Hi, I have this 2012 work truck, but it died just a week ago. It was a Ford Super Duty that I have relied on for 5 years. It has taken us many places digging for rocks and camping but most importantly it has taken me to jobs plus I’ve needed it on the job to haul trailers and loads of material. In between jobs I’ve used the truck to haul firewood from the local forested hills to customers here on the coast. We have had local blackouts that are setting businesses like repair shops behind schedule so I just got a diagnostic check done today and they said the motor has issues that cannot be repaired so it needs to be replaced. They quoted me $19,500 bare minimum to swap out the blown motor for a good one and more if they decide the belt or hoses or exhaust parts are too worn. The failed motor is one of those things that shouldn’t have happened, the truck has had regular maintenance at a reputable shop but the truck is over the mileage limit for the motor and transmission insurance I purchased when I bought the vehicle. Even though diesel motors are known for longer life and this one only has 165,000 miles on it the motor is at the low average mileage for “normal engine failure”. I really wanted to know the why, why should it need replacement instead of repair but at this point without a complete engine tear down they can only speculate on the causes for failure. I know a lot of that money is in labor with everything being jammed in the engine compartment so tightly but I am unable to do the work myself mostly due to lack of proper shop area. I can handle only a small part of this bill, but certainly not the whole thing. My wife has had a lot of recent expensive medical issues we have been dealing with that has stripped our bank account. We also make a lot of artsy wood projects and jewelry in our spare time which we normally sell at regional craft fairs this time of year so I’m also unable to get to the shows now. I’m loosing work and have no other source of income currently. Its also getting cold now and I have customers who rely on me for their winter wood supply, some are elderly and I’m a bit worried for them. All through our lives we have taken people in or donated supplies when they are on hard times, sometimes we got burned but it usually has been a wonderful experience that has made many pleasant memories. I could use your help in getting back to work and earning a respectable income again. If you could donate to help with repairs or if you have a reliable truck you could donate I would be eternally thankful.
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