Re: A sad tale...?
I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles. And not to be on your case, but at this high of a mileage, this kind of stuff can be expected. As you've already stated, you made some mistakes in buying this truck, and you have obviously learned from them. Everybody is entitled to their mistakes. I hope the new transmission behaves itself. If it gives you fits again however, send me a pm and i'll let you know your best course of action as far as the transmission goes.