You know you're a FNG

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by snowwy, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The oil dipstick wasn't checked. There's no oil in the motor.

    Does that happen to anyone?
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, you didn't mention that at first.

    That's definitely laziness.
     
  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I have no idea where the truck is at. It's not at the barn anymore.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I could be wrong but the only way I know of to break a rod is to run it out of oil.
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Worn out wrist pins can lead to that.
     
  8. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    I've done it.
    Warned the shop foreman a couple times that we had trouble brewing.. because I knew that truck.. and I could hear it coming.

    He said.. "Awww... I dunno what that could be. Run her til she pops!".

    She popped.
    Then he said... "You threw a rod through the block!"..

    I went off.
     
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  9. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    IDK, rods and cranks are pretty tough, running out of oil, I think the pistons would stick before a rod broke. They are made by human beings, and could just be metal failure. Old Detroits were known for that. I drove a Louisville Ford, 238, came in from a run, mechanic says, "put it in the shop, it's due for a service", okay, come in the next day, my truck was gone. I said, where's my truck,? Mechanic said, with no prior notice, mind you,, they started it up and it threw a rod through the block. I can say, of all the BC Cummins motors I sat behind, I never saw'r a rod break.
     
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  10. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    I had a similar experience with a cracked piston. I told our useless mechanic that the truck was running like crap, he said to drive it, the next day it started smoking so bad that it looked like the engine was on fire...
     
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  11. Wasted Thyme

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    If you do a Pre-Trip. How can you be out of oil? SMH
     
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