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Old 07-09-2018, 02:32 PM
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I think you are being too hard on yourself -- you are willing to roll up your sleeves, listen to these guys, and dig in -- however far you need to go. Most of the folks that help you respect that, I know I do. Regarding the re-brand: I like the DOM persona myself (if you are looking for votes on which way to go) -- even if you have to pop a blue one to boff the maid the 2nd or 3rd time...

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I'm with diesel dan
 
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Me three.

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Lol, now wait a sec. I was the guy driving backroads waving my finger. Those other examples were for my readers to identify with - and it seems you did!!

Do I know my target market, or what?
 
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Maybe y'all can think of it this way: I'm providing real-life examples for how stuff can screw up. No longer do y'all have to say "this COULD happen." Now, Bonehead proved it absolutely does happen."

And no, Dan, Uncle Randall is never too hard on himself. Thx tho.
 
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At least the pooch is staying cool and your on the mend from that life experience.
 
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I feel your pain when you are stuck somewhere with a truck that doesn't start. Don't give up and listen to the others( also known as the smart ones) that post here.

Oh- make "me four". I am with Diesel Dan.

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Maybe y'all can think of it this way: I'm providing real-life examples for how stuff can screw up. No longer do y'all have to say "this COULD happen." Now, Bonehead proved it absolutely does happen."

And no, Dan, Uncle Randall is never too hard on himself. Thx tho.
And this is the best way to learn....nothing better.
 
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Are you back on the road?
 
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Are you back on the road?
Ditto. We have been spoiled with daily updates.
 
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seems like no one ever gets lucky enough to break down in front of a hot lady strip bar.
 
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Made it home late last night, broke and tired. But not without one last episode. And this is the second time this has happened to me. The fuel line came off the upper bowl. Probably because I didn't tighten it down well enough, but the same thing happened to me a couple of years ago with another truck that I'd never even messed with the fuel lines on. Just driving along in the engine dies you open the hood fuel everywhere and line just hanging off. This time, the engine didn't die, I just lost half a tank of fuel as I was driving. It didn't happen until I'd already driven 500 miles. Strange that it would run it all without the fuel line on. I assume that line on the front of the bowl is the one coming from the pump. Why are there 4 fuel lines? I would rather the engine died than to waste $60 worth of diesel.

it was the IPR valve. The tech did me a pretty decent price, only about $300 in labor. All in all, about $1,400 and 8 days to replace an IPR valve. The bone head strikes again.
 
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Why are there 4 fuel lines?
One line from the pump into the filter housing, one line out to the fuel rail in each head, and a return line after the pressure regulator back to the tank.
 
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Glad you got home safe and sound.
 
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Not sure about "sound," but I made it, thx. I am one whooped pup, and my pup is whooped too.

That fuel line was a pisser. Apparently cracked loosed somewhere between Dallas and Houston. I had noticed my gas gauge starting out looking great. Then sometime after that, I don't know how long cuz I was tired and just staring at the road, I looked at it again and it was down to a quarter tank. I was like WTF, I sure used a lot of fuel. But because I had enough still to get home I didn't think about it too much. Look again a little while later and it was almost empty. That's the first time I knew there was something wrong. Still thought I'd make it home, then the low fuel light turns on and as I watched the gauge it went to empty Within a couple of minutes. Barely looked out and made it into a gas station. Once I got out I could see fuel all over the back of my truck and trailer and the beautiful antique Land Cruiser that was on the trailer. Smoke coming out from under the hood. Just strange that it would drive it all
 

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