Taking the plunge. My journey as an O/O.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Farmerbob1, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. terryt

    terryt Medium Load Member

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    Diesel force clean is what everybody is doing around us. It does the whole system. Look it up it really cleans the intake to the exhaust.
     
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  3. terryt

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    Forgot to tell you do it when you need a oil change because you have to change your oil after treatment.
     
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  4. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Yeah, there are a few tread nodes with wear that is off, and the RFI is definitely the worst. I have been told that very deep tread traveling on lots of upgrades with heavy loads can create wear like this.

    I have never seen tread as deep as these on any other on-road truck tire. When new, the tread depth was a bit deeper than a quarter is tall.

    The fuel economy of these tires is also not great.

    I have been very happy with the tires' traction. Went through all last winter and never had any significant traction issues.

    I might manage to get close to 250k miles from these tires, but also might need to replace them with some usable tread remaining at the beginning of next winter, as I am not going to run through winter with marginal drive tires.
     
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    Cat sdp . .

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    You rotate the drives...?
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    No, I have not rotated them yet. Planning on doing that next home time since I seem to be close to half the tread life. Will also have them all checked for balance, of course.
     
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  7. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I missed the step wear. Little bit. Could be shocks too.
     
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    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I note the wear, on mine. Rotate them accordingly. Only once. Usually the RR set is worn the most. LF set the least. Ideally those get swapped. Others, depends on wear. Might wait, just depends on wear. My Truck has directional wheels. I don’t care for them. It’s cosmetic, but doesn’t look right if crossed. Puts a damper on getting the most from Drives. Unless they’re broke down, and changed, that costs more $$. I have to keep them on same sides.
     
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    Cat sdp . .

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    I just go back axle to front but keep them on the same side when rotating drives.....
     
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    I do an X to change the direction they rotate.
     
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  11. snowwy

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    Isn't x the recommended pattern?
     
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