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Currently sitting at a truck stop near Marion, IN getting food, gas, and a phone charge. So far, so good.
On my way back, I made a slight detour to a place I said I was gonna stop by but never did....
So I went to see my mechanic friend and had him look at the engine today.
It's not the timing chains.
He told me that if the timing chains were going bad, I would be able to hear it, to which he likened the sound to opening a chain gate while dragging it on the ground. All we heard was minor squeaking of the belts (perfectly normal).
He suggested that I check and replace my air filter, run some Sea Foam through the engine, clean the throttle body, and put the last four new spark plugs on (stopped at two after the first opinion).
So I am feeling pretty confident about being able to run my truck some more, maybe even to ICOK this year.
So I have done some thinking and I have an idea of what I want to do with my truck for when I get a new vehicle.
I am thinking of keeping my truck so that I can do a complete "tear-down" of the components (including the fuel line, exhaust system, and most importantly, the engine) in order to be able to learn about them, including how to work on them, and possibly work on them.
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