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RE: Exhaust brake service

Sounds like good advice, but there is a question remaining here. Mind you, above noted advice was good for the pre-DEF equipped Ram 6.7L diesel. Now what about our DEF equipped versions??????? Supposed to be a LOT less of the carbon build up to begin with because of DEF. I still gotta get to that CD disk I mentioned, as well as browse my owners manual again. Maybe with luck I could spot something to help me and the OP here. Isn't the DEF treatment post turbo? If so, the turbo is subject to the same build up if the newer engine does not run any cleaner out of the header. I never had trouble with my VGT on the PowerStroke, but it was never a mall crawler or heavy traffic commuter where most of these issues were reported. You are correct, the DEF is used after the engine so no effect on turbo at all. Except that DEF replaces EGR for the reduction of NOX, so it does result in less soot passing through the turbo.
wilber1 01/26/15 08:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The mysteries of Horsepower and other things explained

So what difference should I see between these two engines if the rest of the platform is identical? Engine 1 - 325 hp @ 2800 rpm and 750 ft-lb @ 1700 rpm Engine 2 - 325 hp @ 3300 rpm and 570 ft-lb @ 2000 rpm As their peak HPs are the same, I'll take #1 because it has more HP at lower rpms. Me to.
wilber1 01/26/15 02:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Exhaust brake service

I leave the EB on all the time but don't use TH when not towing. Nothing wrong with using TH but you will spend more time driving around in 5th when you would be in 6th without it. When I want the EB, I shift down manually. Just personal preference,
wilber1 01/26/15 08:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: B.C. Parks fee increase

The PP's are beautiful but the the land is paid for and they pay no provincial or municipal taxes. Getting to be a lot of money for sites with no services.
wilber1 01/24/15 09:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Go Patriots !!!

What natural event could have afflicted only one teams balls? Perhaps there should be a post game check of all the balls like a post race tech inspection with clearly laid out penalties if they don't comply. What other equipment rules should be changed to the teams discretion?
wilber1 01/23/15 01:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Go Patriots !!!

IMO it's clear that the officials don't have a practical procedure for enforcing the inflation rule. Therefore, there is/was NO cheating,....unless they can prove otherwise. IMO they should just eliminate the air pressure rule. This would simplify the matter, and allow the officials to spend their time on rules which can be enforced. All that's happening right now is a whole lot of free TV advertising for the Super Bowl. Perhaps the league is smarter than we think. No. If you knowingly break a rule, it's cheating. If you rob a bank snd don't get caught, you are still a thief. That's exactly what we have in this case. We have personal opinions. However, this does NOT constitute "due process". Due process, in this case, will simply have to wait until the investigation is finalized,.....or there is a confession. I certainly won't hold my breath on either one. It's their business, and I have no say in how they run THEIR business. I disagree. If the league entrusts the team with the balls and the rule says they must be a certain pressure, if they are not the correct pressure, the team has broken the rule. There is no wriggle room here, it is their responsiblity to obey the rule. Whether it was intentional maybe open to debate but clearly, the rule has been broken. On edit: I understand you are active in NASCAR. When a team breaks a technical rule, NASCAR doesn't care why, the rule was broken and there are penalties.
wilber1 01/23/15 12:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: Go Patriots !!!

IMO it's clear that the officials don't have a practical procedure for enforcing the inflation rule. Therefore, there is/was NO cheating,....unless they can prove otherwise. IMO they should just eliminate the air pressure rule. This would simplify the matter, and allow the officials to spend their time on rules which can be enforced. All that's happening right now is a whole lot of free TV advertising for the Super Bowl. Perhaps the league is smarter than we think. No. If you knowingly break a rule, it's cheating. If you rob a bank snd don't get caught, you are still a thief.
wilber1 01/23/15 11:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Go Patriots !!!

Seems to me that if there are rules regarding ball pressure and teams are given custody of game balls, it is the teams responsibility to see the rule is followed. Temperature would be no excuse. If this rule is important, it needs to be enforced and there has to be some sort of penalty, otherwise no rules will be respected. If it is not important, get rid of it and let the offensive team use whatever pressure it wants.
wilber1 01/23/15 09:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Go Patriots !!!

I haven't been following this very much but has anyone asked the obvious? Did the Colt balls have a similar drop in pressure?
wilber1 01/22/15 09:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Dodge torque converter

It appears I'm getting excessive slippage or "shear" in the TC. Adding additional cooling or manually shifting seems to me like putting a band-aid on the problem. I can only see these solutions in extreme situations when you have a transmission/TC set up to optimum and you are looking for the last ounce of performance, not as an initial solution. If you want the torque converter to stay locked you will have to be making enough power to keep it locked, otherwise there are only two alternatives, the converter unlocks or you shift down to a gear where the converter can stay locked and maintain your speed.
wilber1 01/21/15 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oh Kurt...you poor man!

I hope Honda jumps into NASCAR, they are returning to Formula One I've heard. Sort of. As an engine supplier for McLaren.
wilber1 01/19/15 03:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: Viair 12 volt portable air compressor

I went with the 400P and haven't been dissapointed. Even though it doesn't have the 450's 100% duty cycle, it is smaller, lighter and has a higher cfm output.
wilber1 01/13/15 05:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Air Compressor

Never had any success with 12V compressors until I bought a Viair 400P. Takes less than 3 minutes to inflate one of my truck tires from 50 to 80 PSI. A bit pricey but well worth it IMO. I don't find the 33% duty cycle an issue at all when travelling. I have a Makita tank compressor at home.
wilber1 01/10/15 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got Caught By a Red Light Camera?

I was never fond of photo radar but I do like the idea of red light cameras. We have them here but they are set to go off only if a vehicle enters the intersection on a red. There was a lot of resistance to photo radar when we had it and now it's gone but I haven't heard of any when it comes to red light cameras. Most crashes happen at intersections and I think most people understand that running a red light is a heck of a lot more dangerous than just exceeding a speed limit.
wilber1 12/28/14 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: TIre pressure during towing vs not towing

I drop the rears to 45-50 if we are going to be running empty for a few weeks. I carry a Viair 400P 12v compressor that only takes about 3 minutes to get a tire back up to 80.
wilber1 12/27/14 08:56pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: For the Mathematicians:

Now that I know how to doi it vertically, how can it be done horizontally? For example, if I want to torque my hitch ball. I suppose I could flip my shank 90 degrees and torque it vertically using the various methods suggested previously, but what if this could not be done? How could I do it? BruceIf you had a spring scale (like for weighing fish) that went high enough you could use that, but a good one might cost as much as a multiplier. Maybe more.
wilber1 12/26/14 10:14am General RVing Issues
RE: What is your favorite Christmas music?

My favourite Christmas album is Carols by Kings College Cambridge Chior
wilber1 12/25/14 02:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: For the Mathematicians:

As long as you can keep the bar parallel to the ground. Gravity only works in one direction.
wilber1 12/24/14 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: For the Mathematicians:

PS. If you try using a breaker bar on your torque wrench the only thing you will break is your wrench. Have I not yet made myself clear that I am NOT putting a piece of pipe on my torque wrench? I have a proper breaker bar -- they are a tool, you know? Read my original post. And my second post. Reading comprehension is a valuable skill. Bruce You're welcome. Wilber, it's not that I don't appreciate your contribution -- I do -- it looks like a very handy solution -- I just don't get why so many people just plain didn't pay attention to what I wrote and think I want to add an extension/piece of pipe to a torque wrench. Bruce To me, "breaker bars" are for breaking things loose. Torque wrenches are for tightening things. The link I provided shows how you can use your torque wrench. Or as others have said, you can find a way to hang 150 lbs from the end of your 24" bar. On edit: If your bar is strong enough, you could add a pipe extension and apply 100 lbs at 3ft or 75 lbs at 4ft etc. Of course it depends on how much room you have and what means you have to measure the force.
wilber1 12/23/14 02:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: For the Mathematicians:

PS. If you try using a breaker bar on your torque wrench the only thing you will break is your wrench. Have I not yet made myself clear that I am NOT putting a piece of pipe on my torque wrench? I have a proper breaker bar -- they are a tool, you know? Read my original post. And my second post. Reading comprehension is a valuable skill. Bruce You're welcome.
wilber1 12/23/14 01:35pm General RVing Issues
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