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  1. Abbyfireguy

    One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft Conversion

    Noise people like us want to know.. Did you get any suntanning in on the return voyage from Hawaii? Lines out for tuna?
  2. Well,I think the new 2020 Kenworth T680 I am running was a Friday build and the workers were rushing through their jobs without enough attention to detail. I now notice the exhaust stack is alive! One day it points to the rear,next day to the right side,one day even forward for a while. Will climb up on the frame tomorrow and use my strap wrench to align it properly and tighten the clamps properly. Its the odd little things that are driving me crazy . You would think a brand new truck wouldn’t have these little gremlins crawling around it.. I really like the truck,but so far lots of little things. On the last trip a small oil line loosened up and I lost a bit of oil all over the left side of the engine,and the whole left side of truck. I caught it pretty quick and was only down a couple of quarts.. Put red locktight on the connection... What a mess... Used the hot steam cleaner yesterday to clean it up...Looks new again!
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    My 2020 KW definitely a Friday truck!

    Who knows,a few of the issues might have been Cummins not Kenworth!😎 Even though Kenworth did the warranty repairs..
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    My 2020 KW definitely a Friday truck!

    The last two trips have been no issues with the truck. It likes working hard.. Pulls better now with 14,500 on it than when it had zero miles... Funny thing, hasn’t gone through a drop of oil.. I try and remember my manners passing other trucks going uphill loaded... They are loaded down with over 100,000 lbs of load,I’m lucky if I have 28,000 lbs on a heavy day! For the X15 Cummins it’s like a cruise on the prairie flat land. I might miss driving this truck when I finish hauling mid June to return to my retired status! Its been a pretty good season so far..
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    want to buy a 8000 lbs Warn winch

    I would look for an older M8000(not ancient). There aren’t many of the new ones that turn my crank for long term reliability. There are some good deals out there if you know what you are looking for.
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    Fishing 2019

    I need some fishing therapy! Too long since I had the salt air in my lungs! Three more weeks then I hope to hang up the KW keys and get my life back in order. The DFO ain’t helping with salmon catch reductions. Make a trip to Bamfield pretty expensive for less retention. Bloody regulations and commercial overfishing....
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    want to buy a 8000 lbs Warn winch

    Warn M8000 is one of the best and most reliable winches out there. I have had 3 in my lifetime . The one on my 97 has been on it for 18 years. Never missed a beat. No idea about current production models. I picked up a used(like new) M8000 for the new truck . It is a few years old but used twice....
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    My 2020 KW definitely a Friday truck!

    First time I have had an 18 spd ultra shift(automatic) .Took one trip to figure out what it could do. Really like it now. I use it in manual mode in the mountains and curving roads. Really don’t like the trailer brake control on the dash. Crappy spot to grab in a hurry.. Still go to rest my right hand on the non existent shift a lot! Silly me.. The exhaust stack is all tightened and clocked correct now... hope it stays that way.
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    Ultimate Callout Challenge

    That’s insane!
  10. Well, looks like I will need to take the truck in for its first warranty issue. I have about 2200 km on the truck since I filled up the DEF tank and the gauge still shows full. It is one of the irritating issues that plague some new trucks. I hope I don’t get the run around by the local,stealer ship. Not sure which one I will take it to. Abbotsford Chrysler has never impressed my much.That leaves Chilliwack or Mission.. Likely it’s just stuck as I filled it to the brim...
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    I got a recall notice for my truck

    The batteries were disconnected on my truck.I had to reprogram a couple of things ,but,not much. I stopped just short of using the f bomb at the dealership when describing my nervousness about them welding on my truck improperly and more than absolutely if at all. The service manager was very attentive and agreed with my concerns. I seldom get that interaction at a dealership. I even talked to the mechanic and frame tech that inspected my truck. I think they were glad to see me go home... This is an almost intolerable situation that has been thrust upon us and I hope it doesn’t come back to bite anyone in the ass. But, we all know the way some guys weld the lazy way,protecting nothing and not grounding anything... I am very selective who I let work on my vehicles. Fortunately I have one of the best CTD techs close by and also a really good and ethical VW tech that I have developed a good friendship with over the last 16 years!
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    I got a recall notice for my truck

    I would hope if and when they redesign the nut they would also deem it proper to retrofit those trucks like mine that got the backyard hack repair..
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    I got a recall notice for my truck

    No idea... One would think there r better options than welding it . Esspecially on a brand new truck.
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    I got a recall notice for my truck

    That’s why I basically interviewed the service manager and pretty much needed his confirmation they had someone of skill . The frame guy from their body shop came in a gave his advice and help too... I guess they knew I was familiar enough with MIG and TIG to know that most mechanics don’t have a lot of welding finesse.
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    I got a recall notice for my truck

    I got my new truck into the dealer in Mission.. I guess I expressed my concern about welding on a new truck and asked will the extra costs for future wheel,alignments and adjustment be covered. I had the service manager looking after me and I just told him I was in an unpleasant position. Wanting a safe truck for my family and the other traveling public versus a welded nut as the fix. They only put two small tack welds on the nut and I’m sure they could easily be cut if one was real careful. Once it stops rain cats and dogs I will try and get a couple of pics. Another thing that my neighbor who is a senior insurance investigator said,is if you ignore a safety recall like we have got,and the steering fails, the insurance company will use that to refuse payment and coverage, absolutely guaranteed! They look for any avenue to deny payment... I won’t put my family in that possible position at this stage of my life.. I think the service manager heard my concerns and I was firm but polite when I told him I expect his best welder to use the absolute least amount of welding possible to accomplish their objective.
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    OVERPRICED, but interesting

    Scarey... I would put my shoulder out of joint trying to shift that thing...
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    Might have to sell my ‘16 Ram...

    It’s a really nice truck..Hope it sells for you Scotty!
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    Pretty wicked sounding old motorcycle

    I had several Honda CB bikes.. A couple of 500’s,two 750’s and one 900..... Loved the sound and smoothness of the 4 cylinder engines. Rode one of the 6 cylinder CBX bikes... Found it uncomfortable and ungainly. Poor handling,but lots of straight line grunt. Gave it back to my friend after an hour of riding in the mountains and was glad to get my 500 back. I would love to have a CB900 now except I promised no street bikes to my wife when we had kids. Too many fatalities at the time.. She would probably give the ok now, but I have too many toys already.
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    Might have to sell my ‘16 Ram...

    Come on guys... It even has a speedometer in miles!
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    I got a recall notice for my truck

    Got the recall notice that others have got with the solution of welding to outboard jam nut! Not a chance letting the mechanic at the dealership weld anything on a brand new truck . Will Chrysler Canada pay for any further wheel alignment checks and adjustments? I will find out today.. Its says my truck “MAY” have been built with an outboard jam nut.... Does this mean some were not built with said offending nut?
  21. Just throwing this up for feedback. The 97 has to go,but haven’t thought too much on what it’s worth. Been too consumed getting the new truck here first. My signature shows most of what’s in the truck. Is it a showctruck? No. It’s pretty much rust free though. This truck might be attractive to my US cousins? The dollar exchange is very attractive going south. Let me know what you think.
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    Thinking of Selling 97 Dodge CTD

    Next week I am going to try real hard to get the truck on the market. It just needs the exhaust brake tweaked to work as it should. For someone that knows everything about these Pacbrake units it will be simple. Thats not me! I’m just plain simple!
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    2002 rebuilt title

    Can’t imagine how I will feel when I sell the 97(hopefully soon). Had that truck for 20 years..
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    First trip of the season.

    No pancakes here....😥 Keto!!
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    Wiring for new canopy

    Ok, so I need to get around to connecting all the wiring in the new canopy. There is a fuse box with harnesses already running to dome light,3rd high mount brake light and remote lock on the canopy. I dropped in to Cap It who are the local Leer distributor and they gave me the wiring harness that connects everything to the fuse box from the truck(for free)! Amazing because I didn’t buy the canopy from them. All the wires seem to be readily accessible at the rear of the truck,I just need to source good weatherproof taps as I really hate the cheap pinch taps for stuff open to the elements.