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  1. After a couple weeks now I’m pretty sure I solved the issue. I replaced the brake light switch that actuates with the brake pedal. No more intermittent issues. As always, Thanks for all the help!
  2. Here’s some data on tested diesel additives. Schaeffer’s “technically”ranked slightly better than 2 cycle when used at 200:1. I guess at 128:1 2 cycle is better. Schaeffers still seems to be a decent additive.
  3. Ive been using Schaeffer Diesel Treat 2000 for awhile now. I acquired a gallon of the stuff and have read good things. Hopefully that sufficient for anti gel and lubrication of the VP44. I don’t expect anything colder than the teens. At that temp is the block heater necessary?
  4. Taking my first road trip in ‘Betty White’. She’s lived a long life here in SoCal. Is there anything I should worry about or prep for when traveling up to the Utah/Colorado cold weather?
  5. Quick update. Last week I found that several of the wires that connect to the brake light switch had gotten hot at some point. This is still a very new truck to me. There is also a trailer brake controller wired in. Unfortunately it appears to have been installed by a poorly trained ape haha. I left the brake controller installed but will definitely have to take care of that mess soon. As for the wires to the brake light switch, I repaired and heat shrunk them. So far the light hasn’t come back on. I’ll keep you posted.
  6. Doesn’t the parking brake cause the light on the dash to flash?
  7. I saw the switch has “do not reinstall” printed on it. I didn’t want to mess with it. I’ll look into this being an issue. Thanks for the reply.
  8. Nothing out of the ordinary with the rear connector. It was secure. No water, dirt or corrosion inside the connector. The parking brake engages and disengages property. I took the switch out and gave it a quick cleaning. There doesn’t seem to be any excessive slack in the system.
  9. I appreciate the replies. Ill check the connector, slack and parking brake return today
  10. Dash brake light randomly illuminates. Sometimes it stays on from start up and will turn off within 10-15 min of driving. Other times it comes on and off while driving. It’s not the parking brake. That appears to be working properly. When the parking brake is engaged the dash light comes on. If I start to drive it will flash. When I release the parking brake it extinguishes. Brake fluid looks good. Upgraded to 3rd Gen brakes up front and did a full brake job 4 months ago. Had no issues until now. Only recent maintenance is new tires. They are 34s. this issue also seems to cause cruise control to not work. possible speed sensor issue? I’ll double check tire pressure tomorrow. None of them look low. any advice is much appreciated
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