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Old 02-26-2019, 11:31 PM
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I’ve been looking at F550’s
 
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Old 03-02-2019, 10:03 PM
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Took a drive up to north DFW to see Patrick this afternoon so he could do some maintenance on my truck. Replaced the front brake pads and spark plugs. Just in time on the pads but the plugs with 82,100 miles looked almost new. No telling how many miles they might have gone.

Was great to visit with Patrick again and I really appreciate him working on my truck.
 
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:20 PM
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Its been too long
 
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:16 AM
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:17 PM
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May a painful disease afflict the engineer who decided where to locate the fuse panel on a 2008 Ford Taurus......
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:00 AM
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what all would I have to do to in Order to replace the current heart with a rebuilt lightning heart
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:35 PM
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:27 PM
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Had the ‘05 F-150 out for a little 100-mile cruise on the backroads today - been a LONG time since I’ve had it out for a run! It idled a little rough when I fired it up, but by the end of my drive it was running like a top!

The pollen seems to have finally died down, so tomorrow I’ll give it a good wash and maybe throw a coat of wax on it during the day on Tuesday. Later in the week I need to get the ‘09 Ranger into Ford for the airbag recall - taking a few days of vacation this week to get everything done!
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:36 PM
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I think I would let it sit a couple of weeks and then restart it. See if it runs rough on start up. Could be leaky injectors.
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 02:31 PM
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I think I would let it sit a couple of weeks and then restart it. See if it runs rough on start up. Could be leaky injectors.
One of the things on my “hit list” for this spring is to go ahead and replace the injectors since ‘05 was the year that got the iffy factory units - no sense taking a chance now that they are out of their extended warranty.
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:19 PM
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Had a rough week at the house...

Tuesday the dishwasher decided not to drain. Its 19-20 years old. So no hard feelings
Thursday the garage door broke a torsion spring.

Need more time, cant keep up with the repairs and the truck project
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:00 PM
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Had a rough week at the house...

Tuesday the dishwasher decided not to drain. Its 19-20 years old. So no hard feelings
Thursday the garage door broke a torsion spring.

Need more time, cant keep up with the repairs and the truck project
I hear ya - once a house gets to a certain age it seems to be one thing after another! In the past few years I’ve stuck money into a new roof, painting, several large appliances, a water heater and a new a/c unit - that’s a lot of money that would have been much better spent on cars!
 
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:22 PM
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I hear ya - once a house gets to a certain age it seems to be one thing after another! In the past few years I’ve stuck money into a new roof, painting, several large appliances, a water heater and a new a/c unit - that’s a lot of money that would have been much better spent on cars!
The house is 1983 build, the dishwasher is the first actual failure we've had in the almost 6 years we've been here.

We've done just about every ceiling fan and light fixture, but those aren't that big of a deal to me.
We redid the fence shortly after we moved in. Did new metal posts, hung up old panels. Probably gonna have to revisit that soon, maybe this fall?
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:50 AM
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The house is 1983 build, the dishwasher is the first actual failure we've had in the almost 6 years we've been here.

We've done just about every ceiling fan and light fixture, but those aren't that big of a deal to me.
We redid the fence shortly after we moved in. Did new metal posts, hung up old panels. Probably gonna have to revisit that soon, maybe this fall?
I am about 10-years out from being able to realistically consider retirement, and I have started to give some serious thought about what kind of living arrangement I want to have during that period of my life. While I love having a garage, just about every other aspect of home ownership is a drag to me. At some point I may consider investing in a “car condo” where I could keep my cars and have a workshop and then cut way back on my housing - maybe a condo or townhouse where the exterior maintenance is taken care of by someone else and all I have to worry about is the interior.
 
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:18 AM
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I am about 10-years out from being able to realistically consider retirement, and I have started to give some serious thought about what kind of living arrangement I want to have during that period of my life. While I love having a garage, just about every other aspect of home ownership is a drag to me. At some point I may consider investing in a “car condo” where I could keep my cars and have a workshop and then cut way back on my housing - maybe a condo or townhouse where the exterior maintenance is taken care of by someone else and all I have to worry about is the interior.
Aw, come on David. I'm a lot closer to retirement than you are and my house (built in 1954) is a lot older too. Sure, the house needs some care and feeding, but if you keep up with it and use high quality stuff when you do it, it's not all that bad! Then again, I just had some contractors do a few things that I would have done my self 10 years ago. Never mind.
 

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