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post #25061 of 25509 Old 09-23-2019, 10:03 PM
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Last Thursday, I check the oil right before I trip to Leadville (about 2 1/2 hrs away). Ended up adding 7 QUARTS! Dunno what the hell happened. Checked it when we got there, and level was where I added it to--no leaks nor burning. Have no idea how that happened. Never have seen any sing of drips underneath.
Check the fuel filter. If it’s much darker then normal and/or has some oil residue in the bottom of the bowl etc Could have some injector o rings failing letting your truck eat the oil.
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Did the "cool ac mod" tonight. Put a new ac compressor, orfice tube, and condensor on the truck about a year ago, ac worked decent but never really impressed with it. On hot days it would keep in bearable, but being a single cab i would expect it to get pretty cold. Will see how it works. Definitely noticed much more condensation coming from the ac components, not sure what to make of that.

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Did the "cool ac mod" tonight. Put a new ac compressor, orfice tube, and condensor on the truck about a year ago, ac worked decent but never really impressed with it. On hot days it would keep in bearable, but being a single cab i would expect it to get pretty cold. Will see how it works. Definitely noticed much more condensation coming from the ac components, not sure what to make of that.

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You should notice, My truck sits outside in the blazing sun here and gets pretty heat soaked. Ice cold AC after install whereas I experienced what you did prior.

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You should notice, My truck sits outside in the blazing sun here and gets pretty heat soaked. Ice cold AC after install whereas I experienced what you did prior.
Very cool! Most people are happy with the results and it absoultely makes sense why it work so hoping for the best! Just a lot of water was coming off those components, i was surprised lol.

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Check the fuel filter. If itís much darker then normal and/or has some oil residue in the bottom of the bowl etc Could have some injector o rings failing letting your truck eat the oil.

I will when I replace it at 400K miles pretty soon. Got all the injectors replaced in November of 2016, at around 283K miles.
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Got home from the Reno trip this evening. 1,500 miles total, 1,200 towing the car in its trailer. Uneventful, the way it should be, and almost always is with this truck.

I've noticed that my LR tire is wearing more quickly than the other three. I replaced the RR tire about 15,000 miles ago so it was about 3/32 taller than the LR that had been in service for a few years. These are Michelin LTX 235/85-16. I think that because of the posi, the smaller diameter tire (the LR) is doing more work, or something, which is causing it to wear quicker than the RR.

I also noticed that the shoulders of the LR are really worn. Like under inflation. I usually run about 60-65psi depending on what I'm doing. Today I checked it before I left Reno and it was about 55psi. I bumped up both rears to 70psi. The difference was remarkably better. A lot less wander, better tracking, no real difference in ride quality. So I guess I've been running a little on the low side for pressure. Live and learn.

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It's been a great week. Back to work tomorrow. Yal'l have a great week.
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Truck took the homebuilt trailer on its maiden voyage with the side by side.

its an old rv trailer that we added some bracing too, new tires, cleaned/packed wheel bearings, added lights, and a plywood deck. but shes got two 3500lb rated axels, new e rated tires and the original hitch says 5k lb so figured it can easily haul around 2500-3k for a nice utility trailer. kind of ironic too. weight ticket said 1140 and it was almost exactly $1140 after doing plates and reg etc.

200 for trailer base. towed it home from some farmer maybe 10 minutes down the road hahaha.
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300 for tires- the tires that were on it were over 15 yrs old (still round and doing fine but I wanted new ones to carry a expensive toy lol.
*and all the misc stuff like sand paper, paint, wire kit, hardware, plywood, mounting/dismount tires etc
not including labor as only worked on it for maybe 3-4 hours at a time once a week.

I was very skeptical of a homebuilt but my Dad has flatour more experience than my age building and fabricating so it was cool to spend more time together and see it run. I get a small vibration at speeds over 65mph and had no idea the new Carlisle tires were only rated at 65mph but for a utility trailer that cost half of what all the 6x12 single axel units cost its a great little platform. so for everyone else out there build your own lol.
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Got the front windows tinted to match the rest of the windows. Much better.
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