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  1. Poppy Reserve Lancaster, aka Land Scatter, CA
    7 points
  2. Well after thinking about retiring for some time now I finally did it. I have to work a months notice which is up on the 6th December, not actually retiring but working for myself, got a large box trailer for tools, welder, compressor etc and I now stand at 11 sites to look after which is all the Mobile plant on the 11 sites. I have quite a bit of work to do on the trailer and truck before the 6th to get it where I need it to be. I also just bought OHW Jaltest diagnostic kit and from what I've seen so far it does what Cat ET and the Volvo diag does, just have to test it on the other manu
    5 points
  3. Took the first flasher back to oreillys and told them I thought it was faulty and they exchanged it. Turn signals are now working. 😎
    5 points
  4. My wife and I just moved into our newly built house just 10 miles northwest of Baker City. From @Mopar1973Man' place, it is 86 miles (compass heading 251 degrees) as the crow flies - much farther if you use the highway. Friday, November 13th - first round 8 inches Sunday, November 15th. - second round 7 inches Sunrise - yesterday morning - John
    5 points
  5. Work just wont get out of the way. Been reading over this and it just confirms something I have told my kids thru their journey thru life. No matter how it seems you can always someone who has it worse than you. So dont pity yourself. Just get up and move on. I still believe this is true but the older I and all of us get it does seem a bit harder find. @Russ Roth I am sad for your problems and would offer a visit but I believe geography is my worst enemy. I wish you well. I really enjoyed the conversation we had a while back on your Viet Nam experiences. My older brother was a Med
    5 points
  6. Sorry to hear about everyone's troubles. Yes life is like a box of chocolates for sure, just never know what's next. I like all the good spirited people here that don't give up, if you start to give up that's when it goes downhill. Need something to look forward to to keep us all going, whether it's family, hobbies, or even working on our trucks. It seems to me that what's happening in the world right now was pretty much planned to take out weakest first, then work up the ladder. A lot of us survive on hopes and dreams and when we are limited in what we can do/plan, it starts to take its toll.
    5 points
  7. Dripley too ...... you got to quit smoking Bud. Got so bad for me I had to quit. I just couldn't breath. Had to take a nap/ recuperate everytime I smoked. I felt like I was dieing. I got a garage sale bicycle and put good gears, good grips, good handlebar and seat. I could not believe how one day I got to feeling so much better. What I did was ride that Bike everytime I wanted to smoke. I persevered, made the decision to just suffer and never smoke again. I must say now that it's been a few years, still riding the bike, there are times when my whole body feels oxygenated. It's wond
    5 points
  8. Personally, I would not join the two rear airbags together with a T fitting. If they are joined, then truck lean will be accelerated while traveling through a curve because air will be transferred from one airbag to the other during the travel through the curve. The last thing I would want is additional body roll on a winding road while towing. - John
    5 points
  9. To those that tracked me down and anyone else, the rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated. My work life has been brutal that past few weeks and are almost done. I offer this as something that made me laugh and remind if what I have been missing. Some folks will paint anything.
    5 points
  10. I just got the account started this morning. It's paid for and getting built as I type this message. I'm going to aim for the migration to occur starting on November 1st, 2020. This way you all are aware of the change and might see a bit of down time. The hosting company promised that the last step of the domain redirect will occur in a mere 15 to 30 minutes for the only down time we might see. I'm in the process of getting it done.
    5 points
  11. If this is with an empty truck you have way too much air in them. 5-10 psi is enough, that is what I run in my Ford and '91 Dodge. I do not run bags on my '01. I also never add air when I load it up. As the springs sag with added weight the bag psi goes up on it's own, as they compress. Since I don't run bags on the '01, I added a block between the main springs and overloads for quicker contact, more capacity and used larger u-bolts. My truck is not leveled. When you tow or haul heavy in the truck, you need the oem rake, it is there for a reason.
    4 points
  12. After working countless hours and throwing thousands of dollars at your baby you'll want to see if all the backyard engineering was worth it.
    4 points
  13. We finally made it to the new server. I would like to say sorry for the lost post. This was due to the fact the domain name hand off was done poorly and the time it took for the servers around the world to update there domain name server took longer than expected. So we were posting on the old server for a day. Now e are for sure on the new server... Again sorry for lost of information in the forum. I've got lots of work now on my side to do. Like first off the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) package needs to be fully updated, configured, and optimized. Like we moved from MySQL t
    4 points
  14. I forgot to report back but so far, after 1 night sitting at work she seemed to fire up just fine. Grid heaters are hooked up again and the new breaker has not tripped once yet. So far so good.
    4 points
  15. I'm officially old as dirt today. I've got to say Thank You to @Wet Vette, Jacob and Breck Thoreson for the awesome birthday present. They got me an Samsung Tab S4. Very impressive tablet. Been quietly setting this up so I can continue to do work on the road since my previous laptop blew up back in Jan, 2020. I'm taking the day off and doing absolutely nothing... So after this post I'm outta here... Chillin'
    4 points
  16. The simplest way to look at timing. The more your retard timing under power the quicker the turbo will spool. This is due to the fact the fuel is lit off late so the burning flame front is more so pushing out the exhaust manifold and spinning the turbine up. Now if you advance the timing the flame front is started in the cylinder as the piston is still coming up. Giving more time for the fuel to heat in the cylinder turning to vapor, to BANG! Being more of the flame front is consumed in the cylinder the cylinder walls typically get a bit warmer pushing the oil temp upward. Most of
    4 points
  17. When I first got my truck it was starting to show signs of rust in hard to reach and see places like inside fender wells, rockers... I got one of them air operated sprayers, that should dip one end into whatever and the tool to the air compressor when you pull the trigger it creates vacuum and sucks. I use cheapest motor oil I could find and spray everything in my truck that I could get to. I believe after 10 years of owning it I slowed it way down, but here at some point I will need to start addressing it. Have this crazy idea of painting it camo, like I did my old toy truck I'll be easy to t
    4 points
  18. Actually I find that things like that are best hidden. Especially from your girlfriend or your wife. Whichever your most likely to get trouble with.
    4 points
  19. I've been a mechanic for 50 years and running my mobile repair business since 1994 and learned: Your time is yours to sell. Give the customer the full measure but don't short change yourself. Work on it as if it was your own. If you're unfortunate to have a Keren or Keven as a customer don't be afraid to tell them to pi$$ off. They aren't worth the head ack and there is always someone better to take their place. Do like @JAG1recommends; set time aside for a holiday to decompress and enjoy life. 44
    3 points
  20. Good luck with this new endeavor. You'll like being your own boss with the challenges and rewards that it brings.
    3 points
  21. It would be interesting to see a photo of that fuse after that event occurred. What you have described is indicative of a poor electrical connection at a precise location, the fuse stud. It would also explain why the nearby fuse didn't break the circuit. Here is a possible scenario: Truck electrical system is consuming 60 amps. Poor connection at stud causes a 6 volt voltage drop at at the connection while alternator is flowing 60 amps (less than 1/2 alternator capacity) through the circuit. If a voltage drop test would be performed during the event, one might see 18 volts on
    3 points
  22. Found this on YouTube this morning, usually just watch his videos for fun. But today I decided to look for a 47re specific one that he did and found this! Very informative video and quick tear down
    3 points
  23. Weight is weight... Doesn't matter put it on the scale and weigh it out. Weigh is on everything ground, tires, suspension, frame etc.
    3 points
  24. ***Final Update*** I had my buddy hook up to it again with his snap-on scanner. He found that the rear axle setting was on 9.5", the options were 9.5 and Dana. He set that to Dana since the truck has a Dana 80 rear and Dana 60 front axles. Tire size was checked again to be sure it stayed set on my tire size. By changing the axle setting it had changed the size again so he reset that to the proper size. All is good so far. I haven't driven it much, about 10 miles since this but as of now, no abs light and the speedo is now spot on compared to my Garmin gps. Glad that annoying light
    3 points
  25. The over fill on the 5600 was to get more oil back to the 6th gear bearing as have always understood. Had nothing to do with the Sychromesh being thin. At least as far as I have read. Last time I checked a rebuild on the 5600 it was about $3k, as long as no hard parts have to be replaced. Got that from Cody at Super Stick out in texas about a year, year and a half ago. I still see folks advertising $2500 for one but know nothing about them. As far as the Syncromesh is concerned, it says on the bottle it meets Mopar specs and has since I started using it. Surely Mopar would have rai
    3 points
  26. Wow, Thank you guys. Never ceases to amaze me the amount of experience and effort people on this forum put out. I tested my new alternator full warmed up with no acc on and she holds solid at .03. That seems acceptable. Just to add some detail, I was having a bad misfire when I got up to about 45mph. Previously I had changed out a bad vp44 for a DAP unit, and I also had a totally blown up ecu just prior to that, most likely from either a bad ground or the bad alternator I just switched out. In any case, I had been chasing my tail because I had no codes whatsoever and was begi
    3 points
  27. 3 points
  28. @Russ Roth, I’m sure your no stranger to this path, stay strong and keep the faith, prayers can be our only answer and go along way, prayers sent for you and your family And to all of us others battling the aches and pains of getting old
    3 points
  29. Up date - rear main is dry as a powder house, new transmission front seal leaking. Pulled trans got it out on the bench investigated a little closer and input shaft bearing has wear marks on race and bearings. Called powertrain products and they seem to be ready to send a new trans, will know more after they look at pics. Trans has a lot of metal or aluminum shaving in it. 500 miles on this trans. This is my luck. Will keep you up dated.
    3 points
  30. From my own experience I can say 7x10 at 320bar with mild set up is where it's at. To each their own, but I had few different types/sizes of injectors in my truck and by far what I have now I love best. Thanks @Me78569 @Mopar1973Man for doing all the work. Got to add, it won't be as good without quad and v2 tuning that @Me78569 put so much time in.
    3 points
  31. here was my messing with it. Keep in mind that 320 bar is not creating extra wear. 310 stock is only the pop pressure, the pump continues to build pressure's much higher than 320 bar. I ran all the way up to 350 bar witout noticeable issue. I noted the best mileage and smoke control and driveablity at 330 bar. Was it worth it? I dunno looking back on it, it was fun to mess with, but the normal guy wouldn't notice.
    3 points
  32. Progress has been made. Got the boost and pyrometer gauges setup before my Halloween camping trip. Towed the fifth wheel out to the coast and the truck did great as usual. Boost seems to max out at about 19psi which matches with the stock setup. The pyrometer maxed out at 1250* on a sustained pull and just wouldn't go over that. On the weekend I was able to get my transmission flushed and put my Goerend pan on. It was pretty easy and the only thing that I had to run to the store to grab was a 5/16-18 tap clean out the thread for the longer fasteners that come with the pan. I did fi
    3 points
  33. Just to clear the air bit. The way I am reading some of this is calling the elbow a boost fooler. The boost fooling is done in the EZ and not the elbow. The elbow is just keeping the the wastegate from opening at 20 psi. If am misreading this I will go to my .
    3 points
  34. Bliss, ID 2020 Mohave Valley, AZ 2020 Oatman, AZ 2020
    3 points
  35. That boost elbow you have in the pic is stock so the waste gate is opening at about 18 PSI. The one I installed is set for a max of 30PSI on the HX35. It is from China, Tomtop.com, for about $6. Some other members ordered the part and never got them.
    3 points
  36. Eileen and I got it to costume and enjoyed a Halloween party in Kuna ID last night... Hope you all enjoyed your evening...
    3 points
  37. Injector lines need all factory clamps fitted. Pressure pulses breaks the tubing otherwise
    3 points
  38. I see the diversion treatment program is working.
    3 points
  39. 3 points
  40. I was refering to the the he351w that @Blueox01Blueox01is using. Not that I dont like the one you have coming. It sounds very good. My hx35w has 515k on it and no play in either direction. I like to think because I have taken good care of it by letting cool down regularly. Maybe its just to coked up to move, but it stil spins freely. That s200 sounds like the one to have @Me78569 thinks alot of it. But the 351 is only $550 new. That being said how they compare is over my head. I am not a turbo man. I am sure there is a good difference.
    3 points
  41. Pull the distributor and spin the oil pump with a drill and homemade tool. Oh wait... ?
    3 points
  42. I pull the fuel pump relay when the truck is going to sit for awhile to prevent theft. NOTE: if you try to start the engine with the relay out it will not start and the check engine light will turn on with a code about no power to the VP. Have a code reader handy to reset the light.
    3 points
  43. I don't know anyone who has retired and not kept working for the shear entertainment value. My mother decided to take over the family farm (wants to grow cannabis), neighbor does hay, father got a consulting position with the FRA and put in 130 hours in 2 weeks and manages the dining car back at work. They all work more in retirement than when they were working. I suppose it is a lot more therapeutic to work for you self on your own time.
    2 points
  44. I find that it's so important to have a project that motivates you into a steam engine. A goal you get real excited about, sometimes I wish I had no garage like Drpley so I could turn into a garage building monster. Always liked that feeling of nothing can stop you from getting it done. Those were my best times building my home and my garage and then quitting the smokes.
    2 points
  45. Hoping someone can give me a hand! I bought a 2002 cummins 5 speed manual in auction. Went to drive the truck home and it started great and idled fine but wouldn't rev over 1100rpm. I figured injection pump. After towing it home while it idled I got home and it would no longer start. Found plug going to in tank lift pump was damaged. Fixed that problem. Long story long I couldn't even get he truck to start even with hot wiring injection pump. I put a refurbished injection pump in and fass fuel system and still won't start. Code P1689. Followed these steps and resistance between ground and term
    2 points
  46. I just removed my short shifter and re-installed my OEM shifter with a new bushing on the end. Shifting is back to normal. I never should have installed the short shifter. - John
    2 points
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