Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Update on "Truck still in the Shop"

At about 1700EDT the tech contacted me and explained that the turbo was bad, the EGR cooler was leaking, and that the DPF must come off to be cleaned out. I authorized the repairs, to the tune of $7600.00, and they were off and running.

At about 1745, the tech called me back to the shop to show me the DPF after it was removed and disassembled. The DPF (diesel particulate filter), he said, should have been totally plugged with this kind of mileage on the engine. That is to say 517000 miles. He said that they are supposed to be removed and cleaned every 200000 miles and that at 517000 he figured it would be so plugged that replacement might be necessary. Kudos to good, regular, timely preventative maintenance and proper driving techniques.

Anyway, the truck is to be ready, new turbo, new EGR cooler and cleaned DPF by about midnight tonight.

I called dispatch earlier, as stated in the last post, and they did decide to give the load to another team. We should get out of Dallas tomorrow, though i have no idea to where we will be headed.

In the mean time...Here is a novel item for the coming election year.
When The Politicians Are On TV, Blowing Hot Air And You Want To Scream, Just Grab Your Doll And Give It A Fling, Let Them Know...Hey, You Work For Me.

A useful, bipartisan doll to give you something to throw while watching the news and listening to the politicians lie with every motion of their lips. Throw your doll and scream while never causing any damage to your television. These dolls now come with a retrieval string for retrieval without moving from your perch on the couch.

All Dolls are bipartisan, Republican on 1 side, Democrat on the other.

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