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RE: Making Oil

I had a transmission modulator valves go south and fill the crankcase with transmission fluid. Interesting, what vehicle?
wilber1 01/17/21 08:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making Oil

What vehicle? What engine. Read it on a Ford Forum where is was mentioned as a matter of fact with Ecoboost engines. People were saying things like, "I towed 1,800 miles and only "Gained a small amount of oil". The reason I am not mentioning engine and vehicle is that it was not me that reported the gain. I wondered if others had heard of this. With diesels it can be from extra fuel used during regens. I don't know why you would get it with a gas engine. If it was a bad injector on a DI engine like an Ecoboost you should be getting a CEL because emissions will be out of whack it should be throwing codes.
wilber1 01/16/21 08:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Making Oil

I see on another forum where owners report of showing more oil on their dipstick at the end of a long hard drive than at the beginning. Mostly with turbocharged engines. Anything to this or explanation? What vehicle? What engine.
wilber1 01/15/21 10:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Seven year old article but among other things it explains why diesels are using lower compression ratios.. Economist
wilber1 01/02/21 01:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Your thinking the torque is 1075 lbft from 1356 to 1800 rpm, then drops to 807 lbft by the time the engine hits 2800 rpm .... maybe, I hope your right but I'm not convinced. I wish they would publish torque curves. Sounds about right. When Cummins went from the 650 Lb Ft to 800 Lb Ft in 2011. Both hit peak torque at 1600 and made the same peak 350 HP at 2800. The 650 torque curve remained flat until peak HP and the 800's torque gradually declined until it made the same peak HP at 2800 RPM. It's impossible to know exactly what the torque curve would look like when we are only given power or torque at two rpm points. If the article I read is right stating peak torque of 1075 lbft @ 1356 rpm, then we know that point. It is only possible that the torque remains at 1075 for as long as 2100 rpm. Beyond 2100 rpm the torque absolutely drops off but it could just as easily be dropping from 1400,1600,1800 ... who knows, we can only guess. If peak HP is 430 HP @ 2800 rpm then we know the torque at 2800 rpm is 807 lbft. As the engine rpm drops lower and lower form 2100 rpm the less relevant the torque value is as far as describing how the engine will pull a hill. It would be nice if Cummins would rate the engine as making peak torque of 1075 lbft from 1356 to 1600 or 1800 rpm ... or what ever it is. The big thing is useful power. The 650 and 800 Cummins had the same peak power at the same RPM but the 800 made 30 more HP at 1600 RPM which is a normal towing RPM and very useful.
wilber1 01/01/21 05:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Cummins 1075 lbft peak torque at 1356 rpm

Your thinking the torque is 1075 lbft from 1356 to 1800 rpm, then drops to 807 lbft by the time the engine hits 2800 rpm .... maybe, I hope your right but I'm not convinced. I wish they would publish torque curves. Sounds about right. When Cummins went from the 650 Lb Ft to 800 Lb Ft in 2011. Both hit peak torque at 1600 and made the same peak 350 HP at 2800. The 650 torque curve remained flat until peak HP and the 800's torque gradually declined until it made the same peak HP at 2800 RPM.
wilber1 12/31/20 03:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Taking a break this year. Will re evaluate next year. Haven't spent a winter at home for eight years and am kind of looking forward to it for a change.
wilber1 11/19/20 10:50am Snowbirds
RE: Canadian Entry with Vaccine?

I still have my yellow book from the sixties when you still needed an up to date smallpox booster for travel to Europe. Canadian dogs also need an up to date rabies certificate to enter the US.
wilber1 11/16/20 10:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian Entry with Vaccine?

They let my dog in with vax for rabies. Think they will let me in with a properly filled out "yellow card" in my passport for covid? I think that will be a new reality for any international travel when vaccines become readily available.
wilber1 11/16/20 08:18am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Where is this truck anyway? You don't hear much about it anymore.
wilber1 11/03/20 02:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat/Chrysler says they will be making an Electric Ram.

It will take a significant commitment though. GM is finding this out with their Ultium battery factory. Battery production capacity is everything for full up EV production. I suspect FCA will be paying a lot of money to Tesla for the next few years. And maybe that’s the right business model for them. Although sooner or later it will be illegal to sell anything with a tail pipe. Or even drive it into a city which is already getting common in Europe. Up until lately the PSA CEO has been luke warm on EV's, saying they are selling cars to addicts because when the government subsidies stop so do sales. They see the writing on the wall however and PSA is developing its own EV platform to use batteries from 60 to 100KW dubbed eVMP, with production starting in 2023. FCA recently announced it is opening an new plant in Windsor Ontario that will be dedicated to PHEV and EV production. It will be producing vehicles in 2024. One guess who's platform they will be using for EV's.
wilber1 10/30/20 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat/Chrysler says they will be making an Electric Ram.

It will be interesting to see what they will do, the merger with PSA should generate lots of new possibilities. Electrified can also mean converting a conventional vehicle to electric, as in the Hyundai Kona EV. It is still an EV.
wilber1 10/29/20 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire Chains

I carry a set for the truck and a set for the trailer, only so I can say I have them if asked. I never plan on using them, I'll just wait storms out until the roads are cleared.
wilber1 10/24/20 07:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 12 Volt/120 Volt Portable Air Compressor

Forget 12 volt compressors. IMO, those are for inflating your kids air mattresses or your bike tires, not your RV tires. If you want to be happy, get a 120 volt pancake style compressor. Chum lee The Viairs are heavy duty and more than capable of airing up RV tires. My Viair 400 weighs 11 pounds and draws up to 30 amps. However they are expensive and don't have a tank so aren't any good for air tools. I went with one because a pancake compressor takes up more room than I want to give up for a compressor.
wilber1 10/24/20 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Unlikeliest of engine swaps!!

The video shows him coming out of the snow sheds on the Coquihalla. That is an 8% grade.
wilber1 10/19/20 11:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: 12 Volt/120 Volt Portable Air Compressor

My Viair 400P airs up my truck and trailer tires to 80PSI no problem. Strictly 12V though, no 120V option. Can draw up to 30 amps as well. When we are staying somewhere for an extended period I drop the rears on my truck down to 50 PSI. The Viair has no problem getting them back up to 80 in a few minutes.
wilber1 10/18/20 08:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Junk Food Breakfast Cereals

Original Shredded Wheat with sliced banana and blueberries. Home made 100% whole wheat toast. Here is a Trivia Question: DO you know the story of Shredded Wheat? (Man did this dredge up an old memory). No I didn't. I do now. Very interesting, I had no idea it had been around that long.
wilber1 10/17/20 03:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Colors of trucks!

My 2011 Ram is hunter green. Get a lot of compliments on the colour but don't see many around. It's one of those colours that changes according to the light. It is green but can also look blue or black depending on the light. Like other dark colours it is hard to keep clean.
wilber1 10/17/20 12:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Junk Food Breakfast Cereals

Original Shredded Wheat with sliced banana and blueberries. Home made 100% whole wheat toast.
wilber1 10/17/20 11:52am Around the Campfire
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

I won't need another truck, It has 93,000 KM and at this rate I will be 85 by the time it hits 200K.
wilber1 10/11/20 01:39pm Tow Vehicles
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