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  1. Nigel

    Hitch Leveling Valve for TSLB

    Come on Al you are far from a rookie. Adding a leveling valve to a TrailerSaver saves having to deflate the bags when dropping and inflating when hooked up. Very convenient. I don’t remember which hitch you have but Henry’s have this feature as standard equipment. Nigel
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    Volvo VNL Hood Latch Assembly

    My cable used to hang up a little on the left side and not latch properly. I disconnected the cable at the latch held it up and dribbled some lube down the cable, worked it back and forth a few times and all has been well for several years. I think you are correct in cleaning and lubing first and see what happens. Nigel
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    Maybe light on front axle.

    Glenn, I would check weights before dropping the tire pressure much. Then inflate to the tire manufacturer’s weight chart. Nigel
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    Transmission Sensors Info

    I think mine made the gear shifts quicker after I changed mine but I thought it must be in my head. For a hundred dollars in parts it is probably worth changing the other two out now and they should be good for another twelve years but don’t expect them to come out of their bores any easier. Maybe do it in David’s driveway. Nigel
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    Transmission ECU

    There are 3 speed sensors on the Ultrashift all the same part number. There are two on top and the output one is at the rear of the transmission near the yolk and can be accessed from underneath. On mine there was a couple of mounting locations for the output sensor which was handy as we never got the original out. So far I’ve changed two of the three and the local Volvo always has a few in stock so it must be a common problem. Nigel
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    Upper console door repair/replacement

    If it is the same as the 06 they where available a year ago. I think it was about 60 dollars Canadian from the dealer. Nigel
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    Totally Off Topic - Just Need Some Smart Ideas

    Possibly the old drafting tables we used 50 years ago would work if you can find one. I believe they tilted and went up and down. Do a search for table lifts but I bet Georgia Hybrid could come up with something elegant. Nigel
  8. Nigel

    If Anyone Interested

    Sure was a couple of sites down from me. He wasn’t part of the rally though. I’m surprised it is for sale since he had just bought it this year. Nigel
  9. Nigel

    How is Nigel Doing

    Thanks guys. In Lyndhurst rehab in Toronto probably the best spinal cord rehab in the country. They will give me a proposed exit date later this week but I expect it will be 6 to 8 weeks and many more months of out patient rehab. Should be able to walk unsupervised in another week or so. Hands and arms have the most deficiencies but expect good outcome with time. I have had some good luck since the fall from the paramedic that changed hospitals because the first didn’t have a neuro surgeon on to the team that did spinal decompression surgery in the middle of the night as soon as they noticed I lost movement in my extremities and the American surgeon who told the insurance company they weren’t bringing me home before the surgery. Also can’t thank Roger Dickenson enough for moving my truck and trailer to storage until we can get back out west and Carl for the phone call. It was a freak accident but emphasizes the need for your spouses to be able to drive your rigs. Nigel
  10. Nigel

    Need help in Richland Wa.

    Thanks John and Carl. Looks like Roger will be able to help me. Roger email is runningthreads@rogers.com
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    Need help in Richland Wa.

    Nigel , from Ontario, has had a nasty fall and needs someone to pick up the truck and trailer at Kadlec hospital and store it for the winter. please call Brenda 905-939-8459. Please can someone help us out. Thanks
  12. Nigel

    Let’s Discuss Harbor Freight

    Carl I just watched this history of HF the other day. At about 5:45 he gave a rating of cordless drills and ranking compared to the name brands. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ydy52V5wrFk&t=84s I haven’t seen enough of his videos to know if he is fair and unbiased. Nigel
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    Removing VED12 EPG shutter

    Jason Are saying yours failed partially applied? Also your estimate on the rebuild kit is about six or seven hundred Canadian dollars low. I just went through this with the dealer yesterday as well as the air valve, time to skip town before credit card bill comes in. I am not a mechanic but I see no reason not to gut governor or at least weld it open if it is causing problems. Nigel
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    New road sign

    Do you have a truck or motorhome?
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    Smart Car key

    SOS Diagnostics in Portland Oregon has been mentioned on some of the smart car sites. Can you find a local smart enthusiast with the software? Call the AAA they may be able to put you on to an automotive locksmith. For my model 450 I ordered a key from China for $20 had it cut at the hardware store and had my local smart guru use his software to program the car in about 10 minutes while it was in for other service. Nigel