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    Quote Originally Posted by duganc1717 View Post
    Damn WRX, had replace the battery this morning. Only 22k on the car and the battery is toast, not helping itself for not being traded in......
    Speaking of Subaru.. my Outback has a misfire on all four cylinders and it's driving me fucking nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duganc1717 View Post
    Damn WRX, had replace the battery this morning. Only 22k on the car and the battery is toast, not helping itself for not being traded in......
    I have an extra Optima Red Top....

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Speaking of Subaru.. my Outback has a misfire on all four cylinders and it's driving me fucking nuts.
    Tank of shitty gas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Speaking of Subaru.. my Outback has a misfire on all four cylinders and it's driving me fucking nuts.
    Maybe I missed it but...All that advice an no one suggested oil leaking past the valve cover o-rings?

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    Scariest part, it's a 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    Maybe I missed it but...All that advice an no one suggested oil leaking past the valve cover o-rings?
    That's so 1990's. It pushes out the camshaft seals!

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    I've been driving (company owned thankfully) fords for the past 14 years, and to this day, I don't fully understand why people keep buying these trash cans. I've driven 3 different trucks in the past, and not one has made it past 160k... and it cost a fortune to keep it going that long. The 5.4 engine makes a great boat anchor, it's a problematic underpowered slug. Should be fords most embarrassing engine ever made... and their history of good engines is pretty small.
    While I admit I do like the 5.0 in the new 2016 f150 I have now, with less than 3k on the clock, it's already showing it's quirks... random misfire, flashing engine light when you step on the throttle, and the 6spd trans is randomly clunky. I'm afraid to look at the aluminum body...it's slightly thicker than aluminum foil! Drives and handles like all the past fords... like shit!
    You know when a company keeps changing engine configurations, there's more to the than technology advancements...usually means there's problems as well. Proof in point, the power joke in the super doody!

    Dodges are ugly to me, the hemi is not a real hemi and is just a marketing tool, so no recommendation for me on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I've been driving (company owned thankfully) fords for the past 14 years, and to this day, I don't fully understand why people keep buying these trash cans.
    the company my son works for just retired his company truck (f350) that he has driven the past 12 years with 475k, only thing they ever did to it was brakes (several times) not everyone has bad luck with fords

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    I have the 5.4 and can attest that it's an underpowered slug with poor fuel efficiency

    I would totally rock a Silverado (loved the newer one I rented...Circa 2015 year)...But there are zero 4-door/extended cab with CA carpool lane sticker (Dedicated CNG fueling) out there...Plus bad (10mpg) on CNG which limits their 12 tanks to 120ish miles

    For you gas guys ya go bowtie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    the company my son works for just retired his company truck (f350) that he has driven the past 12 years with 475k, only thing they ever did to it was brakes (several times) not everyone has bad luck with fords
    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    If I went full size pickup, it'd be a GMC. LS engines are hard to beat.

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    'Merican trucks are too risky in the quality department, IMO.

    The 5.7 in my Tundra packs a punch however I have not grown to love this truck like I did when I owned my V8 4Runner. I mean, I like my Tundra but that's just it..... I've only grown to "like" it.

    Getting 16 (winter) to 20 (summer) mpgs and it has handled towing my 27' SeaRay with ease.

    1st world problems.

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    You are the first person I've ever heard getting 20 out of a V8 Tundra.

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    6 speed and very careful with the throttle on the highway. I won't say it's easy to squeeze that mileage out of it but it is certainly possible. 70psi in the tires (E load range)

    Maybe the tonneau cover is the difference?

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    Sadly I got no better than 18mpg highway (once) in a 4-cyl 4x4 manual trans '97 Tacoma I would say most of the time it was 15-16mpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    6 speed and very careful with the throttle on the highway. I won't say it's easy to squeeze that mileage out of it but it is certainly possible. 70psi in the tires (E load range)

    Maybe the tonneau cover is the difference?
    I'll get 20 in the summer in mine if I go easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    the company my son works for just retired his company truck (f350) that he has driven the past 12 years with 475k, only thing they ever did to it was brakes (several times) not everyone has bad luck with fords
    Every manufacturer has a few random good ones. Before our company started buying fords, they had a fleet of chevy trucks, mid 90's era, all with over 300k on them.

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    i get 19-21mpg on average in my 16 taco.
    winter time it suffers because of my car starter. usually 17-19 in the winter

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    Everybody's mileage is lower in winter, remote start or not.

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    So a lot of Tacomas have had their frames replaced (and often their brake lines). That's a Good Thing, right? They are reliable after the transplant?

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    I'm happy. Had it done twice. Brake lines and fuel lines are part of the frame replacement on my generation. Not sure about the '05+, but I'd assume it's the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Everybody's mileage is lower in winter, remote start or not.
    i could see that being true in a 4wd vehicle as well. if i fill up in the morning and do my normal routine, i dont really see a difference in mpgs. its when i use the starter that i see it go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i could see that being true in a 4wd vehicle as well. if i fill up in the morning and do my normal routine, i dont really see a difference in mpgs. its when i use the starter that i see it go down.
    Colder air = more fuel needed

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    + winter fuel blend

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    Quote Originally Posted by butcher bergs View Post
    6 speed and very careful with the throttle on the highway. I won't say it's easy to squeeze that mileage out of it but it is certainly possible. 70psi in the tires (E load range)

    Maybe the tonneau cover is the difference?
    Mythbusters debunked all that didn't they? An empty bed w/ gate up makes the air swirl behind the cab, then most of the air glides over the air "trapped" in the bed.

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    My Chevy volt hates this shit. I go from nearly 200 mpg to around 65 in the winter.

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