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  2. 1.4 million miles.... Just broken in! The op picture I clicked in 2015 or so.
  3. This one has a Robert Bosch theres five more r models here of various years and all of them are American Bosch and don’t have this thing. Naturally I have the oddball. Lol
  4. Just fired up my 1995 e7-350, "cold" it's running 75psi oil pressure at idle. After a few minutes running it's at 60psi, pressure goes to almost 90 at 1600rpms. Maybe your pressure relief spring is fatigued or broken.
  5. that's a honey right there. I have seen some pictures somewhere of a neglected R in their colors
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  7. Thanks, I did put a vent in the top. After reading your post, I noticed its hard to see in the photo. I've been getting guidance from a retired Detroit guy. Thanks again though. I'm always open to info about my Detroit . I'm trying to learn as much as I can . This pic shows the vent in the top better .
  8. Thanks. The dash looks good in photo. In person its not at perfect as it appears. If you have some time on May 11 and don't mind heading south. A friend of mine host a little show and shine in Alliston. Its about 30 min south of Barrie. You can see it in person, along with my Tri-axle RD that's similar to the one you showed the pic of.
  9. Nissan Diesel has seen better days.
  10. LOL Spose manure happens cya
  11. They've just put the Volvo FM 11 Drivetrain in to a UD Cab chassis (Glider kit).. i saw one the other day,& it still had Volvo stickers/badges over the Engine & Ishift Box..
  12. If I remember right, the top has basically a built in nut, just turn the bag assembly counter clockwise.
  13. Does this mixer look familiar to you? It is behind a fence so can’t get a better picture. Red and white dm600 with a rocket mixer.
  14. My R with a Premier seat had to 3/8 bolts so the bag didn't shift in the seat cup.
  15. Ah Matt but it does- I took this picture on March 29, 2019
  16. Thank you and I’m hoping I’ll actually be able to hear some tunes now. Mack never went all out for insulation and sound proofing. Lol
  17. Probably a bolt inside the cab.
  18. Tunes make being stuck in traffic not so bad. Sitting in a nice looking truck makes it even better.
  19. What speed is it idling at? Should be about 650 rpms. If it's lower than that then bump it up.
  20. and im pretty sure that orange and blue R doesn't look like that anymore.....
  21. Having issues keeping the bottom wires of the plug on the back of the dashboard making contact. ( ground, dash lights,right turn signal indicator). Intermittent dash lights,and turn signal light if you lose ground whole dashboard does funny things. Any ideas.
  22. Thank you. I hope so. I’m anxious. Lol. I got the new kingpin kits put in it today. Naturally when I pulled the front drums the shoes were pretty much done so I’m off to hunt down new shoes first thing In the morning. May as well get 2 new tie rod ends too. I got a new set of drive tires to put on and I came up with 4 Alcoa’s from a buddy for the outside rears. Need a little polish work but I think I can get them to look well enough. Oh and after putting all that insulation in the cab I’m gonna pick me up a new stereo while I’m in town getting brake shoes...😁
  23. Owner-Driver / April 12, 2019 The 2019 Western Star Trucks Show n Shine will take place in Penrith in November Penske Commercial Vehicles will be hosting the 2019 Western Star Trucks Show n Shine in the grounds of the Museum of Fire in Penrith, NSW, on Sunday, November 3. The Museum of Fire is well known in truck show circles; it’s also the venue for the annual Penrith Working Truck Show as well as the annual Sydney Classic and Antique Truck Show. This will be the first Western Star Show n Shine event to be held in NSW. Penske says it will be a chance for Western Star owners to polish and display their much-loved trucks. Last year’s event held in Toowoomba saw North Queensland Truck and Machinery Movement’s ‘Phatcat’ 4800 take out truck of the show, with KS Easter’s 200th truck taking home the title in 2017 at the Mt Cotton Training Centre west of Brisbane. Penske says the 2019 event will again feature a host of prizes across several categories. "After speaking with customers and our dealer network, the decision was taken to move the show and shine to Sydney’s west," says Kevin Dennis, managing director of Penske Commercial Vehicles. "Our last two events were very successful with a great turnout of Western Star faithful and their friends and families, and we are sure that this year will be even better! "In addition to our national customers who travelled from far and wide the last two years and will do so again, we are also looking forward to spending the day with our NSW customers who didn’t make the trip north of the border the last few years." Registrations are due to be open soon. For further information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/WesternStarTrucksAustralia .
  24. Diesel News Australia / April 2019 The Australian requirements for a prime mover on Aussie roads are unlike those anywhere else in the world. We are also a relatively small prime mover market in the greater scheme of things, but every truck manufacturer likes to have a photo in their boardroom of their prime mover hauling a road train on a dusty red road in Australia’s outback. It infers ruggedness, durability and strength. They have all had a crack at the market and have succeeded in one way or another. For the Japanese, however, the results have been patchy at best. The domestic Japanese heavy duty market does exist, but the heavy duty rigid is the dominant force at the heavy end of the weight range. There is also not much of a sleeper cabin tradition in Japan, most are fitted with something we would regard as an enhanced day cab. All of the Japanese truck makers have offered a prime mover to the heavy duty market which has ticked some of the boxes in terms of Aussie requirements, but none have hit the mark squarely enough to have an impact. Engines have not had enough power or torque, wheelbases have not been suitable to get maximum benefit in GCM terms. The marriage of the Roadranger gearbox and Japanese engine has not been one made in heaven, functional but not great. Cabins have been ordinary and often cramped. The trucks have been adequate for the task, but were up against the best North America and Europe could offer, and coming a distant third. On the highway the UD Quon does demonstrate its strengths. This is a UD truck, so it sits down well on the road and gives the driver a relatively firm ride. The difference between the older models and this one become clear when manoeuvring. The steering is smooth positive and light, the influence of Swedish engineers in the steering system design. The engine brake is a real engine brake, this is not a butterfly valve changing the engine note, this is a compression brake. At the top of a long descent this driver clicked the automated manual transmission (AMT) over to manual, selected a suitable gear and engaged the engine brake. The ability of the engine brake to hold back a fully loaded semi on a steepish grade was surprising. There are four stages available on the engine brake to give the driver some more control over speed of descent and engine revs. The brake blending system is also in the European mode, touching the foot brake engages the exhaust brake, then the engine brake and then the service brakes, depending on how far the driver pushes the pedal when looking to slow the truck. The Escot AMT shows its European pedigree by disengaging the clutch and allowing the engine to idle when the truck does not need engine power to maintain 100 km/h. This coasting feature is another of the modern fuel saving features coming into the Japanese truck sphere. Hill start assist is also included to make it easier when taking off on a slope. This is one of those truck tests where the expectation of anything out of ordinary is quite low. This looks like the GW we have seen over the years. the familiar UD prime mover shape remains largely unchanged apart from features like the front grille and the headlights. These differences become much more obvious when the old and new are parked side by side. Even climbing into the cab, the basic layout has changed little. Most of the controls, storage and so on, are in a familiar place. It’s when you get out on the road that the impact of the changes made really hit home. The ride is excellent, the steering spot-on, the transmission is virtually faultless. The penny drops, this is a new truck. Then less obvious features like the coasting/rolling feature or the Traffic Eye come into play. The ACC makes life very easy for the driver, as long as it’s used properly. The engine brake also improves the driving experience, and if there were any doubts about the efficacy of this 11 litre engine in this environment, they are soon forgotten when the engine gets stuck in at the foot of a grade. The truck starts to communicate with you, giving you a percentage score on your driving behavior. It will also make recommendations, like suggesting the truck has been sitting at idle for too long. This is not the very basic UD prime mover from twenty years ago, this is a modern state-of-the-art truck, disguised as a Japanese one. .
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