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About kamp_dogg

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  • Birthday 11/17/1979

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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. kamp_dogg

    Mack Truck Desktop Backgrounds!

    Thanks for sharing, love the old rusting heap pictures! Great stuff.
  2. kamp_dogg


    Wow, nicely done!
  3. kamp_dogg

    Some Truth or Consequences NM pictures

    Neat pics, really like the old vehicles and the Tamale restaurant.
  4. Nice truck! Would love to see it restored. Thanks for sharing.
  5. kamp_dogg

    Bad DEF fluid, What the?!

    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?)
  6. kamp_dogg

    Bad DEF fluid, What the?!

    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?
  7. kamp_dogg

    Bad DEF fluid, What the?!

    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.
  8. kamp_dogg

    Darwin Award of the Decade??

    Austin also had some contemptuous words for President Trump:
  9. 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.
  10. I agree the number of moving parts/gears and potential for things to go wrong seems to be much greater in this more complex design. The youtube videos (1-4) were really good and help you to see how they are achieving this.
  11. Good points. I guess I'll still have a job for a while longer.
  12. I read an article about a variable compression engine, with the statement that this technology could kill the diesel engine. It's basically a gas engine that can change it's compression ratio on the fly. (Ranges from 8:1 all the way up to 14:1). "The ingenuity of VC-T engine technology lies in its ability to transform itself and seamlessly raise or lower the height the pistons reach. As a consequence, the displacement of the engine changes and the compression ratio can vary anywhere between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency). The sophisticated engine control logic automatically applies the optimum ratio, depending on what the driving situation demands." Just thought this was cool and wondering for anyone who has a deep understanding of mechanical workings, is this really a breakthrough that could threaten the diesel engine or is this just hype? The full article can be found here: https://jalopnik.com/worlds-first-variable-compression-ratio-engine-could-ki-1785295848
  13. kamp_dogg

    Ol' Dozer caught an intruder last night...

    Ate the bugger whole. That's pretty cool. Watched it while eating my lunch (don't recommend this).
  14. kamp_dogg

    Happy Birthday Vlad

    Happy birthday big guy! Have always enjoyed reading your posts. All the best!
  15. kamp_dogg

    America's youth

    All those pictures are highly unsafe, it's comical to think - babies wrapped in cellophane?! If you like dead babies I guess being delivered by a stork. Wierd how people thought. Hey, give that kid a cigarette and a beer!

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