What I learned two days ago

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 77fib77, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. rahtek

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    When I was doing local I was 24 and developed knee pain after a year and a half. I didn't know how to float back then so every shift was a double clutch. When I would complain everyone would say that there's no way it was because of clutchin. Well as soon as I started driving autos it went away complete. I'm no doctor but that seems like too big of coincidence for me.


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  3. midgetripples

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  4. idriveaholden

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    i like how only dodge has a manual trans option still, and they're discontinuing it soon too...
     
  5. AUfan78

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    Been there, tried that. '02 9900i that sprung a leak in a power steering hose while I was waiting for the operator to get done with an excavator I was picking up. I managed to get the trailer neck hooked back up but I sent someone up to the store for a couple quarts of power steering fluid before I headed back to the yard.
     
  6. VantaiTatted

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    I can shift gears but prefer not to. The only time I do is when going in reverse sometimes and even then it’s not that big of a deal.
     
  7. AUfan78

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    I have been in a '18 t880 with a 10 speed eaton AMT behind the paccar engine the past few days. I hate the transmission. It loves to short shift and lug up to speed instead of accelerating through the gears. Backing with it has been an exercise in frustration. Only way I have been able to back smoothly with it is by getting as straight as possible with minimal constant throttle pressure. Any kind turning that put extra resistance on the driveline causes the truck to stop and require throttle input that results in sudden bursts of movement akin to dumping the clutch pedal with a manual. Only two things I like about it is it makes stop and go city traffic easier and it's got a helluva engine brake. As far as the truck itself it's not bad but I think I prefer the smaller cab of the T800/W900.
     
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