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Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 05-09-2020
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Posted By Gary Thornton
It is "extreme salt from road elements"...

It is "extreme salt from road elements" pullinforme. Lots of surface rust in a few areas.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 05-04-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Gary Thornton
Thanks Clunk. Excellent point.

Thanks Clunk. Excellent point.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 04-30-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Gary Thornton
Good info. The tiniest pin hole is on the bottom...

Good info. The tiniest pin hole is on the bottom of the pan, so my thinking is that I need to drain the pan well - maybe for a couple of days and then try JB or possibly a fiberglass patch. What do...
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 04-29-2020
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Gary Thornton
Oil pan rust hole

Looks like I need to replace my oil pan b/c rust has created a pin hole.
Does anyone know if this is a simple remove and replace or is it more complicated?
I am guessing a new gasket is in order. ...
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 03-20-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 2,992
Posted By Gary Thornton
Make sure to torque evenly to spec....

Make sure to torque evenly to spec. Overtightening might be warping the pan.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 03-19-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1,383
Posted By Gary Thornton
Front Seal on Tranny

Front Seal on Tranny is dripping pretty good.
Any simple fix?
Maybe Lucas Trans Fix?
Thanks
Forum: Technical Info: 2nd Gen NON-DRIVETRAIN 03-12-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2,355
Posted By Gary Thornton
http://www.odysseybattery.com/ 11years and...

http://www.odysseybattery.com/
11years and still strong.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 03-05-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
smokediver, it was the bolt in the +ive B on...

smokediver, it was the bolt in the +ive B on passanger side. Thanks for your help. Would never have guessed removing and cleaning the clamp bolt would solve the problem. Everything else was pristine.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 02-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
Since alternator failure seems to occur after the...

Since alternator failure seems to occur after the batteries are warm is it possible that the alternator is programed to stop charging if the batteries get too warm??
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 02-28-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
Once again the alternator stopped working after 3...

Once again the alternator stopped working after 3 hours of plowing.
I have deep cleaned and "die-electriced" the 4 battery posts and bolts twice.
Any other ideas gentlemen?
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 02-14-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
Hi Smokediver. Could you expand on the "bolt...

Hi Smokediver.
Could you expand on the "bolt in the cable end"?
I think you are saying the bolt on the cable that clamps on the +ive battery terminal caused a break in continuity?
Thanks, Gary
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 02-13-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
OK, so I cleaned all 4 battery posts thoroughly...

OK, so I cleaned all 4 battery posts thoroughly Max and the truck ran fine for ~20 hours of snow plowing.
Then this morning while plowing the alternator gauge dropped to zero like it did before I...
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 09-17-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5,903
Posted By Gary Thornton
You tow at 75 mph in 3rd TH? What are those...

You tow at 75 mph in 3rd TH? What are those rpm’s?? Or are you in OD.[/QUOTE]

I aways use TH when pulling the 5'er. Seldom go above 70mph. I will have to check rpm's for you '45. I go into OD...
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 09-13-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5,903
Posted By Gary Thornton
I think ~1800 45 w/ 285-70/17E's

I think ~1800 45 w/ 285-70/17E's
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 09-10-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5,903
Posted By Gary Thornton
65MPH 90% of the time.

65MPH 90% of the time.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 09-06-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5,903
Posted By Gary Thornton
45, I do 2nd all the time when the tranny temp...

45, I do 2nd all the time when the tranny temp hits ~200 F. I am ~20,000lbs w/my 2000 Carriage Cameo 29RKS. I used to freak out when tranny temps reached 230...235...240 in D (with Amsoil): then I...
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 09-01-2018
Replies: 32
Views: 5,903
Posted By Gary Thornton
Just use 2nd on steep grades - dont leave it in...

Just use 2nd on steep grades - dont leave it in Drive. I t will stay under 200.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 08-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gary Thornton
I removed the frt drive shaft today and plan to...

I removed the frt drive shaft today and plan to take it to a drive line shop. The frt u- joint is done. The shop will install a greasable Spicer:)
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 08-30-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gary Thornton
Agree. Thanks for the reminder.

Agree. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 08-30-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gary Thornton
FRONT Drive Shaft

I noticed a little"play" in the u-joint and figured I better change it.
Any recommendations? ie brand, rebuild, new etcc..
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 02-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
👍 Thanks Max.

👍 Thanks Max.
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: DRIVETRAIN 02-10-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3,225
Posted By Gary Thornton
Second Alternator Fail

Alternator failed about 1000 miles ago (13 months) and was replaced by dealer w/ a rebuilt unit. Today after plowing snow the needle was at zero and the batteries were weak. Upon a restart the needle...
Forum: Towing/Hauling 11-04-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 7,156
Posted By Gary Thornton
It is recommended to travel empty or full to...

It is recommended to travel empty or full to avoid the sloshing weight and potential damage from a partially full water tank. Just found this out recently on RV.com. Great resource BTW
Forum: Towing/Hauling 10-31-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 7,156
Posted By Gary Thornton
My greatest concern has always been an accident...

My greatest concern has always been an accident where I was over specs, ie GVWR, under rated tires on truck or 5er etc.. I think you are probably legally permitted about 11,000 lbs of trailer even...
Forum: Technical Info: 3rd Generation: NON-DRIVETRAIN 12-05-2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,296
Posted By Gary Thornton
Sorry bigreddog, my post was in reference to the...

Sorry bigreddog, my post was in reference to the passenger side airbag recall for the actuating device that is back ordered. It triggers the airbag in a collision and the ones currently installed...
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