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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Tug Toy, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    @Tug Toy,

    My dad has that same bypass filter on his rebuilt ISX with 1.2 million. He has over 100K on the oil. The motor uses less than a gallon every 30k. He is pleased with it.
     
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  3. special-k

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    Too late now but if it happens again dont forget to see about a section repair. They have to send the tire away usually so its a bit of a pita but sometimes you can save a 400 dollar tire for 100 to 150.
     
  4. rollin coal

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    Section repair won't ever last. I'd junk it. Come summer it will pop if not sooner.
     
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  5. special-k

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    I had good luck with them in my experience. I hauled scrap for 3 years so l have a little experience with flat repairs lol. I try to run decent tires though. I wouldn't bother trying a section repair on a chinese tire. I also deal with local tire shops so l'm not completely in the dark about who's doing the work.
     
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  6. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    I had bad luck with one. I even remember liking retreads as long as they were my casings. Had some a few years ago. They did awesome until that 3rd year. I knew the tread was getting thin and probably on borrowed time. I kinda let go the routine checking air pressures then, no surprise, after a summer of hard running had 3 of them pop within a couple of weeks. Lol. Totally my fault though. Luckily no damages.
     
  7. Tug Toy

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  8. Lepton1

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    That's great news. Do you have Centramatics?
     
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  9. rahtek

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    What was causing it?

    My trucks is a pretty bad ride I've been trying to get informed on what makes for a good ride instead of just changing parts.

    What have you replaced that has made the biggest difference in the way your truck rides?
     
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  10. Lepton1

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    I'm guessing that the new steer tires did the trick for Tug Toy. There's a whole bunch of things that can create a case of the shakes: bad rubber, wheels not balanced, out of alignment, warped or bent rims, drive shaft carrier bearings or U-joints worn out, warped drive shaft, etc.

    Find a shop that specializes in alignments. I did that last year with my truck and they inspected it and had me reschedule after I had tie rods bushings replaced, realign my leaf springs, and added new shocks. Then they could do a proper alignment.
     
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  11. rahtek

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    Last year was my first year as an o/o and finding a good shop has been my biggest challenge. Im still looking actually. I found that unless I tell them what the problem is and how I want it fix it's not going to get done right. Finding a mechanic that can diagnose properly and takes pride in their work is a fairy tale as far as I'm concerned.

    I can read a manual and fix things myself but I don't have access to a shop. Tug toy is truly blessed that his boss allows him to use his shop.

     
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