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I brought my truck to the ER

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by PTTP08, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    I just got thee old girl back (92 chev 3/4 ton) from the shop. They replaced the EGR valve and the guy said run some seafoam and high octane gas through it and should stop pinging in a few tanks. Well today it got worse and louder and now it is missing and I couldnt even go 40mph I had to come home early. I am ganna bring thee old girl back to the emergency room and see what the doc says. Hopefully its just a cold or mabe the flu and not stage 4 cancer HAHA. Than I will have huge medical bills HAHA. I all ready have huge medical bills since I am a stage 4 survivor myself WHOOHOO 6 months remission!!!
    What do you guys think it is? any idea's so I can prepair myself for the bad news. luckly I just bought another truck a week ago. Mabe the old girl was jelouse of that truck. LOL

    Talk to ya guys later!!
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,069

    Eff Cancer! It sucks! And has no effing friends.
    Hope you feel better, and good luck!
  3. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Prolly needs a tune up. Everything from wires, plugs, cap, rotor, fuel filter. Thats what I'd start with.
  4. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    I did a tune up about 8000 miles ago or last year. Truck sits more than it gets driven I drive 2-3 times a week for a full day of lawn care and when it snows it gets driven for 2 days straight. Oh and the fuel filter was done last year to that was a pain in the azz.
    I am thinkn timing must of slipped or something of that nature or a rocker is out of whack. Am I on the right course? Thanks again peeps
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    What was the initial problem? Kinda sounds like parts are flying at it for no reason lets start at square one
  6. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    well the doc said there is no compression on number 3 so I said stop what you doing the bill will be high enough.So I took it to a friends shop and I tore down the motor come to find out she blew the haead gasket between number 3 and 5. put it back together with new valve covers and a new aluminum intake cause the old one cast steel and rusty as hell. after a lil timming adjustment she ran great. she is hard starting though but once it warms up its a good runner. I am ganna change the temp sensor and see if that cures the problem.
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    What engine?....Sound like a clogged egr valve problem, sometimes replacing the egr loosens up the carbon and it gets wedged. There are screened gaskets available to prevent this.