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About ivanuke

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    Technology,Electrical, Mechanical, and Computer Engineering, 3D Printing, Fabrication, Computers, Programming.

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    CV713, CHN613, CH613
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    2007, 2005, 2001
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    2001 CH613, 2005 CH613

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  1. Check your tanks, I remember my CHN had similar issue, I changed fuel filter and didnt help. I drained my entire tank both sides and refilled with new diesel, that fixed the issue.
  2. You can download the v-mac III service manual here. https://macktrucks.vg-emedia.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductId=6156 Just click the view file hyperlink and it will download, at the end of the manual you will see troubleshooting steps for your codes. As for lack of power i dont have much experience on what may be the issue but anything sensor related can be found in the manual.
  3. 1" crushed concrete. Would you recommend I do 6" slab, with rebar on top and bottom or wire mesh top and bottom? I do have 20 ton bottle jacks but I always put a 1/4" 1x1ft steel plate underneath. In houston there is A LOT of humidity, I want to have the shop insulated but I don't know if that would keep the floor from sweating. Should I invest in a vapor barrier?
  4. Yep I'm in Houston, we rarely see freezing temps. I don't think we got any this past few years. Maybe a day or two. The majority of my property is covered with 4-6" of crushed concrete that my trucks are parked on. I was planning on bringing in select fill as a base for the slab and compact it. Would it be a good idea to add a layer of crushed or would it not make a difference.
  5. Two are gunite companies (not sure the proper term for the truck they use) The other companies have readimix that they bring to you in barrel trucks. Shop will be 50x80 and is accessible at all sides, can most barrel trucks reach half way? I will get pros to do the finish thats for sure, but I have experience with framing and rebar so I will do that myself (I still have somewhat of a good back lol)
  6. Wow thanks guys for all the awesome advice! I will be doing the work myself. Forming and doing the rebar only. There are 4 concrete plants in the same section of commercial property where my shop is. Two gunite companies and two companies with barrel trucks. Cemex being one of them. I think I will budget for the 6" slab. Thanks for everyones advice especially JoeH for the detailed info!
  7. What thickness would you guys recommend for a truck repair shop? I will be building a shop soon to service my fleet of dump trucks. Ive outgrown my 35x50 shop that has a 12" slab. That to me seems overkill. I am thinking 6" slap for the new shop. Any recommendations so the slab holds up for many years? Will also be adding a gantry crane in the future to lift dump beds and other items so I would most likely put grade beams for that.
  8. I would remove the battery terminals from all 3 batteries and check each one individually one by one with a volt meter. There may be weak or dead cells in them. I would get them tested at your local auto parts store if you cant test yourself, this would be the least expensive diagnostic step to take imo.
  9. Does it go through the motions again when you let off the key with the charger on it? Could be a battery issue, a starter solenoid, or ignition switch. I would look at those closely first.
  10. Anyone know where I can purchase the mack granite CV713 black fender outlines? I can't seem to find any online that look like original oem ones.
  11. Thanks for the info! I just looked up the kit and its $760! Invididually the pads are $20-30 from other brands. I guess its worth it if they last even 3x-4x as long!
  12. Its time for me to replace some of the insulator pads on my camelback suspension . I came across this video . Anybody have experience with using these pads vs any other brand? Does it really improve ride quality as they say. Thanks. . Any
  13. If you have no use for a dump truck its a good idea to convert. Depending on the condition of your dump box you could sell the whole system for a few thousand.
  14. I've compiled a list of over 800 mack service bulletins to help those that might not be aware of certain bulletins for their trucks, I believe these are up to 2009 only just based on descriptions. Feel free to add to the list. I've attached an excel. If you'd like it in a word document or something else just let me know. If you visit https://macktrucks.vg-emedia.com/ and in the keyword search box you type in the service bulletin number. You can click on the service bulletin Number hyperlink in the search results, then select Print/Save File and it should download to your computer. Mack Service Bulletins Updates.xlsx
  15. What are the blink codes? with the ignition on, Turn off cruise control and press the DECEL button, count the number of flases between pauses.
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