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Posted by tree68 on Friday, July 16, 2021 7:27 PM

BaltACD
Fuel pump in the tank or on the engine?

At $600 and change for the job, I'm guessing tank, and a quick search confirms that.

This one acted just like the one in my GMC - ran fine until I stopped, then it wouldn't start again.  I've heard similar stories.

The GMC fuel pump replacement was over $800, and that was better than 12 years ago.

Still cheaper than a new vehicle payment.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 16, 2021 4:49 PM

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Brand of truck? 

2009 Ram 6 cylinder.

Got a call from the shop.  Fuel pump.  I'll get it back on Monday.

Fuel pump in the tank or on the engine?

My Durango got 360K miles and 15 years without any fuel pump issues.  Pump in the tank supporting the EFI.

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, July 16, 2021 4:09 PM

BaltACD
Brand of truck?

2009 Ram 6 cylinder.

Got a call from the shop.  Fuel pump.  I'll get it back on Monday.

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 16, 2021 3:41 PM

tree68
 
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Gas or Diesel? 
 
Gas.

Brand of truck?

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, July 16, 2021 2:33 PM

afternoon

Ns was clear when I got off work.Still raining on and off.Couple observations from running errands.If you have some one hauling dirt for you make sure they have all the paperwork and a good trailer to haul it in.Someone made a big mess down the road.Next sorry you ran into the back of a van(just a bent back bumper) with a tanker truck.No damage to the cab.Just be glad you didn't make it to the clinton st viaduct.Going to go check on my brother.Tomorrow maybe Deshler.

stay safe

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Friday, July 16, 2021 2:32 PM

tree68
t cranks OK - just doesn't start.  No funny noises (ie, knocks or clanks) either.

   Does it crank fast?  I'm thinking 113K miles on the timing chain (or belt).

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, July 16, 2021 7:20 AM

BaltACD
Gas or Diesel?

Gas.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:36 PM

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Hoping it's something simple like a fuel pump. Wishing you good luck. 

Or even just a fuel filter.  Still gonna involve a tow to the shop.  

It cranks OK - just doesn't start.  No funny noises (ie, knocks or clanks) either.  We'll find out tomorrow.

Gas or Diesel?

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:41 PM

Electroliner 1935
Hoping it's something simple like a fuel pump. Wishing you good luck.

Or even just a fuel filter.  Still gonna involve a tow to the shop.  

It cranks OK - just doesn't start.  No funny noises (ie, knocks or clanks) either.  We'll find out tomorrow.

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:36 PM

tree68
Actually, because I ignored a coolant leak, the engine got rebuilt around 120K. I don't know what happened this time - ran at 73MPH all the way home (70 miles) and it never hesitated.  Stopped at the stop sign across from the house, it gallumphed a couple of times and quit.  No idiot lights.   Hoping for the best... Add

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:01 PM

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At 233K it is barely broke in!

Actually, because I ignored a coolant leak, the engine got rebuilt around 120K.

I don't know what happened this time - ran at 73MPH all the way home (70 miles) and it never hesitated.  Stopped at the stop sign across from the house, it gallumphed a couple of times and quit.  No idiot lights.   Hoping for the best...

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:54 PM

tree68
Got home from the fire expo in Syracuse tonight and the truck quit just as I was about to pull in the driveway.  At 233,000 miles, it doesn't owe me anything, but the timing is inconvenient as the dickens...

Letting it cool down, then I'll see if it wants to start...

At 233K it is barely broke in!

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 7:28 PM

Got home from the fire expo in Syracuse tonight and the truck quit just as I was about to pull in the driveway.  At 233,000 miles, it doesn't owe me anything, but the timing is inconvenient as the dickens...

Letting it cool down, then I'll see if it wants to start...

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:49 PM

afternoon

Ns sent a stack train west after work.Mother nature is sending the rain.Matt will have to wait to mow uptown.Chores to do.Glad tomorrow is Friday.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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Posted by JoeKoh on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:01 PM

Evening

Ns had a Carl special go eastbound after work.It had some flat cars with Deeres on them.They also sent a stack train west with Up power in the lead.It stopped in town for some reason.Ran errands but nothing on Csx.They did move the caboose back into the yard(whats left of it).Helped neighbor with a new water heater as well.Time for supper.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:13 PM

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The lightning there is something else...

While attending a class at Fort Huachuca some years ago, many in the class carpooled to Tombstone one day after class.

The visit was interesting, but I wish I'd gotten pictures during the ride back.  To our west was an absolutely stunning sunset.

To our east, the sky was black with storm clouds, and we could see lightning striking the mountainsides.

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Posted by blhanel on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 9:47 PM

I've been in Tucson on business trips during the monsoon season and experienced first-hand how intense their storms can get.  The lightning there is something else...

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Posted by MikeF90 on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:17 PM

I found out where the missing water is here out west - Tucson AZ!

Last night on the VR railfan cam for about 15 minutes I Saw and Heard the most intense downpour I've ever seen in my life. The dirty orange station cat did Not look happy .....

Links to my Google Maps ---> Sunset Route overview, SoCal metro, Yuma sub, Gila sub, SR east of Tucson, BNSF Northern Transcon and Southern Transcon

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Posted by JoeKoh on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 4:21 PM

evening

Ns had a westbound stack train after work.Went to deliver a package.Friends granddaughter slowy warmed up to us.Then she asked us if we wanted to stay for supper.Chores to do here.Mother nature keeps sending on and off rain.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, July 12, 2021 7:22 PM

Phone call today from the county fire coordinator - "come pick up your radios."

Seems one of the transmitters on the current system was putting out a whopping 1.5 watts on the transmitter.  Should have been 100...

The new trunked radio system is up and running, so they've been pushing radios through, getting them programmed, so we can use them in areas the that old tower usually covers.

Haven't used mine yet, but I listened to it for a bit and it sounds good.

Tomorrow night I'll be returning the salutes for marching units at the opening parade for the oldest continuously operating county fair in the country.  

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Posted by JoeKoh on Monday, July 12, 2021 4:22 PM

evening

Ns was clear after work.Took care of yardwork.Need to go into town and run errands.Books did arrive from Kalmbach today.Need to get my caboose moving.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Sunday, July 11, 2021 4:38 PM

evening

Mother nature sent the rain.Matt took some trains to run with our friend west of town.Another friend was taxied to Garrett to bring q 566 east on Csx.We saw him in Sherwood Ohio.Back to work tomorrow.(might need the bale wagon when it dries up)

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by mudchicken on Saturday, July 10, 2021 10:28 PM
Mudchicken Nothing is worth taking the risk of losing a life over. Come home tonight in the same condition that you left home this morning in. Safety begins with ME.... cinscocom-west
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Posted by tree68 on Saturday, July 10, 2021 8:57 PM

Hamfest went well today.  They had a good turnout.

I didn't really buy much that was radio related, but it's all useful.  

Took the drone with me.  On my first flight I got plenty of great shots and video, only to discover that not one of them got saved.  Turns out I needed to format the micro-SD card.  So, I did, then flew again and got more good pictures and video.

Turns out the fellow who usually organizes the event is in the hospital.  The club was most grateful when I gave them a thumb drive  with all of the images and video I took, as they could now share them with said fellow.

Getting better with the drone.  Flying it is the easy part.  it's the images and video that have the leaning curve.

It is pretty amazing seeing my house and environs from 200 feet up.

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Posted by JoeKoh on Saturday, July 10, 2021 7:44 PM

Evening Back at home.Brother had a good time.Ns had a grain train at Latty.We had to wait on a stack train in Edgerton.Think the rain will hold off for tonight at the fireworks in Deshler.stay safe.Joe

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, July 9, 2021 8:34 PM

mudchicken
An original Marconi radio set only used about once a century. Formerly owned by a little old radio operator on SS Californian? 

Some of the stuff that shows up at these swap meets comes close...

And some hams take great pride in using vintage equipment that takes up half a room. 

And some have been known to rebuild vintage radios with modern components.

Nowadays, you can get a rig that will cover everything from 160 meters (just above broadcast band) to VHF (same band as railroad frequencies, but slightly lower) that will fit in a DIN slot in your Rolls-Kanardly.

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Posted by mudchicken on Friday, July 9, 2021 4:32 PM

- An original Marconi radio set only used about once a century. Formerly owned by a little old radio operator on SS Californian? 

100 degrees here in the south burbs of Denver.Dead... Nobody dares light a match around here.

 

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Posted by tree68 on Friday, July 9, 2021 4:19 PM

We got some of that weather yesterday.  About an inch and a quarter of rain here at the house, some of which came down at a rate of over five inches per hour.

Westernville, just north of Rome, and about 80 miles south of me, had a confirmed EF1 tornado.

Headed for a ham radio swap meet tomorrow.  Not really in the market for anything, but, hey, you never know!

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Posted by JoeKoh on Friday, July 9, 2021 3:00 PM

afternoon

Ns still has a coal train in the siding.Mother Nature is cooling us down today.Getting things in the truck and car that we can for tomorrow.Have brothers clothes for him for tomorrow too.Camera battery is currently charging.Other things to do before tomorrow.

stay safe

Joe

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Posted by JoeKoh on Thursday, July 8, 2021 3:00 PM

afternoon

Ns still has the coal train in the siding at work.The storm in Deshler also brought down some trees.The Mulberry tree in front of the shelterhouse in the train park split a branch off.Mamma is doing errands and Matt is in town mowing.Chores here for me to do.

stay safe

Joe

Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").

 

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