| >On Sun, 01 May 2005 16:26:05 +0000, carl mciver rearranged some electrons
| >to form:
| >> Now that I was unsure about, but all the tie rods on the truck are
| >> greasable. If Ford used non-greasable joints in the factory, how would
| >> truck at 60,000 miles (when I got it) have replacement tie rods all the
| >> around?
| >Ummmm... the previous owner replaced them perhaps?
| He has a real truck, not an f150 or ranger.
That's what I thought about but wasn't sure. Why would Ford build a
truck made to work and not made it last a long time, considering that
they've done a pretty good job so far? Most of the folks who own F350 and
other heavy duty trucks need them to last a long time as a moneymaker, and
take appropriate care of them. Not being serviceable for long life on heavy
duty applications seems counterproductive. For light trucks I can see
permanently lubed joints, as they don't get used for the same reasons. Do
F350's come with greasable or permanently lubed tie rods?
Something that I was pondering was that when I bought it, I'm it had
been imported from Canada, and it was full of chaff (I mean everywhere!) in
all sorts of places and there was some glass bits under the floor mat in
many places, like it had been in a wreck. One headlight adjuster had been
busted as well, and while that in itself doesn't confirm anything, the
possibility exists that the truck was totaled and rebuilt before I got it.
As an XL model (stripped) though, the value hardly seems worth it.