs $10k of work.

Somewhere around 350,000 miles on that body, and 21 years. My truck is old enough to drink now.
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Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

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