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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-01-2017, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Ironman
Parts will be available forever. There are so...

Parts will be available forever. There are so many industrial and tractor engines with the earlier Cummins it is a good business.



It can be a good system. Unless the driver decides to tow it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-03-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Yes. All you had to do when the red light and the...

Yes. All you had to do when the red light and the buzzer came on was shut down the engine


Of course, I also know a dimwit who told me he "thought he could make it." after the warnings came on.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-30-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Longer than you think. It would be soooo easy...

Longer than you think.
It would be soooo easy for a manufacturer to add a couple lines of code to the ECM and have the fuel pump shut off if oil pressure failed for 10 seconds.

On the Cummins...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Brian, you are right in a way. But storing an...

Brian, you are right in a way. But storing an engine in a lake does not damage the crank journals. A turned bearing shell means a line bore to save the block and a crank grind.

A good used motor...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
I don't think any manufacturer does this, and...

I don't think any manufacturer does this, and there is no reason why they couldn't do it....even a Honda lawnmower can do it.
I once had a Cummins 550 Signature blow on me at the same speed, it was...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Chris, at this point I would see if it turns...

Chris, at this point I would see if it turns over, and then have your mechanic tear it down. If it rotates, you may not have a bearing shell welded to the crank.
You now can't determine if it was...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
This is the kind of thing that would make me want...

This is the kind of thing that would make me want to get drunk.

Except I wouldn't be able to kick my ass as well then.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-15-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
There is merit in shooting ghosts one by one in...

There is merit in shooting ghosts one by one in this situation, and here is some thoughts to bear in mind.
I bought my truck with 205000km on it, and it was equipped with a K&N rockscreen. I do not...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Look around in the mean time, there is always...

Look around in the mean time, there is always some fool hopping up a truck and discarding the assembly. That's how I got mine for 30 bucks, complete with a new OEM filter, he drove it from the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Does it run?....Shade needs one:D

Does it run?....Shade needs one:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
You know Chris, you baby that machine like it is...

You know Chris, you baby that machine like it is a Swiss watch, and I am sorry to hear this.
My engine will probably not get a valve set, all I do is filters and oil changes. I have had extremely...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Fixed it for ya... But Keith, those stacks are...

Fixed it for ya...
But Keith, those stacks are so.......well.......Stupid!! :eek::eek: And so is modifying the fuel system to overfuel and make smoke.
Duct tape can't fix stupid.:(
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
That was the first thing I ripped off my truck...

That was the first thing I ripped off my truck and replaced with a stock filter. The second thing was that stupid 9 inch exhaust stack coming out of the truck box.:(
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Oh-Oh;) we're gonna learn something here....:)

Oh-Oh;) we're gonna learn something here....:)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,227
Posted By Ironman
Sounds like a synthetic oil issue to me. What are...

Sounds like a synthetic oil issue to me. What are you using for oil?

BTDT with Amsoil, and went from using oil, back to using no oil when I went back to plain 15-40 oil. I run that summer and...
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