The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Hey man it was cold last weekend. 44 degrees over night.
     
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  3. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

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    When you work part time....
     
  4. Oscar the KW

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    Don’t go get it this week, arctic front pushing in tomorrow, gonna get nasty again up here.
     
  5. npok

    npok Light Load Member

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    It's the same kind if thing as bubbles that make cavitation in the water jacket so bad. Even if there's no air in the system, the coolant can still boil, which will leave a pocket of gas there. I can see how it could be an issue.
     
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  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Well - I replaced the block heater. Drive it for a half hour. Top up a gallon of coolant.

    Drive 10 hours. Turn it on. Works about 4 hours - then quits again.

    Bugger.
     
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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Do what I’m doing , staying home till it’s not needed.
     
  8. 1nicevette

    1nicevette Medium Load Member

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    I second that
     
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  9. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    I have allways said, When all else fails then find and read the instructions ?
     
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  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    February is toast.

    For the month -

    2 oversize (long, and a long and wide) loads
    1 legal load.

    12.5 worked days

    4,993 miles

    27% D/Head miles
    73% Loaded.

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    Brings YTD to -

    9,238 miles

    $41,796 revenue TTT

    $4.52 all miles TTT

    75% profit/ 25% expenses.

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    Ventured a little wrenching myself last month. Nothing insane - flex pipe from turbo down that was leaking, an air switch in the dash for differentials that was leaking, a block heater . . . that I'm simply fearful of turning on now . . . and 2 low air pressure sensors that I had to do twice, because - that's how you learn not to be a dummy next time. And greased the puppy real good.

    Oh - and found the little block of fuses that was RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY DUMB FACE that fixed the blue beacon truck wash chicken light short - after I had chased the ever living martyr out of the wiring harness from chicken to egg.

    Let's hope, . . . . wait - all that hope and change stuff didn't work. Let's remain focused for the remainder of the year and get some results consistent with the first 2 months.
     
  11. 062

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    Why’d you have to replace low air switch twice?
    You talking about the fuse block inside dash?
     
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