I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: jim d On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:38 pm

smitty i've got a 97 ram 250 &a 06 ram 250 both w/ cummins everything is good but the front ends suck ball joints ball joints ball joints just had the 06 stickered and he told me upper & lower rite side need replacing soon 70,000 miles 97 has 190,000
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:43 pm

I think you have to give that liquid calcium crap the northern states spray on the snow (at least Pa does), soon after they started that my friend hired another mechanic that does almost nothing but replace brake lines. It's on all makes & models for the most part but the ones that come from the south are good & still rust free.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:27 pm

jim d wrote:smitty i've got a 97 ram 250 &a 06 ram 250 both w/ cummins everything is good but the front ends suck ball joints ball joints ball joints just had the 06 stickered and he told me upper & lower rite side need replacing soon 70,000 miles 97 has 190,000


We have a '99 Ram that has had the front end overhauled a few times. Last time we used Moog replacement balljoints and switched to a much higher quality grease...still running on that set.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:46 am

Just bought a set of Moog's for my Silverado. Lifetime warranty on those ... at least from Advance Auto.



samhill wrote:I think you have to give that liquid calcium crap the northern states spray on the snow (at least Pa does), .........

MA uses that crap in the SUMMER! No joke! They spray it on road construction sites because all the yuppies cry about the dust. Of course I roll through with my freshly restored RD350 & it rusts my brand new pipes, & ruins the fresh paint on the engine. :mad: They also use a combination of that in the winter. First the liquid calcium chloride to keep the road from freezing ... then salt to melt the snow once it's fallen. Your vehicles have no prayer up here. :x


jim d wrote:smitty i've got a 97 ram 250 &a 06 ram 250 both w/ cummins everything is good but the front ends suck ball joints ball joints ball joints just had the 06 stickered and he told me upper & lower rite side need replacing soon 70,000 miles 97 has 190,000

Yeah I've heard that about those Dodge pickups. At least you don't have one of the early 90's ones that ate transmissions just as quick ... :shock: My '07 Silverado needed lower ball joints at 40K miles. What a joke!
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:52 am

SMITTY wrote:Just bought a set of Moog's for my Silverado. Lifetime warranty on those ... at least from Advance Auto.


Since you are an AMSOIL guy, I assume you will be using their grease? Their Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease is a good product...basically their answer to Caterpillar's Desert Gold grease.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:56 am

Yep - that's what I use. It's thicker than anything I've seen, & pretty much impossible to wash away with water. I use it in everything now, although it slows things down when it gets cold. For that reason, sometimes I have to use thinner grease depending on the part ... but I always use the stuff in front end parts.
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:17 am

rberq wrote: Maybe plant geraniums in it? :)


Maybe plant a stick of TNT in it :mad:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:07 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yep - that's what I use. It's thicker than anything I've seen, & pretty much impossible to wash away with water. I use it in everything now, although it slows things down when it gets cold. For that reason, sometimes I have to use thinner grease depending on the part ... but I always use the stuff in front end parts.


Don't they make a No. 1 for cold weather?

Pretty much any grease that uses an aluminum, calcium sulfonate, calcium 12-hydroxystearate, or barrium (tough to find!) based thickener will be light years ahead of a run-of-the-mill lithium complex grease in water resistance. People ask why you should care about water washout...do you ever drive your truck in the rain/slush/snow?? :roll:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:18 pm

markviii wrote:... aluminum, calcium sulfonate, calcium 12-hydroxystearate, or barium ...

Sounds like my BP medications. Didn't know they were multi-use. :lol:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:47 pm

^^^ :lol:


markviii wrote:Don't they make a No. 1 for cold weather?

Pretty much any grease that uses an aluminum, calcium sulfonate, calcium 12-hydroxystearate, or barrium (tough to find!) based thickener will be light years ahead of a run-of-the-mill lithium complex grease in water resistance. People ask why you should care about water washout...do you ever drive your truck in the rain/slush/snow?? ...

Yeah there's a #1 ... but the stuff is fairly expensive, otherwise I'd buy both grades. Most of it I use on ball joints, idler/pitman arms, & tie-rod ends anyway ... so changing to #1 in that case isn't an option.

Definitely one of the best greases out there. Excellent for ATV's and dirt bikes. ZERO washout. Check out the 4-ball wear test on it too - an almost non-existent wear scar. 8-)
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:39 am

Its me again SMITTY, have a 97 gmc 6.5 td replaced the PMD and relocated fuel shutoof selnoid tank lines lift pump tank sending unit dropped tank 5 times since thanksgiving, im not gettin fuel its gettin pushed in the weeds im done w it lol, by the way i hooked the lift pump to a toggle switch so it runs constantly, its a loop system and passes back to tank, injection pump uses fuel from the loop as needed im lost, im done, i have a $108 payment per month on a wheeled yard ornament
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:36 pm

That SUCKS man. Never had to work on the older diesels, so I don't know crap about them ... but sounds like something is plugged solid - filter .. or the one inside the tank maybe?

Gotta love GM from '96 on .... :mad:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:11 pm

Im just gunna park it im tired of the mind screwing :wtf: :bang:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:32 pm

Lump you are doing the right thing. Early 2000s Grand Prix here is to the wall as undrivable and unfixable. Our barn manager has a Buick Rendezvous 2004, 80,000 miles - to the wall head gasket blown - unfixable. Our horse trailerer had a 2008 F350 Ford 6.4 engine has just quit and would not start. It was towed to the Ford dealer and diagnosed as engine dead you need a new one that will be $16,000 please, so he is now out of business. Quote "it's unfixable as the problem is internal you see. :mad: Now I hear that I am a GM guy or Ford fan, as they are the best or whatever. They are all CRAP. Don't tell me your truck/car is the greatest, if it's still moving at all it's just luck. As long as we are so stupid enough as to keep buying crap they will keep producing crap - it's a game I refuse to play. I'm now going to upgrade to a Chevy Volt ............ hahahahahahahahaha. :shock:
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Re: I own a wheeled toilet! Vent about automotive nightmares

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:13 pm

I wish I had my 78 chevy pick up still, better than this scrap pile
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