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Abbyfireguy

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  1. Well, after being cooped up indoors sick since Sunday, I had had enough today and needed to get out and do something . So, my TDI has been a no start if parked for 2 days. Put the tester on it and showed weak. With cold times here now, it was off to our local battery shop(Edmonds Battery) and picked up,a new battery. The batteries for these TDI vehicle are a bit odd and kind of pricie if you don’t shop,around a bit. I even found an old 20% off coupon from the boat show last year and used that. Good warranty and good price $119 plus tax . Car starts so fast now,doesn’t even seem to crank! The old battery looked nice still but was almost 8 years old.. Now back to chicken noodle soup and lemon tea..
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    New battery for the old girl

    Fan control module was my fix last year. A bit of a pain to change but just picky work,not heavy.
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    It’s amazing what a new set of fitted carpets do to a vehicle.. They are pretty reasonable too..
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    New battery for the old girl

    If he’s stuck out on the road try pushing the AC button. Both fans should activate in AC on position. If that turns on the fans and gets him off the road good. TDI motors are very efficient and don’t generate huge heat when driving esspecially in winter... Does he have air flow to rad blocked off with a winter front or cardboard?
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    All this shine on the engine what r u going to do to jazz up the exterior. Chrome rims with moon hubcaps! 🤫😇
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    That’s the cleanest it will ever be!
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    The new setup

    And they let people like this enlarge their gene pool... Scares me some time when I see people doing some of the crazy things they do with tools...
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    Terry will be happy to have her vehicle back healthy and ready to cruise... Thats worth lots of Brownie Points! LOL,!!!
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    It’s been 3 years!
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    I just hop in my truck and make engine noises till I realize I’m retired and don’t have to drive to work !🤭😎
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    Now You 've lost me Professor.🤣 Sent from my SM-G903W using Tapatalk
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    I have no idea Scotty... Maybe Gary is trying some of the wacky tobaccy himself..
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    Big Load

    So it never got delivered? Big bucks invested for that shaft I would imagine! Im sure an interesting story...
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    And in my province too Gary! Something I have always stayed away from. I’m goofy enough...
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    I did some rooting around in the basement and found a set of 024 delivery valves . They look to be in good shape but you will have to use your existing holders. You can have them for the cost of mailing them if you want. Sent from my SM-G903W using Tapatalk
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    I never thought of the speed of reaction Ben... My truck has extremely quick throttle response.. Now I know why!LOL.. You’re so smart! Must be all that fresh air at your place...
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    Oh, something I forgot. A very simple thing I slipped in was delivery valves.. Harry at Peak Diesel has a few options for you to research. On my truck at the stage I was at a while ago adding upgraded good quality delivery valves shocked me at the difference and change in drivability. I first put 190’s.?? in then a year later went to .024 Laser cut ones from Peak. I always bought matched sets with holders... I could be a little off on the first set sizes,but, old mind doesn’t remember numbers so well!! LOL... It didn’t take me long to install them...
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    Thanks Mike..as you know , I don’t shy away from wrenching on my truck. Getting these 12 valves dialed in is a fun challenge( most time). Dave has made good suggestions and done some( not all) of the big jobs on my truck lately. The cam was something I didn’t even want to get involved with and deferred to someone equipped and younger than my old body to do the job. I really wish some day, that a newer CTD was sitting in my driveway with most mods plug and play. That option is fast approaching.. Thinking of selling the Dodge and VW and getting a newer very low mileage CTD as I have no commute anymore... One can only dream....
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    Sorry if my post sounded offensive Mike, I was half asleep and forgot you weren’t the original poster. By knowledgeable I meant someone like Stroketek Dave or Mark Smith who build these engines for a living... I know just enough to be dangerous around Cummins engines.Please don’t be mad at me.💋
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    That's why I said someone knowledgeable in 12 valve performance. I do have so much put together to work.together with each other..Throwing a bunch of fuel at a Cummins without everything else addressed too isn't going to give the best power or desired hp cleanly. I have a few things done to my old beast that work well together. Sent from my SM-G903W using Tapatalk
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    12 Valve Injectors question

    My DDP,s are very clean. You get what you pay for. Cheap crapo injector with huge flow tips run hot and smoke like freight trains gives us bombers a very bad rep! With proper work and someone who knows 12 valves( Dave) you can have big power from a 12 valve with pretty clean exhaust. My first try at hp on my truck was 360(370.???) marine injectors! All I can say is, Holy Stinking Coaltrain Smoker !! Super hot and smoke at idle. Pedal to the metal made enough smoke to hide an entire convoy of aircraft carriers!!LOL.
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    Ball joints, shocks, unit bearings

    I ditched those unit bearings on my truck and put free wheeling hubs in a few years ago. Simple to work on and they last compared to the outrageous unit bearing costs... Easier on the front end too not having so many things spinning..
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    Going hunting again

    Headed off to Merritt again today. Will have my daughter in tow this time hopefully. She has a mulie doe tag to fill. I hope she is able to go today. As most of you know,Rachel has been battling physical injuries and PTSD since a terrible car accident in August 2017. Our insurance company as of yesterday is calling her honesty into question now about the accident. We go before a judge on Dec 20th to straighten things out . Rachel is yet again very upset... I am at the end of my rope and pending our meeting with our lawyer in the next few days, I may pull in some favors from my well established contacts in the media from my firefighting days to shine a light on how this big insurance company is targeting and attacking a gal, with lingering injuries and substantial PTSD symptoms still even though they were not her fault. I hope our lawyer can defuse the situation somewhat before we go to court,as I will no longer hold back or be restrained in any manner. I will be on the attack from the moment we start giving our statements to the judge. I hope he doesn’t throw me in jail for getting too,animated or not shutting up. I have had enough of the BS and abuse of power,,, and that’s exactly what the judge will hear. Rant over,, sorry!
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    Going hunting again

    Our trip was shortened by a call from the new lawyer and my daughter’s pain level in colder snowy conditions. one overnight and a 5 hour hunt yesterday morning. We came home last night. No deer, but was good for her to escape overnight. Now back to the crap of kicking some insurance flunkys in the nads!
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    What is a Terry driving now?I know you both commute to work.
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