Need some words of encouragement and advice haha

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  1. "B"

    "B" Light Load Member

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    Alright so a little about my situation. I bought a 2014 Cascadia back in September of '18. I got it registered on to my company and went out on my first trip with my team mate. On our way back on this route my liners failed. I was then told by my finance company they would help me out and finance the repairs, because TruckMaster's warranty wouldn't cover liner failure. A year later they bought a motor from LKQ. I have been running while fixing issues from the drop in process from Martin Truck Center in Lake Charles up until two months ago. I took it to a shop, they told me my head gasket was leaking, then that I needed a new cylinder head, and then that I needed new liners because after they installed everything the liners were leaking. After pulling my old liners out they discovered that grooves had been worn into my cylinder walls from the injectors that were seated improperly. LKQ is being resistant to helping even though I have under 90k on itand it's been less than a year. Basically now I'm being told I need another new block. So any advice would help my first time around I spent all that I had saved up on the first motor and now I'm in this situation. Most people are telling me to ditch the truck, but if I do that I'm still responsible for the new motor repairs and it seems like a waste to pay for someone else's new motor.
     

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  3. jraulpilot1998

    jraulpilot1998 Medium Load Member

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  4. "B"

    "B" Light Load Member

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    Any specific type? I would prefer to keep the truck if possible.
     
  5. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Ditch the truck , sounds like a nightmare situation for an o/o . Used trucks are a complete gamble .
     
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    your first mistake is being emotional about this, it is a truck, it is a tool and with millions of them out there, get rid of it, get another that works for you.

    do your due diligence, Dyno, blowby, etc. ... all matter. Read your warranty word for word.

    I don’t get why you would replace the entire motor, liner failure isn’t a death of a block.
     
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  7. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    I just did one of these jobs my self to my truck.
    Check head for cracks between cyclinders.
    Replace o-rings in head, 24 and the 2 at the front.
    Did the headgasket show any burn areas?
    Very very important, replace both head gaskets between spacer place and torque them down to every bit of 350lbs with at least a 3/4 inch torque wrench.

    Not that bad. Replace liners, new headgaskets, new o-rings. Check for cracks. If you want some extra security replace the spacer plate $600 and the 24 head bolts.

     
  8. "B"

    "B" Light Load Member

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    I'm not emotional over it, I just don't want the hassel of going through the process of you need to pay this remaining balance crap. As for replacing the block, the reason I did it is because the liners weren't the only thing wrong with it. I had an older styler injector in there as well. That being said I learned my mistake one that part.
     
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