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    I work in the trucking industry. Have an interest in tiered engine technologies and am here to learn whatever I can from other experts in the field.

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  1. That's insane for a screw! Talk about getting "screwed". My guess...$43. Wild shot in the dark.
  2. Cool video, good stuff. Looks like this stuff was promoted as the original "energy drink", before that was a thing. Interesting note from their website in the history section: 1885-1899: Moxie Nerve Food invented and patented in 1885. I find it curious it was originally called 'nerve food'. They also made 'many wild curative claims'. Hair loss? Drink more Moxie. Marital problems? Erectile disfunction? Drink Moxie, and all your problems will be gone. MackTechnician, when you tried it, did your chosen ailment get better?
  3. Wow! That's awesome (and sad). The only source of ignition had to have been the battery. Something (the frame of the shack) must have sparked the battery by touching both terminals. Otherwise, how do you explain? Subsequent explosions came from LP tanks after the shack and battery acid were burning. Amazing the vehicle wasn't more damaged!
  4. Just fueling the flames 😂😃 I doubt Russia would launch a preemptive strike. https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russians-will-go-to-heaven-in-event-of-nuclear-war-vladimir-putin-1934172
  5. M.A.D. no longer really applies to urban Russia, they've been fortifying and prepping for a nuclear attack since the cold war. Putin has said they could keep the 3 largest cities in Russia completely intact after a nuclear attack, with enough underground bunker space for the entire city of Moscow to run for 20 years underground. Supposedly, Putin claims the entire population of Moscow has been prepped. Putin has been preparing for a nuclear showdown and has publicly commented on it in interviews last year. He said something to the effect of "Moscow has bunkers, and food and water for everyone in the city, does New York City? Washington?" He added, I hope we can resolve this peaceably, speaking about the U.S. in Syria, where we are already in a proxy war with Russia, but any attack against Russian forces (in Syria) would result in dire consequences for the U.S. There would be many casualties in a nuclear attack to be sure on both sides, but something tells me Russia is better prepared than the U.S. It only makes sense that there would be another "Cuban missile crisis" of our time or similar events, especially given Trumps bold take on things. Russia has been developing the Bomba, or super Nuke, that is about 100 times larger than the Hiroshima bomb. The U.S. air to air missile system (which intercepts missiles) could likely get about 75% of nukes launched at us. That means if Russia sent up 100, 25 would get through. Not exactly an iron dome, unless we have better tech and they're not saying?
  6. Thanks for sharing, love the old rusting heap pictures! Great stuff.
  7. Neat pics, really like the old vehicles and the Tamale restaurant.
  8. Nice truck! Would love to see it restored. Thanks for sharing.
  9. Ah yes...it was the Volvo L180H, I recall you mentioned that once. Anyone else have any experiences with bad DEF codes (and how you solved the problem?)
  10. Good question, I'm seeing issues all over the board. Midwest Motor Express was the most recent. They run around 350 trucks, have said at any given time 1-2 trucks are down due to DEF issues, including "bad def" sensors. Was curious, I know you had seen this in a Liebehr if i recall. What I can gather, here is what a "bad def" light could mean: 1 – Water in the NOx sensor 2 – Ambient temp sensor (mounted in the front bumper) is misreading or faulty 3 – Driving with less than a full tank causes the crystallization that can build up and cause slime to build up in the filter. Habitual offenders will see this frequently. 4 -Does it occur only in rainy or dry weather? Water and humidity can cause DEF sensors to malfunction. 5 – Inaccurate DEF guage (causes yellow lights to come on) that is the gauge is reading half full when the tank is empty. From what I understand these are prone to failure. So it is worth checking if there is in fact DEF in the tank. 6- Contamination such as sand or dirt or diesel fuel. 7 – Actual ‘bad def’. The easiest way to determine whether DEF Fluid has been compromised is through color comparison. DEF Fluid should always remain the same color- and if you notice a different hue in your tank then you have contaminated product. On most trucks, they have a DEF filter. On the Cascadia, for example, there is a little tiny def fluid filter that is in the def line right where it goes into the one-box. It can get a buildup of white slime that inhibits the amount of def going into the chamber and give these sort of codes. Called a def Doser inlet screen, check this first. Curious, what did you find out when your bad def sensor tripped on the liebehr?
  11. I need some help (or guidance) on a question perhaps someone here has encountered: I have a trucking fleet (Midwest Motor Express out of Bismark, ND asking for assistance from our "supposed experts", who seem to be stumped. They've seen a lot of DEF sensors saying "bad DEF" when you hook up the laptop, full yellow dash complete with warning lights and all, and I'm curious what could this mean? I am thinking the DEF is fine, and other trucks within the same fleet operate normally, with the same sensors in place. They run Cummins ISX and Volvo D13's. Could this be dirt, contamination, or other debris in the DEF lines? It's usually coming from high volume, high quality truck stops and I'm curious as to what the problem is if not the DEF fluid? (Pilot, Flying J, T/A's) I've heard there are NOx sensors that are prone to fail and ambient temp sensors in the bumper. Any discussion on this would be useful, considering I know very little on the subject.
  12. Austin also had some contemptuous words for President Trump:
  13. A jury has awarded $101 million to a man who was injured when an oil field truck rear-ended him. Reports indicate that this could be the largest civil penalty ever for a large truck accident. Joshua Patterson was driving home from church one day in 2013 when he was rear-ended by an FTS International Truck. FTS is an oil services company that hauls sand and other materials to and from oil fields. The accident did not initially seem too major. Patterson told the authorities that he was not injured and left. But then Patterson underwent multiple medical procedures including surgery on discs in his upper spine. After that, Patterson was unable to return to work. One of Patterson’s attorney, John Hull, claims that they attempted to reach an agreement with the company before going to trial. Instead, FTS was ordered by a jury to pay $101 million. Of that, $75 million is punitive damages. According to Hull, the reason for the huge sum was the negligence of the company in hiring and continuing to employ the driver who rear-ended Patterson. William Acker, the FTS driver, tested positive for both marijuana and methamphetamines after the crash. According to Hull, Acker admitted to using both drugs about three times a week. Based off of the company’s own rules, Acker should never have been hired in the first place. Before he was hired, he had at least three moving violations within 36 months. Acker allegedly lied on his application and left off two violation. FTS never bothered to check. Acker also was apparently on probation with the company over other accidents he had been in. But instead of firing him, the lawsuit filed against them claims that the company was planning on promoting him to become a trainer. While FTS will be responsible for the lion’s share of the payment, Acker has been ordered to personally pay $50,000. It is expected that the judgment will be appealed.
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