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RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

OP it would depend on what engine and pump the engine had on it. With an old DB2 pump on it or an old Benz inline pump I would not feel bad at 15 to 20% in the winter. People that blend with UMO do this all the time to thin out the oil with no problems. With the CP3 pump I personally would not go over 5%. With the CP4 pump, anything more than a gallon I would pull the lift pump fuse and call the nearest towing company right at the filling station. :B That's a 15 grand gamble I'm not willing to take. :E If the truck has been run on gasoline at all the dealer will replace the entire fuel system so the worst thing you could do if you have started the truck is take it to a dealer. I've put about 100,000 km on mine after running it on almost pure gasoline.
4x4ord 12/20/14 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pumping gasoline into a diesel tank

Yellow nozzles at least in CA are E85, not diesel. If you think putting gas in a diesel is bad check out some of the stories of Ford owners putting DEF in their fuel tank due to the DEF fill being right next to the fuel fill. At least GM got that one right by putting the DEF fill under the hood. Yep - I've done that one. Added 2-3 cups of DEF to my diesel because I had my head up my rear orifice and wasn't paying attention. Cost $10,998 to repair. Thank God my insurance company stepped up and helped me. They said they get several claims a week for both DEF and gasoline in diesel engines. Either one will cause very serious problems in newer diesel rigs. I've done both DEF and gasoline in my 2011. I got away without it costing me anything in both cases. I drove the truck about 8 miles after filling it with gasoline. I realized what I had done after about 3 miles when it started pinging terribly. I drove it a few more miles to a friends place where I had my wife meet me with a jerry can of deisel. I unplugged the fuel line from the filter under the hood and hooked it to a length of hose. By cycling the key on multiple times I was able to pump the tainted fuel into my wife's car and my friends truck. Then I poured in the jerry can of deisel and was on my way. When I put DEF in the tank I pumped the tainted fuel the same way into a barrel. Just to be sure I got all the DEF out I removed the fuel tank. It turned out there was nothing but a cup full of pure diesel in it though.
4x4ord 12/20/14 01:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

I have only 112,000 km on my 2011 but it has been the best pick up I have ever owned so far. Shortly after buying the truck I misread the markings at a card lock and filled it up with gasoline. I never realized it till it started rattling. Pumped the fuel from my truck into my wife's car and another gasoline vehicle and have not had any issue arise from doing so. So the pump doesn't seem that fragile to me. Oh, I put DEF into my diesel tank as well without consequence. I use the truck to pull a 30,000 lb trailer and change engine oil every 25,000 km....one fuel filter change, one air filter and one set of tires in 4 years.
4x4ord 12/17/14 08:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to give up my DW, I mean DT (Dear Truck)?

If you really are undecided, work out what your payments would be and save that amount off your paycheck each month. If after a year you want to put the money you have saved toward a down payment on a truck and continue with those payments then buy a new one.
4x4ord 12/06/14 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: What did your previous vehicle cost you?

My current truck is costing me about $420/month for depreciation insurance and repairs.
4x4ord 12/02/14 07:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Estimated MPG for Ford F350 Diesel w/373 rear end

I stand corrected! Ford does NOT offer a 373 on a SRW F-350 Diesel:( Since I don't want a dually I may have to look at Dodge. Again, thanks guys, at least I have some idea of what MPG is. Ford doesn't put 3.73 rear ends in their srw trucks because it would be foolish to have a 3.73 rear end coupled to their 6r140 transmission and the powerstroke engine in a srw pickup. People don't realize how the 6 speed transmissions and high torque of the new engines work together to provide huge off the line torque. The new Ford with a 3.55 rear axle is capable putting of over 11,000 lbs of torque on the rear axle in low gear. A 2004 Cummins with 4.10 rear end would put 5600 lb ft of torque on the rear axle in low gear. At highway speeds when not towing a general rule is that the slower the engine turns the better your fuel economy will be. If you are towing at highway speeds you don't really want your truck in overdrive.
4x4ord 12/02/14 07:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Git er done

You're right Turtle. I didn't word that very well. More air does lower exhaust temperatures and help the cooling system out but I can't claim this 300 HP 6.5 could survive on the stock cooling system. However my daughter's bf has pulled a 14,000 lb stock trailer through the mountains with it and had no issues whatsoever. There is a shop close by my home that rebuilds the 6.5 heads I could send you his contact info if you like. The total cost of this project was over $16k but he bought a complete engine with new fuel system and turbo. Then we replaced the entire cooling system, clutch, flywheel and starter, brakes, ball joints, tires, exhaust system, alternator and the power steering pump. Now the gauge cluster is acting up .... It acts as though it is a bad ground because multiple gauges quit working. (No speedometer or odometer, no fuel level, oil pressure reads lower than actual, engine temperature and TAC are accurate).
4x4ord 11/30/14 06:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Git er done

Nice thing about a 6.5, decent fuel mileage. Cheap to work on. Problems are known, most are very easily fixed. Power, yeah a bit on the under stated side compared to todays motors. STILL, a 200/400 motor is nothing to sneeze at, and they will overall pull upwards of 8-10K without issues at reasonably decent speeds etc. Keeping them cool is the main issue. I went from the pre97 cooling mods, to the post 97 with dual t-stats, high gpm pump that is about double the water flow, and a 7 instead of a 5 blade fan with a different fan clutch, made a lot of difference for me, IE I could use the AC vs not and still have lower engine temps. Marty The big thing about the Peninsular over the stock 6.5 is the lower compression pistons and large turbo. By putting more air through the engine, not only can you inject more fuel/get more power but higher air volume also provides for much lower exhaust gas temperatures and therefore less demand on the cooling system. We installed the 7 blade fan and high flow water pump as well. The Peninsular diesel uses a steel crank and the new 6.5 blocks are much stronger than the old blocks as well as having heads which provide better cooling and are much less prone to cracking. The truck is fairly quiet and I believe it must be putting out over 300 HP by the way it pulls.
4x4ord 11/28/14 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
Git er done

So far we are impressed with the new Peninsular 6.5 diesel in the old truck. About 27 mpg (imperial) and very good power. Maybe we need a couple more tires under it though? http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k585/4x4ord/IMG_20141123_140214_zps894d09d4.jpg height=400
4x4ord 11/28/14 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about a rain gauge vs. empty tuna can

This thread is unbelievable. I don't know why the tuna can showed less rain than the gauge but maybe the neighbor's cat had a drink of tuna water?
4x4ord 11/17/14 07:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Is my truck too big?

Weight transfer is only one concern to have when mounting your hitch behind the rear axle. The other concern is trailer sway. When the tow vehicle swerves or turns to the right and the hitch is mounted ahead or over the rear axle the trailer will immediately start in the same direction allowing for nicer handling vs mounting the hitch behind the rear axle. (When the hitch is mounted behind the rear axle the trailer will start out going the opposite direction to the tow vehicle and therefore sway more) Ideal would be to shorten the back of your truck but you can always try it first and if your satisfied with the way it handles you save a little money.
4x4ord 11/13/14 07:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Vehicle Tires upgrade

Another silly question. Should I be focusing on load range rating only or should I look at Max Load rating? For example my current Pirelli rated for 2403 lbs max load. Goodrich All-Terrain TA KO2 are 2680 lbs and Nitto Terra Grappler are 2833. I’m not looking to increase my towing capacity instead I’m after more stable and safest ride while towing. Generally speaking for truck tires the following is true (p rated tires especially vary by load index): Max load is determined by a function of the tire size and the tires inflation pressure. Load is always stated @ a certain inflation pressure. A tire designed to carry more weight will be constucted to handle a higher inflation pressure or be a larger tire. Load range or ply rating are synomous terms. The load range tells you only part of the story. Tires with a D range are designed for 60 psi....E range - 80 psi .....G rated tires have a 100 psi max inflation value.
4x4ord 11/11/14 05:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Three road tests

Sports 45, You made my point. You said it very well. We should be concerned with power. Not horse power. Horse power is an approximation. It is based on torque and speed/distance. That is power that can be scientifically measured. You don't need hp or power to have torque. But you must have torque to have power or hp. Hp=rpm×torque/5252. The formula says it all. If there is zero rpm. Torque can be 1 million and hp would still be zero. If hp is any number greater than zero. Then neither torque nor rpm can be zero. Torque and rpm are the determining factors. Not hp. Hp is not a measurement it is an approximation dreamed up to sell stream engines. Now I understand. You want to live in your own little world where you compare power by looking at a torque curve and multiplying torque and rpm. That works. The rest of us just use the HP curve where the calculations have already been made. :) But I bet if you compare the power levels of two engines in your world you'll find the one that has 20% more power also has 20% more power in our world. Doesn't matter if you use horsepower (which you seem to dislike), elephant power, or kilowatts. When a big RV is going down the level highway at 70 mph it is mainly the wind resistance on the vehicle that is defining the amount of torque necessary on the rear axle to maintain the vehicle speed. Slow down a bit and the torque requirement drops significantly. When that heavy truck and trailer hit the big twisty hills things are a little different. You will likely be traveling a little slower and wind resistance is not playing nearly as big of role. The incline angle of the hill largely determines the amount of torque on the rear axle to maintain speed. If the engine isn't able to produce the necessary torque the truck slows down. Even though slowing down reduces the power required to maintain speed it makes little difference to the torque requirement which is largely being determined by the incline not wind resistance. So if the engine's torque curve is flat or falling off as the rpms drop the truck will rapidly slow down till a downshifting occurs. With this truck it is the transmission that is responsible for the torque increase. An engine (such as the Cummins) which has a significant torque rise as the rpm drops will have a higher tendency to pull the hill and downshifting will not be as often required. All this can be seen with a quick glance at an engine's torque curve.
4x4ord 11/02/14 07:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Three road tests

anyone that buys a 1 ton crew cab, long bed,4X4 dually, REALLY isn't all that concerned about mpg...you know, like that would be a deal breaker:R When I look at the three 1 ton diesels, they are now so similar that I will likely end up making my decision based on tow mirrors and mpg.
4x4ord 11/01/14 11:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Big Three road tests

For the last time............:R.............or maybe not, {B torque is not power. If it were, the Ram would have beat the hell out of the Bow Tie and Blue Oval. When talking engines that are working at a specific rpm, torque is power as far as I'm concerned. For instance if I know one engine is capable of making 800 lb ft of torque at 1700 rpm and another is capable of making 860 at that same rpm obviously the one capable of 860 is able to produce more power at 1700 rpm. When comparing the engines at 2900 rpm the max power output is a better indicator of power.
4x4ord 11/01/14 05:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Question...

4x4ord, do you really mean the truck depreciates $8,000 per year? That would mean that after about 7 years your truck is worth nothing? I'm not necessarily doubting you, more worried about the depreciation on my GMC. My truck depreciated a little less than 2K a year. I must have got a good one! :B The list price on my truck was 84,000. My BIL bought an identical truck to mine in the Spring of 2010 (a 2011 model). He paid $72,000 for it and traded it in a couple months ago after trying to sell it privately for 32,000. So his depreciation was over 8k per year. He had a few more miles on his than mine has though. Vehicles (and especially full load trucks) depreciate at an incredible rate in Alberta. I cheated and bought mine in Tennessee so my actual depreciation is a lot less.
4x4ord 10/30/14 05:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Question...

Some of the costs of owning a diesel for me over the last 4 years are: Depreciation.....$8000/year Fuel.............$5000/year Tires...,...,....$600/year Oil,filters and repairs......$100/year
4x4ord 10/30/14 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: HOT SHOT cattle prod

I think cows are a lot more sensitive to electric current then people. We had a cattle waterer that was not sufficiently grounded. The cows wouldn't drink. I stuck my hand into the muck and my nose into the waterer and only felt a tingle.
4x4ord 10/26/14 09:47am Around the Campfire
RE: Long or short bed for 5th wheel towing?

I am happy with my short bed and nonslider hitch
4x4ord 10/13/14 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks auto-mind programmer

Fuel quantity kills off the economy. To add power you need to add fuel. So if you use that power you will use more fuel. IOW's a 200 HP diesel will use about twice the fuel as a 100 HP diesel. So if you only had 375 HP and use all that power to pull a hill at 40 MPH and then you add a tuner to give you 450 HP and you now go up the same hill at 55 MPH you will use a LOT more fuel. You have to because you just added 75 HP worth of fuel. If you can get up the hill in 65 seconds using 450 hp instead of 90 seconds using 375 hp. The higher horsepower engine would almost certainly be saving you fuel going up the hill.
4x4ord 10/13/14 07:49am Tow Vehicles
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