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Am I just lucky

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Hey folks, I am new here and thought I might ask an obvious question.

Did the truck gods smile the day my truck was built, I mean I am reading all kinds of different posts about trannies going bad, injectors fouling out, PCM's going out, and the whole gamut of problems. Yet, in 205,000 miles the only thing that has gone wrong with my truck was a CPS at 50,000 and a rear wheel speed sensor at 90k, both fixed under warranty. see signature for mods.

Oh, BTW, this truck also spent 5 months in LA. hauling Fema campers, 2 sometimes 3 campers a day.

I know now that I have said all of the above the afore mentioned Truck gods will smite me with all their might.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/phoney.gif
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I have many trucks in my family with very similar results, only major repair on ANY of them was a tranny freshen up at right around 200,000 miles.

Mostly what causes a lot of stuff to go wrong is not leaving it stock.
Yup, 87000, and only a tranny, that was my own fault for towing a John Deere 450 Dozer up the hill to my house, tractor and trailer about 19,5 - 21,000 It did great, but I made the mistake of backing up, once I was up the hill,,,, smoked it. But, I drive it like a truck, no gauges, k&n filter, magnaflow 4" muffler only and programmer on 3 all the time! I Love my Truck it does awesome!

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Where does the notion of abuse equate to 'driving it like a truck'. You asked a skilled owner operator who drives a 'real' truck how they drive it. They operate it like a piece of high-tech machinery, not like some cut-rate jungle buggy rental.

Oh and another thing, why do 'real' trucks come with so many gauges? Because the operator of that machine needs to be knowledgeable enough to monitor it's vital functions.

Sorry, but abuse doesn't mean you're drivin it like a truck. It usually means one is being ignorant of the damage they are causing to a piece of machinery. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif
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