Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Redmond, Washington USA
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Ya, it's the stupid stuff that gets me. Take ten things apart to get to one thing. If any of these things had been designed just a little different there would be no problem at all... Like the coil packs, by the time you remove the SA pipe from the back, the 6 bolts for the coil pack that also conveniently attach to the top and bottom of the manifold plus the block, the heater hoses mounted to the manifold ect. Then the coil packs will barely squeeze out with the right wizardry due to the A/C piping, shape of the firewall and the fuel rail pressure relief valve stem... PS pump is the same crap, They use a stud that goes into the head, well, it's just long enough to keep you from sliding the pump off with the clutch fan on... The pressure hose is my favorite, up and under the radiator between the condenser... You have to disassemble half the front of the truck to wiggle it out... A little thought as to the bends and places to use flex line would have made it a non issue...... I think the plan was to make these things as frustrating as possible to work on so people touch them once and then say forget it and pay a king's ransom to have some other guy deal with it... There are tricks you learn, but what a joke...
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