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Old 29th September 2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Betrayal

I feel deeply hurt and betrayed.

I was -->this close<-- to ordering the components necessary to finish my new speakers. I'd finally gotten my finances in enough order to splurge a couple hundred dollars on my all too neglected hobby and BAM. Damn truck check engine light goes on.

I'm so good to that truck (Gertie), I only give it the best oil and filters. I don't drive it rough and this is what it repays me with. Not two months ago I had to replace a wheel bearing and now the rear axle seals break and somewhere the wiring for the driveshaft speed sensor is fouled!

Alackaday! The grease from the rear axle destroyed the seals on my caliper cylinders too!

What the heck. Why does the universe want my projects to remain eternally half-finished.

I'm depressed now.
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Old 29th September 2010, 02:20 AM   #2
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Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen...

Your truck knows you are a soft touch and is playing you. A little disrespect would be a good start here.

I suggest you run her to red-line from cold tomorrow morning - that'll teach her!
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Old 29th September 2010, 02:29 AM   #3
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I think your truck was being very kind! She could have waited until you had spent the money and left you in the lurch. I suggest you go and kiss her exhaust pipe.
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Old 29th September 2010, 02:37 AM   #4
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Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen...

Your truck knows you are a soft touch and is playing you. A little disrespect would be a good start here.

I suggest you run her to red-line from cold tomorrow morning - that'll teach her!
That may be well and good for you but up here we have to contend with American-made trucks. Not so tough as your Hilux's.

In my case "If you can't Dodge it Ram it."
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Old 29th September 2010, 03:19 AM   #5
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sadly, these are appearing on our roads too Ray.

They look to me like the barstard love child of an aircraft carrier and a bison.

All the more reason to treat them mean.
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Old 29th September 2010, 05:12 AM   #6
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I feel deeply hurt and betrayed.

I was -->this close<-- to ordering the components necessary to finish my new speakers. I'd finally gotten my finances in enough order to splurge a couple hundred dollars on my all too neglected hobby and BAM. Damn truck check engine light goes on.

I'm so good to that truck (Gertie), I only give it the best oil and filters. I don't drive it rough and this is what it repays me with. Not two months ago I had to replace a wheel bearing and now the rear axle seals break and somewhere the wiring for the driveshaft speed sensor is fouled!

Alackaday! The grease from the rear axle destroyed the seals on my caliper cylinders too!

What the heck. Why does the universe want my projects to remain eternally half-finished.

I'm depressed now.
You didn't happen to mention payday in the truck did you? NEVER mention payday in a vehicle as they believe they need to break something to use up the check. It's happened to me too.

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Old 29th September 2010, 12:51 PM   #7
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My car's 17 years old and has a constant flow of new ideas what should break next. This time it's the transmission that acts up AGAIN.

Have that CEL checked out. Maybe it's just a bad sensor, like Tps, O2 or something.
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Old 29th September 2010, 03:34 PM   #8
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hmm, just bought a German "junk car", from year 1992
it drives like a new Mercedes, or better
a friend borrowed an old mercedes from 1984 or so
looked like new
I asked him about milage
hes said a million kilometer
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Old 29th September 2010, 04:22 PM   #9
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hmm, just bought a German "junk car", from year 1992
it drives like a new Mercedes, or better
a friend borrowed an old mercedes from 1984 or so
looked like new
I asked him about milage
hes said a million kilometer
My dad's European version '78 Mercedes 280E is still going strong with about a half million kilometers on it. I bet the new ones aren't nearly as durable.. It does live in South Carolina which helps with the rust thing..
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Old 29th September 2010, 08:28 PM   #10
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I bet the new ones aren't nearly as durable
nope too much power, and advanced fragile electronic
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