Dear Scotty

I just bought a house with a workshop and a two car garage and a pole barn. This allows me to have any tool I want and I want to take on a project car and fix my cars with all the proper tools. I'm enjoying your videos and over the last two months I must have seen most of them. I needed a cheap reliable truck and looked for a while for the four cylinder manual transmission Ford Ranger no more than 10 years old. I actually couldn't find one that wasn't trashed or stupidly modified or crashed or abused with lack of maintenance. They all seemed to either be automatics or have 150,000 or even 200,000 miles. I finally broke down and went to CarMax and paid $11,000 cash for a 2010 with 70,000 miles which seemed stupid because they only cost $19,000 out the door when new. Still, trucks have gotten so expensive and i knew I wanted a Ford because they're great on gas and last a long time with a manual.

In any event, they replaced the rear window at no charge after I noticed it was leaking and I had to remove the seats, lift the rubber matting and dry out the insulation. Still it's a great truck, great compression, perfect paint and bed, no hidden rust, but I'm still going to change radiator fluid, differential, manual tranny fluid, flush clutch and brakes and power steering even though they all look OK, but I plan to keep the truck. I'm planning to use these repairs to teach my 15 year old son how to work on cars. Our current cars are a 2014 VW Jetta Diesel with a stick (50 mpg all day), the truck and we also plan to buy a used Beck replica Porsche Spyder for fun.

Thanks for all the great information you put out, and I don't care that my wife finds you a little abrasive. I think you're great. Keep up the great work

Garth Libre Apison Tennessee (where it gets hot but not like Texas)

Comments (4)
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Mike GoodGrip
Mike GoodGrip

My wife rolls her eyes and says Scotty talks too fast. 😂

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

Editor

women tend to find me abrasive, but really, friction is what it's all about.

Techsus
Techsus

Why does your wife find The Scotty abrasive?