Helping JimT out with an inframe ...
09-26-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
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(09-26-2020 )Rawze Wrote:  that sucks ... thats why i don't run re-caps on my truck.

Was planning on getting them all replaced this fall. Then I had to rebuild the engine.

All in all they've been pretty good tires. I put over 160,000mi on them and they are still between 7-9/32 with no irregular wear patterns. They were only around 15/32 when I got the truck. This tire wasn't even that warm when it blew, 4 miles after leaving the rest area.

Oh well. At least with the LCAPP national tire program I didn't have to put any money out of pocket tonight.

The fender might end up being almost as expensive as the tire. $229 for a new poly fender, $29.50 for tax and they want another $235 for shipping! I only spent $630 on the pair with all the mounting hardware! Gonna shop around a bit, maybe I can find it in stock at a local shop.


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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #110
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Yup, I'll say it every time. I went from no joke, no exaggeration, blowing a tire every month running recaps for a little over a year to I haven't blown a tire for going on 12 years.... I'll never go back to that worthless casino idea of saving money.
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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #111
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(09-26-2020 )JimT Wrote:  One final thing, not sure if it's related, but I noticed yesterday that the fuel level sending unit seems to be going bad as the fuel gauge started bouncing around randomly. Maybe it's time to just replace the sending unit, vents and all the tank fuel supply lines.

If the fuel being returned to the tanks is aerated enough the bubbles will sink the fuel level float causing your fluctuating fuel levels. But you’d really have to be sucking ALOT of air. On a side note, what’s your egt’s running loaded with 30psi boost in a sustained pull?


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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #112
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(09-27-2020 )schISM Wrote:  
(09-26-2020 )JimT Wrote:  One final thing, not sure if it's related, but I noticed yesterday that the fuel level sending unit seems to be going bad as the fuel gauge started bouncing around randomly. Maybe it's time to just replace the sending unit, vents and all the tank fuel supply lines.

If the fuel being returned to the tanks is aerated enough the bubbles will sink the fuel level float causing your fluctuating fuel levels. But you’d really have to be sucking ALOT of air. On a side note, what’s your egt’s running loaded with 30psi boost in a sustained pull?

Don't have a pyro gauge, plus I keep my boost to about 20-22psi max on a pull, dropping gears as needed. Gauge is on the to-do list, along with plenty of other things. My only concern recently was making sure the system worked properly after sitting for 6 weeks and reassembly.

The fluctuations in the fuel level are definitely not aeration. When the gauge sweeps between 3/4 tank and 0 then back, or drops to and holds at a level you know is wrong, it's pretty clear there's an issue with the electrical signal. Kinda like the sweeps the gauge will make on modern truck start-up. I'm assuming it's the sending unit as it fits symptoms I've seen described. It's also very intermittent, I could go days without it happening, then it'll do it on and off for a couple minutes and then more days go by.

As for tires, I wouldn't buy recaps either. But it was hard to justify replacing the existing tires for the past 2 years without a concrete need. Now they are getting to the point in their life where it makes sense and I can better afford it now that my business is better established.

In the 2 years I've owned this truck these tires have performed well. Only 1 flat, back in Feb the first time I went to Rawze's house. No bad wear, they ride nice and this now make my first blow out. Oddly enough it comes less then a week after leaving Rawze's house... Uh Oh, I see a pattern here! :dodgy:


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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #113
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If you are close enough to the tire shop, I would've limped it off the road instead of sitting on the side of the road risking somebody drifting into the back of you. Damage is already done unfortunately.
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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #114
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(09-27-2020 )JimT Wrote:  ... No bad wear, they ride nice and this now make my first blow out. Oddly enough it comes less then a week after leaving Rawze's house... Uh Oh, I see a pattern here! :dodgy:

baah... my truck is home every other week and has never suffered a flat.


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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #115
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(09-27-2020 )marek4792 Wrote:  If you are close enough to the tire shop, I would've limped it off the road instead of sitting on the side of the road risking somebody drifting into the back of you. Damage is already done unfortunately.

I did limp it from the shoulder to an entrance ramp about 2 miles down the road, after taking that picture and assessing the situation. Didn't go over 20 mph due to the metal cords flapping around causing more damage. I hate sitting on the shoulder for any reason.


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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #116
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Jim,

I purchased for my last truck 8 new Double Coin RLB400 drive tires. I was really happy with them.

I ran them to Chicago every day ( 300 miles round trip ) heavy most of the time, stop and go traffic , in and out of those Chicago rail yards , where you have crater sized pot holes , broken bolts , metal shards and everything else you can think of.

I ran them for 19 months checked air regularly and only had to add a pound or two in that time period. Never had a flat. When I sold the truck they had easy 65% thread left.

I paid $2500 installed , they've gone up a little bit, I was recently quoted $2600 by one shop & $2680 by the other. Just an FYI.
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09-27-2020, (Subject: Helping JimT out with an inframe ... ) 
Post: #117
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(09-26-2020 )JimT Wrote:  
(09-26-2020 )Rawze Wrote:  that sucks ... thats why i don't run re-caps on my truck.

Was planning on getting them all replaced this fall. Then I had to rebuild the engine.

All in all they've been pretty good tires. I put over 160,000mi on them and they are still between 7-9/32 with no irregular wear patterns. They were only around 15/32 when I got the truck. This tire wasn't even that warm when it blew, 4 miles after leaving the rest area.

Oh well. At least with the LCAPP national tire program I didn't have to put any money out of pocket tonight.

The fender might end up being almost as expensive as the tire. $229 for a new poly fender, $29.50 for tax and they want another $235 for shipping! I only spent $630 on the pair with all the mounting hardware! Gonna shop around a bit, maybe I can find it in stock at a local shop.

I just replaced one of my fenders and I paid about $74 from the international dealership in Mobile, Al.
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