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    Anyone take their FMTV to a foreign Canada or Mexico without issue?

    I am also attempting to gather info. on traveling in an FMTV through North America and Mexico. I am curious if anyone has taken one across the borders. Obviously, camo is probably not your best color choice if you are attempting to travel into another country lol
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    Request for legal information / Military Vehicle laws - need input on your state

    I need to get clarity on each individual state. What I need to know is, which States currently prohibit the registration of military vehicles. Are there States that also prohibit any surplus military vehicles from being driven on the road, regardless of State it is driven in and reciprocity...
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    Best place to attach aux air tank on truck

    First, a very Merry Christmas to everyone. I know MC is not politically correct, that is why I said it! I have tank designed for a horn and auxillary air for airing up a tire with Will's glad hans air gauge. What is the best place to tap into the air system for this? Obviously, brakes come...
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    Cooling system hoses

    I am doing a cooling system update. I looked at the parts list spreadsheet, but the hose sizes, cross references are not shown. I used the search engine on here and did not find much. Anyone cross these parts and willing to share what civilian parts they used? I'm aware that Eastern has the...
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    Anyone recommend a brand for the Serv and Emerg air lines on M1082?

    Anyone recommend a brand for the Serv and Emerg air lines on M1082? I noticed that some brands had complaints of kinks. Thanks!
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    Anyone sell a replacement NATO 12 pin cord for trailers?

    Anyone sell a replacement NATO 12 pin cord for trailers?
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    Reusable hydraulic fittings - worth the extra cost?

    I need to run some hydraulic lines to various components on my truck. I have deleted the air over hydraulic pump. I am interested to hear opinions on the following: 1. Are reusable hydraulic fittings too expensive to justify? 2. Where do you find best prices? 3. Are these fittings reliable...
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    Worth mentioning - Hidden failures of wires that connect to batteries

    My apologies. I forgot to mention that I recently discovered occult damage to battery and power cables on my truck. I mentioned it in a thread, but some may not see it. I bet there are a lot of trucks out there with low voltage at the dash and throughout the truck. Anyway, I cut one of the...
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    How many have had their driveshafts balanced?

    How many have had their driveshafts balanced? I'm try to look at all major grenade areas of my M1088, and then put into pictorial for all. https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...anced-THE-POLL
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    The correct response to "Why do you need a military trailer?!!!"

    The correct response to the following statement "You're always buying military stuff, you have plenty, why do you need a military trailer?!!!" (PPE is recommended) is: "So when a kick you out, I can get rid of all your stuff in one run!" Any questions? Bueller?.........
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    Temps will drop drastically tomorrow here-What type of engine heater do you use ?

    Dropping temperatures make me think about extreme cold starts at some point with my truck. TN is no North Pole, but if I start to travel, I'm I curious what people use to keep there CATs warm in severe cold. I know that block heaters have been known to cause a fire or two. I have seen dipstick...
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    Anyone have a recommendation for towing a m1082 with an F150?

    Not sure if it is possible, but anyone have a hitch recommendation (brand) for picking up a M1082 with an f150?
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    Fuel filter heater questions

    Just replaced the Rapco filter. I noticed the heater in fuel filter base. Is this triggered by a temp sensor in the unit itself, or an external trigger?
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    Working on diagram of Cat 3116 common failure points

    Working on diagram of Cat 3116 common failure points Please provide input on any other areas that you have found, so that I can add. Open to input from all on this project Will do the 3126 and C7 too, if people provide info. specific to these engines. I may do the drive train later...
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    Weather Mayhem is the time for leveraging the media to support MV use

    If you live in one the traitor states that yanked MV's off the road, consider contacting local media when weather strikes and discuss your plight. "MV owners are willing to help in times of emergency, and risk their own l lives to help others...it's not fair to the owners to take away their...
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    Has anyone done an in-frame 3116 rebuild?

    Just curious if anyone has done a CAT 3116 in-frame rebuild on a FMTV. I have minor blow-by, but may decided to do the pistons and rings and anything else out of spec. It runs great. Bet it idled too much during it's tour. I have the Carpenter Kit to do the top end. So that should make the job...
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    Unusual sighting- Mercedes van with European plates

    I have seen a lot of World, but had never seen this. Today I saw a Mercedes Van / Camper where the ONLY plates on it were from Germany. No State plates, nada. Apparently there is a Federal Law that allow you to import a vehicle into the US, and drive it for up to a year, without having to have...
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    Anyone know the gauge of the cables in the battery box?

    My battery connectors look a bit rough and I may just go ahead and replace everything. Anyone know the gauge of the 3 wire in the box? I looked on the cable, it had a rating of 3Kv, but no gauge. I was thinking 1-0 maybe?
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    Anyone else have a Hatz Z790 ?

    Just curious if anyone else has a Hatz 790 mil surplus engine. I just bought one. Might need some insight to get this thing running : )
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    WMO will not work in the newer diesel RV heaters

    FYI I have been experimenting with WMO to fire this type of heater. This things are very sensitive to flashpoints and don't like anything other than diesel. It won't stay lit. Problem is likely related to the fact that there no compression, as in a diesel engine. Might work at 50/50 wmo and...
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