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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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Sorry for the loss of your wheels, UB, it is truly a kick in the pants when machines let us down.

My 2011 Chevy Traverse was just turning over 110,000 kms. when it blew a timing chain ( there are 3 of them! ), which required an engine overhaul ( blessedly covered under warranty ). 1 month later the engine quit ( threw a rod ) and I have to wonder if the re-build / re-install was to blame; in any event, they put a new block in ( again, under warranty ) and she's run fine ever since ( now sitting at 270,00 kms. ). I wanna keep her as my dive chariot, as it's ideally suited and has suffered a lot of bumps n' bruises from hauling my gear around.

The warranty for the drive train was 160,00 kms. and the timing chain failed at 154,000 - sometimes ya get lucky.
I had a Penn Warranty on an old van that did not want to die. It was good and paid for a transmission and a rebuilt engine eventually. It is for vehicles with over 100,000 miles on them.
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UncleBruce

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Aug 22, 2012
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I wanna keep her as my dive chariot, as it's ideally suited and has suffered a lot of bumps n' bruises from hauling my gear around.
This was my intention for my little RED truck. I was going to use it as my FUN time truck. Having a locking shell over the bed I was going to stock it with my digging tools and gear so it would always be ready to go at a moments notice.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
This was my intention for my little RED truck. I was going to use it as my FUN time truck. Having a locking shell over the bed I was going to stock it with my digging tools and gear so it would always be ready to go at a moments notice.
Nothing last forever buddy. I drive most vehicles i own into the ground. Just when I get them exactly the way I want them they die on me. Wish you luck with your vehicles. One of the more inconvenient things that can go wrong though.
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willong

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Apr 22, 2009
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Port Angeles, WA
Got my 1999 Ford Ranger worked on this week. New rotors, alignment, and a couple of other little things. Cost a bit over $600 and man it drove sweet. Put new plates stickers on it and with over 209,000 miles on it I was looking forward to going on even more adventures in it. Well was heading down the road to go visit THE LITTLE DIRTY DIGGERS today and have a bit of fun digging. Halfway there and the oil pressure shot to zero. Pulled over to check and when I started up the engine the check light was on. Called for a tow (another $95) and after getting to the shop... the engine has locked up. It's like losing a good friend... I'm going to miss little red. So I am feeling a bit low tonight.
Sucks to have it seize after investing time and money in the brake job. I know the feeling! My 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel had less than 113,000 miles on it; and I had just done the brakes and serviced the truck for the long business trip, when a kid running from police with his mom's new Chevy Pickup sideswiped a city bus in North Las Vegas. He then careened into a Blazer, hit an Expedition and the tangled two slid backwards into me. That jammed my throttle wide-open and I pushed the lot of us into another car before I could shut off the engine. At least I didn't go to the hospital like a couple others did, one for ten-day stay in intensive care!

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If neither your engine block nor head is cracked, and the crank and connecting rods not bent, then the engine is likely rebuildable.
No water in the oil?
Then the next step is to tear the engine down and measure the cylinder bores and crank journals.

A talented guy like you can hire the cylinder boring, crank turning and valve job and do all the rest of the work yourself. Or, buy a rebuilt (exchange) engine and drop it in there!
 
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Joelbest

Bucks
Jan 20, 2021
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Hamilton Ontario Canada
Got my 1999 Ford Ranger worked on this week. New rotors, alignment, and a couple of other little things. Cost a bit over $600 and man it drove sweet. Put new plates stickers on it and with over 209,000 miles on it I was looking forward to going on even more adventures in it. Well was heading down the road to go visit THE LITTLE DIRTY DIGGERS today and have a bit of fun digging. Halfway there and the oil pressure shot to zero. Pulled over to check and when I started up the engine the check light was on. Called for a tow (another $95) and after getting to the shop... the engine has locked up. It's like losing a good friend... I'm going to miss little red. So I am feeling a bit low tonight.
“I know a lot about cars . I can look at a car’s headlights and tell you exactly which way it is going. “ Mitch Hedberg.
 

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