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About sdeeter19555

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    Reading, PA
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    2012 2500HD CC

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  1. Rear disc or drum? A warped drum will cause that. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  2. Converter is meant to slip, it's essentially the "clutch" in the automatic transmission. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  3. I would expect the torque converter would slip and shear fluid, and allow this to happen without causing significant damage. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  4. Slide pin seizing up, caliper seizing up...doesn't take much. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  5. I'll second the alignment, mine was pretty far off with only a couple thousand miles on a new truck. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  6. Most boxes will come with foam tape for the rails, but in reality; it's going to scuff the bed rails eventually. I used pieces of a rubber mat under mine, but dirt will eventually get under it and wear the paint, off just like a plastic bedliner. I added lights to mine (exterior) when I had one...even added a 22 gallon fuel cell to one as a hidden auxiliary tank. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  7. Again, I tracked it...cap paid for itself in mileage gains. Took some time, but it did... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  8. Yeah, no... Tracked mileage on every tank for 300k miles...I had hard data for mine, not guessing. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  9. Yup, takes about 15 minutes to install...screwdriver to pop the OE out, a 2x4 or 4x4 on the spring perch and use the weight of the truck to press the replacement into place. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  10. They seem to be a big seller at my local tire store...saw five pickups come in, and four left with the Falkens. My truck was the only one that left with Coopers. They run about 3/4 the cost of other tires. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  11. Once I buy a new truck, I will be back into a small car for commuting. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  12. If you note, the 1500s have a wing tailgate topper and 2500s dont...the wing allows the air to roll off the top of the tailgate and miss bumper, without the little topper wing, the airflow smashes into the top of the bumper. That little deal will net 1/2mpg alone on the right truck... No tailgate and tailgate down is very similar...with it up, a pocket or bubble of air forms in the bad, which air from the cab just glides across. Without the gate, or gate down, the air from the cab rolls off the cab and smashes into the bed floor. This hinders mileage. Those wondering, you can watch this at diesel drags...watch the smoke from stacks. Further, I used to drive cross country and got paid mileage..the more miles per gallon I got, the more money for other things. I bought the wing deal for my last truck...1/2mpg increase. I tried tailgate up, down, off, covered, topper...the best mileage was from a topper with a small wing. I started at 17mpg and ended at 22mpg...took nearly $10k in mods to do that... One thing I will note is that there are small mods that will net mileage; however, the money saved in mileage gains will likely not offset the cost of those mods. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  13. First home under contract

    I've found (and fixed) more than one issue in my house. The previous owner should have both hands broke...he caused most of my problems. Electrical issues were my biggest problems (electrical boxes buried under sheetrock, shared neutrals on two independent breakers, wires spliced outside of boxes, phone and electric in the same junction box, yada, yada, yada. If you don't know what you're doing, don't touch it. Problem is, most of what I found would have been missed by an electrician simply because it was hidden from view. So the general home inspection, done by some guy who may or may not have credentials, is pretty much a waste of time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  14. First home under contract

    Yeah, home inspections are a joke...paid $600 for ours. Radon testing a basement that hasn't been opened up in six months. Then telling me it failed at 4.4 (standard is 4.0)... Test a private well for just bacteria...what about nitrates, pesticides, herbicides, voc, svoc, etc? Missed half the electrical issues... If you know anything about houses, you could probably do your own and be better off. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  15. No harm, no foul... I would guess at some points in the RPM/load operating range of an engine that the manifold experiences pressure (lifting the throttle from a WOT run maybe?). I want to remember the vacuum guage in an old truck going to negative vacuum (i.e., pressure) at some point... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

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