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Old 12-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #41
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Roswell - cool - there must something there to take a picture of - still what an adventure -
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:33 AM   #42
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I like you lady friend on your refrigerator in this picture Pretty jealous about your trip sound like fun!! thanks for keeping us all updated on it. I'm in Virginia so you got a place to stay or just tell me when you coming through so i can sit on the highway and grab a pic of your rig puttin by







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Old 01-10-2011, 08:39 AM   #43
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I was going through texas and was about to miss my exit and snap..there goes the hitch and allot of sparks as the trialer hits the pavment and slamed into the back of the bus.Seems my custom patch weld job on the cracked hitch I put on didn't hold. So I had a new custom hitch installed. Not a bolt up one. I had a shop for 650. Build out of 3/8 tube steel a custom hitch. Tired of driving and sick of walmarts so I am putting the hammer down back to Los Angeles 10-4. The trip for the most part was uneventful other than the What I belive is the oil pressure sensor **** out on me as well. Guess it is common with pre 98' cummins 5.9 The bus is ready for a good filter change,fuel air and maybe do a transsmisition filter fluid change. Can I use regular 10-30w in the transmistion?..Heehe J/K
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #44
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snap some road side pics man!
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You have far too much "beige" inside there... You need to add some colour to the decor. Look s like the interior of a stick-&-staples RV. (puppy dog does not count)
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:23 PM   #46
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You have far too much "beige" inside there... You need to add some colour to the decor. Look s like the interior of a stick-&-staples RV. (puppy dog does not count)
It does because it is.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:29 PM   #47
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and snap..there goes the hitch and allot of sparks as the trialer hits the pavment and slamed into the back of the bus.Seems my custom patch weld job on the cracked hitch I put on didn't hold.
Bet ya wish you had that on tape.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:26 AM   #48
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Took pics can't find card reader for my SD card in camera. Update on the no oil pressure. Engine never burned a drop of oil. I switched to T6 5-40 and it burned all the oil about.I did an oil change about 3000, miles ago. So in around 3000 miles it burned 4 gallons of oil. I had to buy 4 gallons of oil to add to engine. It had no oil pressure because It had no oil in the engine!! Where did 4 gallons of oil go? I filled the oil in roswell,nm. I have now driven back to Los angeles,CA I am going to check the oil when I go out to the bus in a few hours and let you know How much it burned. Maybe 2 thin of an oil.If thats the case I will be switching back to a 15-40 conventional. ?? Any idea's ??
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Rotella is what I use in my caterpillar, it seems to be the most popular at the truck stops to th the truck drivers. If you haven't noticed a large pool of oil underneath your engine after setting at your local Wal-Mart parking lot , then you must be burning it. The good news is as long as you keep oil in the crankcase it will keep pulling for a long time.


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So I assume you are sure that it is not leaking oil rather than burning? If it's burning that much oil, that's a little scary. If that continues you could experience "runaway diesel" one of these days. If you don't know, that's a condition where so much oil from the crankcase is bypassing the pistons that it feeds the combustion chamber in an uncontrolled manner and the engine revvs out of control until it self-destructs! In that situation turning off the ignition key, fuel cut-off, hitting the brakes, all will be useless - the only way to avert disaster is to manually block the air intake by stuffing something like a folded blanket into it or a flat object on top of it, depending on how your intake is shaped.

All my diesels get Shell Rotella 15w-40 or Chevron Delo 15w-40. I've tried cheaper oil and regretted it. Some people swear by the Mobile 1 synthetic oil, but that is way too expensive for my budget.
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