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    Re: Diesel Fuel Lubricity And Additives

    I've always heard good things about Schaeffer. Not easy to find in Canada, the only person I know using their stuff is a buddy in BC.... I think he picks his up in WA.

    Coupla questions...
  2. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    You can never have too many Skyhooks around !

    The weight of even a small forklift is often underestimated.

    Rgds, D.
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    Good eye ! That's the one that you can fold up, and store in your garden shed !

    :laughing:

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: FUEL PROBLEMS with Ethonal

    With you there Cuhead.

    I'd like to see a lot more public NatGas stations - most of Canada/USA has plenty of NG available, and it's the cleanest burning hydrocarbon there is. With better personal...
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    Re: Remove your hitch.

    Chris started this thread, as a general advisory re. metallurgy. Various people have benefited from this discussion. Exchanging fact based data is one of the main reasons I keep hanging around here....
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    Re: Remove your hitch.

    Excluding immediate coastal areas, I'd expect that for a lot of Cali, you can drive a vehicle for 30 years and see next to no rust anywhere. Sigh.

    Today, a lot of new factory wiring harnesses use...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    The tax story here (Canada) is better than the USA, from a Diesel - Level Playing Field standpoint. Hybrids etc. are currently shown favourtism in Ontario, but AFAIK, a tdi is taxed no differently At...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    Let's see.....

    Great fuel consumption.

    No expensive battery packs to replace.

    Relatively insensitive to driving style/load.
    (Just ask a tdi driver here... even if you Drive It Like Ya...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    That would be fun :thumbsup:.

    Now, if we just had Leno's Garage to play with !

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    You've got a point.... modern diesel injectors are pricey new. Rebuilt injectors from a quality service shop are one option.

    I haven't priced DI gas injectors, as I don't drive anything that...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    Not a truck, but a good example of what a modern diesel can do.....

    A friend of mine is in Germany on business. Sent me this email today:

    Drove a Ford diesel Cmax today in Germany. Sized like a...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Good catch. With you on the 10 below issue.

    I was doing a max load test on my smaller/older generator, and ended up tripping the breaker on the generator. Turns out the generator has two breakers,...
  13. Re: Briggs and Stratton 286707 uneven running

    A second vote for replacing the fuel filter, if it has one. Take a peak inside the gas tank with a good flashlight, checking for debris in the bottom of the tank, and also water contamination. I've...
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Even if you are where a tool-truck delivers, plenty of pros do these mods all the time. You end up making better money modding a low cost wrench, than waiting for a tool to arrive to clear a vehicle...
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    Re: Lifespan of Trailer Tires

    There is a similar issue with a common size of heavy truck tire. 22" or thereabouts. Used OTR commercially, a trucker can burn through a tire in 6 months. Problem sets in on Class A motorhomes.......
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    Re: Lifespan of Trailer Tires

    On my limited budget, I'd still be very willing to buy rounds of beverages for a senior tire design engineer, to get the real skinny on what's going on with tires.

    You take good care of your...
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    From a design standpoint, Chrysler is not afraid to follow a different path. Manual transmissions, and diesels in 1/2 tons being good examples.

    If I was budgeting for a new full-size truck, one of...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    When I got my old 3930, I read up on basic diesel coolant cavitation issues, and how it affects certain liner types. Check.

    It seems that once EGRs came into play on diesels, coolant flow rates...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    Agreed - a bad spray pattern is never good - part of why I use a fuel treatment all the time. Judging by the last fuel filter I changed (on schedule, for my 7.3), that is working well as the filter...
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    Re: ordered me a new dodge eco diesel today

    Subscribed.

    I'm interested in all the new diesels, and am always impressed by Scooby's concern for the working girls !

    ;)

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    I'm old enough to remember going through the same issues in Canada with gasoline fuel injectors, back in the 70s.

    I've had an interesting private conversation with a knowledgeable TBN'er about the...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    I've seen fuel filters come out of 7.3s with a really stupid amount of (high) miles on them..... some older diesels could put up with that abuse. On any of the newer diesels, I definitely wouldn't go...
  23. Re: I want to go synthetic on my first oil change,I got one hour left, Mobil1 it will

    There are other All Fleet diesel oils out there, but T6 is a decent one, and widely available. It is rated for many modern diesels requirements (N. America), gas too, and the 5W40 here is even JASO...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    Interesting. Cleaning action of the bioD perhaps ?

    Unless you start using whatever that thing had for blood in the first Alien movie, it's hard to get injectors too clean, today. It's not easy...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    tj - if I'm correct in saying that injector pattern was less of an issue with the 7.3, what changed starting with the 6.0 to make this a bigger issue ?

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    I think you've posted elsewhere tpw..... but my lousy memory can't recall......

    Do you add any diesel treatments routinely to your fuel ?

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    I find it pretty hard to believe that anyone with formal training in oil related bio-chemistry would not have been able to accurately predict these consequences.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    Thanks for posting that. Sent it to a buddy on the left coast - after he gets through checking the glow plugs for an occasional starting issue, this is something else to consider.....

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Anybody using Meijers brand Dexos oil?

    I follow your point Copperhead, about good quality oils that don't have a particular "certification" in place at a given point in time. Sometimes that only reflects an administrative delay, or that...
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    Re: Show What Tool You Made*

    Any tool that helps get work done faster outside in the Winter is really valuable ! I'm sure that it's appreciated the rest of the year too.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    With fuel today....... :thumbsup:

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    I've been keeping these valves in mind for special applications.

    About Fumoto Valves | Fumoto

    If you're considering doing some oil testing Buppies, you might want to get one of these fumoto...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    Thought I'd cross-post this:

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/oil-fuel-lubricants/314288-diesel-fuel-lubricity-additives-3.html

    Not sure if you are using bio-diesel much Buppies, but food for...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Always good to have power back, but esp. when you are about to leave on an extended trip - that was good timing for you Fi.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I'll often use the term "bulletproof" to describe a really solid technical design.... but, most of the time I don't mean literally !

    Like Fi said... we all have those To Do/RoundTuit lists........
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I don't see much TV, most weeks. I guess I missed it..... sounds like The Darwin Awards now has a weekly reality show ?

    Wow..... just wow.......

    If I'd never read any of your other posts UR,...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Good news Fi, now you can concentrate your fuel reserves on your Dad's generator.

    I think Florida (?) has mandated standby generators for a certain percentage of gas stations, but it's not common...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    It seems rural gas stations are a bit better at having backup power than many city stations - people complain about the price of gas - but what if you can't get any - what's it worth then ?

    If the...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    Fi - here's hoping that you get power back soon, and that you have plenty of gas/fuel on hand till then.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Diesel Fuel Lubricity And Additives

    Thanks for the explanation Copperhead. I had noted the more common listings of % Fuel Dilution tolerance on better diesel oils, and had thought that was due to higher rail pressures today. I now see...
  41. Re: Anybody ever break a WD torsion bar doing this.... ?

    I haven't scaled my trailer, but I suspect that the WD hitch that came with it is capable of dealing with a lot more tongue weight than I have.

    The hitch documentation I found after starting this...
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    Re: Diesel Fuel Lubricity And Additives

    Copperhead has a good point about water.

    As fuel rail pressure has gone up, and injector geometries (orifice hole size) has gone down, those tiny water droplets that used to kinda sail through...
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    Re: Traffic Circles/Roundabouts?

    With a little luck here, the big dual 53' trailers won't see many roundabouts - with our traffic density AFAIK triples or longer aren't allowed in Ontario.

    The construction I was thinking of near...
  44. Re: Anybody ever break a WD torsion bar doing this.... ?

    Thnx bcp. :D

    Absolutely classic ad.... from the days before Lawyers Ruled the World !

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I saw some Multiquips running at a Fair last weekend. There's another brand I've seen too, in the same application, name escapes me at the moment - but I do recall they too were originally develloped...
  46. Re: Anybody ever break a WD torsion bar doing this.... ?

    After breaking enough things when I was young, I learned to think about excess torque/force..... hence this thread check....

    Using the tongue jack, I have 2 more chain links to easily utilize.......
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    Best of luck (said sincerely, not sarcastically).

    Low enough hours, for service use. At 7k OCI, you'd be something like 240 hours avg. per oil change.

    Other than Amsoil's OE diesel oil, they...
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    Re: Traffic Circles/Roundabouts?

    While I have a lot of respect for good engineering, your comment reminds me of a line a guy I worked with liked to use....

    "Last year I couldn't spell Enginear, now I are one !".

    While there is...
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    Re: Traffic Circles/Roundabouts?

    I was thinking.... When Graphic Artists Go Bad ! ......

    Neat picture. Just hope no civil engineers over here get any ideas from your post !

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Traffic Circles/Roundabouts?

    Great question.

    On 4 wheels, I generally like the roundabouts that have gone in here, with the same caveats about size/area needed, and limitations on volume handling already cited.

    #1 Rule for...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    As you know, you've been using good oil, so that itself shouldn't be the issue.

    I bring up Hours, because sometimes that can beat up even a really good oil. I read a Cummins report on problem...
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    Good point.

    Can you get Hours information out of the stock dash Buppies ? It might be useful to know how many Operating Hours that 7,000 miles translates to.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Ford F-450 with 6.4 diesel

    I hadn't heard much about the 6.4s, other than in stock form, fuel consumption issues.

    Then again, I haven't had a reason to really go research them. Also try powerstroke.org, I found that a good...
  54. Thread: briggs diesel

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    Re: briggs diesel

    Between a new filter, and "tuning" the fuel cap, here's hoping you've got it :thumbsup:

    Re. your original question - post some pics of your machine - always a hit on TBN, and somebody may comment...
  55. Re: Anybody ever break a WD torsion bar doing this.... ?

    Thanks for the sanity check guys, on hooking up.

    (Knew it was an old, big GM front-driver.... from back when legal departments would let a picture go out like that :D).

    It's a travel trailer,...
  56. Anybody ever break a WD torsion bar doing this.... ?

    Short of hitting the gym a lot more, or carrying a 4' pipe with me.... is there anything wrong with using the tongue jack on the trailer to help pre-load the torsion bars/chains on a...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    Gen I GM truck ABS was pretty dismal. I'm thinking that was what UR was in (sans ABS), but could be wrong.... he has quite a collection of 4 wheel devices.....

    I'd take good quality new tires on a...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    When I started driving, we had seat belts, but tires, brakes, and handling were much worse than today's vehicles.

    As it was a much harsher Darwinian time (people walk away from high speed crashes...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    P.S. - by now I normally would have apologized to an average OP for thread drift :laughing:, but I'm counting on URs wide range of technical interests for some slack here.....

    Just glad you and...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    We agree on why ABS has the potential to deliver retained steering control - locked wheels don't steer much. Enhanced steering control is only of value when the driver steers around something safely...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    One thing that tells me is that you maintain your brakes well. The same can't be said for many newer vehicles.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    Lots of debate on that issue, for sure. IMO, on a high traction surface, locking up a new tire dissipates a lot of energy in a hurry.

    In a case like URs (he had no other space to maneuver into),...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    We're talking about the road here, right ? ;)

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    Good point, and worth a shot.

    Many years ago I got a brand new Pirelli replaced no charge - I backed into a parking spot at night, right over a glass beer bottle. The tread was badly cut, but not...
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    Re: Transmission fluid

    At the other end of the market (small gas tools) the same thing is going on with Stihl and I think Husqvarna now too - buy a 6 pack of their better synth mix oil when you buy a tool, and Stihl will...
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    Re: Transmission fluid

    Sounds like a nice setup Mark.

    In traffic like that, what Trani temperatures are you seeing A) truck empty, B) loaded and/or towing ?

    Rgds, D.
  67. Thread: GM being sued

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    Re: GM being sued

    I've seen recent interviews with that original designer of the gun. He started making the recommendation for re-design many decades ago (like before I was born).

    Good example of corporations...
  68. Re: Hi-Run Trailer Tires Made In China. Are They Any Good?

    Many ST tires seem to have structural problems (deficient design), and really can't take heat.

    Good idea to keep interstate speeds low (like you did), and always run at maximum inflation...
  69. Thread: GM being sued

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    Re: GM being sued

    What needs to be considered is - What company controls were in place ?

    "But Barra, questioned repeatedly at a news conference, said she could not explain why engineers at GM approved a switch that...
  70. Lubrizol tool for comparing oil standards

    I was having a coffee today, and looking at some Dexos questions that jdgreen227 posted. Found this tool, for comparing engine oil standards.

    dataStack

    The bottom right of that page has a small...
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    Re: Anybody using Meijers brand Dexos oil?

    I don't own an affected GM product, but am interested in oil technology.....

    JD - probably more than what you want to know can be found at Used Oil Analysis - Bob is the Oil Guy - Bob is the Oil...
  72. Thread: briggs diesel

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    Re: briggs diesel

    Ouch - that sounds like Canadian pricing !

    If you didn't this time, try Wix, Fleeguard..... for pricing next time too. The important thing is you now know where you are starting from, with a...
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    Re: Looking for a motorcycle hauler

    Something to be said for the devil you know !

    Nice looking trailer - I'm liking the drive in + out option.

    Let us know how the mpg ends up, next run south....

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Looking for a motorcycle hauler

    With the costs of those single axle MC trailers, I have to wonder if the owners of the companies were greedy, or just not good at running a business efficiently....

    Seriously.... were they trying...
  75. Thread: briggs diesel

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    Re: briggs diesel

    You're welcome D.

    Let me know how it goes..... interesting..... before reading your post, I didn't realize Briggs had made diesels.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Alternative Energy projects

    Good news for upstate NY, if this moves ahead.

    Elon Musk's Solar City makes manufacturing capacity play with Silevo acquisition:

    Elon Musk's Solar City makes manufacturing capacity play with...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    The Chevy spin on the Cruze diesel seems to be "A Performance engine, that happens to get good Economy"..... perhaps in part to avoid taking on VW directly ? I can understand that approach, Marketing...
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    Re: Looking for a motorcycle hauler

    I haven't had the chance to test out different nose profiles, but I could see Tall being an issue.... creates more sail area.

    Would take some elbow grease, and shop time, but the best suggestion...
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    Re: Gift cards and gift certificates....

    It's the new math tpw !

    I think PT Barnum had something to say on the subject....

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Gift cards and gift certificates....

    I'm not an Apple guy.... but seriously..... toss an ad in the For Sale section here..... somebody will want it.

    Rgds, D.
  81. Re: Hi-Run Trailer Tires Made In China. Are They Any Good?

    I went with Chris's recommendation on the Greenball Towmasters, and have been very happy with them.
    ...
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    Re: Gift cards and gift certificates....

    One enterprising college student setup a card exchange program - you'd get cash for the card, something like 85% of the value. I saw that in an article talking about students getting cards for one...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    While modern diesels have had their hiccups, in the same vein, I personally want to see more long term data on DI gas, before owning one.

    One concern with DI gas is fuel dilution in oil.... not...
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    Re: Looking for a motorcycle hauler

    Wow.... crazy money.... I wonder how these companies stay in business ?

    Pls let us know what you do end up getting, and how it works out on the road.....

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Trailer Brakes Overheating

    Thanks Chris....

    I was reasonably certain that was the standard setup, but didn't want to advise Hank that, and have him struggling with a specialized Schnitzengruber fitting I didn't know...
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    Re: Trailer Brakes Overheating

    Post a picture of the drums you have..... a guy like Chris will have seen just about every variation that's recently been on the road.

    On mine (been a while....) I'm pretty sure that I had to pull...
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    Re: Compact Diesel trucks that we can't get here

    You have a point B&D.... that's part of why I drive a 2001 diesel.

    My hope is that present day diesels continue to evolve... they have already, to a certain extent. There is a parallel with late...
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    Re: New Tires now have flat spots...

    As a MC rider, I want to say "Thank You", for paying attention.

    Careful what you wish for..... you probably stopped faster without ABS. PITA event for sure, but even if you end up replacing :mad:...
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    Re: Your last generator Maintenance Run

    I'm hoping for pics, esp. when the new cover shows up !

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Trailer Brakes Overheating

    Along the lines of what Furu was talking about.....

    You may need to verify the wiring on the trailer - the signal going to the brake puck coil should vary as you adjust the brake controller. Most...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    I've personally known 2 guys good enough to pull that off. Unfortunately, one of them passed away this past Winter. Skills I could only dream of..... lost to time.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    I saw that reference in the email notification of your post.... spent some time looking 'em up.

    Work of Art is understatement..... you wouldn't take that to Midas !

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Bingo.... that's it.

    I've read a detailed description of that platform being run up on the track...... you just about went deaf, but definite gear-head nirvana :cool2:

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    From wikip:

    The Mk III was a road-car only, of which 7 were built.[1] The car had four headlamps, the rear part of the body was expanded to make room for luggage, the 4.7 litre engine was detuned...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    OK :) .... not sure of your age.... some "youngsters" only know the recent GT.

    AFAIK, the real GT40s were race only, factory controlled. Even if you had really deep pockets, you still had to have...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    UR would have been talking about the original GT40 - rare cars, even back when.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Nice - no shackles to wear out, or springs to break. The original air suspension.... :thumbsup:

    I know what you mean about single axle being nice for tilt like that.... I've seen a few industrial...
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    Re: Remove your hitch.

    A penetrating oil may do a good job of softening up the NeverSz - easy enough to try.

    Rgds, D.
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Go with Chris's suggestion - checkout small tandem axle trailers.

    W/O going to a custom build (why I asked ultrarunner for pics on the trailer he just described), it's difficult to get a high...
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    Re: Your towing rigs and trailers

    Big load of soil ? What load ?

    Nicely done - truck and trailer looking good !

    Rgds, D.
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