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The Cummins-Powered Six Door Truck Debacle Part 2: Finnegan's Garage Ep.92 

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In episode 91 Newbern and I flew from Georgia to Iowa to purchase a 1998 Ford F800 cab and chassis commercial truck that had been stretched from a four-door crew cab to a six-door behemoth. The truck only had 30,000 miles on the odometer and we believed the mileage figure to be accurate. We also believed the seller who said it was ready for a cross-country road trip, even though the truck had a few suspect attributes.
First off, during the test drive, the heater kept shutting off whenever I put my foot on the floor. Second, the radiator cap was leaking and lastly, the oil level dipstick had a homemade rubber strap holding it in place. None of these were good signs that the Cummins 12-valve diesel engine was completely healthy but after flying all the way to Iowa and falling in love with the six-door cab, we figured we'd take the risk and buy it anyway. After all, the dude said he had performed a "blobby test" and it passed with flying colors. lol
Anyway, the truck ran fine but about 150 miles into the trip the heater stopped blowing cold air and then the temp gauge pegged the needle at the "H" mark. I quickly pulled over and shut off the Cummins. Popping the hood revealed a radiator gushing an mixture oil and coolant from the overflow tube, a surefire sign that the combustion chambers were no longer isolated from the cooling passages of the engine. It was late at night, nobody wanted to tow the behemoth without charging us several thousand dollars to do so, and so we checked into a local motel.
This video picks up the following morning after my friend Jimmy Bullard helped us find a local tow company operator who was so generous that he not only towed the truck to his shop, but he also let us use his tools and fix it ourselves. What a guy!
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skyler smith
skyler smith 5 dager siden
I wish there would be more content on this truck, it’s been almost a whole year without seeing it again
Money for Nothing
Money for Nothing 19 dager siden
Awesome! Kudos to Tony!
Sean Richardson
Sean Richardson 2 måneder siden
Copper coated??
Matthew B
Matthew B 7 dager siden
Same question I had.
Joette Rolison
Joette Rolison 2 måneder siden
Dish Soap??? I guess that will clean it out inside Never Heard of using dish soap in a cooling system to clean it I once put liquid dish soap in a Dishwasher It took me hours to scoop out the FOAM
squidkid2
squidkid2 3 måneder siden
The great thing about those heavy duty impacts is that they'll remove lug nuts even when you're going in the wrong direction. And don't worry I won't do what you do; you know like buy old trucks that SUCK. You should have just bought the tow truck!
Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook 3 måneder siden
Is that what you call "no oil at all in the crankcase"?
kblackav8or
kblackav8or 3 måneder siden
oil cooler / heat exchanger can sometimes cause that to happen and in a wet liner engine liner o-rings. 5.9's usually don't do this to people. Too bad you didn't sort it and keep it.
Poepy Brown
Poepy Brown 4 måneder siden
Wait, am I watching Dr. Pimple Popper?
Big Wrench Garage
Big Wrench Garage 4 måneder siden
Spraying Copper Coat on the head and block gets it inside the coolant and oil passages. Only spray both sides of the gasket. Love the episode. Like watching big kids get a new big toy Tonka truck to play with on Christmas.
Jeremy Kamel
Jeremy Kamel 5 måneder siden
Every time I’ve seen someone use anything on a head gaskets it’s failed. Unless it’s a model T Ford. I’m curious how it holds up.
Brett Beilke
Brett Beilke 5 måneder siden
Why did it have a 5.9 and not a 7.3?
maoherrera73
maoherrera73 5 måneder siden
Hahahahaha!! XD!!! That grand finale was awsome for sure!!! XD!!!
Mikespeedyfpv
Mikespeedyfpv 5 måneder siden
Amazing truck I wish we had tracks like that in the UK 🙏🔥
cyc25ruffneck
cyc25ruffneck 6 måneder siden
5:43-I was just thinking, "I wonder if he realizes that those are bud wheels...."
Johnny Goins
Johnny Goins 6 måneder siden
Beautiful truck .I love those big wide bodied. trucks
Wesley Reese
Wesley Reese 6 måneder siden
Has Finnegan ever bought something out of state and made it all the way back to Atlanta without breaking down?? 🤔🤔
Rocky Shore
Rocky Shore 6 måneder siden
Just curious... any idea what the original owner used the truck for? It was obviously made to tow a trailer, and carry up to eight passengers... what kind of business would be most likely to need a truck like that?
K R
K R 6 måneder siden
So what ever happened with this truck?
Chris Langdell
Chris Langdell 6 måneder siden
Nice road trip. Should rename the show from Finnegans garage to idiots with wrenches. Haha. Cant shift an 800. Gets a truck stuck in the grass. And blows the headgasket on a 30,000 mile motor. Haha. Kidding love the show. Love the video and whats life without mishaps on am adventure. Next call industrial injection and put a sick Cummins in that thing.
Chris Edge
Chris Edge 6 måneder siden
So what ended up happening with this truck.
oldhp mopar
oldhp mopar 6 måneder siden
What's Cotton's shop name?
Joe G
Joe G 6 måneder siden
Time for a second channel! Finnegan’s Ramp Trucks
Dj baynard
Dj baynard 6 måneder siden
Why did he spray paint the head gasket and bottom of the head?
Hamish Fullerton
Hamish Fullerton 6 måneder siden
We're all the diesel lover's now 😅😉joking ha ha lol Could be the cold weather and lack of miles, stuffs seals including headgaskets Pretty good mechanics thou,that looked like a big job ,diesel and trucks don't look easy,bit intimidating , because every things heavy and high pressure ,that was the perfect garage, thanks robs garage
Jason Thai-Kennedy
Jason Thai-Kennedy 6 måneder siden
Watching that timelapse made my bank account shudder in fear.
06dr3w
06dr3w 6 måneder siden
What ever happened to this truck?
Christer Fredriksson
Christer Fredriksson 6 måneder siden
I'm sitting here, watching this episode thinking it's a new one and just a recap of the original video before going into new content...took me about 10 minutes before I caught on and saw the upload date; oh well, always happy to watch Finnegan content.
Dale Morris
Dale Morris 6 måneder siden
Lol. You tried turning around on wet grass?! That was funny af. Great video. Nice truck. Hope you still have the old ramp truck!!
Colton Baunelos
Colton Baunelos 6 måneder siden
A roadkill moment and your aren’t even on road kill
Jason Rand
Jason Rand 6 måneder siden
That Towing company is AWSOME, that’s about all you can say. There isn’t to many places anywhere in the country that would let you use everything they have to get your truck back on the road like they did. 👍 Big thumbs up to them. I also loved the end where 40 people come pouring out of the truck. That was a good ending to a screwed up trip to pick up a project/toy
TommyMacDaddy1
TommyMacDaddy1 6 måneder siden
This hauler is so cool! What happened to it? There's no sign of it in any of the videos after this one.
James Bruce
James Bruce 7 måneder siden
Roberts to the rescue...again!!
Beach Life
Beach Life 7 måneder siden
Sweet ride
dirtcurt1
dirtcurt1 7 måneder siden
This video has SO much good stuff. F-800 , Robert's Towing, and an unbelievable store where NO Smoking means NO SMOKING! I'm 57 years old and like a gambler with a problem , If I lived within 100 miles of that Superstore I would be broke all the time. I didn't know such a thing even existed.
Zakk Gardner
Zakk Gardner 7 måneder siden
Fireworks Superstore??? I'm in San Jose California. Never in my wildest dreams. I'm looking at the number of customers in that store, and the expiration dates on that stuff.
MrKernkraft4000
MrKernkraft4000 7 måneder siden
lmao all the free advertising Robert's is getting
Mur Diesel
Mur Diesel 7 måneder siden
This thing is bad ass! Look like some tire damage/wear on the passenger side. Might be ball joints. That 5.9L did the trick? Have you hauled or towed with it yet?
Ross Swope
Ross Swope 7 måneder siden
so...... still have this truck or..........
Caprice Classic88
Caprice Classic88 7 måneder siden
you go to a random place and meet the nicest people who do whatever they can to help, meanwhile im from a small town in nb canada, everyone knows everyone, im related to 3/4 of the people and if youre broke down on the side of the road they barely move over for safety let alone stop to help lol my grandfather got his leg cut off by a passing vehicle while broke down is why i say that, glad theres people out there that arent selfish assholes
JerryAndSherry
JerryAndSherry 7 måneder siden
Cotton got mildly copper coated too
H P
H P 7 måneder siden
Great video! I can't believe you got stuck..... haha!
Josh
Josh 7 måneder siden
Did you guys go through Hannibal by chance?
Todd Barnett
Todd Barnett 7 måneder siden
Love this thing.. i wish they would make more content about it..
NYSoutdoorsman
NYSoutdoorsman 7 måneder siden
I wish I could find something that cool.
F.d T.f
F.d T.f 7 måneder siden
never seen anyone spray the head or the block and get gasket glue in the engine...usually the gasket is enough...built a few engines over the years....only ever sprayed the gasket ...maybe i let it tac up and gave a second coat... but...never let it get into the combustion chambers
Tony D
Tony D 7 måneder siden
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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith 7 måneder siden
Awesome truck, can see why you bought it knowing it needed some work.
merqury5
merqury5 7 måneder siden
Does he stillnhave this? Did it have any utility at all for him?
DaddytechEnt
DaddytechEnt 7 måneder siden
you obviously don't live in an HOA if you shot those offat your house
Andrew Stoll
Andrew Stoll 7 måneder siden
That toe truck looks like it uses the same frame size.
Thane Terwilliger
Thane Terwilliger 7 måneder siden
I would love to see more of this truck
Edgar Dominguez
Edgar Dominguez 7 måneder siden
14:37 I left my home in Georgia, headed for the Frisco Bay, Otis Reading - Sitting at the Dock of the Bay.
try duck
try duck 7 måneder siden
Looked like this is the third head gasket to be put on this 30k motor...
Skoora
Skoora 7 måneder siden
The tow guys must have been “C’moooon” when they had to get you off the grass too. Lol. I just drive a loaded van for work here in GA and know to never go on wet grass with no gravel in sight. Awesome celebratory fireworks haul.
Classic 24hr Towing Referral Service of Hot Springs National Park
I’ve got a question since Roberts Towing doesn’t tow for AAA how did you get them to tow you?
Classic 24hr Towing Referral Service of Hot Springs National Park
It’s good to know that there are other compassionate towing companies out there! The Best to Roberts Towing!!!☎️
Classic 24hr Towing Referral Service of Hot Springs National Park
For the rest of the fans everyone should give a 5 star review to Roberts on google maps!
Kevin Kaminski
Kevin Kaminski 7 måneder siden
Whatever happened to this truck????
edwin m
edwin m 7 måneder siden
Nice truck
Scott Freas
Scott Freas 7 måneder siden
That’s a lot of truck for a 12 valve to push let alone tow something on top of that
BigShan
BigShan 7 måneder siden
Dude when you pulled the plug n stuff I was like that’s bad, but I love how those dudes went the extra mile n helped out with the shop. Finnigans misses is like yep your not here car thing, that’s 👌 I’m in the spa with champagne 🥂, your cold that’s so bad, but I’m thinking o f u while eat chocolate strawberries 🍓
frank defreze
frank defreze 7 måneder siden
The only good part of that is 5.9
Guido Lyons
Guido Lyons 7 måneder siden
Cool rig.
warren hymes
warren hymes 7 måneder siden
Depending on where in Iowa you bought that thing, you drove right by me a couple hours before you puked out. I'm one mile off 27, the Avenue of the Saints, 99 miles from New London.
Jake Cruz
Jake Cruz 7 måneder siden
as dog would say,man talk about wagging your tail and putting it between your legs after
Tbear37144
Tbear37144 7 måneder siden
Only you....
Herbert Herbo Moore
Herbert Herbo Moore 7 måneder siden
Do you need a chauffeur license, or CDL to drive that 🚚?
Steve Aguinaga
Steve Aguinaga 7 måneder siden
Thats my dream truck..... Any 6 door cummins. Maybe shorter bed/less toolbox. Gooseneck. 💪🇺🇸❤. Sticking with my stock 97 cummins 2500 for now.
sparty94
sparty94 7 måneder siden
that settles it, i'm going to break down in missouri next time. roberts towing!
Eliseo Gutierrez lujan
Eliseo Gutierrez lujan 7 måneder siden
20:10 20:17 Lol the guys in the background are 😂😂😂😂
Trevor Scantlin
Trevor Scantlin 7 måneder siden
Not going to lie the oil draining looked like puss. Gross. 😂
Dave Smith
Dave Smith 7 måneder siden
I hope that fireworks store, has a hell of a fire suppression system..
Jay S
Jay S 7 måneder siden
23:45 Fking money shot.
William Hague
William Hague 7 måneder siden
By now it’s done bud I hope you studded it....
Wes Luther
Wes Luther 7 måneder siden
i just hope you took the tissue out of the head hole before you put it on. At like 15:26 it shows a tissue inside the oil gallery towards the right of the screen it looks...
Jan and Johnny
Jan and Johnny 7 måneder siden
Best episode I've seen lately! Great to see that good people do still exist...
Philo Beddoe
Philo Beddoe 7 måneder siden
13:30 love how that dude Cotton is standing there breathing in that shit he's spraying :)
Ed Shangreau
Ed Shangreau 7 måneder siden
You don't need to use the clutch, them straight 7's float easy. Cool truck though!
Jonathan Sparks
Jonathan Sparks 7 måneder siden
If you unbolted the hood, lots of access to the engine gets much better
revmichaelm
revmichaelm 7 måneder siden
I wonder what is cost you to repair the truck, did it cost you anything to use the garage space and tools?
Edward Rucker
Edward Rucker 7 måneder siden
What happened to this truck did you sell it?
Terry Frye
Terry Frye 7 måneder siden
What song is playing while it was being towed?
American Man TV
American Man TV 7 måneder siden
Is Troy and his crew at Robert's towing amazing or what!
fuzzyjax
fuzzyjax 7 måneder siden
I’m lovin that 6 door. Nice score. Shout out to Roberts Towing.
Corey Carver
Corey Carver 7 måneder siden
If I had a truck like this I would add a visor over the windshield, turbo wing, huge stacks, train horn, horns on roof and a dually pickup bed
Corey Carver
Corey Carver 7 måneder siden
Hey Finnegan how about a update on this beast
random consumer
random consumer 7 måneder siden
Ultimate toy hauler...
James Murphy
James Murphy 7 måneder siden
It almost looks like those steer tires are cupping on the outside edge you might want to have your front end inspected or you might be having a wheel seal go out on your front end to
les best
les best 7 måneder siden
If that is a print-o-seal gasket, you will be doing it again. New torque to yield bolts are throwaway if you reused the Old ones you het false torque readings. Might get you home.
U.K Air rifles Hunting&Target
My milkshake Bring all the break down trucks to my yard. That's right it's better than yours
James G
James G 7 måneder siden
So whatever happened with this truck?
B. W.
B. W. 8 måneder siden
Good gracious, I adore this truck. What a complete monster.
Dean Fontana
Dean Fontana 8 måneder siden
Dish soap? Is that the best way to clean the system?
harlyspuitje1
harlyspuitje1 8 måneder siden
why do you copper coat everything?(serious question as a 1st car mechanic to be) ,is it to seal everything?
Calvin Evans
Calvin Evans 8 måneder siden
Nice truck and nice people, and you know how to have a good time at the ultimate fireworks store.
taco 8v
taco 8v 8 måneder siden
Did you remove that paper towel ,stuck on bottom of the head a min 15:37 at the right corner? Upps lol
Gary Gary
Gary Gary 8 måneder siden
when you said it was a ford f800 the way she said "oh no" on the phone
The local Angler
The local Angler 8 måneder siden
do you just need a regular driver's licence for that truck or do you need a different class drivers licence?
Gene Hoglan
Gene Hoglan 8 måneder siden
Needs a chrome plated grill.
mrsteve431
mrsteve431 8 måneder siden
Didn't even need an exorcist to get the pea soup looking stuff out of it! 😂😁😜
Eric R
Eric R 8 måneder siden
Just a bit surprised the Behemoth didn't have a high/low ranger gearbox, like they do on semi's lol
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