bbigrig

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About bbigrig

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  • Birthday 03/25/1978

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    Brooklin, Ontario, Canada
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    Licenced Truck /Coach Technician for The Toronto Transit Commission and at Mid-Ontario Mack in Maple, Ontario.
    Operations Manager of small trucking company Ainey Haulage Ltd.

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    Mack
  • Model
    R688
  • Year
    1985
  • Other Trucks
    2006 CHN Rawhide 460XT1999 CH613 460 (Pedigree spec)2003 CH613 4601997 CH613 E74541989 MH613 E95001985 MH613 E63502005 CXN Vision 355-3802008 CXU Pinnacle MP84851985 R688ST E6350(built in Canada) 1997 CH "Canadian Value-Mack" E7350(Spicer trans and axles)2013 CXU Pinnacle MP8505 (De-rated to 445hp)2013 CXU Pinnacle MP8445 1988 RW713 (built in Canada)

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  1. She's a bit off.... First digit 2 does not always mean glider.... First digit 2 is actually Canada. Goes for cars as well. Also the listing for digit 11 is missing the "C" for Canada (Oakville assembly" The Canadian Oakvile trucks were not knockdown kits. The steel frame rails came in from Hayes Dana in Beamsville Ont. Using Canadian steel.
  2. Most likely correct on both counts. Oakville built Macks were at times ordered as underframe exhaust if they knew the truck was going to be upfitted with a bunk. An after market stack and bracket kit would be mounted and piped from the underframe muffler up beside the cab/sleeper. Others that had a factory stack/muffler and bracket would be remounted behind the bunk and piped in. Not many after market bunks in Canada were built with cut outs large enough for muffler and bracket space. This bunk does look like an Alumi bunk as pointed out with those molded hook up lamp brackets.
  3. This might be easier to look at for some...
  4. I'm not sure if anyone has seen the new model numbers so I'm posting what I have been given. More confusion. Yeah. New Model Description Cross Reference(1).pdf
  5. Production of the Anthem for customers doesn't start till the 3rd week of January from what I've been told.
  6. Hino to launch heavy trucks in North America

    I think they are still building Hinos in Woodstock Ontario Canada at the Toyota plant as well. Knowing someone at a Hino dealer, it's extremely rare that a valve cover has ever been removed from one of their engines. Some of the engineering on the trucks seems strange, but very reliable trucks. Lots of Hinos in the Penske and other rental fleets here.
  7. KS

    My salesman said more like over 6000 orders. Can't get a Mack out of the factory till end of January right now. Antham production starts at the same time.
  8. KS

    He gets praise from myself. He can come off a little sharp and opinionated sometimes but who doesn't everyday. He and i have had different opinions about topics but I've always looked forward to his witty banter and different views from the other side of the fence.He is full of information and should be respected for that. Many people like myself would be less educated today without information he has been willing to share. It takes a lot of time to share the articles and knowledge he has picked up. That's why we are all here. Some forget that. All the best.
  9. KS

    Messaged him for something as well and he responded. He's around but laying low I guess??? Must be amassing info for some sort of review on the Antham that will stir up the hornets nest.
  10. If you have a Behr type fan clutch on tour ASET engine it has probably failed internally. This is not always the case, as there have been some wiring harness issues to the fan. On one Vision we had with a Behr fan clutch it use to fail every year and a half.
  11. As a fellow Canuck.....this was actually something that was also regularly installed at the dealer/branch side after delivery due to a lot of complaints with customers in MH E9 powered units that ran across the prairies in Canada. With a side wind customers felt the engine was not getting enough air into the under cab intake. Complaints were of both lack of power and black smoke. A good number of MH E9 powered units out of Toronto that hauled out west had this snorkel intake installed by the branch after delivery. It helped a bit, but not a lot. The under cab intake was thought to be too far under the cab in a side wind to suck a proper volume under load in. Doesn't mean it was the answer, but lots were installed as requested.
  12. The All New Mack

    I've got the choice of both. That's why I mix it up. Sometimes I like the quieter smoother trip I get from our newer dogs, sometimes I'm not. Depends on my mood and how long the woman can last in the smaller spaces. Lol. She enjoys both as well.
  13. Fuel Pump Replacement

    You may want to get tour fuel system checked for combustion gases getting into fuel system through tour injector cups. If they have never been done it may need them. A sight glass test in the fuel system will help in the diagnosis.
  14. The All New Mack

    Agreed....we just wanted a better sleeper environment for our guys living in the trucks weekly. I get to drive around in a bunked out Superdog. I get It, its an attention getter but 13 hrs in a small cab gets to you after a bit and after years of doing it. I enjoy a run in one of our Pinnacles and my poor wife whacks her head on the cab roof exiting the bunk almost every time...lol. For the record I loath taking the Volvo out.
  15. The All New Mack

    It's what we have been waiting for. I've got my name in to demo upon arrival north of the 100th meridian Looking forward to getting rid of a Volvo 780.