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  • #46
    You always have the option of the good ol muffler bandage

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    It won't be great but it's cheap and just might get you through inspection.
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    • #47
      Pipes and muffler were replaced. Sounds worse now. LOL

      I had too many things going on to even consider "options" for a muffler.
      I assume it was just a "generic" muffler that was installed. The truck sounds more "rumbly" now.
      Oh well. I'm sure it will rot away in a year or two and I can put something better on then.

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      • #48
        Oh well. I'm sure it will rot away in a year or two and I can put something better on then.
        It is amazing how cheaply made lower priced mufflers can be made.

        You can get 14, 16, 18 gauge steel mufflers or stainless steel mufflers.

        When you look at what the difference in steel gauge is, it can make a difference.

        14 gauge = .064 inch thick

        16 gauge = .051 inch

        18 gauge = .04 inch
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        • #49
          Hedge I feel your pain.
          As you know I drive a 2004 Silverado 1500
          I'll go back wards here
          Summer 2013 New shocks on rear PLUS weld in 3 frame gussets and replace to frame cross members. $850.00 and truck down for 2 days
          Spring 2013 4 new tires $1550.00 truck down 1 day

          Summer 2012 had to replace fuel tank and fuel lines (tank fell off in driveway) $1100.00 truck down 2 days.

          Summer 2011 Had o replace all the brake lines as well as the rotors and pads. $1500.00 truck down for 2 days.

          I rent a truck for the periods were I would be without for more then a day.
          I can afford to be down that long. besides I right it off in my tax's at the end of the year (or I should say my book keeper dose ) beside now I get preferred customers rate at Hertz LOL

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          • #50
            Ducke, I have the same truck. Last fall I had to do my fuel pump, during a snow storm my alternator went bad. I had to scramble to fix it during the storm. I just got a second truck (04 f350) and the comfort of knowing I can just jump in the back up truck and keep on working.

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            • #51
              Oh, and while it was in getting the exhaust work done they noticed two transmission lines were leaking.

              Had those replaced this week. $250

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              • #52
                You guys keep using that 1500 and watch the repairs rack up.

                Heres mine for my 2000. I did all the work except where noted.

                Previous owner put in a rebuilt engine and torque converter 2009
                Dec 2010 used Transmission $450
                Dec 2010 Transmission lines $20
                April 2011 Jasper Transmission $2300
                March 2011 Exhaust gasket, Oxygen Sensors (shop)$350
                April 2011 oil cooler $60
                Dec 2011 4 Tires $1000 (shop)
                Jan 2012 Used Rear Axle $800 (Needed a $500 gear in the diff)
                July 2012 2 Tires slashed $450
                Oct 2012 rubber brake lines $60
                Oct 2012 rotors, brakes, calipers, $275
                Feb 2013 metal brake lines $30
                Feb 2013 Air Shocks $175
                April 2013 Starter $150
                Nov 2013 Radiator $90, Coolant $25
                Nov 2013 Alignment $100 (shop)
                Any day now front ball joints and the transfer case is leaking.

                This trucks repairs has far exceeded its value. Its still a good truck with 287k on the frame. I couldnt sell it if I wanted to. After the front end work is done the truck is pretty much rebuilt.

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                • #53
                  You guys keep using that 1500 and watch the repairs rack up.

                  Heres mine for my 2000. I did all the work except where noted.

                  Previous owner put in a rebuilt engine and torque converter 2009
                  Dec 2010 used Transmission $450
                  Dec 2010 Transmission lines $20
                  April 2011 Jasper Transmission $2300
                  March 2011 Exhaust gasket, Oxygen Sensors (shop)$350
                  April 2011 oil cooler $60
                  Dec 2011 4 Tires $1000 (shop)
                  Jan 2012 Used Rear Axle $800 (Needed a $500 gear in the diff)
                  July 2012 2 Tires slashed $450
                  Oct 2012 rubber brake lines $60
                  Oct 2012 rotors, brakes, calipers, $275
                  Feb 2013 metal brake lines $30
                  Feb 2013 Air Shocks $175
                  April 2013 Starter $150
                  Nov 2013 Radiator $90, Coolant $25
                  Nov 2013 Alignment $100 (shop)
                  Any day now front ball joints and the transfer case is leaking.

                  This trucks repairs has far exceeded its value. Its still a good truck with 287k on the frame. I couldnt sell it if I wanted to. After the front end work is done the truck is pretty much rebuilt.
                  this is why I got my f350.

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                  • #54
                    The problem as I see from the posting here is FORD! I

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                    • #55
                      this is why I got my f350.
                      The extra durability of the 1 ton will help but dont think your safe because you have a ford. All my fords have cracked exhaust manifolds. I havent attempted to fix them because I dont know if theyll come off. I had this problem on 3 fords and 1 chevy.

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