Truck booted in Memphis as CO was fueling the recovered truck.

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  1. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Yes, but a valve stem tool is a lot less messy, and it takes a lot longer to air up 10 tires than it does to swap out an oil filter.

    Or, just barely loosen the fuel filter, poke a hole in the gasket, and then re-tighten. It'd be a darn shame if they lost power from sucking air into the fuel system and then ran the motor dry.
     
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  3. IH Truck Guy

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  4. drivingmissdaisy

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    There is a reason you don't feel safe in Memphis. It was recently selected as the most dangerous city in North America.
     
  5. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    And so much trash that will contaminate fuel. Large cap, quick splash, not gone far...Any chemical engineer grads here?
    We used sugar for gas burners, don't know if it will work well in diesel...
     
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  6. RockinChair

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    Yeah, but nothing contaminates a diesel fuel system as bad as air does.

    The point here is to render the equipment unusable for awhile while maintaining plausible deniability and without doing any permanent damage that could result in civil or criminal penalties.
     
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  7. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Half a gallon of DEF is almost guaranteed to destroy the fuel system. As a side benifit, as long as you don't do all the trucks at once it will be hard to prove vandalism and destruction of property as it will look like user stupidity.
     
  8. TheLoadOut

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  9. zodiacflyer

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    I'm in favor of permanent damage to every single truck these folks own.
     
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  10. RockinChair

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    And that's much more likely to land you in jail because it's easier to prove that you did it intentionally. Air in the fuel system due to a bad fuel filter gasket is something that could conceivably have been caused by a defective gasket or improper installation.
     
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  11. zodiacflyer

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    And...they would have to prove I was there in the first place.
     
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