The lovely repairs....

KMT2KMT2 MemberPosts: 293 Member
I have been doing PM on the truck. Well it seems now that the  new hoses are in place I have a leak,  small. So off to the shop to get a new water pump and such.

 
If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,594 Senior Member
    Sometimes our old freinds need some TLC. Sometimes its at an inopportune time. Its always better to find a problem in the driveway than the highway.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,577 Senior Member
    Did you change your belts? That's always when a water pump goes out on me.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    No found it after doing a rad flush and fill with new hoses and thermostat,
     Update, changed the thermostat gasket, pressure tested and ok. I get home from the shop an hour drive away and I notice a small leak again. Back int he shop on Thursday, for a full water pump replacement. This is a bit inconvenient due to the shop doing the work is an hour away but is under warranty with them so I need to go back. The shop near me likes to only do partial repairs ( of only what is broken) not PM and that is due to the cheap rat... of the area So I go to the other guy and the work was also done during a down time of when I was in the area so it sort of works for me. 
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,577 Senior Member
    I'm pretty much to the point of changing the water pump when I change hoses and belts, just as a matter of routine. I always do if its driven by a timing belt.
    Ya got all that crap off anyway, and water pumps are cheap. In more ways than one.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    yeah that is what is going to happen. As well as looking at the timing chain. 
    Zorba, ya know a real vehicle has a timing chain not some lil rubber band that only powers a wimpy lil 20 hp motor. 
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,577 Senior Member
    KMT2 said:

    Zorba, ya know a real vehicle has a timing chain not some lil rubber band that only powers a wimpy lil 20 hp motor. 
    COMPLETELY agree! Preferably a double row chain, and no GM-baloney fiber timing sprockets...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,867 Senior Member
    Yeah, I need to do the clutch in the Toyota. Most likely have to pay to have it done. By the time I buy the jack stand and transmission jack, I'd be most of the way there. 

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  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,660 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    Yeah, I need to do the clutch in the Toyota. Most likely have to pay to have it done. By the time I buy the jack stand and transmission jack, I'd be most of the way there. 


    Turn in your man card.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,867 Senior Member
    edited February 13 #10
    You wanna help me do it? 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,922 Senior Member
    I need to do the water pump, hoses and belts on mine before camping season gets here.
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 924 Senior Member
    One car has an oil leak that is either a headgasket or oil cooler.  Cant tell since its leaking behind the exhaust maniverter.  Its parked till things warm up.  It will get whatever is leaking replaced and I will do the timing belt and water pump at the same time.  I am tired of working on cars though.  Did it for a profession for a while, and now dont really have the time to deal with it due to my current profession.  
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,803 Senior Member
    I will do a lot of things to my vehicles myself, but a timing belt and water pump replacement has too many frustration points on my knuckle busting meter.  I farmed mine out at 80,000 to a local mechanic and could not have been happier with the decision.
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    Well, it was only the hose clamps and the new heater hoses that were not tight

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,594 Senior Member
    I don't do my own work because Im no longer legally allowed the use of my big hammer outside of the shed.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,577 Senior Member
    I don't do my own work because Im no longer legally allowed the use of my big hammer outside of the shed.
    So pull the car into the shed! Yes, it *will* fit...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    And that is why I tell people to leave me alone while I'm on my own property repairing something

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,594 Senior Member
    I knew I was in good company here.😋
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    Well its been two weeks after the last adjustment of the hoses. Well no leaks and no issues. The truck is doing well.
     Which is good. Cause I have done near 2000 miles in that time frame.

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,455 Senior Member
    Have some repairs of my own coming up.  Just did a front brake job (new pads and rotors) on the 2012 Escape, and I will be doing a muffler replacement on it as soon as I can lay on the driveway without freezing to the pavement or getting wet clear down my backside!  Why not the garage, you ask?  Because it's a tiny one car unit, with barely enough room to exit the vehicle when you park it.  Trying to R&R exhaust in that space is NOT my idea of a good time. 
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    Really bad muffler in that time frame?
     I have only had to replace ny cat and that was due to GM and a screw up, but way after warranty.
     I guess Ford is being cheap and going standard steel for mufflers , or you really are hard on it.
     (my truck is 214000 miles for a 2009) 

    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 1,248 Senior Member
    KMT2 said:
    Really bad muffler in that time frame?
     I have only had to replace ny cat and that was due to GM and a screw up, but way after warranty.
     I guess Ford is being cheap and going standard steel for mufflers , or you really are hard on it.
     (my truck is 214000 miles for a 2009) 

    I suspect his problem has something to do with road salt.  I have a 2006 Mariner (same thing as the Escape) with 189,000 miles on it with zero muffler problems.....but I live in Florida.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    KMT2 said:
    Really bad muffler in that time frame?
     I have only had to replace ny cat and that was due to GM and a screw up, but way after warranty.
     I guess Ford is being cheap and going standard steel for mufflers , or you really are hard on it.
     (my truck is 214000 miles for a 2009) 

    I suspect his problem has something to do with road salt.  I have a 2006 Mariner (same thing as the Escape) with 189,000 miles on it with zero muffler problems.....but I live in Florida.
    Salt water constantly on a HOT muffler is a good way to lose a muffler way too soon. Even stainless steel deteriorates in a hot salt water bath.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • GilaGila Posts: 1,080 Senior Member
    Speaking of baths Mike, is it raining again???
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,106 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Speaking of baths Mike, is it raining again???
    Why, yes! Yes it is, dang it!!!!! :s Supposed to get 2-3 more inches of the stuff before it stops!
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • KMT2KMT2 Member Posts: 293 Member
    Would say MIchigan lead the nation in lost exhaust pipes, but we just don't have that much extra salt!. we do dump tons from Late Oct to early April yearly , but nothing like the fine mist off the coastal waters.
    Good side, The great lakes have been salt free and Shark free for millions of years, 
     Cann ya say that?
     
    If you think OHSA is a little town in Wisconsin you may be in trouble!
    Peace is firing my guns or 60 feet below the surface of the water.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,080 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Gila said:
    Speaking of baths Mike, is it raining again???
    Why, yes! Yes it is, dang it!!!!! :s Supposed to get 2-3 more inches of the stuff before it stops!
    LOL  :D
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,455 Senior Member
    KMT2 said:
    Really bad muffler in that time frame?
     I have only had to replace ny cat and that was due to GM and a screw up, but way after warranty.
     I guess Ford is being cheap and going standard steel for mufflers , or you really are hard on it.
     (my truck is 214000 miles for a 2009) 

    The Escape has 156K on it, so iI don't feel like the muffler owes me anything.  Thus past year, its become my daily commuter, so it only rarely leaves town anymore... which means it also rarely heats up to the point of vaporizing water that has formed inside due to condensation (while sitting) or during the catalyzing process while running.  

    As for the brand loyalty "GM vs Ford" ran - rah stuff?  Meh.  They're all junk... but, in my experience, GM was junker than most! 😉
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 924 Senior Member
    KMT2 said:
    Would say MIchigan lead the nation in lost exhaust pipes, but we just don't have that much extra salt!. we do dump tons from Late Oct to early April yearly , but nothing like the fine mist off the coastal waters.
    Good side, The great lakes have been salt free and Shark free for millions of years, 
     Cann ya say that?
     


    As far as we know the great lakes are shark free.  I dont know how long they can survive in fresh water, but Bull sharks have been known to travel quite far inland using fresh water rivers and lakes.  There are also a handfull of freshwater shark species, but they are mostly in Asia if I recall correctly.
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 1,248 Senior Member
    Bull sharks have been spotted as far up the Mississippi River as Illinois, and as far as 2,500 miles upriver from the ocean in the Amazon.  They are one of the few species of saltwater fish that can tolerate fresh water........so no guarantees they aren't lurking in the Great Lakes.  😁

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