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Old 09-26-2009, 07:31 AM
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Angry Almost wrecked the truck today!!!

I put an old rag in the air intake just before the turbo charger so whilst i washed down the engine bay etc. left the truck to dry off for a hour then thought i would go out and fire the truck to make sure everything is still working but like a fool i forgot to remove the rag!!! so as i fired the truck it started loaping real bad the cut out in a huge smoke cloud. Set to work striping the pipework expecting the worst but thank the lord turbo and rag all still in tact!!!
Rebuilt and truck fired right back up minus the smoke
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:38 AM
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Wow that is a scary thing. I did that with an 8V92 Detroit once in a Pete. Scared the hell out of me. Thank god all the those turbos have a mesh screen over them to stop stuff from getting sucked in.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:40 AM
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can you get a screen for our trucks? not tat i will be doing that again in a hurry!!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:45 AM
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I dont know if you can get them but They would be very easy to make yourself!
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that could have been a disaster...thats good its not messed up!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:52 AM
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Yeah man i almost died when i realised especially living in England getting parts or a new motor is not easy!!!
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Wow that will make you rewrite your check list before starting. LOL Glad all turned out ok.
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Yeah man i almost died when i realised especially living in England getting parts or a new motor is not easy!!!
Do you ever get funny looks driving that around?
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:59 AM
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funny looks all the time people stop me and ask if they can have pictures with my truck as it is twice the size of any UK truck! i am talking 10 - 15 people a week of all ages. One thing i have to thank the truck for is my girl as she looked at me in it thinkin look at that crazy fool! now we are engaged so thanks powerstroke!
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funny looks all the time people stop me and ask if they can have pictures with my truck as it is twice the size of any UK truck! i am talking 10 - 15 people a week of all ages. One thing i have to thank the truck for is my girl as she looked at me in it thinkin look at that crazy fool! now we are engaged so thanks powerstroke!
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