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RE: E-Z Lube Axles

My 2013 5er just had all bearings, brakes, drums everything replaced at about 5k miles. All from blown seals on Dexter EZ lube hubs. Everything was grease covered. I had yet to grease them myself. Mark
MARKW8 06/08/14 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: techron

While Techron is an excellent fuel system cleaner, I don't think it's engineered to work as a stabilizer. Many 97-04 Corvette owners, including myself, us it to keep the fuel gauges reading correctly. Seafoam does nothing for our problem. Mark
MARKW8 05/25/14 09:30pm Tech Issues
RE: BEAUTIFUL Trailer on Ebay

too bad there weren't pictures of the inside, assuming it wasn't just the screen doors that were such finished wood. bumpy There are. You didn't scroll the pics. Mark
MARKW8 05/17/14 09:38am Travel Trailers

This is Spam. We see this all the time on here.. new member, first post, never heard from again. It might be his first post BUT, I own a Redwood and know just what he speaks of. Mark
MARKW8 05/14/14 08:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevrolet TPMS

Be glad it doesn't, I think they are a pain I have 3 cars with them. They've never been a pain. Mark
MARKW8 05/10/14 08:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My air brakes are locked!

Sounds like your brake shoes are stuck to the drum. Did you try to back up? Sometimes that will free the shoes. If that doesn't work,chock the tires so the coach can't roll, release the parking brake and crawl under with a hammer and bang on the drums to free up the shoes I would add, make sure you block up the coach so it can't come down on you. Even though the wheels will still be on the ground. Mark
MARKW8 05/03/14 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Thanks for the replys. Went to Summit Racing this evening and ordered it. $608.00 plus tax. Just got the speedbrake with no extras. Mark Mark, I tow in the medium setting and found that when going down a real steep incline I can force a downshift by quickly turning it to the high setting and back with no use of the brakes. The brake is very aggressive in the high setting. Thanks. Mark
MARKW8 04/29/14 10:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge pickup towing 141,000lbs uphill

I would guess the guy pulling didn't want to be in front on the way down. I'd like to see that chain but don't think I'd want to carry it. Mark
MARKW8 04/29/14 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Thanks for the replys. Went to Summit Racing this evening and ordered it. $608.00 plus tax. Just got the speedbrake with no extras. Mark
MARKW8 04/28/14 07:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Another alternative is the BD Diesel VVT turbo brake. It is a pretty easy plug and play set up. I've had mine for almost a year and love the thing. I will admit, I don't have alot of miles on it, but what little I have used it I've been extremely pleased. Thanks, I just heard of this a couple of days ago. It sounds good but is $80 or so more than Banks. Mark
MARKW8 04/28/14 10:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

I have used the Banks SpeedBrake for the last 4 years and tow above the OP's weight by a good bit. It has performed flawlessly and I wouldn't want to tow without it. It is a module mounted in the engine compartment and intercepts the OEM computer's signal and modifies it. It will not over rev the engine, no more so than the stock grade braking feature will over rev the engine; stock it will go to 4800 rpm in grade braking mode. With or with out the Banks the computer won't let you downshift if the result would be to over rev the engine. I have tried to downshift and it wouldn't do it until my speed was slow enough to not over rev then it would downshift. I would also recommend the IQ monitor and a thermocouple to monitor EGT's. I have found that setting the SpeedBrake in Auto mode where through the IQ I can adjust the target speed up or down by either 1 mph or 5 mph at a time works best for me. When I exceed the set speed and ease up on the accelerator the SpeedBrake takes over and starts to adjust the VVT and engage the grade braking feature. It will adjust these 2 parameters to maintain speed; usually never reaching the same high rpms that just the grade braking would get to. I tow at a touch over 27K GCW and going down a 6-7% grade I can keep a constant speed for as many miles as needed and if necessary lower the set speed through the IQ and it will slowly reduce speed. It is simple to install and is worth the money. Best bought through Banks; warranty questions and help goes through the reseller first but if bought through Banks they deal with warranty issues directly. Costs when I was buying wasn't better through resellers. Thanks, (also to Lenny K) this is info I was looking for. I'm not at all interested in a tune. Mark.
MARKW8 04/28/14 10:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Just wondering why you want to go with a Banks Speedbrake on your 08 Duramax. Why not just use Tow Haul and the Grade Braking feature. It sure works great for me. Needs a little more with 15,500#s pushing. New models have them as oem. GCW is 23,400. Mark
MARKW8 04/27/14 06:44pm Tow Vehicles
Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

Anyone here using one? Any problems? How do you like it? Thanks, Mark.
MARKW8 04/27/14 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whats wrong with Windows 8.1?

What's the difference between win8 and 8.1? It keeps asking me to upgrade. Mark
MARKW8 04/26/14 09:26pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing with Full Water Tank?

My first trip was 600 miles. 100 gal. tank was full so that I could weigh it. For me, I was good on all my weights. Mark
MARKW8 04/24/14 04:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ball bearings!!

Had to replace to transmission pan on my Jeep because of rust. Surface rust formed and went up over the flange and it started leaking. Mark
MARKW8 04/19/14 08:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help identify plug on roof of lance 825

It is a connection for solar. My 920 has it. There was a matching pigtail included when mine was new. Mark
MARKW8 04/02/14 09:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Weighed the truck and 5er today

I don't see a worry. Mark
MARKW8 03/21/14 07:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: emergency brake cable

I suspect also you'll have to start at the rear. Mark
MARKW8 03/15/14 08:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Heat strip in Polar Cub?

I was happy with mine. Also have it in our trailer. Mark
MARKW8 02/15/14 09:25pm Truck Campers
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