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So Much For New Irons....ARGH!!!!!! Slight Rant

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So today I went to have my diesel truck smog checked, it Failed, some smoke coming out of the exhaust...sigh So I take it to the diesel guy down the road, he runs a scan on it and all 8 of my injectors need to be replaced...at 5k. I just spent over 6k on this truck. I was planning on getting my new irons next month..NOT!!! 

 

I think somebody up there does Not like me...:-( To say I'm frustrated would be an under statement. My pension and SS doesn't pay all that much..The moral of this story Might be, being old kinda sucks.

post #2 of 19
Embrace your carbon footprint and move out of freaking California. Problem solved! a3_biggrin.gif
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Embrace your carbon footprint and move out of freaking California. Problem solved! a3_biggrin.gif

First thing I thought of, too. :beer:

 

Second thing I thought of, **** the inspection. I'm sure there's someone out there whose hands could use more grease... :whistle:

post #4 of 19
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Believe me, we have thought about moving, but wanted to stay close to our kids.

 

The injectors are bad, and need replacing, I don't want to be rollin coal every time I step on the throttle and pollute the air.

 

But yeah, cali's laws are pretty wacky..

post #5 of 19

Wow, that truck is costing you a lot of money!
 

Roger Dunn has a good selection of used clubs that I am sure you can find ones that fit you. There were about 100 iron sets and hundreds of drivers. I'm thinking of getting an R1 myself.

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Wow, that truck is costing you a lot of money!
 

Roger Dunn has a good selection of used clubs that I am sure you can find ones that fit you. There were about 100 iron sets and hundreds of drivers. I'm thinking of getting an R1 myself.

 

Anything other than bare necessities are now considered to be a luxury for a few months or more. Unless clubs go on sale for FREE..I'll have to wait. Thanks for the info though.  

post #7 of 19

Sell the truck?

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Sell the truck?

I would second that with over $11k at this point I hate to say it buts what's next.

post #9 of 19
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Sell the truck?

 

 

Not a chance. To buy a new Duramax would cost at least 45K.

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Sell the truck?

 

 

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I would second that with over $11k at this point I hate to say it buts what's next.

 

Well, some of that was for custom wheels, and tires. I figure most everything that could wear out for the mileage I have, has been, or is going to be replaced. Plus, driving my truck is pure joy..:-D

post #10 of 19
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Not a chance. To buy a new Duramax would cost at least 45K.

 

 

 

Well, some of that was for custom wheels, and tires. I figure most everything that could wear out for the mileage I have, has been, or is going to be replaced. Plus, driving my truck is pure joy..:-D

That is really all that matter, I had a beautiful dodge, all black 4 door, 6" CST lift, shocked, 36" tires, 18" monsters. Everyone that saw it loved it but at $150 plus a week in gas the fun ran out fast.

So it is all relative at this point., hope this fixes the issues for awhile.

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That is really all that matter, I had a beautiful dodge, all black 4 door, 6" CST lift, shocked, 36" tires, 18" monsters. Everyone that saw it loved it but at $150 plus a week in gas the fun ran out fast.

So it is all relative at this point., hope this fixes the issues for awhile.

 

 

I know what you mean. Back in the days of muscle cars, getting maybe 6 or 7 mpg, got old real quick. Luckily my truck gets pretty good mileage, and diesel motors last a long time. 1 guy I know has 1 mil on his original  motor, another has over 500k, and many with 300k + miles. For the little I drive these days, mine should last until I die, maybe longer...LOL

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all 8 of my injectors need to be replaced...at 5k.

I`m just a shade tree mechanic, but $625 per injector seems excessive. I bought a pulled V6 from a junkyard for my gas-powered SUV for $1250, paid a garage $1000 to put it in. Two weeks later, one injector went bad. I replaced all three injectors on the side the bad one was on (you have to disassemble the fuel rail, three injectors per rail, so i did not want to have to do it again in a month. Preventitive maintenance) I did it myself to keep costs down. I recall all three injectors being aroun $200. Plus I bought a fuel harness from an xterra forum for cheap. That gave me new OEM connectors.

I`m not at all suggesting you DIY it. I have no idea how hard diesels are to work on. I also realize its not something everyone wants to do. BUT ... I managed to replace an entire engine for about half of your injectors. It just seems so wrong. Get some second opinions / other quotes.

I feel your pain. I hope you can find a better deal.
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I`m just a shade tree mechanic, but $625 per injector seems excessive. I bought a pulled V6 from a junkyard for my gas-powered SUV for $1250, paid a garage $1000 to put it in. Two weeks later, one injector went bad. I replaced all three injectors on the side the bad one was on (you have to disassemble the fuel rail, three injectors per rail, so i did not want to have to do it again in a month. Preventitive maintenance) I did it myself to keep costs down. I recall all three injectors being aroun $200. Plus I bought a fuel harness from an xterra forum for cheap. That gave me new OEM connectors.

I`m not at all suggesting you DIY it. I have no idea how hard diesels are to work on. I also realize its not something everyone wants to do. BUT ... I managed to replace an entire engine for about half of your injectors. It just seems so wrong. Get some second opinions / other quotes.

I feel your pain. I hope you can find a better deal.

 

Just the injectors are 2195.00 Plus he's doing a couple of other things related to them. Also he is giving me a year warranty on his work, most places around here do 90 days, plus the parts warranty.

 

Most dealerships charge about 6k for the same job, but use cheap GM reman injectors, mine are new Bosh units. I'll gladly pay a few bucks extra for those. Appreciate your comments though. 

post #14 of 19
Wow! Not much else to say. I worked in San Jose for a few months on an assigment, so I knew CA was expensive. I guess I never knew just how expensive. The local hourly shop rate here would buy many days of vehicle work!

I`d have made the same choice, get it fixed. Hope it passes!

[Edit: i used reman injectors in mine, that was 5 years ago. Still going strong]
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Wow! Not much else to say. I worked in San Jose for a few months on an assigment, so I knew CA was expensive. I guess I never knew just how expensive. The local hourly shop rate here would buy many days of vehicle work!

I`d have made the same choice, get it fixed. Hope it passes!

 

 

Yep, dealers are about 120.00 per hr. for labor. For most auto makers and their dealers, it's more about money now than quality or customer satisfaction, that's from an insider. And, you can see that by the way they, GM, Ford, ect design their vehicles, inside and out.

 

Thanks, with new injectors, it should pass with flying colors..:beer: 

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Just the injectors are 2195.00 Plus he's doing a couple of other things related to them. Also he is giving me a year warranty on his work, most places around here do 90 days, plus the parts warranty.

Most dealerships charge about 6k for the same job, but use cheap GM reman injectors, mine are new Bosh units. I'll gladly pay a few bucks extra for those. Appreciate your comments though. 

Check if they are German parts. Many Bosch comps. Are made in China. If you're paying this much get really good parts!
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Check if they are German parts. Many Bosch comps. Are made in China. If you're paying this much get really good parts!

 

 

These are the real deal. Hence the price.  Good lookin out though, thanks.

post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post
 

 

 

Not a chance. To buy a new Duramax would cost at least 45K.

 

 

 

Well, some of that was for custom wheels, and tires. I figure most everything that could wear out for the mileage I have, has been, or is going to be replaced. Plus, driving my truck is pure joy..:-D

 

Well it seems the maintenance is out of your budget - so maybe a car instead?

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