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    Simple things you hate doing?

    I've bounced back and forth on maintenance. I enjoy working on things if I can do it on my own schedule. When too much breaks at once it stops being a fun distraction and starts being just one more thing on my plate. At that point I'll farm things out to a local shop I trust as needed.
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    Paying a Mechanic for V8 Swap

    Unless something has changed recently, the Explorer 5.0 swap should be just fine.
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    More Bronco hear say.

    Vintage.
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    More Bronco hear say.

    You're thinking of the old FJ's like the FJ-40.
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    More Bronco hear say.

    Did you ever get your SOHC running right?
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    CA Mandates all trucks must be electric beginning in 2024

    I couldn't quickly find anything resembling official numbers for the battery packs, but there were some credible guesses in the 12-15k pound weight range. Given the reduction in weight of the powerplant itself, a lot of that is offset. Looked like closer to a 4-5 thousand pound difference in...
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    CA Mandates all trucks must be electric beginning in 2024

    Am I understanding you correctly that you're estimating fifty thousand pounds for the batteries 'and stuff'?
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    CA Mandates all trucks must be electric beginning in 2024

    I wonder if it's for driver teams?
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    CA Mandates all trucks must be electric beginning in 2024

    Rusty - it's worth mentioning (again) that the OP did not interpret the article correctly. The new law only requires manufacturers to offer an electric version in four years. It's not for another 25 years that they're mandating entirely electric. And what benefit is a 1500 mile range...
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    2019 Ranger Ecoboost Oil Change Interval

    Me too. I look forward to sending an oil sample to them whenever I get the '99 back together. Been a while since I've gotten a report from them.
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    CA Mandates all trucks must be electric beginning in 2024

    Coal is less than a quarter of electrical production now. Natural gas is far greater, and the rest is mostly a mix of renewables and nuclear.
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    CA Mandates all trucks must be electric beginning in 2024

    That mandate doesn't require all trucks to be electric in 2024. Just that all manufacturers make an electric truck available by then. There's another 21 years before they're required to -only- sell electrics. Plenty of time for technology to improve or the law to be modified.


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