Oil consumption

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  1. ProfessionalNoticer

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    Another one I started to respond to and then deleted!
     
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  3. shooter19802003

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    Thats ok......thats what I'm for. :p
     
  4. Rideandrepair

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    Just keep an eye on the oil. Make sure it’s not leaking. Check the coolant, make sure it doesn’t have oil in it. Maybe they left it low, or as someone said didn’t fill the filters.
     
  5. Pamela1990

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    If a shop works on your truck, don't take it until you have looked over their work. In this instance, open hood, check for leaks at filters, and look under the truck for leaks. Check the oil level to assure it is full, before you leave the parking lot. Like a fart after eating Taco Bell, don't trust any mechanic. When I had new tires put on in September, I stood there and watched the guys beginning to end. Then I checked the tire pressure in all 22 tires, and the torque of every lug nut, before accepting the truck as done. I had them adjust the air pressure in 4 tires, those 4 were lower than the rest. Also found 6 lug nuts under torqued. If the government or a police officer says they are going to help you, don't trust them either. Advice to live by.
     
  6. Tug Toy

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    How did you check the lug nut torque while there?
    I need to get me a torque wrench big enough to do 450lbs.
     
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    Little bit of coffee out of my nose... you win the internet today!!
     
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  9. Big_D409

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    I got mine off eBay years back- tire spoons too (5’ in length). Once in a great while someone has a snap-on one for sale. I think mine goes up to 600 ft lbs?
     
  10. Pamela1990

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    Mine also goes up to 600.
    My father must have at least 5 in his shop, he is a tool packrat. I bought my sister at least 4 torque wrenches as gifts over the years. 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4" drive ones. It actually surprises me that not all truckers carry a 1/2" and 3/4" in their trucks. I even torque the drain plug while changing the oil.
     
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  11. Big_D409

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    I’d be surprised if more than 5% of us carried a tire pressure gauge and used it daily. My toolbox on the trailer is stuffed with tools, side box, and tool boxes on truck. Just this afternoon mounted and dismounted a tire in the truck stop parking lot. About an hour start to finish (fiberglass double hump fenders are not cool when doing tire work). I couldn’t imagine leaving out without any tools, but so many drivers go without so much as a wrench. Especially with running out west now, I find myself buying even more tools and parts.
     
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