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Old 11-24-2013, 09:56 AM   #16
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I'll be asking for advice ---He gave me enough oil and filters for two oil changes---He recommended 5,000 miles between changes--

He didn't say any thing about a fuel additive--so thanks for mentioning that---
Man that is something, 16 qts of oil now days is high down here, around $5 a qt. One other thing is the fuel filter, you have to keep an eye on that, I can't remember how often though.

Rossi is right about that inside tire, it is a booger to get to. I blew one doing 75 and it made a big hump in the bed of the truck, talk about loud. If you blow one on the outside of a dulley it will tear the fender up big time. You don't have to worry about that though. Oh, if you have a tire on the front go down while driving, stop quick as you can, it will eat that tire up, just one revelation when completely flat and you will buy an new tire.

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Old 11-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #17
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Use the proper oil and plug the block heater in and it shoud be OK. Depends how cold it gets but usually 4 hrs warm up time is enough. those block htrs sometimes burn out with old age or the cord needs replacing. you should be able to hear the htr sizzle on a cold day when you plug it in after 2-3 mins. Up in the Great White North we use these outdoor digital timers to turn it on 4 hrs ahead. We don't go anywhere without our block heater or waffles up here. Got to keep the kapusta/ block head from getting too cold.

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Old 11-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #18
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digital timers are good. keep a small bottle of diesel 911 on hand in case you do get gelling, but only use the white bottle additive on any regular basis. the 911 stuff is only for emergencies.

Buy fuel in the winter at a place that looks like it sells a lot of diesel. especially early in the season like now.

I actually don't use any of the white bottle additive anymore, the stations all seem to use additive now for winter and I just get from a close one here that seems to have good fuel. I also park in attached garage so I only plug in when outside somewhere overnight.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #19
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And if you see the tanker truck refilling the station then drive on to the next one. It disturbs the gunk at the bottom of their tanks and you don't want to rely on their filters if they have them to keep it from your tank. That additive used to be ether which is pretty explosive stuff.
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So now you and Doc are gonna have a race, huh. LOL
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #21
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75 mph in a heavy dually truck? I guess cuz we have no high speed interstate freeways or autobahn like some people do we don't get to have that fun. next best thing to that is a snowmobile that does 100 mph and we have lots of them.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #22
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75 mph in a heavy dually truck? I guess cuz we have no high speed interstate freeways or autobahn like some people do we don't get to have that fun. next best thing to that is a snowmobile that does 100 mph and we have lots of them.
100 on one of those, not me.

People around here drive that fast most of the time, the speed limit is 70 on the xway.
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75 mph in a heavy dually truck? I guess cuz we have no high speed interstate freeways or autobahn like some people do we don't get to have that fun. next best thing to that is a snowmobile that does 100 mph and we have lots of them.
Did 115 mph in a semi, with 50,000 lbs. of organic, grape juice in the trailer.
I guess that qualifies as "fool-hardy"!
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We have miles and miles of table top flat land on top of the Red River floodway and you can open up those machines and fly. Not a wise idea but neither is doing it with a motor cycle but what the heck you are only young once.

Drove the autobahn in Germany with a rented Mercedes-Benz. 120 mph and that car was so incredibly well balanced and stable it was like flying in a La Z-Boy. when there is an accident there it is terrible but that does not stop em.
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Looks like it has the electric engine heater so you can plug it up like last night. Nice truck
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I appreciate all the advice---I'll be picking up a timer tomorrow---If there is no need to run the heater 10 hours--If four will do in Canada then Four will do here--Mike---
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Yeah but 4 hours Canadian time is worth 6 hours USA time. Its a Metric thing. ROFL.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #28
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Actually it has more to do with our gallon being bigger. Can get 20% more drunk on a gallon of hooch.
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the bug deflector has to go as well.....It's about par to a football player putting on lipstick

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