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  1. 53wlee53

    air brake system acting up

    Thats the plan. Im going to take the dryer off th truck and inspect it the best I can. Check the relief valve,ect.
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    air brake system acting up

    It's kinda hard to believe to governors are bad acting pretty much the sam way, but it's possible. I'll try that first. Changed the dryer 3 years ago. Strange thing when iv'e tried to drain the air tanks only air comes out. NEVER a drop of water, mist, nothing. Thanks for the input Rick.
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    air brake system acting up

    I have a 2009 M2-106 ISC air brakes, suspension and cab. When the system charges sometimes it does fine. Off about 125, on about 100. other times off at 145 or the relief valve opens and it drops till low air buzzer come on. Or to about 110 then it starts charging again. Thought it was the governor, Changed it same issue. I'm thinking the only other thing is the dryer. Any ideas? Only 80k on the truck. Also sometimes the air will drain down in 1-2 hours, sometimes days. I can't hear the leak,(to many years using skill saws and nail guns without hearing protection).Who needs ear plugs.. Going to get my #1 helper (wife) to get on the creeper tomorrow and go under the truck at the dryer and listen.
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    Had something weird happen and fault codes

    This Link is for The Thomas Bus running the Freightliner M2 chassis. Hope this helps. www.autobusthomas.com/pdf/...Fault_Codes_Combined_2013_2013.01.23.pdf
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    Dynamat in our truck

    I used DynaMat Extreme.Removed all of the seats. Covered the floor and up the firewall as far as I could.It was a lot of work but well worth it!
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    lost all trailer power - SOLVED

    I have the 2009 M2. Between the frame rails behind the cab there is a collection of modules. J1939 communication protocol (I think) one of them is the lighting module. On my truck one of the turn/brake lights quit first then the other. I rewired to the truck lights. Last year it started doing REALY crazy things! The trans didn't want to shift until at hit 2k RPM. then hard. speedo would quit along with tach, then start working. When not working hit the left turn signal the speedo would work. I have a scan tool that will scan these trucks, it it said the J1939 was the issues. I tried several local HDT shops they had no clue. One said a ground issue. Nope. Wound up taking it to freightliner. I had a bad connector that let water in and shorted out the module. If I remember correct it was about $1200 fix. Hope you catch it before I did and its a cheeper fix. Good luck, Wayne
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    Air Dryer

    I'll give it a try. It's got to come off anyway. Nothing ventured nothing gained!
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    Air Dryer

    Thanks for the info. Kinda only thing left. Before I replace I'm gona see if theres a rebuild kit. That thing ain't cheep! Wayne
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    Air Dryer

    I posted this on the MDT side with no response so I'll try it here. I have a 09 Freightliner M2-106 air brakes, cab, seats, rear suspension. Last weekend I took a trip to central Alabama to pu a 66 Chevy truck with the Freightshaker and my gooseneck trailer. 750 round trip. The weekend before I made the same trip with a 6.5x16 tag trailer only to find it wouldn't fit,bummer! On the first trip i had trouble with the air system. It would take a long time to charge up and unload. Then after awhile when it would unload it would keep leaking air until it reached 50 psi. The compressor would kick in and slow down the pressure fall be a cruse rpm it couldn't keep up. It would do this 2-3 times then stop. Might go 50 to 100 miles same thing again. I got home and changed the governor and the undoader, took the last trip and it acted the same but not as often. What am i missing? It charges up like it used to so I think governor was needing replacement. Cralled under the truck and when it's leaking it's out the bottom of the unloader.. I have the Bendix AD-IS dryer. Thanks, Wayne Lee
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    Truck Issue - Opinions solicited....

    My little ISC is doing the check engine light thing. In a 750 mile trip it came on6-8 times. mostly 30-45 seconds. I'll change my filters this weekend. Thanks, Wayne.
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    Upgrading the truck...

    If someone in the business can't give a firm price, might want to stay away. i hope to rebuild my bed this sommer and i'm gona paint it. Worst case I get it sandblasted and take it to my friend bodyshop. He's the one who told me to give it a try.
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    air system

    I have a 09 Freightliner M2-106 air brakes, cab, seats, rear suspension. Last weekend I took a trip to central Alabama to pu a 66 Chevy truck with the Freightshaker and my gooseneck trailer. 750 round trip. The weekend before I made the same trip with a 6.5x16 tag trailer only to find it wouldn't fit,bummer! On the first trip i had trouble with the air system. It would take a long time to charge up and unload. Then after awhile when it would unload it would keep leaking air until it reached 50 psi. The compressor would kick in and slow down the pressure fall be a cruse rpm it couldn't keep up. It would do this 2-3 times then stop. Might go 50 to 100 miles same thing again. I got home and changed the governor and the undoader, took the last trip and it acted the same but not as often. What am i missing? It charges up like it used to so I think governor was needing replacement. Cralled under the truck and when it's leaking it's out the bottom of the unloader.. I have the Bendix AD-IS dryer. I'll post here first. If no responce i'll post on the HDT (dark)side. :-) Thanks, Wayne Lee
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    Upgrading the truck...

    5k ? Back in 99 I did all the slab work for a body shop,10000 sq ft building,and about 20000 sq ft parking. He paid in cash!!
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    Upgrading the truck...

    I bought my first MDT in 99. A GMC C7500 Crew cab 3126B cat, a GREAT motor in my opinion, (what thats worth) 7spd Spicer tranny with a dually bed. Boy did i get looks! Pulled a 28' Bigfoot Trailer full of carpenter tools and a 4X4 tractor all around my area for work then pulled a 33.5 prowler 5th wheel behind the truck. That was a unusual site! Upgraded to a 40' mountain aire in 04 so the bed had to come off:-(. Got tired of shifting so I bought the M2-106 in 08. The cab is BIG! 330 hp is enough. I can cruise at whatever I want, climb a 9% grade at 29 mph start from a dead stop on a 12% grade. I know about the pension rough being self employed. Good luck with the truck! If your ever in Louisiana, look me up!
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    Upgrading the truck...

    My wife has 3 more years before she is eligible for early retirement.(U.S.P.S.). I don't ever see us as full timers :-(. My retirement is a small apartment complex we built. The longest we've ever ben away from home is 4 weeks. the last 4 years, VERY little. I get homesick for my toys! As far as the dual tandems the only company that I know of who used them was New Mar. A lot of people here talk them down, but the ones i've heard of who has them love them. Hope you enjoy your FL as much as I have my M2.
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