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RE: Just give me the bad news.

Ok, first, my condolences about your parents. I was in the same boat as you about 15 years ago. A few things got away from me too and got damaged. Now the good news. Rain water is pretty much purified water. This is very good news because if any salt water gets into any electrical; it's done. Water does not get into wires so the only thing that corrodes is the connection. Even that rarely happens because most connections are plated. So good news so far right? Now the not so good news. I didn't say bad new because it's not really that bad of news. The stepper motors that run the gauges are kinda fragile. In fact they go out all the time with truck in climate controlled garages. More good news. There are people out there that can replace the whole gauge cluster with a serviced one pretty cheaply. About the interior and the not so good news. You're more than likely going to have to pull the seats out and have them redone. The carpet and padding and headliner is also going to have to be replaced. That will not be cheap but not too bad either when considering new truck costs or even used truck costs. You are also going to need to have the cab ozoned. A lot of high end detail shops have ozone machines where you can have this done. This will kill all of the mold in the cab and make it smell good again. Even if the puter is bad it not crazy expensive to replace. Not cheap but not 5 grand either. All in all without seeing the truck, this things is VERY much worth saving and will be much cheaper than you think. Good luck and let us know how things go.
Turtle n Peeps 05/08/22 09:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Trans coolers

220 for modern ATF synthetics is not hot at all. Warm, but not hot. The warning chime for my truck comes on around 265 or 270? You can put another cooler on as you have said but there really is no reason too. The problem also it if you do cool off the tranny then those BTU's will go into the engine coolant stack and that can cause problems too. Not saying to not put another ATF cooler in the stack, I'm just telling you some of the drawbacks because very few on this site seems to want to talk about those.
Turtle n Peeps 05/07/22 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I can't see high performance being a real separator in real life use. It's also like when they talk about crazy 0-60 times..People buy cars for all kinds of reasons, and if their ICE car could beat an EV at 0-60, I'm sure they'd be complaining about it. I wonder if an electric dragster could beat a top fueler? That would really pi** some people off. At least they wouldn't have to rebuild the engine after every run or two. Of course without all the noise and fire, what fun would that be? Tell that to Don. He really "set the track on fire" a few days ago. He really did!!! :B TF dragsters put out 10 to 12 thousand HP now days and cover 1000 feet in a little over three and a half seconds. Show me a picture of an electric motor that put out that kind of power and weighs the same or less and can fit in a chassis of a car.
Turtle n Peeps 04/29/22 03:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

My electric car was great.......until the main battery failed......which cost 10 grand to replace......then it was great again....until the main battery failed.....again......which still cost 10 grand to replace......I don't know if it's great again because there is not a battery in the world that anybody has in stock......So my wife will have to wait 6 months to find out if her car is great again. Until then.....I will just have to guess if my battery powered car will be great again.
Turtle n Peeps 04/28/22 09:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Vehicle "rise" while towing.

Goal from manufacturer for almost all vehicles today is for the vehicle to understeer under most conditions. Hence the reason they plow like a John Deere in the back 40 field. There is a reason trucks handle bad from the factory and you hit on the reason. They tried to mitigate the problem by jamming the engine up under the dash but as you said, they still can't get 50/50. (nor do they want too) In the old days people used to put a steel plate in the back of their truck. Or bags of sand. The reasons were the same.....to get the truck to handle better in all conditions. Like I said above, the goal of a well handling road vehicle is to get all 4 tires working the same. I set my towing truck up where the weight bias is around 52/48 when the trailer is connected. Like I said above, this is a compromise, but a compromise that works well. If you like your truck to plow like a pig in a turn so be it, but I want a well handling truck when I tow.
Turtle n Peeps 04/20/22 11:27pm Towing
RE: Vehicle "rise" while towing.

Towing; as with most things in life are a compromise. The manufactures are also saddled compromises. Some say to bring the front end height 100% back to non towing status. Some say 50%. Some say even less. I say those numbers are useless....or next to useless and here is why. Essentially, you want all four tires to have the same weight on them whether towing or not. When all four tires have the same weight on them handling and braking is optimized. Ever wonder why trucks now days have the engine jammed up under the dash? Some mechanics think its to make them mad but the real reason is to get the weight bias as close to 50/50 as possible. Now you know. That being said the proper way to do a towing setup is to weigh the vehicle and try to make all 4 tires the same weight on your tow rig with your trailer attached. One could have two trucks with drastically different weight biases. Case in point is a 2500 Ram with a Cummins in it. The Cummins engine is very heavy and the Hemi is light. That being so, I would put more weight on the rear of the Cummins truck and less on the Hemi truck to make all four tires do the same work even though both are 2500 series truck. Now, if you set up your truck while towing with a 50/50 weight bias you will have optimized handling but braking won't be optimized. (there is that compromise again) Under panic braking with a 50/50 weight bias vehicle a lot of weight goes to the front of the vehicle and the rear tires do very little. For "me" I put somewhere around 48/52 front to rear weight bias in my truck/trailer towing combo. This seems to make the best "compromise" for "me" for handling and panic braking.
Turtle n Peeps 04/20/22 08:47am Towing
RE: GM buying back 6.6L Duramax

Many people made a good living by making Fummins changeovers. Maybe I should start a Chummins shop?
Turtle n Peeps 04/17/22 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi to be replaced by inline six?

But your statement that the Dmax makes waaay more torque is laughable and you're trying too hard to prove a point. And, still off topic, comparing a Cummins engine to a Dmax, the Cummins has greater torque rise, which seat of the pants, "feels" like more torque, since the V engine has to spin up to keep up and the big C hunkers down and pulls. Really? Why is that? My LBZ puts out 650 ft/lbs of torque. The same year Cummins puts out 610 ft/lbs. (so much for the Long stroke BS) My truck puts out 360 HP. The same year Cummins puts out 310 HP. Who's truck is going to climb the hill faster or tow better? Towing just got easier. :B Now lets look at torque charts. https://i.imgur.com/1uvQ2Xrl.jpg Now the LBZ looses what? (hard to tell because the chart is so course) maybe 50 ft/lbs from 1,500 to 3,200 (peak HP) So at peak HP the DM is at 600 ft/lbs or close to it. I can't find a torque chart for the Cummins for the 2006 year. Cummins in these years are notorious for having pool table flat torque curves so lets just say this is the case the Cummins looses no torque from 1,500 RPM to 3,000 RPM (max HP for the Cummins) It started out at only 610 torque and the DM started out at the same the same RPM but made 650. So the DM made 40 ft/lbs of torque more than the Cummins at the same RPM. (oops I guess the DM makes peak torque at 1,600 not 1,500. So 100 RPM more. (Big woop :R) BUT.......the DM makes a few more HP than the at 3,000 grand and the DM makes 50 more HP than the Cummins at 200 RPM more. So much for the long stroke dominating the torque game. Now if you want to win the efficiency game the long stroke game is the way to go for sure. The engineering videos I have supplied show why this is so. It has to do with heat loss or lack there of for the long stroke engines. And efficiency is big in this time.
Turtle n Peeps 03/30/22 10:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi to be replaced by inline six?

Here are the dyno numbers: 2006 Duramax puts out 650 ft/lbs of torque. 2006 Cummins puts out 610 ft/lbs of torque. So much for the long stroke putting out more torque. I can hear the fan bois all ready saying that's not fair!! Your Dirty Max is a waaaaaay bigger engine!!! Fine, more facts: 2008 Duramax 6.6 L vs 2008 6.7 Cummins: 2008 Duramax 6.6 L = 650 ft/lbs of torque. 2008 Cummins 6.7 L = 650 ft/lbs of torque. Well would you look at that? Same exact torque even though the Cummins has a waaaay longer stroke. :B As somebody that has used a lot of torque out many engines I can see a major problem with the numbers you post; You only list peak, and don't relate it to RPM. This would matter if the engine worked at that RPM. But most useful would to compare the graph of torque output over the RPM range. So why don't "you" put up the torque graph if you find it useful? People have been saying that bigger stroke makes bigger torque. The numbers above prove that not to be true. The Dirty Max with the waaaaaaay shorter stroke makes way more torque than the Cummins I with a long stroke. Myth busted. Fine, I will do your work for you: https://i.imgur.com/BqfZKmml.jpg These two charts tell tail I'm trying to get across. Both of these Cummins engines have the same bore and stroke. They did not increase the stroke length to get way more torque. Fueling parameters, timing, turbo boost and probable 50 other things changed, but not the stroke length. Listen to the videos I posted and learn. BTW I personally think Cummins is doing an outstanding job making the power they do with that long of a stroke. It's hard to make power with a long stroke engine and Cummings is pulling it off. A hard thing to do.
Turtle n Peeps 03/29/22 10:33am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi to be replaced by inline six?

A lot of misinformation and misunderstanding in this thread. And I do mean a LOT. :B Long strokes do NOT make more torque. That is a myth. Because some dumpy old guy who makes a youtube video sez so? No. Because engineers say so that's why. If anybody want's to learn why, this is a great video to learn from. If you just want to know about torque, start at the 3 minute mark and learn about long and short stroke and what it "doesn't do to engines." Don't like videos? Fine. Lets talk about actual diesel engines. Engine #1. 2006 LBZ 6.6 Duramax. (Why this engine?) Because I own it and know about it. Engine #2. 2006 Ram Cummins 5.9. Engine #1 according to the internet the Durmax has a bore of 4.055 and a stroke of 3.90. (almost a square engine) Engine #2 according to the internet the Cummins has a bore of 4.02 and a stroke of 4.72. According to a lot of people on here the Cummins should kill my engine in torque because of the long rod. Here are the dyno numbers: 2006 Duramax puts out 650 ft/lbs of torque. 2006 Cummins puts out 610 ft/lbs of torque. So much for the long stroke putting out more torque. I can hear the fan bois all ready saying that's not fair!! Your Dirty Max is a waaaaaay bigger engine!!! Fine, more facts: 2008 Duramax 6.6 L vs 2008 6.7 Cummins: 2008 Duramax 6.6 L = 650 ft/lbs of torque. 2008 Cummins 6.7 L = 650 ft/lbs of torque. Well would you look at that? Same exact torque even though the Cummins has a waaaay longer stroke. :B Engine Masters did a TV show a few months back about rod length. Everybody on the show (me too) thought the long rod engine was going to put out more torque. WRONG!! They were the same within dyno measurements. Link to Engine Masters rod article.
Turtle n Peeps 03/28/22 02:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi to be replaced by inline six?

A lot of misinformation and misunderstanding in this thread. And I do mean a LOT. :B Long strokes do NOT make more torque. That is a myth.
Turtle n Peeps 03/27/22 10:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: A Quick Question

Yes, both tanks need to be open to switch over. If you don't want it to switch over just leave one off.
Turtle n Peeps 03/26/22 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Elon just opened Giga Berlin and said after the back-orders for the Model Y are caught up they will move to the Cybertruck, Semi and Roadster. Do you just want to be the #1 troll here or what exactly ? How stupid does Detroit think Americans are? video Cool, but when is the 621 mile Semi going to be on the roads of the US? What year? I don't want to know about market cap, or model 3's or pickups or new plants. This thread is about the Tesla Semi. When is that going to hit the streets? What year?
Turtle n Peeps 03/25/22 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Is this thread about the Semi or market cap? :h:S For quite a while it was Turtle that was non stop about the financials and the pending bankruptcy due to unpayable debt and financial losses due to start up costs. The current market cap is just keeping it real. Semi is still coming. Don't know when but Semi will come. Time, you said 2019 is when the Tesla Semi was going to prowl the roads of the US. 3 years later now you don't know when? Odd? BTW even Tusk said he was within weeks of bankruptcy when I said this. Now Tesla (and others) are getting so much subs from the gov they are now safe. Haven't you heard. It's free money. When is the Semi going to hit the roads of the US? Give me a year? This is what this thread is about. Not cars, not market cap not even about a pickup.........but a Semi. When is the 621 mile Semi going to hit the road in the US?
Turtle n Peeps 03/25/22 11:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Is this thread about the Semi or market cap? :h:S When is the 621 mile Semi coming out? A year would be nice. At this point a decade may work. When is 621 mile Semi going to be driving around our roads? What year?
Turtle n Peeps 03/25/22 10:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Nice promo video of a truck driving around. Wow, super impressive. :R When is the Semi going to be produced that will drive 621 miles in one shot just like Tusk said it would? So when is this going to happen? Many on here said years ago. Still waiting......still waiting.......still waiting....... Here is a clue why you will be waiting for a loooooooog, long time....(start at 1:25)
Turtle n Peeps 03/25/22 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla Semi on the road : video ROTFLMAO This is funnier. petrodolar colapse? Them ev trucks cant come soon enough ROTFLMAO, not really. I think the Photo Shop Semi in the GG is epic ROTFLMAO
Turtle n Peeps 03/24/22 08:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Tesla Semi on the road : video ROTFLMAO
Turtle n Peeps 03/24/22 09:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Here are photos of the latest limited production Semi trucks spotted in California that are used to transport stuff from the the Fremont factory to Giga Nevada. So do they have a cloaking device on them? Where are all the video's from the fan boi's showing them driving from Fremont to Reno? Did he put a Kenworth body on the Semi and put fake stacks on it? LOL I will ask again. When are the 621 mile Semi's coming out? Tusk said they had them a long time ago. Where are they? In fact, where are the 50 to 55 cent/ KWH batteries Tusk promised? He said the long-term goal would be to try to get to a cost per kilowatt-hour of long-range battery cells of “around 50 cents or 55 cents”, which as he was speaking at 2am local time. If it was a slip of the tongue why didn't he clean it up later with a retraction? Where are the pickup's he promised years ago? Where is the full self driving? All we get is Photo Shop pictures?
Turtle n Peeps 03/23/22 07:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Turtle, that was "the reckless stunt" the media in my 'hood was blubbering about, but wouldn't show because they didn't want to inspire anyone? ?? It happened down in LA somewhere? Maybe Time knows him? Anybody know when the 621 mile Semi is coming out? Anybody?
Turtle n Peeps 03/23/22 01:58pm Tow Vehicles
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