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  1. hemsteadc

    8.3 Cummins turbo whine

    Seems to be the summer of problems for me. My 2008 FL SC Cummins 8.3L started whining and whistling on hard acceleration today. Assume it's the turbo, which was new 5 years ago. Is it shop time.. again?
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    8.3 Cummins turbo whine

    I'll check what I can, but some of these things I may have to leave to a shop. thanks
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    8.3 Cummins turbo whine

    I'll check again.. I did look for loose clamps, nothing yet. Isn't 5 years too soon for replacement of such an expensive item?
  4. I have many friends who are in that situation due to "live for today" philosophy. Nope, wouldn't want to be there. Funny ad on TV - I think it's for an investment firm, showing the elderly in various jobs, including lifeguard. Sung to the tune of "Banana boat song": "I'm eighty-five and I wanna go home."
  5. Just because a CG takes reservations does not mean you must have one. Except for Zion etal and really popular tourist places, I've found no problem getting a site Su-Th sans reservation.
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    Ram 5500

    Probably has a very stiff ride.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    DPF replaced. Big bill. Now, suddenly, the backup camera doesn't work. I'll call the shop and see if they did anything.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    2008 FL SC Cummins 8.3L. I need to do a manual regen asap, but, the switch on the dash isn't doing anything. Yes, I held down the little button then pushed the switch for 4 seconds as per instructions. The directions on the sun visor say "If so equipped, inhibit switch must be off." Where is that?
  9. "As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of darkness."___Supreme Court Justice William Douglas" Seems appropriate these days.
  10. I used to have carryover until I started listening to XM on the phone, and Youtube videos. Those activities have made me have to watch my usage carefully near the end of the billing cycle. $15/gig overage gets expensive.
  11. I was tempted with the 'unlimited' too, but on further inspection I determined I could not use my phone's hotspot , and I believe there was also throttling involved. I'm currently on the XXL plan (24g, no throttling, hotspot ok, no longer offered). Two phones, about $175/mo. Ygwypf.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    It's got an appointment at the local Kenworth station. Closest big truck shop I could find. Send good thoughts that I make it. Edit: Made the 12mi drive sans issue. DPF light still flashing, Check Engine on (but not protect). Whew. That's a relief. They said it might be a couple days. Usually is.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    I just found a mobile guy out of Eden ID. Won't be cheap, but it beats sweating out a drive to a shop and the minimum 3- day wait to get it back. NOPE. Not gonna happen. Tech didn't know anything except DEF trucks, and other guy won't call me back. Sigh.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    Hope so. Just called one.. I always forget about mobile repair - so thanks
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    That's what isn't working...although I checked and my "Spd control" (cruise switch) was on. Nobody to date has said that's a problem. I'd fire it up and try it again, but the engine is cold and would take a while to get to temp and I cannot risk having it derate any more.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    Mechanic just told me manual regen will not work with Check Engine light on. That sound right? Sportchassis didn't say that.
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    Regen needed, switch no workie

    The lamp that indicates the filter is full and needs a regen. Yesterday on the highway that came on, stayed on, then started flashing. Then the check engine came on. Then the regen lamp went off. Later came back on. The engine derated a little bit, but I was still able to drive. Then Check engine changed to 'Engine protect' in red, but I will still able to drive. Now I don't know if I need a tow truck or risk driving 10 miles to a shop. Love this truck.. until this crap happens.
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    Trojan T-105 vs T-105 Plus

    Nobody ever does, but nobody regrets it.
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    Trojan T-105 vs T-105 Plus

    Consider AGM. No watering.
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    Water conservation while dry camping

    About a cup. I don't do ultra conservation, I get more water. Of course that depends on how far I have to go for more water. I've even been known to wash my truck.
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    M2-106 Air leak

    2008 FL M2-106 Sportchassis, 8.3L Cummins ISC. Need help with air leak. Just spent 3 hours at the Freightliner shop in Hurricane UT trying to find my newest leak. No joy. Symptoms are: Pressure gauge (just 1) reads 50lb after 24hrs, almost zero after 48 hours. Cab bags deflate - cab sags. Passenger seat won't stay up for even 1/2 hour. Driver seat ok. All other bags ok. Hydraulic brakes. Air tanks (2) appear ok, drain valves ok. I've sprayed every fitting I can see with no signs of leakage. Wassup with this?
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    M2-106 Air leak

    For now I'm just living with it. Rear bags stay up, but cab still falls o'night and pressure usually reads about 50. I inflate in less than 90 seconds so I guess that's acceptable for now.
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    Can you gravity feed a RV water heater?

    I submit it would be easier to fix the 'annoying water pump' and simply pump water into your onboard tank.
  24. That does sound like a pain. I was very happy to hear the dtv beeps again after many years of their absence. Makes it much easier (unless you happen to be too far away).
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