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  1. fuel boss. and the owner of fuel boss said he had a belt on his for over 100,000 miles when i bought mine back in 2011. i have had zero issues with mine since. i have 2 spare belts $7 each just in case but never needed them yet.
  2. when i changed fluid in my 5600, i filled all from the top through the shift housing +1qt. i dont tow so im not worried but having that extra quart keeping 6th happy either way is nice
  3. So my batteries were new 7 years ago.... they need to be replaced. they dont like holding a charge for long (couple months or less) and i think they are actually mechanically failing. I have had a battery tender on them for the past month in winterize mode to keep them fresh but even that showed limitations, as when i started today i could tell they were not as healthy as they should be. i went to the dump to drop off metal and while there i had to shut down for 5 minutes waiting the scale lady and when i restarted it just cranked over for about 1.5-2 seconds longer then fired up (i noticed no dash power until it fired). as i moved to the metal shed at the dump it was not happy at all (on a downward incline) its like someone was switching ALL power off to the entire truck for a half second then back on. it did this 4 more times while idling and sitting still (all power dropped, dash went dead as did the engine and when it came back there was a cel that cleared and all was fine) i got home no problem and did an electrical test. all lights and accessory lights on fan etc etc "full electrical load" and was reading 13.72vdc on the main batt terminal and .080vAC on the alternator terminal. I know the batteries are in desperate need of replacing and i think they are failing internally (opening the electrical path in the battery/broken plate) AND the alternator which is original needs to be rebuilt/replaced. I will follow up on this when i get the funds to do it all... I will also check all grounds and connections for corrosion to the PDC and such to eliminate that. since i had to dig for the info 2 Methods of Testing your Alternator for AC Noise 1. Remove the 140 amp alternator fuse in the PDC. Then unplug the field lead of the rear of the alternator. DO NOT remove the heavy charge lead. This was handled by removing the alternator fuse. Now go for test drive and see if the torque converter lockup issues occur. If no torque converter lockup issues then the alternator is at fault for AC noise issues. I highly suggest you verify by having the alternator bench tested and or do test #2 below. 2. Remove the turbo intake tube. Now using a high-quality digital volt meter like Fluke or Extech. The DVM should have an AC scale capable of reading down to millivolts AC. If not you'll see measured AC volts in the range of 29 to 31 volts which is erred. AC Noise Voltage levels Normal - 0.01 to 0.03 AC Volts Marginal - 0.05 to 0.09 AC Volts (Some folks have reported random or odd behavior occurring at this low of voltage) Fail - 0.1 AC Volts and above. NOTE: W-T ground wire mod will make the AC noise much lower typical reading around 10mV AC to 20mV AC is Normal past about 40mV is a fail. Factory wiring is going to remain higher. Highly suggested doing the W-T ground wire mod. ill buy the rebuild kit for the alternator
  4. one volcanic eruption undoes a years worth of CO2 amongst other pollutants the eruption emits... its all a money grab, just like giving a thumbs up=one prayer... doesnt do jack $h!t.... its all a make you feel good money scheme
  5. check voltage coming off the alternator when hot and under electrical load, possible ac spikes cooking ecu...
  6. id be afraid of the valve being opened by some punk thinking he is funny or someone getting back at me because they got butthurt somehow. and i offroad so not for me.
  7. i need to replace the stuff on mine, compressor wont engage at all even when hooked directly to the battery (solenoid coil open) let us know how the rock auto stuff works as ill be going this route too
  8. they must have changed the parameters of the test, my 01 manual always passed emissions with edge juice attitude (stock setting) and rv275's, running on 35" tires. i did leave colorado in 2014 though
  9. thats the fuel cap? a plastic bit that doesnt even screw on or lock? good way to get dirt and sugar or gas poured in by evil doers...
  10. it does boil down to EPA is on a money grab vendetta. its not about the environment but all about EPA revenue.
  11. after reading, it makes sense. but how can lowes have different craftsman tools than what craftsman makes? https://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/will-lowes-honor-craftsman-lifetime-warranties i get all my OEM craftsman rebuild parts from these folks, they are great to work with and have great prices https://www.ebay.com/usr/alwaysadealzimmerman?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754 info on where your craftsman was made https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-84807.html
  12. craftsman has always had a no ask replacement warranty on ALL handtools. whoever sells them MUST adhere to this policy. its why i have all craftsman. i also rebuild all my ratchets now, there is a seller on ebay that sells the genuine rebuild kits good prices
  13. when my vp went the first time i didnt know about the bracket on the vp and had the vp unbolted but not the bracket. and the thing wouldnt come out so i tried prying it blah blah, i eventually realized there was a bracket on the backside and then removed it and swapped the vp. when i put it back on it was bent from my doing so i left it off. this was back in 2009 when i left he bracket off at appx 160,000 miles. the truck now has over 215,000 still with no bracket. i think it is mainly there to ensure gear teeth alignment and possibly secure against the vibration harmonics of the engine itself. no problems so far but i would like to get a new bracket and get it installed again as i dont like things half a$$ed. ill pick one up this year or next since i hardly drive the truck https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cummins-VP44-DODGE-SUPPORT-FUEL-PUMP-BRACKET-3945519/192519352891?epid=1253611190&hash=item2cd30c323b:g:ZBkAAOSw~E5abfcb
  14. my edge lcd screen is starting to get a fade spot, its done me good so far but i may one day get a quad tuner and install. engine is stock aside from bhaf, rv275's and straight piped stock diameter exhaust (running on 35" tires) 6 spd manny. i want economy most of all.
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