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Old 02-08-2013, 06:46 PM
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6.4's like big foot with snow shoes!

Here in Canada were getting a good snow fall, so its the typical every car with summer tires is stuck, the idiot who thinks 80km is fine to do around a turn into a ditch kind of day. Today my buddy calls and asked if I could give him a hand getting his tractor back into the barn. POS Deer wouldn't start out in the cold and needed a jump start and to pull his 7.3 out.

I get their and we lock the hubs on the beast to let all 4 BFGs pull. We start driving down his cut line in about a foot of snow, no problem at all. We pass his 7.3 where it was stuck in a snow drift in one of his fields and the tractor is now almost within sight. Going between two of his fields he has a little dip, probably 2 feet or so about 30 feet long. I knew it was coming so I started to build momentum, hoping to push through. The front end just dropped right off and snow came over the hood. The snow was so deep I pushed about a foot of snow up onto my hood. Needless to say once the truck dropped so did the skinny pedal. All I have to say is this truck is a monster in the snow, its better off then big foot with snow shoes on. Some how the beast kept pushing till we got out. Sorry no pics but dam shes a monster!

One question, my check air filter light came on. Air box was packed with snow, so I beat what I could off and re installed. Started driving home and got a PO 2002 code and a PO 0000 code. I figure its something to do with the snow in the intake but just checking.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:20 PM
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Yeah, drive at higher speeds and it will help dry that filter out.

If you have a winter front/grille cover put that on as well. There was a snow packing TSB for these when they first came out, included grille cover, new air filter, and a little maxi pad deal to put on the end on the filter.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:21 PM
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Where in Canada are you? PM me your location and if you're close I have a spare grille cover I'd be willing to loan you.
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