What if it Snows?

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  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  3. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    This truck has gremlins. Swear to Jesus. In the 7? years my co has had thid truck, its had 8 drivers including me. It has given every single one of them hell. I am the only one who has not given up on repairing seemingly stupid #### almost on a weekly basis.

    SO...I successfully narfled the garthoc.

    The problem? The clamp that holds the section of pipe that has the def injector and coolant lines to cool off said def injector, has a missing clamp, thus the exhaust is not going through the thing that looks like a dpf filter and then up and out the stacks. It created so much heat that melted the plastic push connect fittings and they dumped about 8gal of coolant on the road. To fix this, I grabbed my trusty vice grips and squeezed the 2 lines together to keep them from leaking, then secured them to the frame with a bungee cord.

    I had 4gal of coolant & water with me, plus the gallon I caught from the leaking line. I made it 5mi to a CO OP and put 4 more gallons in and now the truck is full. I have made it to the Peterbilt dealer here in Corpus Christi, so I can get the exhaust clamp in the AM and then I'll run down the road to HD and grab either a u shape fitting and run the coolant lines together or I'll stick 2 bolts in them and call it good.

    Wont make my delivery tonight, but should be down there by late morning.
     
  4. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

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    Here's pictars for those who cant read good



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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Hello from Arkansas Aunt Marion!

    @Dave_in_AZ I hope you let Aunt Marion know about everyone saying hi to her.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    We had tacos again.

    And The OM is like,"Did you get the green sauce or red?"

    And I'm like "red."

    And she's like,"I kinda wanted to try the green."

    And I'm like,"You don't like either kind. It's WAY too spicy for you."

    And she's like,"I still wanted to try it."
     
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  7. WesternPlains

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    I have a Yeti. It's a really good cooler.
    I prefer my Coolatron. Reason is I don't need to put any ice in. It just works.
    People should know. Coolatron will only cool about 20 degrees below room temp. So don't place it in front of your bunk heater. I doubted my Coolatron would last this long or work this well. I can put what I really need cooled in there. It just works.
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

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    OMG.

    It's another white Volvo.

    The first one was obviously a scout. Now the rrst of the hive is going to show up.
     
  9. austinmike

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    one of the guys i worked with got one of these. not cheap but he said it worked great.

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  10. Vic Firth

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