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PennSilverTaco's "Perfect 5-Lug Regular Cab" Build, Aspergers, and General BS MegaThread!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by PennSilverTaco, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. May 30, 2019 at 8:16 PM
    PennSilverTaco

    PennSilverTaco [OP] Encyclopedia of useless information...

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    I detailed a Ford EcoSport today. That little clown car had damn cold A/C!
     
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  2. May 30, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    That's debatable. I drove two Ford cars today. An F-150 V8, and a Ford Expedition. You know what they both had in common? The cold ass AC. Oh, and the model years were 7 years apart.
     
  3. May 30, 2019 at 8:17 PM
    PennSilverTaco

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    I’d imagine...

    I drove it once on my learner’s permit, but only around the block. My cousin sold that thing long before I got license...
     
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  4. May 30, 2019 at 8:18 PM
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    This had really cold A/C...

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  5. May 30, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    Since you're an AC nut, I want you take note on the AC that's in the cars you detail. Sort your data by car brand, and give each brand a star everytime one of their cars satisfies you with their cold AC. I am 110% Ford will have the most stars after 7 full shifts at Fred Beans.
     
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  6. May 30, 2019 at 8:24 PM
    PennSilverTaco

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    @ALI3N_123

    Every vehicle I’ve detailed this week (except the red EcoSport)!

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  7. May 30, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    Pick out the ones with satisfying AC
     
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  8. May 30, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    With the exception of the black Jetta wagon, they all had good A/C. Even the old ‘99 Benz with almost 220K miles had ICE COLD A/C!
     
  9. May 30, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    I'm out for tonight
     
  10. May 30, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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  11. May 30, 2019 at 10:17 PM
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  12. May 31, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    I brought the truck to my mechanic and there was good news and more good news!

    1. The problem turned out to be a part of the fender liner that had come loose and was being ping-ponged around between the tire and the wheelwell. This particular part has been like this for months, but it didn't start making noticeable noise until a few days ago.
    2. My mechanic put in some clasp thingies and didn't charge me for his time!
     
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  13. May 31, 2019 at 6:55 AM
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    My uncle was a mechanic for years and says the heat buildup is normal. This heat buildup did not happen with my aftermarket 16" wheels, only the 15" stockers.
     
  14. May 31, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    This just started happening in my rig, just as you described. Can you post pictures of the fix? Having trouble picturing it.
     
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  16. May 31, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    When I get in the truck to go to work... :)
     
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    I may be wrong here, but Looking at the wheel picture, the lugnuts have Zero to less than flush threads protruding. Something is amiss here.
     
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  18. May 31, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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    @Taco-Obsessed

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  19. May 31, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Dude, those are the rims that came with the truck...
     
  20. May 31, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    2012 5-speed 4x4 with 102K miles, traded for a Subaru at the dealership where I work; I talked my supervisor into letting me take it for a quick spin while on break (I detail cars).

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    I am very tempted, but weary of the fact that I don’t know the truck’s history (or trust Carfax). Also, I found out that the dealer paid exactly what I would have paid and is now asking $14K for it. During my brief test run, I found the truck to run and drive good. This Taco is a little dirty, but it was maintained. The A/C blew cold, the clutch felt good, and transmission shifted smoothly.

    Of course, if I’d bought this thing the factory stereo would have to go.

    PROS:

    • It’s 2 years newer than my truck.
    • It’s a stick shift!
    • It’s a 4x4!
    • Fog lights!

    CONS:

    • Not only has almost 5K more miles than my truck but has over 100K miles!
    • I don’t know the history of the truck.
    • The truck has a sticker on the back from a Kia dealership, so it more than likely has had at least two owners.
    • Typical dealership markup.
     

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