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Old June 26th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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rivet gun or caulking gun?

.......or the ultimate.......a tape gun loaded with duct tape. Very handy Rowver multi purpose tool.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Actually with the lot lizards you need to be packing trojans. In case you run into a keeper.

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If I did find any of them.....it would have been thier lucky day, I usually have a gun in the truck. Buying a chair for the rest of the trip....just in case.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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Enjoy!

I love the engine sound, no snorkel yet though. No cooling issues - even on hills during 90F days: water temps steady at 190-195.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 07:06 PM
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the current ambient temps in AZ are topping 110F....the trek across the 10 will be interesting.

I have noticed that the 'happy point' is around 60-65 mph for the best gas mileage; I am still in my break-in time though.

And no, it is usually a .40 on the gun. (I fixed the post).

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It sould have read "...NOT thier lucky day...."
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Old June 26th, 2006, 07:25 PM
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I am just about done with the break-in as well, i'll take it to 2000 miles. 60-65mph is the most comfortable cruising speed for my zf automatic.

Even though I haven't really stepped on it yet, probably up to 60% throttle now, if that, I found that my truck is actually a good "runner". During the latest tank of diesel, I was doing allot of running here and there and mpg held steady at 21 mpg. The V-8 was an absolutely terrible runner- a few short trips here and there, and half tank would be gone.
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Old June 26th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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I am not doing the break-in the best way (cross-country trip), but by the time I get back to AZ I will have put about 3000mi on it. I am taking alot of breaks and doing extended cool downs.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 09:53 PM
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We have a lot of freeway access in the Phoenix Metro area so I get alot of highway mileage. I still still hover around 21-ish (I have to stop going 70-ish) around town. The only minor issue I have had is that my A/C and fuel solnoid are on the same relay and it popped the fuse (10A)....that will get changed. Still going strong though. Soon as I get a free weekend....dirt here I come.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:25 AM
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Fair enough David, thank you for taking the time to post a response. I too have considered a diesel conversion primarily for the simplicity of the engine and of course the range, as you mentioned.

As for Col. Frank Motley's truck, yes it most certainly is an awesome performer (as are other diesels i've been out with), however, i'm not sure a petrol truck given a driver of the Col's ability would not do equally well - barring of course water fording.

It seems you had a well thought-out plan, I hope to see your truck in person sometime.

So now that you've seen the truck in person, what do you think?

Sorry, after John's comment trying to stir up trouble this weekend I had to dig this up and read it to Jen. It was awesome to finally meet you in person I had a blast hanging out, wish we could have chatted more. Let's make plans for NY.
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My 300tdi got 23mpg round trip to MAR this year and we were doing 70 -75mph the entire way. I think if we could just drive slower we would get great mpg's but its a lot better then the v8s
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Old November 7th, 2006, 04:51 PM
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So now that you've seen the truck in person, what do you think?
I think that truck belongs to an awesome guy !

Congratulations Iron Chef Monsieur Sheki.

We'll see you for dinner sometime soon David.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:08 AM
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I think that truck belongs to an awesome guy !

Congratulations Iron Chef Monsieur Sheki.

We'll see you for dinner sometime soon David.

Bruno you got it all wrong... you're awesome!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 11:42 AM
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ULSD - reduce fuel mileage?

How goes it?

I am up in the North East. Maybe its the colder weather?

The mpg on my HS2.8L, with autobox, went from 21 down to 19.5. Has anyone else experienced a drop in mpg since this past October with their diesel powered trucks?
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Old November 15th, 2006, 01:08 PM
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Not in the NE, still petrol "powered", mileage always drops by 25 - 30% during the winter anyway .... (hijack..) unless I add a teeeny bit of acetone then it stays the same ... really it does.

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Old November 15th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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The new diesel fuel seems to be making its appearance. I am going to start keeping track and I'll let you know what I find out.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 02:05 PM
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Winter additives in diesel to lower the gel point maybe.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 04:26 PM
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Winter additives in diesel to lower the gel point maybe.
Yes, it's the winter additives. They have less energy than the pure diesel fuel per molecule. Diesel MPG will always go down in the winter in the colder states.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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Anybody know if the new low sulphur diesel presents an issue for the 2.8? As it's showing up everywhere here in NC, I'm worried about it destroying the rubber seals in my engine as it has in other diesels.
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Old November 15th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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Interesting, I've never heard about that. I've heard of biodiesel destroying rubber, but not the ULSD yet. It should be fine, but you might want to run an additive or B5 for lubricity.
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Old November 16th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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Hey Mark,

I don't see it being a problem. I think the engine is fine, the gas mileage is what is going to suffer. The more I think about it, mine has gone down....not sure how much. I am going to keep a good eye on it now.

Explain an 'octane booster' option. Also what is recommended for lubricity and how often. We got any SMEs for fuel?
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Old November 17th, 2006, 01:13 PM
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Brian L.: thanks for checking it out.

Dave M: I keep forgetting to post pics of the Espar D5. This weekend definitely.

Follow-up Post:

I have a ISSPRO full sweep gauge that uses the type of temp sender that is not grounded to the engine.

It reads normal for the most part, but I would say that about every 2 or three weeks, the needle starts climbing for apparently no reason (normal load on engine). Seeing this, I pull over, with the engine still running, shut power off to the gauge, and then turn back on immediately. The needle then reads a more normal 190 vs. the 210 is was reading just a second ago.

Is there some static charge building up somewhere that is distorting the sender's "signal" or does an air bubble form in the coolant circuit every couple weeks?
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