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Mack Technician

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  1. Mack Technician

    mack 18 speed problem

    Terry, I recant of my harsh criticism, brotherman was just looking at the 6 worn engagement sides of the mainshaft sliders. BMT lesson- approach misinformation cautiously.
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    Tim Maikshilo isn’t fooling me - It's the Vegemite

    Never saw anyone try an “Ice Wine” version? Git’in through the snows a small sacrifice.
  3. I can only offer this.....while calling a few major outlets for aftermarket parts I asked each parts person the same question "What washers and dryers offer the best parts availability". I talked a few women and one man. The man was clueless as to any differences. The women all said "Whirlpool" without much time to think. One Gal said whirlpool will go back to the 80's.
  4. Is that similar to “commercial grade”, like you would see at the local laundromat? I’m shopping for what you thought you were getting.........simple, water sucking, low efficiency, semi-effective, repairable unit. $1,100 side load Kenmore I have died in 6 years, ECU burn-out. I diagnosed it and installed a new ECU. A code came onto screen that didn’t exist, even on-line. I called the company, lady said “did you install an ECU? That code means the other computers can’t communicate with new hardware, we have to come to your home and reprogram all three so it communicates”. Into the trash it went, sent new ECU home.
  5. I don’t try to settle arguments on this site because they are too much fun to read, but I think most of what your arguing is generally true. Volvo did commit murder to Mack, first killed its pride. Volvo is a good manufacturer, in a throw away world, or they would naturally dissolve. Our Volvo off-road is the lowest cost per hour machines we currently run. Partly because they are primitive. Are you aware they still use color coding in VOE? 100% color coded, candy stripe, wiring in my Volvo’s. It’s like 1970 all over. No ridiculous piles of white wires with microscopic ink numbering, that wipe off, which you can’t read anyway. LOVE IT!!!! XXXOOO-Volvo. Toyota are phenomenal, William Deming was a genius. Old stuff is better in many ways(Class 8 and down). You shouldn’t have to live in fear of running out of warranty like we do now days. I drive all vehicles that have no tire pressure monitors and only one has ABS. I pulled the ABS fuse on my new(er) Dodge so I could actually stop in winter and it wouldn't start. I can’t stand being lead around by the nose, especially by an engineer. It’s debateable......but believe modern lubricants applied to the six, seventh and eighth decades of the 20th century may have produced 200K-300K mile cars. Nobody would argue......”modern appliances Suck!”
  6. There is only one individual I’ve met who sits at the outer rim of the Volvo inner circle. He told me every part being design engineered by Volvo is R&D’ed, tested, approved and passed to a second group of engineers who don’t design. That group of individuals take the design and predetermine the component lifespan against production cost and quality. They control the service life of components, quality of build materials and set production cost for the truck build. He advised Volvo has a reasonably good idea what your operating costs are going to be during the build. What I took out of the conversation was..... Volvo is a stacked-deck-dealer who only gets honest when He sees your going to walk away from the table.
  7. Mack Technician

    MACK KNOBS

    41, I've notice you have nearly one of everything. Cars, Trucks, Gadgets, apocalypse generators, cool shift knobs, guns, power boats, etc. I didn't have the "statue of David" on my assumed toys list??? I'm not an art buff, but the white legs next to you on the reflection is 100% Michelangelo….. gotta Google search for stolen David statue to see if I'm collecting a crime stoppers reward. Or you could let me borrow your boat for a weekend and I'll forget the whole thing...….
  8. Mack Technician

    Real Swift

    Low blood sugar Keg? Had an operator go low sugar one day and do that. Was just sitting there staring into space, confused.
  9. Mack Technician

    mack 18 speed problem

    I prefer to think your right, but consider the number 6. He dreamed up a synchro on each side of sliders....... They replaced the trans and something was fixed cause he is driving it and liking it.... so good job?
  10. Mack Technician

    03 cv713 eup problem

    Test the running voltage at EUPs and compare with good cylinders. I lost an ecm and that is how we found it.
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    mack 18 speed problem

    https://macktrucks.vg-emedia.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=6330 You should download and keep this, it is a free OEM Mack manual for that trans...Could help you understand the interior of trans. Because the person you use is a crook or an idiot, possibly both .
  12. Mack Technician

    Tim Maikshilo isn’t fooling me - It's the Vegemite

    Use to have a little club here, the Jenny Falls Corkmasters. We made wine and had get togethers to judge them. I decided to make Dandelion wine to spec. Could not have any stem milk in it because it's ultra-bitter, like you mentioned. Had to pinch only the yellow pedals off each head...….for hours.....till I had a cheese cloth bag full or yellow pedal fluff. Never did it again, but wow, it was good that way. Crystal clear with a light yellow tint. If your every really bored, pinch a bunch of the dandelion pedals, put in coffee filter, boil it, sweeten it and drink it hot. Whole new flavor you've never tasted and can't compare to anything you've had.
  13. Mack Technician

    Cure for Cancer

    I've been experimenting for years on a cure for salt cancer. This stuff is the best and worst out there. Best because it works like a charm at sealing out salt and water and is impossible to wash off, worst because it is impossible to deal with when it gets on you. It doesn't just get on you, it bonds to you and becomes integrated to your body for the next week or two. We use it at the facility to lubricate massive, slow RPM, turntable gears. The consistency is liquid for the first 10 minutes then it becomes a black petroleum gum similar to pine pitch. In cold weather and after years in service it stays soft and shiny, you can cut it with your fingernail. After I rebuilt my Meat Collector Edition F150 I coated it, top to bottom, and all drivetrain units. I did interior body pockets and dead spaces, door interiors, included foot-salt run off zones, beautiful. Has no residual smell even on a hot day. When I did the tank I set it on my chest while lifting, it ripped holes in my bio-hazard smurf suit and tore my thin latex gloves. Small price to pay for an eternally mummified steel. In time it loses it's surface tackiness.
  14. Mack Technician

    Cure for Cancer

    Never saw or heard of Krowns till this thread. I’ve tried a thinner Lanolin base, made by “fluid film”, but not as impressed with it. The Duty Master won’t creep, it will draw and pool, but not creep into fasteners as described. I also keep it off my wiring, can’t afford to experiment.
  15. Mack Technician

    mack 18 speed problem

    10-4!
  16. Mack Technician

    Cure for Cancer

    Stuff says you can apply to wet surfaces, but don’t. Fine if your spraying a wet gear once a week, like in a maintainence program. If you want it to stick well and last without a bunch of applications pressure wash and dry the surface.
  17. Mack Technician

    Cure for Cancer

    Don't know? You have a Lawson Dealer near you? I put in my order, Lance (salesman) submits it to be delivered to my house, arrives in 2 days (from Chicago) and I get a bill at end of the month. https://www.lawsonproducts.com/Drummond/Duty-Master-Open-Gear-Lubricant/DA6250.lp?_requestid=408398 There are multiple kinds and they are completely different. I tried three different brands. Lawson sells 2 dissimilar types, one thin and then the stuff pictured. Some like CRC Extreme Duty Open Gear and Chain Lube have the consistency of smooth butter with no real tack. Wasted a bill on it, not very good, rubs and washes off.
  18. Mack Technician

    Cure for Cancer

    In your hair, cut it off. On your clothes, throw'em out. In your eyes...….. Kidding aside, 3M Brake Cleaner liquefies it.
  19. Mack Technician

    mack 18 speed problem

    None. Range has a synchro, that’s it.
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    mack 18 speed problem

    If they left the thrust washers in production instead of a thrust ball bearing none of it would have happened. They undercut the snap ring land to half depth so the bearing could be used. We reverse engineered some back to original shaft style till we ran out of parts. Did an in chassis sychro this summer on a buddies log truck. All updates installed in a T3. The double thick snap ring no longer pops off like the wimpy original......it shatters and runs through the gears. He called and said he had no high, so limped home in lo. I was picking bits out of everywhere, some rolled flat from gears, but no real damage. Reused everything but installed a new ring. Synchronizer looked fine, well preserved. But, yeah, better, no perfect fix.
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    mack 18 speed problem

    Automotive transmissions have synchronizers to bring individual gears up to speed before engaging them. That’s why you don’t have to think when shifting a car or pickup. Your transmission has one synchronizer for the range shift. Hence you have to RPM match gears manually or you get a lot of clash. No sychro(s) between gears. If you try to shift a manual car without pushing in the clutch you would experience a Mack 18 speed in your car. Synchronizers can’t work without clutch depressed. I’ve tried it, it’s a bit tricky and not good for a synchronized trans, but experimentation and curiosity wins over common sense sometimes. One thing to remember is to never range shift to low when going at high speed. A Mack tranny repairman from UPS (wouldn’t guess they use Mack tranny?) told me 3 times shifted to low, at 55 or above, and synchro is junk.
  22. Mack Technician

    Do we all really want World War 3 ?

    No dude, just think of the last time you were cooking up your world famous long pork. Sizzle and serve.....
  23. Mack Technician

    New Mack question?

    Friday I ran into a friend who runs wood to our facility. He told me there are three loads of wood in a day. The last load is the only one you make money on. There is rarely four loads due to scale hours and distance to wood landings. One parked regen and he has a zero profit day. The thing that irks him is there is nothing he can do about it and no one to complain to.
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    New Mack question?

    Lol, those suckers are cheap! I call it precision generic so the bean counters don’t feel buyers remorse. The indignation of going back to a hand primer pump on the Volvo fuel filters instead of a Deere or Cat with electric primer everything..... If Volvo wasn’t so cheap, and used an electric lift, all those failing-injector-trucks might actually prime and start instead of trying to inject leaked combustion gas. Take it a step forward and trick it with a “wait to start” light so the rail can Re-prime.
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    New Mack question?

    IMO- If the machine has exclusive rights to logically regulate torque to the transmission, and take the ability of the driver to create a shock load condition, the new concepts can be paperweight light (Single countershaft). We are seeing it in our machines. They come with optishift. You can’t shock the trans unless you hit a concrete wall wide open. You can be going forward at top speed in the Volvo and throw it into a reverse drop. Machine decels engine, applies brakes logically and shifts the trans at a low speed threshold, repowers the engine to whatever percentage your foot demands and your heading the other direction. It happens fast and hard, faster than an operator could negotiate a direction change and all within a “safe” parameter. Not flawless.....Do it enough at high speed and you eventually have a brake overheat. On an ice sheet your about to have a free carousel ride and make a lot of body work for the mechs.

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