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Freightliner is the best selling semi-truck in America today. They sell about 190K trucks per year! Freightliner dominates with 40% of the commercial truck market share

Manufactured Home Wall Repair Patch

Step 1 - Sand lightly around damaged area of wall.

Step 2 - Apply spackling compound to back of match.

Step 3 - Place patch over damaged area.

Step 4 - Spread compound over patch, then let dry.

Step 5 - Sand, then apply texture or paint for desired appearance.

This is going to be around the cost for many domestic V-8 cars. For between $5500 to $11000, you can purchase rebuilt Diesel engines and for between $3000 to $4500you can get a Ford long block

The following are the Top 5 Maintenance Tips For Diesel Engines:

Monitor Your Coolant. Your diesel engine's coolant is one of its most important maintenance needs. ...

Keep It Clean. Keeping your diesel engine clean is very important for its preservation. ...

Fuel Filter Changes. ...

Effective Air Filters. ...

Appropriate Oil Changes.

Although diesel engines require no ignition tune-ups and tend to last longer without major repairs than gasoline engines, they do require regular low-cost maintenance, mostly in the form of frequent oil and filter changes.

full service usually includes everything apart for any parts specified as requiring replacement in your vehicles servicing schedule, such as fuel filters, spark plugs etc. These can be added as chargeable extras or, some garages refer to it as a majorservice and will charge accordingly.

Diesel knock is the clanking, rattling sound emitted from a running Diesel Engine. This noise is caused by the compression of air in the cylinders and the ignition of the fuel as it is injected into the cylinder. This is much the same as a gasoline engine suffering from pre-ignitionpre-ignition or spark knocking.

  1. Lucas Fuel Treatment. ...
  2. Stanadyne Performance Formula One Shot. ...
  3. Opti-Lube XPD Diesel Fuel Improver. ...
  4. Hot Shot's Secret Diesel Extreme Clean and Boost. ...
  5. Archoil Fuel Treatment. ...
  6. Hammonds Biobor JF Diesel Fuel Biocide. ...
  7. Howes Diesel Treat Diesel Conditioner and Anti-Gel.

The knocking in diesel engines may be prevented by - Arrange the fuel injector in such a way that it should start injecting only a small quantity of fuel in starting of theengine. -If we increase the injection pressure, which encourages the atomization offuel and prevent knock.

  1. The vehicle won't start.
  2. Vehicle starts then dies.
  3. Sluggish acceleration.
  4. No fuel pressure (if you have a gauge that displays this)

A bad or missing trailer ground is a VERY COMMON reason that lights don't work on a trailer, or they only work sometimes. ... A pin on the truck socket and a pin on thetrailer plug are dedicated for this ground connection, so test that connection FIRST when troubleshooting a problem. Wiring Colors – Be Careful!

How to Replace Trailer Light Bulbs
  1. Verify which light is not functioning properly. ...
  2. Test the trailer circuit before replacing the light bulb. ...
  3. Detach the trailer converter plug from the vehicle in order to disconnect power to the lights. ...
  4. Take the dead bulb to your local auto parts store. ...
  5. Plug the new bulb into the light socket.

Testing the brake controller is fairly easy. Sever the blue brake output wire near thebrake controller leaving enough room to reconnect it and then apply the manual slide. Using a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, you should get output to the controller side of the wire you severed

Expert Reply: Your brake controller should be getting 12 volts of power going into thebrake controller. The wire that feeds power to the brake controller is the Black wire. You can test this wire by using a multimeter, part # part # BTMT15.

To test for proper voltage on the brake output wire, set the power gain on your brakecontroller to the maximum. Have someone apply the manual override on the brakecontroller while you use a circuit tester to test the pin on the trailer connector for thetrailer brakes.

To determine if a brake magnet has an internal short, touch the base of the brake magnet to the negative post of a 12-volt battery. Then, connect one of the brake magnet wires to the negative lead of a multimeter and the positive lead of the multimeter to the positive post of the battery.

If you've made sure all of your wiring is sound and secure, then another possible cause for locking brakes could be your brake controller. ... There could be many reasons that your electric trailer brakes are locking up while driving, or when they areapplied.

One wheel locking up on your trailers brakes could be for a few reason. ... This could be a ground problem, a problem with the trailer connectors, or a problem with the brakes. The first thing I would check is the trailer connectors on the truck and trailer. Make sure they are clean and free of corrosion

Typical Large RV Parts Replacement Costs

Large ones can cost as much as $2000. Air conditioners run about $600. New tireswill cost between $250 and $900 each depending on size and brand. Entry stairs will cost upwards of $300 depending on the type and size of step

his RV delamination problem is obvious. ... Most owners don't recognize the signs of RV delamination until it's too late. Fiberglass RV walls can look smooth on the outside while real damage is unseen. When the problem becomes obvious, repair is usually expensive and often impossible to fix.

On our current Class A motorhome, we spend an average of about $600.00 per year on maintenance, but that is because I do a lot of the routine maintenance and repairs myself. Annual maintenance on an RV varies by type. ... But even with the trailers, you have to include the maintenance cost of your tow vehicle.

The cost of returning an RV roof will be around $300-$325 per linear foot. If your RVis 36 feet long, it would cost between $7,000 and $12,000 to replace the roof of yourRV

How long an RV air conditioner lasts is dependent upon 1) how often it is used, 2) how hot the weather is when the A/C is in use, and 3) how durable the unit your purchase is. However, when maintained correctly, your RV air conditioner should lastfor several years, and in many cases will last for a decade or more.

If you're in an excessively humid area, your RV Air Conditioner is probably freezing upbecause of that. As the hot, humid air is sucked into the vents and cooled by the evaporator coils, the moisture condenses and gets frozen, which blocks the functioning of the Air Conditioner.

Air conditioners run about $600. New tires will cost between $250 and $900 each depending on size and brand. Entry stairs will cost upwards of $300 depending on the type and size of step. A good quality inverter will be $2,000 or more.

A top-brand new tire in two of the most common sizes often sells for $400 to $450 or more, says Harvey Brodsky, managing director of the Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau.

The NHTSA recommends replacing tires once tread depth is down to 2/32. A quick way to test this is with a penny. The penny test will have you place the penny with Lincoln's face down into the tire. If you can't see Lincoln's full face it's time to replacethose tires

All the turning and engine power they're subjected to means they usually have to be replaced around 150,000 miles, which is anywhere from a year to a year-and-a-half of operation. Drive tires can last longer, 350,000 to 500,000 miles, because they don't deal with all the turning stress.

The Best Commercial Truck Tires Sold At STTC
  • Michelin. If we had to pick a best all-around tire, the one we go to most often, it's probably Michelin. ...
  • Goodyear. Goodyear is another high-quality brand we're always happy to recommend. ...
  • Yokohama. ...
  • BFGoodrich. ...
  • Cooper Roadmaster.

While the average interval is approximately 25,000 miles there are a number of ways in which you can increase the time between semi truck oil change intervals.

If you drive a typical number of miles, somewhere around 12,000-15,000 miles annually, a tire's tread will wear out in three to four years, long before the rubber compound does. But if you drive much less than that, or have a car that you only drive on weekends, aging tires could be an issue

Common sizes are 19.5, 22.5 and 24.5 inches. Truck wheels also come in several widths; a tire size chart should be consulted to match the tire size and wheel width.

Oil Change Intervals for Diesel Engines

Most diesel engines should have their oil changed about every 3,000 miles if you're using standard oil and every 5,000 to 6,000 miles if you're using full synthetic oil.

While greasing daily is ideal, at minimum, you should be greasing every eight hours of operation. However, some lubrication points have different greasing intervals, so it's important to refer to the OMM. Make sure to grease all the grease points around the machine.

  1. First, stop with only your steer axle on the platform to get your steer axle weight.
  2. Continue until both the steer axle and the drive tandems are on the platform. ...
  3. Subtract the steer axle weight from the tractor weight (so 2 minus 1), and you have the weight for your drives.
Truck Weight 101
  1. First, stop with only your steer axle on the platform to get your steer axle weight.
  2. Continue until both the steer axle and the drive tandems are on the platform. ...
  3. Subtract the steer axle weight from the tractor weight (so 2 minus 1), and you have the weight for your drives.

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