BGarofalo

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  1. I have an empty 25ft flatbed heading from northern nj to Indiana on the 16th of December if somebody needs something transported.
  2. I only use stemco guardian seals anymore. They last a long time. As far as torque here is a standard procedure.
  3. The New Reality of Wrenching

    I genuinely enjoy what I do working on trucks. But, every once in a while you take a step back and think "they don't pay me enough for this crap." I couldn't agree more on the European stuff. DAF engines from Paccar are terrible with service information. It's like the black market to get a torque spec. Just for future reference for you just about any machine can be deleted of its emissions equipment. I routinely have exporters come to me before loading stuff up on the boat to its new home. I just did a backhoe for a private customer heading back to South America because he said they can't get def fluid where he's from.
  4. Stainless E9 injection lines, failing

    If your leaking at the threads then it may just be return fuel. I have Scheid make all my lines for various trucks. They always fit well. I install the lines in sequence with tightening injectors. Especially if you have a new injector or a new line. By sequence I mean: 1. remove injector hold down cap and then re-install snug 2. install your line and snug your line nut to half torque 3. torque the injector cap 4. torque your line. Its the same procedure for any connector tube style injector.
  5. Typical Shop Work

    I never liked the design for the front cover/head/cam plate seal on the series 60. It seems like every one that rolls through the shop is at least damp in that area. I remember the days of doing engines on the ground and I dont miss it lol! I bought my first OTC revolver engine stand and loved it so much I bought a second one. The amount of time you save in handling is immense.
  6. Dog on our lawn.

    I use a mep005 as my generator too. They are very stout units but they certainly make some noise.
  7. Kenworth 963

    A buddy of mine works for Peterbilt and they recently sent him to a production facility for training. They had a 963 on the line being assembled. Said it makes the other trucks look like toys. It's funny to see the cab looks so small yet it's the same one on class 8 trucks. A double frame isn't good enough so they just stack another frame on top. Very cool trucks.
  8. hopping issue

    Just to clarify, does this happen unloaded only or does it happen while the truck has weight on it too?
  9. No more Boy Scouts

    Next will be a new name. Gender Neutral Scouts of America.
  10. Mufflers

    I used the Donaldson mufflers on my CL. $80 bucks a piece right from the dealer. Louder than stock but by no means too loud. I would have to get the parts number from the shop.
  11. E9 air compressor, pushing oil out the intake

    A lot of guys silicone the compressor flange to the engine instead of using a gasket. If the silicone blocks the oil drain (or restricts) it causes the compressor crankcase to have too much oil in it and will subsequently push oil past the rings.
  12. Stainless E9 injection lines, failing

    I run .093 SS lines on my inline pump with no problems. Lines typically crack from poor clamps/insulators. Be careful not to overtorque the lines. Very clean looks great!
  13. In my experience e6 will always come up better. Both my e9's stay pretty consistent at 4.2 to 4.5 mpg regardless of load. If it's just a hobby truck then skip the fuel mileage and just go e9!!
  14. I had to be persuaded by a few friends to get the tanks painted. I've always been a fan of polished tanks but I thought it might be "too much" for the colors of the truck. I like it though. As far as my plans with the truck, I really don't have any. Drive it down to town to get coffees for the guys . Again thanks for the compliments! Its nice to be around guys who share the same passion.
  15. Well I made a bit more progress today. I got the tanks back from paint and mounted them to the truck. Still have to clean up all the aluminum pieces and get a good coat of paint on the frame. Little by little it's moving along.