No jake brake on my truck

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Avh, May 21, 2020.

  1. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Medium Load Member

    Nov 25, 2019
    It amazes me everyday with new threads with owner operators that don’t know their trucks. And here we have a guy that bought a truck without testing every option on the truck before buying. Obviously you didn’t test for jake brake operation. What else did you not check. Looks like a nice truck where do I sign?? This floors me. Sorry this doesn’t help the situation but just had to speak my mind
    Last edited: May 21, 2020
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Did you have a Dyno done, valve cover removed, ecm dump, or anything else done during your pre-purchase inspection?
  4. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Medium Load Member

    Nov 25, 2019
    You are talking about a day where trucking was considered a skilled trade. Truckers knowing about gears and downgrades and proper braking. Today’s age is automatic and let the truck figure it out for you. The reason why any idiot can get hired and text and smoke pot while doing it
    Last edited: May 21, 2020
  5. GrumpyJoe

    GrumpyJoe Light Load Member

    Oct 8, 2019
    I am glad to be able to take this easy job you speak of. I see daily at school those that would disagree, but I am happy to give it a go. With good ethics, commitment, and desire to work , this is a great profession to be in. Buying your own truck is a risk. Read and learn as much as you can about your truck. A local shop may still give your truck a look over and give you advice on how to protect your brakes and investment. Worst case they might charge you an hours labor? Think about getting a maintenance package from them that will do your brake inspections every 5-10,000 miles; Fluids ; Tires: whatever. In California a couple shops had service packages like this so independents had the same savings as larger carriers. Dump trucks need a lot of regular work to keep the troopers off your back. TO be able to say every 90 days a mechanic checks it over or every 5-10,000 miles might make the difference between a ticket and a warning.
  6. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    San Antone
    Not a single one of you even bothered to correct this guy. 1st off an ISX never had a "Jake brake" because Cummins has their own engine brake.

    And this dude has never run truck before, yet goes out and picks up a 15 579 and make it a dump truck without even knowing wtf he's doing. I need to figure out where the F all these money trees are.
  7. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    You will have to take it to some shop and have the valve that changes the way the brake air press. is sent more to ft, axle than drive axle when the red emer. valve is not pushed in taken out, i cant spell it but someone will come up name in a bit?
  8. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    The North
    Bobtail proportioning?
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  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Why do you need an engine brake for a dump truck?
  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    I think the dealer meant to get the vin off a similiar engine that had the jake factory installed.
    That way they can find the missing parts.
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  11. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

    Mar 25, 2014

    And the hills were bigger. Most have been cut down.
    Bean Jr. and Chubby Fly Thank this.
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