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Thats It!!! No more 4.0!!!! Stupid Ford Techs!!!

So I'm on my merry way to Cincinatti to pick up my step bars then to Nashville for my cap. Then IT happens.

Thanks alot ford. The new estimate to repair my truck is now $5513.09. Thanks again ford. When they told me that, my eyes went *cha$ching*. Screw that 4.0. I'm tired of all this b/s.

What happened you might ask? Well mister connecting rod didn't like his home so he decided to go alcatraz and bust out of the joint. For all of you who saw an airplane fly over their heads, I threw a rod.

I was 3/4 of the way to Cincinatti(400 miles) when my truck decided that it was tired of being on cruise control for the last four hours. So it bucked and shook like crazy while throwing out a batman-esque smoke cloud out the back. You know what really sucks? I just put mobil 1 in there two days ago! Damn it!

*Sigh* So know I'm busy running around gathering my goodies in an 06 STX.

I don't even know what else to say. I'm exhausted. Been up since 9am Friday morning....
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Man that sucks, sorry to hear that happened to ya.
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dude im so sorry about that. seems you cant catch a break. is there any sort of warrenty on the engine or the labor? there should be atleat a 6 month 6,000 miles.
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I wish i coulda helped ya out more when ya called man...

i hope you can get it all worked out under warrenty

are you still in ohio?
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man i feel your pain!
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How in the hell does something like that happen to something that new?
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dude im so sorry about that. seems you cant catch a break. is there any sort of warrenty on the engine or the labor? there should be atleat a 6 month 6,000 miles.
Heads are gonna roll.....trust me on that. The lawyer will be involved first thing Monday morning. Whether it comes from the insurance company or ford....someone is paying for this and it sure as hell isn't going to be me.


And what you're all waiting for..........

I've got around 15 pics uploading lagging the hell out of my wireless connection. Just so happens I brought my new 8mp canon digi cam for *****+giggles. I thought I'd snap a few pics of the truck when the topper was installed, turns out it came in handy for this unforeseen reason.
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man that really sucks.
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Really bad case of Deja Vu? You decide....

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don't get a ford ranger... get something else.
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I think it's the curse of the Mobil 1.........

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MY RENTAL!!!!!!!!!!

OMFG! I feel like a second class citizen driving this thing. How in the f* do you guys manage w/o power windows/locks/mirrors???? I'm going nuts. It's 2wd too!!! I've never driven a 2wd ranger. I feel like I'm driving an escort. I'm getting a headrush from all this oxygen sitting a a lower altitude.



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Might be time to look at Toyota man....wow...keep us posted on the head rollings.
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man something doesnt sound right here... i hope you can get it fixed under warranty
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I don't even have the gory pics uploaded yet
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you should 'borrow' them 06 corners


ranger1 has a 4.0L forsale for 800..
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Maybe my truck just needs some incontinence pads

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If this work was done at a dealership it should be covered under a parts and labor warranty of the dealership. That is one of the few reasons to go to a ford dealership.


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Thanks alot ford. The new estimate to repair my truck is now $5513.09.
Over $5k, dang you could probably get a supersix motorsports 4.0 for that much. And easily a V8.
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sorry to hear that travis. looks like you need to get a built 5.0 and get rid of the 4.0 and you better get the ford dealer who put that engine in. that is a bunch of crap man a **** load. hope you dont like the stx as much as it is an auto
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hope you dont like the stx as much as it is an auto
i hate this pos! i'm scared to even beat it. snow everywhere. i got the optional insurance though =]
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did you atleast get your topper?
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did you atleast get your topper?
I just got the step bars from Kelly, a member here, and I have to pick up the topper in the morning. After that I'm gonna try to get a uhaul and a dolly to drag her home. It's about all I can think to do at this point
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does the stx have a 3rd class hitch?
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does the stx have a 3rd class hitch?
it's a 2wd 4banger, what do you think? ROFL!

This is from the lil ford dealer where my truck is sitting. All the big name companies like hertz and enterprise had a freakin waiting list. How ghey is that? This isn't a one way rental. I'm def not driving it back to my house then back to Cincinnati. Screw that.
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atleast it wasnt your big rig lol
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