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  1. That's just poor business practice. You worked at a dealership, even as a service guy, I'm sure you understand the actual cost of a vehicle sitting on a lot. Margins aren't enough to not move it. In the case of something like a raptor, maybe even move to a California dealership where you may take a small loss, but they will unload over sticker.
  2. Not sure I would have gotten anything even then on an old used truck. It was just an unfortunate loss. I had heard of it not being an unheard of problem, but I had no idea it was that common. Just sucks because with the new dump box, it was a little over 10k gone out of pocket and I got very little use out of it.
  3. So why while idling? I would understand if the fire started under load at low speeds, but I would think after a half hour, temps would drop below any real risk. I'm also not sure on this, but shouldn't the oil in the lines be under less pressure at idle?
  4. This was a ram 3500. Early model year 1998. It had been plowing the parking lot, but sat idling for half an hour or more before the fire started.
  5. You think it was right at the coupler? The fire department pinpointed where the fire started. We assumed the line was either too close to the exhaust, or sprung a leak because the line itself should be the weak point.
  6. Mine was a 98 24 valve. Probably routed different, but it wasn't uncommon in early 24 valves.
  7. Hot line for the oil cooler was too close to the exhaust on my 1998. It caught fire idling, not sure if there was a leak maybe? Either way, the fire spread and it had about 3/4 tank of diesel. It burned so hot and so long, the aluminum dump box melted. There were pics in the hunting, fishing farming thread when it happened some years back. Fire department got there, asked how much fuel was in it and said they weren't even going to try and put it out until the fire died down. It was safely away from anything else and in a snow covered parking lot, so they decided it wasn't worth the risk to fire fighters when there was no risk of the fire spreading. Unfortunately, because we just used it for plowing and as a light dump truck on private property, it wasn't insured. That one cost me 10k.
  8. My understanding is the duramax has gotten much more reliable, but with the price tags on them, I'm at no risk of even affording a used one to know. I have no use for a diesel now, but used I have only owned ford and dodge. Ford gave me less problems, but only because the dodge hated me and burned to the ground within 6 months of ownership [emoji852]
  9. My only real duramax experience was with a problematic 2005 chevy 5500. Biggest issues were fuel injectors and head gaskets and we found it was easiest to take the whole cab off for both. Basically removed the front clip, then unfastened the cab and used a hoist to tip the cab back so we didn't need to disconnect everything and completely set it aside. Either way, it was no fun to work on at all. Limp mode also limited it to something like 15mph so it was barely enough to power to get it off the road. It was always towed, where in many vehicles, limp mode will at least get you to a shop.
  10. We only had the mercury m series until 1968. I always thought you Americans had them too.
  11. I remember plenty of guys on here saying to avoid the sprinter and transit Van's because they were a nightmare to service, so I have honestly never looked. I like the Nissan NV passenger, but it's also not 4wd. Honestly, given how much I have to settle, I may just keep my wife's fan when she upgrades. Can't tow with it, but otherwise it would work with the seats folded and fits kids with them up.
  12. I looked at panel work vans. Just to have one with windows and seats that are removable and 4wd was over 40k. Looked for poverty spec in 4 door crew cans and they deliberately don't order them to lots like that. This goes for all the big 3. When asked why I would want either, they seemed confused when I said I would like a work vehicle I can fit my kids in. "Well we have some very nice loaded trucks".... ya, I &%$#@!ing bet you do. I don't have 70k for a truck I'm tossing tools and shit in every day.
  13. ToadalyCrazyCanadian

    CRAFTSMAN tools new home...LOWE'S!!

    We have 9 of them at work. Certainly a commercial environment. They all run an average of 3-4 hours a day and rarely skip a beat. All run 18" Oregon bars and can't think of a failure that wasn't abuse related.
  14. ToadalyCrazyCanadian

    CRAFTSMAN tools new home...LOWE'S!!

    I have never had a home owner grade saw, but are they really that bad? I would have thought even the 100$ special poulan pro from tsc would be good for the average home owner. My first saw was a pioneer farmsaw 2 and my second was a husqvarna 365 special. Both I got needing some repairs and both I still have to this day running great. I'm still bias towards the pioneer, but getting parts from OMC for it is getting tough. At work, we use older stihl 025 saws. Just easier to keep repairing and they are as reliable as the day is long and lightweight for what they are. Pics all from Google for reference.
  15. ToadalyCrazyCanadian

    CRAFTSMAN tools new home...LOWE'S!!

    Husqvarna 365 with an Oregon 28" bar. Lifes answer to all big jobs and what I have had personally for years. An old boss gave it to me when he didn't want to rebuild the engine and carb after 10 years of abuse. I put about 50$in parts in it and it's good 6 years later still. We use the little 32cc stihl saws at work with 18" Oregon bars. They still last a few years of hard, non stop all day abuse. Great saws for a couple hundred $. Probably last most home owners a lifetime of occasional use.