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RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Competition ! https://electrek.co/2019/11/21/lordstown-motors-beat-tesla-to-market-electric-pickup/
BenK 11/21/19 08:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

snip.... The odds are worst the Tesla? Has everyone lost all objectivity in their analysis? mich800...Rose colored fan glasses paint a different picture than what us regular folks see... :B
BenK 11/21/19 12:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TV engine oil

Philosophy of savings differ and not pushing anyone to change...just my opinions As for Molybdenum Disulfide 'soup', been doing that since in college working part-time as a draftsman/designer, circa late 1960's. Many have PM'ed asking what the heck after I've mentioned it over the years here and other forums. Finally remembered to take pictures Noticed that all the government (military, NASA, DARPA, etc) specifications required Molybdenum Disulfide in anything requiring lube Only one authorized supplier and needed a government contract number AND special number in order for the supplier to accept our PO's. At one time, that supplier was on the secret sauce list Talked to our in house ME/Physicist and my Materials Prof. They knew of it, but not enough for me, so called the producer down in S Calif After reading up and those discussions, wanted to try. So asked our purchasing guy to order an extra gallon for me. Had a MGB which worked and built the 4 cyclinder ICE (reground cam, higher rate springs, milled the head, ported and matched to both intake and OEM exhaust manifold, dual twin barrel-side draft Webbers, etc). Most all British sports cars used truck and tractor engines back then Tested Moly on it and only changed the oil & filter. Nothing else. Within 10 minutes, the dash temp gauge dropped about 7*F and dropped some more as more moly was plated Buddy in Canada sent several bottles of Tungsten Disulfide powder (<2 micron) and have tested that. No difference Serious shooters either heard of or know Molybdenum Disulfide for both barrels and bullets. Same situation as an ICE...except in firearms it is a dry application
BenK 11/20/19 02:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tusk's own words are catching up to him Judge would not toss out the defamation lawsuit and think the settlement will be large https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/19/business/media/elon-musk-defamation-lawsuit.html Caught in a lie stating to the court he was "illiquid" financially...then donated millions The semi, 300,000 lb tow rating, etc, etc are catching up to him But, his cult continues to believe his every word...not me
BenK 11/20/19 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: TV engine oil

Time, have those too, but they get bent in my backpack-toolbox when out taking care of apartments or buddies where don't need hard sided toolbox for sockets/etc Those clock oilers can't reach 'up' to oil unless it is full. As my squeeze bottle level goes down, just push the tube in until it reaches oil Of course can refill and have had to do so when the squeeze bottle goes too low Here is how I mix powdered Molybdenum Disufide powder (<1.5 micron particle size so it will not be filtered out). Same thing for shop & tool box/bag oilers Only add moly every once in a while, as it naturally plates. So if it goes dry, not metal on metal, but on coatings of moly. Maybe every 3rd oil change or when remember to do so...after checking the log Goodwill blender, $5 bucks https://i.imgur.com/JTnTVfXl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/21Tf5kUl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. https://i.imgur.com/XVbqwbbl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
BenK 11/18/19 11:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: TV engine oil

Make my own oil bottle from this and heat/pull the tip to make an approx 1/64" dia nozzle. Tube is about 8" long and can reach/poke/etc into spots regular oil cans and sprays can not get to and/or will make a mess If anyone makes one, be sure to pull the tube all the way out when storing it. Else it will expand from ambient changes to make a mess https://i.imgur.com/iqIRV97l.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. Newer ones has a much longer and refined tip...learned HOW2 heat the plastic and pull with needle nose better. The only way to oil the door hinge pin of my Suburban https://i.imgur.com/VPcv4yyl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. (edit)...great for firearms. Most oil can/bottle drops are too big/much
BenK 11/18/19 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
TV engine oil

Just in from changing the Sub's engine oil and thought to post this if you guys haven't considered getting the last drop of oil out of the bottle... Do one each night and the next morning the bottle is completely emptied I use this as my shop oil bottle filler. Mixed with Molybdenum Disulfide powder https://i.imgur.com/rpY5AOwl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. About 2-3 oz saved from 6 bottles https://i.imgur.com/pe5I2eTl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image.
BenK 11/18/19 03:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Getting Ready for First Tow with the EcoBoost!

Enjoy the trip and always love to hear family helping each other Know that trailer setup and agree single axle squirrelly no matter how nose down
BenK 11/18/19 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Anyone know whose ABS system Tusk buys ? Or did he design his own ?
BenK 11/17/19 08:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: The future cost of RV stay

Tusk uses a UNIX derivative and most likely brick it than blue screen In touching the brakes to scrub oxide off...how many of you test your ABS, etc ? Rainy season is upon us and I test my ABS every month or so on all of my vehicles
BenK 11/17/19 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Midsize car for towing

Not the power that limits the OEM product team from allowing towing, but duty cycle required to tow
BenK 11/16/19 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rotella for GAS Engines

Make sure it meets your engine oil required spec Zinc in many diesel engine oils will kill gasoline engine's CAT's
BenK 11/16/19 11:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

"Weight Police" is just a derogatory employed by those who don't want to hear anything about ratings Everyone is free to tow with whatever they wish...there is no policing on these freebie forums
BenK 11/15/19 03:52pm Towing
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

https://www.autotrader.com/car-shopping/suv-vs-crossover-whats-difference-215843
BenK 11/15/19 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Anything CAN tow and they all have OEM ratings Heck, a half ton CAN tow the Space Suttle (190,000 lbs)...have seen videos shoeing a VW towing a 747 Pure marketing and lost is how long will it do that, what incline CAN it tow those things. How will they be able to manhandle them in a Mr Murphy moment Monocoque can be designed to tow heavy and monocoque failures like breaking in half are rare...they will rattle like crazy towards their end of life. Understanding how spot welds fail is key to any discussion of monocoque designs...like a monocoque can be much tirsionally stiffer vs a ladder frame...initially...down the road may be a different story SUV...CUV...has blurred. OK...the fashion statement crowd typically do not care about details underneath the skin...bells and whistles at the top of their list Just buy what you like and enjoy your decision...towing has additional metric which should be considered...
BenK 11/15/19 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Try this... https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/14/tesla-skeptic-model-3-window-of-opportunity-but-ford-ev-coming-soon.html
BenK 11/14/19 06:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 HD Payload and Max Trailer - How to spot them?

Jim...you make too much sense and have the exact same thoughts But...it makes for great theater using marketing nomenclature instead of GVWR & RGAWR... And...the OEM's sell more trucks to those who bought the wrong F150...thinking advice from those who own top end GVWR F150's saying sure you can...
BenK 11/14/19 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

One follow...risk taker and has screwed up sometimes...but they are right more iften Made a ton on baba...following Credit Suisse https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/14/tesla-skeptic-model-3-window-of-opportunity-but-ford-ev-coming-soon.html
BenK 11/14/19 09:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: Electric vehicles

X2 what fj12 and others wrote Don't blame the vehicles but those who didn't plan the system well Current battery technology used on ICE's & BEV's today lose capacity the colder it gets Hybrids the best for now until that is solved. Use the exhaust to heat the batteries at their optimum temperature range
BenK 11/13/19 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Ford 7.3 V8

GM 6.6L is based on the small block. Ref link below https://www.google.com/amp/gmauthority.com/blog/2019/02/gm-planning-new-engine-larger-than-new-6-6l-v8-l8t/amp/ A small block will most likely never have the duty cycle of a big block...maybe if they spend tons and tons of $$$ Direct injection doesn’t have gasoline washing the intake port and EGR deposits won’t be washed away Oil sprayed at the piston bottoms a nifty thermal metric Still love my L29...but if GM comes out with a similar big block...WOW...just might get one
BenK 11/11/19 07:20pm Tow Vehicles
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