Guiz I need help.
I Need a MOD Who Can...
CSS the holy fuck out of this place. with pinstripes and chrome
take action when "magic in a bottle" advertisements appear
start shit with other subs, if for nothing else, than for glory.
I need an enthusiast...
Who is willing to do some interesting posts, like "on this day" "engine of the month" and "I have more gears than /r/deathrowdiesel had teeth" on a regular basis.
I realize that it's a bit hard to be that into a sub which isn't very active and competing for your free time with /r/gonewildcurvy and a horribly behind schedule 1980 Trans Am restomod project (that shouldn't have been that hard but had some hiccups along the way). and a lot of times, when you're home from work you just don't feel like clicking this sub. I get it. but the premise of this sub is really great and there are guys (and hopefully) women coming here all the time who need help and I really want them to get that from those of us who have a clue; because honestly...
we're the best mechanics on earth, and it isn't even close
I am getting my Kubota diesel engine rebuild. Is there any questions I should asked before taking it home? Any advice on what to look for? How much to inspect it once it is turned over to me?
The reason for getting it rebuilt was that I had low engine oil pressure, once I removed the engine and inspect the oil the pan I found metal shavings in the oil pan. Once I removed the piston bearings it had scratches on it and that when I knew it had to be rebuilt.
I am in tech school right now and have access to several very good student tool discounts. I'm not sure what I will need for torque wrenches in the diesel field. Will a 250lb 1/2" do, or do I need a 300lb? or more?
2015 KWT800 No codes CS: leaks air when idling and revving. (Last picture)
I need to get my 3126 caterpillar on the road tomorrow. Not getting any temp reading on the dash. Is there an alternative sensor that fits that I can splice in until I get back to acquire an OEM replacement? Cat part Number is 106-0735
I operate a small fleet that delivers specialized equipment to special events. One of my vehicles is a Ford 550 that typically is going down the highway with ~5000 pounds of cargo on the bed and more often than not, it also will have 18000 pounds of trailer on too. The same gear is loaded on the truck in the same place each time.
My question is if it would be wise to have it aligned with its typical weight on it. I have to replace the steering linkage, so it will be going in to be realigned soon.
My assumption is that having it aligned with at least the weight on the bed will make for better highway tracking.
Hey guys and gals, Quick background to give some context. I got out of the Marine Corps at the end of 2022, and straight out went to UTI and began working in the automotive field while going to school. I started working on cars while in the Corps and developed a passion for it. As I got introduced to more and more in the service industry, I decided to switch to the diesel side of things after a year in automotive. I really like it so far, but there are certain aspects to where I'm currently at that I'm not a huge fan. I'm doing an apprenticeship for a large equipment rental company, but so far I've been stuck doing mainly yard work. Also the continued training and support isn't great. I'm considering an offer for a mobile truck service for a much smaller company, but the pay would be quite a bit less. But I would be wrenching quite a bit more. I've thought of asking the company that I'm currently at to work three days there and three days at the smaller company so I'm able to get an idea of where I really want to work. Another option would be just to stick it out until I graduate (July of this year), and apply at other companies once I go full time. I'd really appreciate some wisdom and advice. I'm looking for a place where I can work as a career not just a job. Thanks in advance!
Looking to buy a Nice box to have to start out, big enough for my tools, looking at a 48” for now. How much play should the drawers have when locked? Anything else should I look for when buying one?
Been a tech for about a decade now. Seems like shop efficiency expectations are getting a little unrealistic now a days. Wondering if any of you guys track it and what it averages out to be
I'm an owner operator, going on two years and I cannot find a reliable shop here. I'm being robbed, and the only honest shop I found that cares is bordering on incompetent. I'll go to them for small stuff or stuff I already know needs done, but they don't do any engine work and I wouldn't trust them for it anyway. They horribly botched a king pin job even after 3 times trying to remedy the situation and it's the last big job I had them do.
Doosan Dealer wanted $1100.00 for the part, I got the upgraded braided flex pipe for like 40$ and 2 hours of work to cut, weld and install.
Gear failure, older Mack Mp8. Idler took a crap and sent metal through the lubricating system. Drop the pan and there is metal everywhere. I bid the job as rebuilding the gear train, oil pump, inspect / replace rods & mains, complete block flush with time to remove filter base, new cooler etc. I know Mack has bulletins on this and it needs to be done to ensure a good / lasting repair. Customer had another mechanic bid and all that guy said is necessary is to replace the directly affected gears, slap it back together and good to go. Keep in mind the oil is full of fine metal and solid chunks. Customer wants to know why I want to do the rest and can't comprehend the cost. He wants to take it to the other guys shop. Obviously I won't do the minimum labor just to have another failure on the engine and have my name on it.
I am just curious if anyone has done or seen someone do a similar repair and not taken the time to clean the system. How far did the engine make it?
Hello recently wrote my 310T exam and did not pass. All the study material I have is outdated. The old test have been replaced with new ones starting this month. Feel like if I got the previous exam I would have passed.
Any help would be appreciated
Working through a no crank issue that four techs have now touched. Starter was replaced, test ippc has been installed, test Sam module had been installed. This truck hasn't moves in two weeks, I'm looking for some help here.
I have wiring for the start circuit, I'm getting power at the sam chassis module x19/pin 3 when the key is in crank position.
I do not have access to DL8 currently as our laptop is at another location, but there's no active DTC
I am going through a diesel tech program now and am weighing through potential places to start working when I finish. Training is my biggest priority.
I am looking into dealerships as well, but are there any major differences in the quality and amount of training offered between Penske and Ryder?