Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Truck update .

   Last week I wrote that my truck troubles were a 40$ sensor . Well the truck has run good and I have put 200 miles on it since the repair. I have filled the tank and checked the mpg it is getting now. It got 14.7 just tooling around the house for the first 100 miles. Now the second 100 was 70 on the interstate  and 30 local and it got 16.4 mpg . It wasn't a cruise speed trip ,mid day through Birmingham is hammer down and move or die .

    Before the repair it 11 to 12 MAY BE  so far it is a 25% increase or more. That is a major operating savings. Now I could drive a smaller truck but it couldn't do what I need it to do. I gave some thought to what that damn part cost me over the last year and I could have spent 2 weeks camping .


  1. I just had to buy a new Interstate battery for my diesel pick up, cost $132.00. Then I had to have a new brake booster put in, that was another $360 because I had them fix some other small stuff while it was in the shop. It's a 1988 F250 Lariat, and the guy at the shop is always telling me to just get a new one. But the payments on a new truck would be more in a month than I spend on repairs like these ever so often. Besides, I like my truck.

    1. The 88 model is a keeper. Every thing needs repairs. If you dropped a couple thousand into fixing up and preventive replacement items it is still better than a payment. Your safe till the new Jeep trucks roll out :).

  2. I had a similar experience with my car. I went on vacation and when I came back it was running rough. Then I noticed my gas mileage had dropped from an average of 28 MPG to 15 MPG. Come to find out it was a bad spark plug. It cost $8.00 and my gas mileage is back to 28 MPG.

    Kourtney Heard @ Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport