Recent content by 162tcat

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    12 volt idea

    Seems like the wheel is being reinvented here. Get an equalizer or just a 24-12v converter. Simple, proven and reliable. Why stuff a bunch of crazy electronics in a mechanical truck that leaks from every angle when it rains? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Air leak, when front axle is locked in, or low range

    Rip it off and hook the dash air switch straight to the actuator. Then you have full control of when your in 6wd. One less part to fail too. Should be a diagram on here somewhere showing which lines to hook up. I just followed the lines and removed all of the unnecessary junk to simplify the...
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    Fuel tank accessories for M934a2, duel tank setup

    I have a good fuel selector valve off a m931 so it would bolt right in your rig. Pm me if interested Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NHC-250 Valve face/seat angles

    Trust the Cummins manual. Lots of errors and typos in the TMs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Deuce - M35 Front End Alignment.

    I use staple method. Put a staple in the front of tread and use a tape measure hooked on one staple measuring to the other. Then roll truck forward and measure again. Adjust as necessary. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Oshkosh P-4 Fire Crashtruck Preservation

    Single circuit too? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Oshkosh P-4 Fire Crashtruck Preservation

    How is the brake system configured on these? Air over hydraulic like the 5 tons? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What did you do to your M939 today?

    Aren’t you the guy that was running the truck on ether to build air? You really need to spend some time reading the manuals and do some maintenance before you just hit the road. That is a lot of truck and you can do some serious damage to your truck, yourself or others. Sent from my iPhone...
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    Air Locking Axle Transplant for 5T, Anybody Done It?

    If I could find a set I’d gladly dig into it and post pics of the results. I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t work. All of the necessary components should swap right over. Hardest part would probably be removing the rivets to swap the air brake components over. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    M818 Steering Play

    There is an adjustment procedure in the TM. Fixed all of the play in mine. Check when running, not off. Has a ton of play when off but mine is very tight when running after adjustment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    M818 Engine Run-on

    Mine did that when it developed a small air leak in the fuel line going to the engine. It was slow to return to idle and it would run on for a couple of seconds when turned off. If you haven’t replace fuel lines that’s probably a good spot to start as well and check the fuel filter for leaks...
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    Idle RPM vs temperature

    You’ll cause more issues letting it idle cold. Computer controlled diesels high idle automatically when cold. Research wet stacking. If your concerned about longevity (of a rig that you’ll likely put less that 10k miles on in your life) then idle it up when cold and/or plug it in so it warms up...
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    Idle RPM vs temperature

    It doesn’t take 5 min for the turbo to get oil. 10 seconds maybe. You’ll do more damage by letting a diesel low idle cold than letting it high idle. Seriously, start and bump the idle up if cold. You think the young military guys treated her gently? Nope, it’s uncles truck! Start her up and...
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    Questions About Flat Towing an M817

    Yes, as long as they have fluid and are currently operational they will work if everything is hooked up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Couldn't get 5-ton started on the trailer.

    Ouch. I would have just aired it up with a compressor or the air from the carriers rig. At least it’s an older 250. I don’t think the 8.3 would be as forgiving if ran on ether for that long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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