{August 5, 2019}   Traded My Truck

I finally traded my truck today. I stopped and talked to good friend and ask him if I just gave him my truck how much more would I need to give him to fix my other truck? He said it be a lot to do that job. I would be better off to do the motor if he was going to do it.

He said with the set up of not paying labor and half of parts then I am better off doing the heads because I would have basically a new motor not just a used motor in who knows what kind of shape.

But if I was going to have to pay for it all out of pocket I am better off letting him replace the motor. He said he could find me a good motor with right about the same miles that are on it now. It would save me a lot of money.

It makes since because the motor would be 16 hours of labor the head job is 28.

After I left he called and said if I wanted to give him my truck he would put me on the books for $800 worth of labor credit. I can use that on anything that I want. My new truck or getting the black car fixed or if I get another one and need something. Or need something later for one of these if this guy comes through.

I told him okay because if not I am only going to get $350 to $500. It has $500 worth of tires on it. That is my biggest problem when something happens is paying labor. So now all I have to do is get the parts and get it fixed. It’s 20 hours of labor at his charge but that’s alright. Most things only take an hour or two. He mostly only charges me the hours he works. So if book says 5 hours and it takes 2 he only charges 2 unlike other shops. Or he does for other people.

I really don’t care I just wanted to be done dealing with it and looking at it and it sitting there at my job. I better do something before something else happens at work and it is involved.

If I had to put a motor in the other truck it would cover that. I have to come up with $800 to $1000 for a motor.

I think they are about to take father of the year back to court and he is $1472 behind. If it ends up coming to me having to pay for it get it done I will take that and get a motor with it.

{August 5, 2019}   One Month Tomorrow

Still no truck or work started on fixing it. At this point I do not even want them to fix it but it will cost me $1000’s to get it done.

He messaged me back and told me it was the water pump finally. I told him I knew it was not. He kept on, I said it was not leaking it still is not, if it was the pump there would be water under the truck. He stop responding.

My good friend called him up told him all that was wrong with it and that he done test on it and everything. So he said he would have to have his guy look at it again. Then he says yeah its the head gasket. Then he tells me a motor would be the better way to go. I told him I like the price of the head job and the new motor itimized parts price everything.

He tells me $1500 or $1599 I think for the motor. I’m supposed to pay half. I tell him I need the information for the other job on the heads and a list of parts. He says he didn’t get that since the motor was the best way to go.

I told him I wanted a itemized list of parts and price. So Friday he says that the machine shop is telling him $1200 to $1500 just to do what needs done to the heads. Way off. Over by $1300 he is tryung to over charge me. I said I need that in writing showing what parts and prices. He says they won’t know until they get in there what else may need done. Wrong they have a list of parts, seals, gaskets, all that you will need to do a head job just like any other job.

Today I stopped and talk to good friend he called about parts and all that. Parts and machine shop should be about $900.

The lot guy messaged me and asked what I wanted to do? I said well I am being told the head job should be no more than $900 in parts. He says that isn’t what I am being quoted. Its up to you how you want to proceed from here.

I said I still need a list of all the parts and cost before I agree to anything. Again I have not heard from him. I am going to go to two shops I know the people and have them give me quotes in writing and going to text him and say ok this is what they are quoting for parts so where are you coming up with these prices? That I need a list of parts just like these two places gave me and prices now that he has a list of all the parts that will be needed. Go from there.

{May 19, 2018}   Not Worth Fixing

My Good Friend made it over to look at the truck this evening. He checked it for the oil cooler and it does not have one like my other truck had. Since I already put the intake manifold on it new when I bought it the results are not good.

He said it is either the head gasket or the block. Either way pretty much means that I need a new truck. Because either one of them means I need a new motor. But I also need all the tierods and balljoints and new tires. Along with the fact the frame has been pulled and other little things like fenders and a hood. Shocks for the hood and the back gate and the handle replaced on the back door.

But if you add up all the big things that need fixed right now. Because I have had to put it off for so long it can not wait much longer. I will have $2500 in a motor, $500 or more in tierods and balljoints, $500 in new tires. Thats $3500 I could buy something eles with. I only paid around $4000 for this one. I do not have money to fix it or buy anything so at this point I am just stuck. He said he don’t know how long it will last for me to keep driving it as is. He is going to research and see if there is anything we can do to try to save it until I have money for a new one or if there is something he could be missing that happens to these that he don’t know about. But he don’t think there is and I don’t either. Only thing that may save me is the fact that the the oil is going into the water I maybe able to stave it off and drive it a little bit. But wouldn’t if water was going in the oil.

I don’t really feel upset, mad, worried or anything over the news. I should feel something but I just don’t. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I just feel like it will work out. Whatever is supposed to happen will happen and that will be that. I don’t know. I don’t feel happy or depressed. I just feel calm and okay I guess you would say.

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