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Old 09-17-2007
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bought another truck and more problems...

Ok, we've been kicking around the idea of buying an economy car or truck. I have a hard time getting in and out of small (economy) cars. With this in mind I started looking around for a basic small truck with 4 cyl, manual tranny,2wd, standard cab, etc. I bought a 1991 Maza B2200. On the way home I noticed the temp gauge just about at maximum. I pulle over (duh) turned heater on full blast and waited for rescue. As this was a new purchase, my g/f dropped me off and she went to Wallyworld. I called said to pick up a couple gallons of antifreeze and come on down.She gets there and says if I know the right rear tire was flat.... I looked, said a few choice words, and checked for spare. Not sure I've ever seen a bald donut temp tire back in it's sling under the bed. OK, now we call her sona as he has free towing, and works at a service garage. This is all last night between 8p and 11p. I have 4 Toyo Observe that I planned to mount before winter anyway. They're a 195/75/14 and the ones on there are 205's. Wow, instant lower truck (LOL). I just talked to him and he told me that the general opinion of the mechanics at the shop that we need to pull the head and see what's going on. Great, I need to stop buying trucks, I seem to pick out and buy POS's. The test drive was great, no problems, with tire or coolant.
Anyone have a good spare head for a 133ci engine? I think thats the displacement any way.
Jus thought I'd rant a litle, thanks for listening.

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Dang, that really sucks. hope you can get the bugs worked out though.

Floissant huh? No more than an hour and a half away from me! I'm on the far south side of the Denver Metro area, closer to Parker than anything.
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It's a 1991, what did you expect, a new truck ?? 17 years old. It's amazing it runs at all.
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Off Topic, but I made a sig worthy post, freaking sweet!
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Get that radiator taken care of. Those B2200 radiators had a habit of clogging in unmaintained cooling systems. Even when they are maintained they clog up somtimes, but usually after 100K miles. You may be buying a new radiator, which really isn't a bad idea. They also had radiators for a/c (and AZ, CA, NV) and without a/c. I think all the aftermarket radiators are for a/c, but it is worth checking (get the one for a/c).

If you have a California emissions B2200 (with fuel injection), you will have a reliable truck once you take care of the items neglected by the previous owner. I've heard the carb versions could be a bit buggy at times.
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hmm, didn't think of radiator. will ad that to the list which is now a new long block. It died again, tore timing belt in 2 places.....
See new post.
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btw, no I didn't expect a new truck. I also didn't expect it to blow up 6 miles after buying it. Go flame someone else. I have enough problems without comments like yours.
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Hey I'm not flaming you, it's just reality, dude. Most 17 year old trucks are ready for the bone yard. They are only designed to last around 10 years, anything after that is pure gravy. You didn't say how much you paid for it, but usually you get what you pay for. That's why I took out a loan and make payments on mine....I wanted a newer vehicle that would last and be dependable, not an old junker, which I was offered many, but turned down. Live and learn.
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fire is put out, no flames

I apologize for interprating your post as a flame. I sent a email to you directly, with an apology and some other thoughts and experiences of my own. Mostly just a card carrying old fart rambling....

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Hey Neighbor. Any good engines or salvage yards up that ways? The ones in Springs mostly suck and Pueblo is a little better. If you find one, I'll come up in one of my other 'ancient' vehicles. Or maybe not...LOL
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