What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    MPGs are up this quarter. 5.5. Not bad considering how much I idle. Probably be around 5.9 without. Really need an APU set up. Fuels going nowhere but up. I think I can almost count on another .3-.5 mpg. once it gets 70k on the rebuild. Best I’ve ever gotten, when I first bought the Truck, was 5.8 winter and 6.2 Summer, with very little idling. That’s when it had 75k on the last rebuild. This Truck has never gotten good fuel economy. Guy I bought it from, said it got 5-5.5 since new. Running heavy at 75 mph all the time. I run 65-70. But it was only getting 5.4 for the longest, then kept going down, had a blown injector and a cracked head, when I inframed it. Ran about 3000 miles with a blown injector and 1500 miles with a cracked head. . MPGs were 4-4.3 with blown injector. It’s a wonder I didn’t end up needing a Tow Truck. Gotta do something for excitement.
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Back in the late 1960's was a pilot for the show Adam 12. George Peppard? I kow it was george something. At any rate he looked at the rising sun over a much calmer Los Angeles and declared "Good morning lord".

    Sometimes I still think it when I see the sun rising
     
  4. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Nope, Just know where the expensive parts of the state are (have talk with a few trying to hang on just to annoy the weekend/L.A. crowd).

    I'm still planning to stay on the plateau till somebody drags me off tied to a stretcher........
     
  5. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Utah has become a destination state for a section of tech types. They do push the “silicon slopes” thing hard. The area from Sandy in the north to Provo in the south along the I-15 corridor is full of “Tech” companies, at least all the empty multi-story office building say so. Construction continues on more buildings. Meanwhile condos, townhouse and apartments closer to the commercial area and single family housing a bit farther out are going up like crazy, and for ridiculously high prices. The people coming in to the area have ready cash, mostly from sales of the existing homes in previous location. Some may be using a corporate relocation assistance fund. Bottom line is, this market has priced out most of the local populace.
     
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Mass pike runaway ramp…..

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    You could basically coast down that hill and not have trouble…..

    Schneider bad…. Everyone go to landstar
     
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  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Is that by chance @Opus ? LOL
     
  8. Lumper Humper

    Lumper Humper Road Train Member

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    S A V A G E
     
  9. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    THIS is Opus....(on the left)
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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  11. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    It was an outfit, ok? But we match, and Hazul was happy. So, win in my book.
     
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