Lube, oil, filter service.
Lower intake manifold.
Intake manifold gaskets.
Fuel injector cleaner.
Anti-freeze conditioner kit.
Upper and lower radiator hoses.
Thermostat and gasket.
Check engine light on for 50K scan.
PCM for codes and data and performance.
The list of parts and the description of labor hours was extensive. All told the whole truck check up cost $3184.07. And while the parents felt like it was money was well spent, the grandfather thought it was completely ridiculous and unnecessary. The grandfather gave the truck to his granddaughter to take to college. Hesitant at first about driving a truck, the granddaughter fell in love with it after driving it for only one week. She loved sitting up high and the view that provided. And while the parents were glad that she loved the free vehicle, they were hesitant to sent it to a college 12 hours away from home without having it checked out first.
for a truck with 115,000 miles, the $3,000 felt like a small price to pay for the large piece of mind that they received. The grandfather who had always done all of the repairs himself, however, looked at the list of parts and labor and said the money had been wasted. In fact, he claimed that with one adjustable hose clamp for the top radiator hose and another adjustable hose clamp for the bottom radiator hose and he could have cut $150 off the bill. The parents just smiled and nodded. They were used to the grandfather explaining that given duct tape, adjustable hose clamps, and a pair of pliers he could fix most things without the expensive cost of charged labor.
Adjustable Hose Clamps Are Versatile Connection Tools
Used in everything from home dishwasher and clothes washing machines and dryers to oil hoses on a family boat adjustable hose clamps provide a tight fit. The fact that both standard and heavy duty hose clamps are available in a variety sizes makes them even more versatile.
Hose clamps are most often used for connections that only have moderate pressures, such as connections needed in automotive and home applications. In their most basic form, hose clamps are manufactured to ensure a tight seal between a hose and barb.
And while the basic function of a hose clamp is pretty standard, hose clamp types are available in a couple of different forms. for instance, the simplest type of hose clamp is the spring clamp. This clamp operates as a strip of metal in the shape of a cylindrical spring with several protrusions. Another clamp, the screw hose clamp, is a little more complicated. These screw hose clamps are typically used for temporarily fixing damaged pipes. They are quick and easy to assemble in emergency situations and can be replaced later by a stronger more permanent clamp.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of using hose clamps to connect to parts is that they are available in a variety of materials and sizes. In reality, a hose clamp can be as large as you want because the user is able to join several smaller clamps together when it is necessary.