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  1. Chuck

    Stuck in Winnemucca NV

    You might call Blake, at high desert Towing in Winnemucca. He came and got me 70 miles north on 95 outside of Winnemucca when my trailer through A bearing. Fixed my trailer. He also has a big O tire shop there and I believe he works on big rigs as well. I highly recommend him.
  2. Big problem in Arizona. While there over the winter for a few months, my neighbor with a class C developed a pack rat problem. Vehicle wouldn’t start, ate the water lines. Brought to the engine compartment, Cactus, dog shit, and rocks. Played like hell catching it. I took the charge in helping her catch the sob. Finally succeeded. They are destructive.
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    Bumper Pull Hitch

    I had one custom done for $800.00 and some change. Lights and 7 pin were already set up. Also, consider a Gen Y hitch, or some equivalent, for a tow behind due to the relatively light pin weights.
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    Amber running lights

    I need to replace 2 running lights. 2003 Volvo vnl 610, 4 diode. Any source? What is the oem item part number. Looked at Raneys. They reference the oem #. Also a little pricey.
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    Locking fuel caps

    I got mine on eBay for $54.00 each. Now they are double. Big5er source probably the best.
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    Fuel issues

    Here is my recent experience. Had very similar issue. Volvo vnl 610, d12. Started loosing fuel level in the Davao filter. Finally gave up the ghost after about 5000 miles while out on winter travels. Also, running rough. Traced to cylinder 6, by the use of a heat gun. Temp significantly lower than the rest. Would not re prime. Ended up being injector sleeves. Also had the injector wiring harness replaced. I have heard that there is a check ball valve in the Davco which can be problematic. Good luck with the problem.
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    Road side Assistance

    I have coachnet. Volvo vnl 610. Glad I do. Broke down in Tombstone a couple of weeks ago. Towed to Tucson Vanguard Volvo. Not exactly around the corner. Their service was superb in letting me know the status of the tow rig as well as follow up to make sure he arrived and took care of me. Money well spent.
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    Does this make sense. d-12 Volvo engine. 644,000 miles. No active injector faults. 1. Truck died on me where we have been staying, Tombstone, the town to tough to die. Lol. Lost prime again. Could not reprime 2. towed to Vanguard Volvo in Tucson, thank you Coach net. 3 While I did have it running. Temp from heat gun on #6 exhaust port significantly cooler than the other ports. 4. Is there a connection between losing fuel prime and a bad injector or cup.? 5. Of course dealer wants to replace all 6 injectors. Wooh, hold on here. I told them to look at #6 only. Granted, the others perhaps should be changed, but I would rather wait until I get home in a few weeks. 6. Could it be just a cup and O ring issue?
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    Took the truck out this morning- Ran fine for about 15 miles, then began to shutter slightly. As it ends up, the only active code is “Engine Air I let heater electrical fault active. Any thoughts on this..?
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    634,000 miles. Don't know if ever changed. Closest shop is 18 miles. Ok to drive?
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    2003 Volvo vnl 610. About a mile from our campground I noticed the truck gunning bad, the computer mpg dropped significantly. Ran a fault check. 1. Air inlet heater electrical fault 2. Injector #6 Electrical fault inactive.. these are new codes as I cleared all old ones some time ago. What is the connection between these 2 fault codes. Thoughts in what is going on.
  12. I bought one off Amazon some time ago, but did not think to bring it on our winter travels. I will make sure to measure and cut it to the approximate length of the dip stick and take my own samples.
  13. Thanks to all. I am feeling better about the resukts. I will stick with Blackstone. Bill you make a good point on how the sample is drawn.
  14. 2003 vnl 610, 5000 miles on fresh oil at the time of this sample. Approx 642,000 on the clock at time of sample. As I had no record of previous testing, I stopped at Spoedco in El Paso to have a test run with 5000 miles since the last oil change. I also had a Blackstone vile, so I sent it in as well. There are dramatically different testing results from the two. Speedco indicated a severe copper and chromium presence. The narrative indicated that I had dirty air getting into the system. And that I should perhaps change the filter (which I did) and check all induction connections. They also indicated, that this could be negatively affecting engine aware. However, the Blackstone lab test results indicated none of this. There are no issues. Both oil samples taken at the same time. Anybody have any comments on this?
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