Burnt engine

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Curly88, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    The insurance company might give you the opportunity to match whatever salvage bid they get for the truck.
    You might also be able to include in the claim, storage for the truck until it is sold.
    May be you can trade the cost of storage for the truck, for payment to buy the truck
     
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  3. Troy_

    Troy_ Medium Load Member

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    it's possible I suppose, a dead short like that would definitely be seen on your voltmeter or amperage meter. it might just have been barely touching the bared wire causing it. it was like mine went full retard, never noticed anything odd that day while driving.
     
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  4. Curly88

    Curly88 Light Load Member

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    I was gonna see what they'd say about me taking care of the recovery cost in trade for the truck. They were going to tow it to Missoula, which would've been a 4 hr tow till I offered to have it towed to my place an hr away. Which they immediately agreed on
     
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  5. spsauerland

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    I'd wait a see what they are going to pay you for your truck first. Don't forget about the deductible. Let them show their cards first.
     
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  6. jamespmack

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    Agreed. Your doing them a favor. They own a burnt up truck, not you.
     
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  7. pushbroom

    pushbroom Road Train Member

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    As everyone else said, engines junk.
    Only thing that looks good on the truck is the rear clip.
     
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  8. AModelCat

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    Scrap price for a truck (at least when I looked it up a couple years ago) was about $2,500 cdn. You'd probably get about $2,000-$5,000 for the rear clip depending on mileage, diff models and suspension type.
     
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  9. Curly88

    Curly88 Light Load Member

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  10. TTNJ

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    I’m just curious at what temperature you think zinc melts at?
     
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  11. Milr72

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    787.2 degrees F. I'm not really smart enough to know that, so I googled it!
     
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