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  • Birthday 03/15/1975

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    Music, Outdoor Adventure, Shooting Sports, Hard Water and Soft Water Fishing, Biblical History and Ministry.

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  1. Mack Technician

    Amazon Challenge......

    Better check the seal!!!
  2. Mack Technician

    Amazon Challenge......

    And its not even exotic or hard to find items they are gouging you on? They have some, unique, captured, items you can’t get elsewhere, so set your price in that case........but this is stuff you can find at any corner Hardware Store.
  3. Mack Technician

    MP8 hand primer pump

    Now THAT’S ironic.
  4. Mack Technician

    Amazon Challenge......

    Rip off of the day. Stanley wire crimper $9.99 @ Menards. https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/hand-tools/pliers-plier-sets/stanley-reg-electrical-pliers/84-199/p-1444425515587.htm Same Stanley wire crimper @ amazon...…. $35.66 https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Tools-Stripper-Cutter-Crimper/dp/B07K4V9PMX/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1547574815&sr=8-10&keywords=stanley+wire+crimper+pliers
  5. Mack Technician

    MP8 hand primer pump

    Along with the rest of domestic manufacturers like Deere and Cat who install electric primers. Europeans dig cheap, low tech, hand pumps? If Volvo installed an electric primer they might get an extra year of life out of each injector once they start to bubble.
  6. Hey Keith,

    Kamp and I are coming over for Eelpout Festival. Fishing East for a spell then we’ll be moving to the North end of Walker Bay for the weekend. If the bay ice folds we generally stay North of the fault, along 371, right off Kabekona Bridge boat landing. 

  7. Mack Technician

    exhaust valve lash

    Might be a good time to buy your local, firmiliar, knowledgeable, mechanic a case of Old Milwaukee and have him walk you through the steps or assist this round. Good Luck!
  8. Mack Technician

    exhaust valve lash

    I didn’t know what to say Fred......
  9. Mack Technician

    Beautiful Catastrophe III

    Yup, small, screw on thread top, for little Mr.Heater type heaters. No, from my understanding not secured or capped. Noah read this post and said “nope”, not a coon. He sent a pic of the shack. It had a hard shell, top and bottom. When collapsed it looks like a closed clam. Nothing but hard shell. He gave credit to the theories that rolled out though, lol. If science can’t explain it, BMT likely will !!!
  10. Mack Technician

    96 ch613 mack

    It’s usually the small fuel return line from the front top barb fitting of your front head. Return lines and suction lines can go bad and not show much leakage. Pressure lines will show. I just fixed a 98 V-II with the little inj spill line leaking at the connection at head. Same symptom. The overflow on those is a flow-thru restricted office, so any leakage of air upstream is a trouble maker. Don’t worry about a bit of start up smoke so long as you go clean and stay clean. It’s less likely to be an inj, so make that the last-step repair option.
  11. Mack Technician

    Beautiful Catastrophe III

    Heck yeah, best theory yet H.Seed! A Landfill Monkey(Raccoon). If the portable shack smelled at all like fish....or snack food, etc, naturally the raccoon are going to screw around with it. You always have food in your shack. It’s been unseasonably warm this winter so the coon have been out of hibernation, especially in the city where there’s always a lot to eat. They have monkey hands, 4 fingers + thumb and dexterity to dig, claw, pull and hold. Things love to walk on vehicles like a cat. It easily fills the missing piece of the puzzle, “what shorted the batteries?”.
  12. Mack Technician

    To Inframe or Not to Inframe

    When there’s no power to the EUP you will flow-through an open center. IOW- If your running 80 psi in your fuel rail...that’s the amount of pressure against the injector tip. If a tip leaks or cracks you get rail flow into the cylinder and lotsa smoke. Injection doesn’t occur till the 80 PSI fuel is trapped & compressed when the magnet induces port closure.
  13. Mack Technician

    To Inframe or Not to Inframe

    Clueless.....I short them constantly at work and never kill a healthy, running, engine beyond the target cylinder. Are you contacting them to each other or to a dead ground? Break them(terminals) loose at one side and retighten lightly so you can use the one wire to remove and dead out cylinder. Keep in mind these terminals get seized easily, if they won’t loosen, don’t force them. I don’t have the resistance spec available....I’m not at work. Keep in mind you need to disconnect one side of the EUP to get a legitimate, clean, reading. Otherwise you are including a harness and ECU in your math.
  14. Mack Technician

    To Inframe or Not to Inframe

    www.ksfuel.com if you have the OEM part number call a PAI dealer and you can also save 20%-30%
  15. Mack Technician

    To Inframe or Not to Inframe

    Only thing to pay attention to is someone screwing up the suspension assemblies. I'm working on a truck right now that sits crooked. When you look at the Z-spring members it doesn't even touch the front hanger on the RFRear, I can stick my fingers in the gap between the spring front slipper pad and spring strike-side. Whoever did the spring work put the wrong spacer in between axle and spring member. One side spring spacer is tapered for caster and opposite side is perfectly flat and square. In the case of what I have you can get an uneven load to one wheel, esp when bobtail. In the mid/early 2000’s Mack over sensitized the fault parameters and we occasionally got ghost codes on working EUP’s. It seemed to have come in with the CCRS vintages. They changed the software to lessen, or desensitize, the ghost code issue/parameter. If you change the EUPs the codes will likely disappear, but I’d require them to show a running issue before changing out. Example-your cold miss could be a failing magnet in the specific EUP your coding on and justify a new one. Aftermarket vendors are selling those pumps cheap, so it may be a worthwhile investment.

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