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Old 12-14-2012, 01:29 AM
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Hey guys im looking at a 2500 Reg. Cab w/8ft Bed. Its has 103,000 miles on it. It was owned by an elderly man who occasionally towed cars with it for 93,000 miles. The he sold it to the guy whos selling it now. How long before do you guys think the transmission will hold until it blows? It shifts perfectly now BTW.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:21 PM
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Well if its been keep up it should b fie just check al your fluids maybe change your tranny and diff fluids along with oil it should be fine being it only has just over 100000 miles on it just your basic stuff migt need to be done like a tune up and stuff so if you have any questions ask 99 v10 hes the know how guy on these trucks
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:23 AM
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I'm 62 years old how long do I have to live?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:59 AM
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Lol long enough to teach the young guys about these trucks so we can continue to nfluence people to hold on to them for when they become a classic and stuff lol mine is already 17 years old lol three more years and it will be a classic lol but na you seem to know more abut this than me cause i'm a back yard machanic and you did it for real in the real world out there My new job in the army now is heavy wheeled vehichle mechanic so i'll know alot about diesel engines lol
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Lol long enough to teach the young guys about these trucks so we can continue to nfluence people to hold on to them for when they become a classic and stuff lol mine is already 17 years old lol three more years and it will be a classic lol but na you seem to know more abut this than me cause i'm a back yard machanic and you did it for real in the real world out there My new job in the army now is heavy wheeled vehichle mechanic so i'll know alot about diesel engines lol
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I'll tell you one thing learn everything the Army will teach you about mechanics. Go to every school they will let you. Keep your nose to the grindstone & learn everything you can. If you can accept Army life or a life in the Military try & put in your twenty. In today's economy the military isn't a bad deal.
I can tell you I never knew there were down turns in the economy when I was young. I never wanted for a job as a mechanic. I didn't get rich but I make a fairly nice income. I always had a buck in my pocket.
I was reading about all these downturns that happened when I was in my younger days I never knew about them until this year, funny but true. But I also worked to put as much money in my pocket not others. So I didn't go in debt except for a few car notes. In my 40s I decided that was bullshit & started buying older trucks & cars & paying cash. My wife still makes good money as a teacher with three Masters Degrees (so now you know who is the brains of this family) & I have a little retirement so between us we make pretty good money. All her money is for us to play, save, & have the extras we want. My little money pays for our living. Our bills are like $800/month. The newest vehicle we have is our 99 Dodge QC 4x4 in my avatar. Our main car is a 1990 Honda Civic 4dr LX with 160,000 miles. We run that little car up & down the road like a we are styling & we are because our money is in our pockets.

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Well its no problem sir ya know I didn't think I was going to stay in long but when it was time to renlnd they gave me the option to I told them to sign me up for five more yers so I have almost three in years now so I will have 7 by the time its time to reup agian and I have taken alot of courses already so i'm well on my way to retirement like you and my dad and whole family stay as long as they will have ya
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Yea, I don't know what the retirement with be by the time you hit twenty years but it will most likely be as good as any out there. With Rank comes more in the end. Not to mention free Base privileges at any Base, plus lifetime medical. The best part is you will be young enough to get a good paying job & maybe get another retirement.
So when it gets tough try to think of the end game.
If the Army isn't a fit any longer you most likely can switch to another Branch.
But crap isn't looking very good these days so hang in there.
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Yeah I hear ya on that one my dad is always telling me how bad it is out in the real world telling this week we didnt have to many cars come in or anything so my check will be short stuff like that its hard out here right now my brother told his boss the other day that he was a sorry excuse for a boss and left and joined the marines lol
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Not too many young people realize what is going on. One thing I hope you will always remember is your oath you took when you entered the service. To defend the US Constitution against ALL enemies.
Take a few moments to look at OathKeepers.com. As a young person in the service we need you to protect our United States Constitution, & that is what Oath Keepers is about. Our rights are disappearing with unconstitutional laws & executive orders. We need guys like you to know the US Constitution & honor your oath.
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Whoa, that conversation almost steered into a career counseling/political thread. If you can stay in the service do it. I put 11 years in the USMC. Eventually had to get out because of a service related injury that happened in Beirut ( Does anybody remember Beirut?). Sure would have been nice to hang around for 20 to 25 years, and have the sweet pension and bennies for the rest of my life. The pension is usaully not enough to live off, but it sure helps when you get another job.
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