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    The bulk of the money I spent was on a rental car. Down time for diagnosing and then 6 weeks down time when the first one they sent did not work. Then a little more down time when the second one went about 13 months later. The ECM repair was $500. I was never asked for any info other than my VIN number. But with the results of the first and second rebuild I can't help but to believe they did not know any more than floks know today them. Hopefully the new Cummins ECM I got in 2011 never craps out. I want no part of that fun ever again.
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    After going thru all of this back 2010 and 2011, I am surprised that there still seems to be a lot of issues with repairing these things.
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    Plastic Restore

    I painted the front bumper cover and top bumper cover on mine with plastic auto trim paint 2 years ago and they still look good but have scratched some paint off in 2 spots due to some minor impacts. Dont know how it would work on the interior stuff.
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    new radio yaaay!

    Hows the sound? 39 bucks is pretty darn cheap.
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    Ham radio operators

    I dont know squat about the technical aspects, but I love name "canned ham". Just spit my beer all over myself. And in that last picture, whoose hand did you cut off and stuff in there?
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    Searching for this emblem

    Be carefull, dont offend the old folks. They tend to get ornery. Some take pills the others carry guns. The chickenator doesn't tell.
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    Machine shop

    This one? )https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Cummins-UPPER-Cylinder-Head-Gasket-SET-for-98-5-2002-5-9L-24V-6BT-4090035/202073074529?epid=1536930335&hash=item2f0c7e6b61:g:q9wAAOSwrn9cZKSF&vxp=mtr&redirect=mobile
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    Searching for this emblem

    Emblems aint cheap, but we have some spares. Unfortunately Cummins aint one of them.
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    Machine shop

    How many beer cans does it take to obtain the proper weight? I might have to start saving up. My son drinks Crown Royal so maybe the glass could shorten the process. Did a flush an coolant change a coupe months ago. The overflow bottle had a nice brown mucas in it. Not surprised and it helped but it starting wearing off. Knew it was temporary when it went in. Seeping more now.
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    Wait to start delay

    This a great place, I am proud to be part of it. Without the people here I might not be driving mine today.
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    Machine shop

    Shoot I will just get son over and give him the grinder. I am sure he couldn't F it more than I could with a precision tool. Mine's cordless too.
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    Doors and hinges

    I am trying to figure how you will have 500 bucks in the hinges. Looking at the link you are only in it for $204 plus time and thats replacing all the hardware, per LMC. I my self would trust the LMC. What things I have bought from in the past has been good quality, but never bought a door hinge. I guess OE pricing is getting you that high, forgot about that.
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    Dead truck P0216

    Dodge left the bracket on when they installed my in tank pump. For $900 you would think it would have been included.
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    Wait to start delay

    What kind of edge tuner do you have? Just curious, I did not know Edge that uploaded a tune to the truck. I would have to agree with the above on the ECM memory.
  15. Its the same in both Carolinas then.