Old Trucks

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by farmerjohn64, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Something tells Me farmerjohn64, is a quick Learner. I see a stretched out, Large car in his future. Lol. After all the facts are collected, and studied. He’ll throw all Logic to the wind, and do the most important thing of all. What he wants to do. That’s what matters most. Being happy with your Truck, whatever you decide, is most important.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    My ISX is basically divided into 3 major parts.

    The front with the gear housing. That gasket replacement is $5K.

    The middle. Inframe- $18K

    The ###. Rear bell housing.

    I've had the ### end done. Bell housing gasket, rear main seal, motor mounts, clutch, machine shaft, carrier bearing- $5K all like new. Trucks sits and rides phenomenal now.

    Probably do gear housing next or gear housing and inframe together will save about $2500.
     
  4. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Road Train Member

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    Thank you; I am much better at “hitting the books” than working with my hands and learning that way; I learn a lot from guys like @TripleSix and many others on here that’d take me awhile to name
     
  5. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    How do you feel about your 5 year old trucks these days?

    You probably wouldn’t gain much if anything for mileage with a new truck ?

    Just curious as you seem to be the only one in here doing the newly used truck experiment.
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Just about the entire aftertreatment is new. All the big pieces except the egr and egr cooler.

    I think it also boils down to how do you like your truck?

    Raggedy Ann and Andy is just gonna break on you, and people are going to get tired of your BS " My truck is broke."

    Tows start at about $800 and go up, big savings there.

    You'll get in trouble with the DOT.

    Basically you're F'd then.

    The key is money management. Those big hits are the cost of this business.
     
  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Somebody with less of a lead foot than me pulling a van with all the aero bull on it and tucked right up behind the sleeper could probably do 7 pretty often with my Cat. I'm at 5.5 to 6.5 with a hopper about 5 foot behind the sleeper and trying to average 60 on 65 to 70 mph two lanes.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I'm just a stupid selfish ### hole that steals from everyone.
     
  9. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    The good thing about the old junk, a little something goes wrong doesn't immediately add up to a giant tow bill, I drove 600 miles home with the trans making rock crusher noises the whole way.
    Fix stuff when it breaks, none of this "if it still moves it's not broke," crap. I know a guy who won't fix the brakes on his crap because "that's what Jake brakes are for," that is literally word for word, and he's worth millions could buy all new and pay cash.
     
  10. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    What’s that remark all about?

    Just asking for some honest info from someone who is dealing with it.
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I fix as I go too. I don't like the worry. Casper is in pretty good shape.

    Motor is still strong. MPG is about 7.4 overall. That's why i may hold on the inframe and just do the gear housing.

    It's got no blowby. And when the dyno'd it when they did the aftertreatment it was clean and green. That was about 8 months ago.
     
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