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I have a 07 Columbia with a C13 790000 miles. I owe 19,306 on truck and 15,800 on cat card. In 2012 I spent 40,739 in maintenance, only 9000.00 of an in frame is included in this 40,000. I feel like a sinking ship. I need some help

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Wow! Over $40,000 in Maintenance... For what, besides the in-frame? To me, if it didn't include the in-frame, that's way too much, you could have sold the truck and bought a pre-2002 model, and fixed it up for less than that.

ACERT is terrible, so is any EGR system, and so is the '07 Columbia. I drove a couple of those, and even with the Detroit motor, they were bad enough with the little "maintenance" things. Do yourself a favor, get rid of the truck, go buy yourself an older model truck (perhaps something built before 2002 that already had an in-frame), take care of it, and you will be much happier.

I personally hate EGR, ACERT and DPFs (the very things that likely put you in the hole on your '07 Freightliner). This is what happens when you let the EPA, CARB and other GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS shove this stuff down your throat.

There is hope... if you are willing to sell the '07 and buy yourself an older truck without EGR, ACERT or a DPF.

When was the in-frame done? 790,000 miles sounds a little too low for that particular service.

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That truck is only going for appx 19-27k on truck paper, only found 5 trucks with the C13.

I think I'd agree with Zachary on this one. $40,000 in maintenance for the year is excessive.

The only other option I can think of would be to take the truck to Bruce at Pittsburgh Power and have them do their thing on it. I've driven several Columbia's, including an 07 and 08 (w/ Detroits) and I never had any issues with them. Aside from the usual fact that after they get some age on them they turn into FreightShakers.

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Start listening to dave ramsey

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Are you running a "power only" or leasing to someone? I've been doing the power only deal and I think I am sunk.

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