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I have a suspicion the engine only over heated because the tranny was super hot? It's shifting fine and the gauge was reading in the normal level. but i was told the pressure port i used is only good for 2nd gear? But if the trans did cause this the trans shop is getting a phone call.. If i can prove that it was a trans related issue i can call them and tell them whats up. If the trans was that hot causing the coolant to get super hot causing the overheating.
i dont know how you don't have a scangauge by now. you really need one lol my tranny never got over 176 the whole way to michigan. ripping donuts in 2wd got it to 184 but thats the highest i've seen it get
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Honestly you need to just get rid of this truck. Ive never heard of a single vehicle with so many problems time and time again.


And when you do, i want your mirrors and emblems. K thankz
ok send me yours and ill send u mine :)
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i dont know how you don't have a scangauge by now. you really need one lol my tranny never got over 176 the whole way to michigan. ripping donuts in 2wd got it to 184 but thats the highest i've seen it get
i shud just get one. put in in my next car. test drove a CC today hated it
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i shud just get one. put in in my next car. test drove a CC today hated it
im never buying a vw unless its an mk2. my friend who owns a cc drove my rc truck full speed into his rear bumper today and put two deep *** scratches in it on the under side lol. hes putting a bigger turbo in over winter since it will sit and not move.
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And when you do, i want your mirrors and emblems. K thankz


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ok send me yours and ill send u mine :)
I have emblems
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i meant mirrors. lmao
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i meant mirrors. lmao
lol i only have 1 but id buy another to **** korey off
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ill trade with him but paint them HOT PINK, cuz ill already have his mirrors. Or you could buy 1 emblem and one mirror ?
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pedo i dont know your real name is it really Pedro? Legit question check this out
http://www.kelly-vw.com/VehicleDetai...-MA/1148552163

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Not trying to make it worse just saying. All those things will add up. Maybe its not worth selling at this point just fix whats wrong and then not beat on it. I know those threads are old but just throwing it out there.
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Not trying to make it worse just saying. All those things will add up. Maybe its not worth selling at this point just fix whats wrong and then not beat on it. I know those threads are old but just throwing it out there.
Pretty sure its the point that its not getting fixed kinda bummed
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Pretty sure its the point that its not getting fixed kinda bummed
Man, you make no sense to me.
You just put 5k into this truck, now your going to lose your *** because it blew a head gasket? They aren't that expensive.
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I\'m in college I work at a dealer part time with an amazing position I can not be late or miss a day of school/work. With this truck keep busting up I somewhat do not trust it. After I get out of school I will not be able to afford this thing. It\'s get HORRIBLE mileage idk y (11.5) and the repairs are robbing us. All in all it\'s either a EcoBoost Screw or a GTi. I relize they are cheap. But me doing it is out of the question I would have to have it done for conveince as I can not be with out a vehicle and I really do not have the time to do it.

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With this truck keep busting up I somewhat do not trust it.
Why are you expecting your truck to be reliable when you treat it like ****?

Offroading costs money, **** does break. Most offroading guys I know have replaced all of the parts on their trucks at least once. Towing competitions? That is stupid and a real strain on the truck.

If you drive the damn thing normally it won't break down on you.
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Why are you expecting your truck to be reliable when you treat it like ****?

Offroading costs money, **** does break. Most offroading guys I know have replaced all of the parts on their trucks at least once. Towing competitions? That is stupid and a real strain on the truck.

If you drive the damn thing normally it won't break down on you.
Treat my truck like ****? It has a rough past but all that stuff is worked out and not related to this issue. If it's treated like **** why does it get top notch parts? It does get driven normally. Last year i drove on a grassy trail and Pedro can speak for this driving on grass caused my hub to go. Go figure. As for bashing me go **** yourself
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Treat my truck like ****? It has a rough past but all that stuff is worked out and not related to this issue. If it's treated like **** why does it get top notch parts? It does get driven normally. Last year i drove on a grassy trail and Pedro can speak for this driving on grass caused my hub to go. Go figure. As for bashing me go **** yourself
yeah i still dont know how the hell it broke. he avoided some of the crap us lifted guys went through and only me and another truck went through the big rock section yet we broke nothing.

Dave, one of my friends has one of those in black but with leather seats. the dashboard looks like a christmas tree with all the lights on but thats because the thing is always apart lol so far its been a good car though.
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Treat my truck like ****? It has a rough past but all that stuff is worked out and not related to this issue. If it's treated like **** why does it get top notch parts? It does get driven normally. Last year i drove on a grassy trail and Pedro can speak for this driving on grass caused my hub to go. Go figure. As for bashing me go **** yourself
Sorry man, it came out wrong. I hate the internet sometimes; I didn't mean to personally bash you.

However, you've posted stuff like mudding, rock crawling, offroading, competition pulls and the like and that is very hard on any vehicle. You can't treat your vehicle like that and expect nothing to happen.

Regarding the hub going, it likely went on the grassy area you speak of, but that likely wasn't the determining factor of it failing, it more than likely just went there. Mudding and crawling can be really hard on hubs.

FYI, my mother used her truck all the time for offroad use (very hard use, most of the time) as she loved the outdoors and literally would drive hundreds of km into the bush to camp. However, because of all the strain of offroad use she averaged $3000 of maintenance every year. She found it worth it as her F150 could take her almost anywhere. Even she realized that it's hard on a vehicle offroad and expected more maintenance and repairs as a result.

All I'm saying is that if you don't have a lot of money you shouldn't be doing these things to your truck if you can't afford the extra maintenance and repair! Wait till you get outta school and have some extra money from work then you can play.

By the way, if you did to a competition pull, it's hard on the transmission and could cause it damage. One of my friends once watched someone trying to pull a 60 foot boat out of the water with a half-ton Silverado and he said he couldn't believe the smoke coming out of the transmission. Poor transmission, it was never the same since...
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Man, you make no sense to me.
You just put 5k into this truck, now your going to lose your *** because it blew a head gasket? They aren't that expensive.
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Hate that your truck is being a piece. But that's a lot of money that you'll never get back on a trade.
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As a Ford tech, I don't see why you wouldn't fix it
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As a Ford tech, I don't see why you wouldn't fix it
I dont have the time school all day till 1:00 then work till 10:00
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Doing the Blue Devil repair right now
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Work on it after work. And before school.
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