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Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by Oram, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Toskabg did u find out where ur dpf and scr filters are????
    Mine is troble free till now....did got into big couple days of rain....just tested the def consumption and is goes like ::::
    At 7.6 miles/gallon of fuel ....def is 220 miles /gal
    At 8.2 m/gal fuel...............def is 278 m/gal
     
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  3. pupeperson

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    TULY007: How many miles on your truck and avg mpg? What kinds of loads do you haul (How heavy and van or flat or what) and at what speed?
     
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  5. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    Got 15k now.....average since i drove it out of dealer is 8 m/gal.....pulling refer mostly under 30k lbs....with 78k gross got 7.2mpg from nj to laredo,tx...speed open to 75 mph....keep it at 65 regular speed....

    As of today very happy overall..expecting fuel to get better after 50k or so.....bought with 13.2 k front susp and 232 WB no back of cab frame steps for the APU space that is just perfect empty for the TK box and mounted side ventilator housing......will have a aluminum box on the left when get a chance....

    Btw got a green light twice with no quest asked when 13.2 lbs on steers, got the 16pliers, H rated tires R283....never been so heavy on steers......kept the trl at 18 inches behind the rubber cab extenders....for aero help....
     
  6. deming807

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    What green light? On weigh station?

    R283 Ecopia good for steering, but I doubt it is good for drive in snow: too sleek. ) So its good for southern States or summer time for northern. just my $0.02.

    PS. TULY007, how are your further impressions of ultrashift+? :)
     
  7. TULY007

    TULY007 Light Load Member

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    U're right deming807 about R283 these have the widest shoulders and one less groove for water and/or snow deflection, and rubber's made for lowest rolling resistance posible(((2nd to michelin xza3)))but i went with theyr cosins on drives M710...had to tried them and see...

    About ultra +...bought it because my wife/codriver desire to have, but as i said b4 was promised by eaton that can be custom programed up to a point ofcourse....is alright, no problem at all, moving/backing to a dock as seems it was the case with old ones.....next year eaton is gonna have the box set up to work with the ISX, as they say it'll be better still.......no buyer remorse if i may, about the +
     
    deming807 Thanks this.
  8. TOSKABG

    TOSKABG Light Load Member

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    After diagnosis this is what's is going on...I have some cristals in scr, dpf system...reason, wrong angle of some parts/dpf, scr/...one of few current recalls...waiting for parts...lost my trip back home...stack here by monday...what to say...amazing...no comment. ..
     
  9. MH60L

    MH60L Light Load Member

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    I am a pilot as well as an owner operator. There is a saying in aviation: Never fly the A-model of any airplane. The same thing applies to trucks. NEVER buy a new model the first year it comes out. Let the other guy work out the bugs.
     
  10. deming807

    deming807 Medium Load Member

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    Thats true. But everybody wants "latest and greatest" though.
     
  11. TOSKABG

    TOSKABG Light Load Member

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    So all my frends from this forum...it's time to say buy, buy...I was in bad accident yesterday and truck is completely destroyed...I have few bad ribs, broken wrist on left hand. ..I was lucky to be alive.. honestly...1600000+ driven miles and not a single scratch,and now this...I must say this, i was able to open my driver door without any problem after crash. AMAZING...I JUST LEARN ONE THING...THIS IS EXTREMLY STRONG AND RIGID TRUCK...VERY GOOD CONSTRUCTION...VERY SAFE TRUCK...cheers...
     
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