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Deezl Smoke

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    Hillsboro Oregon
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    Metal fabrication. Farming. Hydraulics. And taking the time to smell the roses.

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  1. These are where I would start. I had a beautiful Freightliner fld120 that when I bought it, had a shake that started about 50 mph. The prior owners put all new virgin tires on it to try to stop it. No luck. They put all new brake shoes and drums on, no luck. They rotated the front tires on the wheels 180, no luck. New shocks etc., etc., etc. No luck. So they gave up and sold the truck to me. I bought a pair of those bead balancer tubes that go between the wheel and brake drum. No luck. I put a gopro on the frame up front and went for a drive. No shaking from the front axle. Put it on the rear frame, no shaking. Prior owners had the local drive line shop check the u-joints and drive line trans to axle, and interaxle etc. By pure luck I happened to catch up with crusty old log truck mechanic and told him what was going on and what was done to solve it. He shook is head and said drive shaft slip yoke. I told him the truck was at a drive line service shop and they said nothing was wrong with the drivelines. Did'nt care. Said slip yoke period. Go talk to Ken at 6 states in Portland he said. Ok. So I called Ken and he agreed. Said just bring the whole drive line in and he will show me why. I did, he did. New slip yokes and splines for the main and interaxle, a couple hunnerd bucks, problem solved. My truck had a manual 10 speed so I could also "feel" the shake in my hand when at speed. Once I got the slip joints replaced, smooth as glass as they say.
  2. I'm an hour north of you. It hit 108 in North Plains. (US26 at exit 57)
  3. Math and physics. One steering axle. Pushing or pulling. Since you can not slide the trailer axles, and the king pin is fixed position in relation to the drive axle, it's all about the direction of travel. Forward, or steering out front, you can go from a narrow passage to a wide passage, but not opposite. Backing, or steering at the rear, you can go from wide to narrow, and/or, depending upon how narrow, from narrow to wide. Or...........fold your mirrors in, and go full squirt.
  4. Normally I would say "those sure were the days...." (hinting of how great they were). Glad those days are gone. Experienced them, but glad they are gone and behind us.
  5. Yep. The longer the spread, the better the ride. Have you looked much at the M9xx series military 6x6 rear suspension systems? I'd be curious what your thoughts are. It's not a physical walking beam, but the characteristics are similar.
  6. People..............if only you knew the shenanigans the governor of this once great state pulls on the once great people of this once great state.🤬
  7. Yep. That option sounds best for your situation IMO.
  8. Ok, so with this thread question fresh in mind, I had to get some diesel this morning. Today, april 24 2021, at Cornelius Oregon, Fred Meyer fuel station, (Fred Meyer is a division of Kroger) I asked about pumping my own fuel. I was told I can pump my own diesel, but not my own gasoline. Cornelius is west of Portland a short distance, so north western Oregon.
  9. Just watched this youtube video on what may be the best ever mouse trap. Your choice whether to terminate the mice or........
  10. Unfortunately,....or fortunately, depending upon how you view this.🎸 I can't really ad anything useful, but I do want to follow this thread to learn as I can. I wish all the best for your recovery. I guess one thing I do know, is since you are going under the knife as they say, make certain to heed the written directions for body cleansing prior to going in. I do know it is very important for infection fighting to make certain you do everything you can to be as clean as possible going in. My gf will be going in for cancer surgery on the 20th. I plan to make certain that I to am as clean as possible with freshly laundered clothing and I plan to even wipe down the car handles etc. Infection, especially in your case where your surgery will be at your neck, is to be avoided at all cost. Again, I do not know what to do regarding your rv, but make certain you have some good shoes to wear to avoid any slipping or rolling of the ankle etc. while you recover.
  11. The "best" suspension design for mobility off highway is the walking beam design. Single spring per side, whether it be leaf, elastomer or air, and both axles tied together via beam on a single pivot, is not only superior off road, but also uneven terrain in a delivery lot or paved camp ground with dips and bumps. Does'nt ride very well, but will get one further into trouble.
  12. It does. However, the anti-lock "computer" has to know that the park brake is released, so there is a connection there of some type. Upon re-start, should the ecm or separate anti-lock device need to run some sort of self-diagnostic, I can't help but wonder if said device would momentarily glitch and begin release thinking that the wheel sensors are showing movement of some kind? Since this only seems to happen upon warm re-start, perhaps some component is holding a charge or some sensor is faulty and sending a false reading. The ecm knows the engine temp at all times. I dont know. I'm just grasping at straws wondering why this happens upon a warm restart and so far anyway, not on cold startup. I know recalls happen on most all new vehicles now days. Perhaps a recall history would also be in order?
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