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RE: Dodge RAM flywheel

Dual mass flywheel do your self a favor and contact South Bend clutch and see what they offer to rid yourself of it. Maybe a nice dual disk clutch, way less than $4K even with a shop install. Yep, I would agree. When I had my 2005, dual mass went out at 75K. I had dealer replace it with the same only because I was dumping the truck. That trans set up needs an after market otherwise it's a POS
SweetLou 09/11/19 05:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: What;s Wrong With My RAM Truck????

What does it do if you pull over, turn off the truck for a few minutes, then start it up again? If it blows normal, then what ever electrically resets the blend door is your issue. I have had that now in 2 Rams and a 2 Fords
SweetLou 08/28/19 05:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Battery Storage Scenario

If you shut off the batteries at the switch, you shouldn't have to take off the negative cable right?
SweetLou 08/11/19 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Storage Scenario

If I store new fully charged batteries in my shop for 6 mo through winter where the shop could be as cold as 10-15 degrees, would they be all right for next season? Or, should I use my harbor Freight battery maintainers to keep them up? They are cheap and there would be no one around to check them for the 6 months Just curious, why would you buy new batteries in the fall if you are not going to use them all winter? Just wait and buy new batteries in the spring. Needed replacing this past spring so virtually new
SweetLou 08/08/19 12:05pm Tech Issues
Battery Storage Scenario

If I store new fully charged batteries in my shop for 6 mo through winter where the shop could be as cold as 10-15 degrees, would they be all right for next season? Or, should I use my harbor Freight battery maintainers to keep them up? They are cheap and there would be no one around to check them for the 6 months
SweetLou 08/08/19 07:45am Tech Issues
RE: Burb and Expedition future Diesel?

Will take an act of Congress to implement this.... Oh wait the current Congress doesn't do anything.Yes they do Fish. They have wasted millions of dollars trying to impeach the president! Its Millions he won't have to spend on his campaign trail because most people can see how foolish that side of the isle is and won't vote for them.
SweetLou 07/30/19 05:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Experience towing with Acura MDX

While you received good information so far, the one thing you never said was the year of your MDX. The reason I say this is we owned a 2004, low miles and in those years and for some time after, the transmissions were famous for not holding up pulling the car around let alone pulling anything. Friends of ours from MT were proud to own a 2006 MDX and put 2 transmissions in theirs with low miles on it as well. So, my recommendation is start with searching the dependability of your MDX Trans, and then you make the call. Maybe they finally resolved their problems. A good friend who owns a transmission shop where I live when I asked him how good my transmission was, told me that Ford F150s and Honda's keep him in business. Just saying...........
SweetLou 07/27/19 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: tow vehicle

I think you are asking to tow it like a tow truck sometimes would with the turn wheels on the ground. I would ask a tow truck driver on that one but then again also how far are you talking about towing this? If it is a long haul I would put drive wheels on the ground. I would disconnect the drive line so trans doesn't turn.
SweetLou 07/22/19 05:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 205-65-10 trailer Tires On Boat Trailer

A spare tire is a MUST ! You would have a hard time finding a proper replacement "on the road". I am making sure the dealer does just that for the same reason you mentioned.
SweetLou 07/06/19 06:20am Towing
RE: 205-65-10 trailer Tires On Boat Trailer

I did a google expert says good tires, right ply,road tire ok. Sure I saw the same however how fast will that tire be turning when the pull truck is doing 60 mph? I believe that is the same size on countless snowmobile and ATV trailers. I wouldn't worry about it. I suspect the big thing is bearing care
SweetLou 07/04/19 07:42pm Towing
RE: 205-65-10 trailer Tires On Boat Trailer

I did a google expert says good tires, right ply,road tire ok. Sure I saw the same however how fast will that tire be turning when the pull truck is doing 60 mph?
SweetLou 07/04/19 07:19pm Towing
205-65-10 trailer Tires On Boat Trailer

Gang, I am about to purchase a 22ft pontoon boat with tandem trailer and 4 205-65-10 tires. It sits at a low profile. Boat dealer says they order them specifically for the low profile. My question is not the load carrying rather than the speed a 10 inch tire can handle. If the pull truck is doing 60 mph, that tire is going a lot faster. Bearings would also be going faster so my concern is trailering a boat trailer that has been in water for 100 miles. What do you folks think my speed of the pull truck should be?
SweetLou 07/04/19 05:45pm Towing
RE: Noisy injector in GM LLY

Have your neighbor try Hot Shot Secret Stiction remover at next oil change. Then oil change after that, add HSS FR3. If by chance he's already changed his oil and won't be doing so again anytime soon, then add Motorkote Hyper lubricant to his oil now. Report back when you can w/ updates. I am curious if you have tried any of these products you are recommending. I am always skeptical about putting additives into my very expensive engine which is in a very expensive truck. If so, what were your results?
SweetLou 06/16/19 05:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

Of course you should get proof of mailing. If they believed everyone who said "my check got lost in the mail", they'd never have anyone pay on time. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the payment arrives on time. If you choose to mail without proof of delivery then you are taking your chances. While good advice, do you do the same even with your utility bills? Do we really need to get proof of mailing on all our bills now? My mistake here is not going into their office. I just wanted to let others know to watch out Well if you're going to complain about being bended over at being charged a late fee because your check "got lost in the mail", then maybe you should do it for everything. Why should anyone simply take your word that you mailed them a check and it got lost? Do you realize how often people lie about that? Should landlords' waive late fees because their renters claim "the check got lost in the mail"? Should any business? Everyone here is calling it a scam and whining about evil California again. There is nothing evil about it and there is no scam. California state government offices base receipt of payment on the postmark (I believe you can find that in state law). They don't hold a check uncashed so they can get more money out of you. On the other hand, they don't waive late fees because of an unsubstantiated claim of lost mail. In this day and age of electronic bill pay, etc., getting proof of mailing for the few times you actually send a check through the mail is not unreasonable if you want to be sure to avoid a late fee. Whether you choose to wait in line at the DMV or at the Post Office is your choice. But no one is screwing you. Really, and you can say that with a straight face? I think you are trying to make it sound that I did this wrong because I used the mail system we all use, and that they are the victims of such a system and not me. I think you are off the rails buddy. Why put on someone's registration renewal "return by mail only" in this day and age as you stated and not be held responsible? Fool me once my friend. And yes, I am one of the deplorables that are the victims of a new California. Nobody is a victim. It's called LIFE. You are responsible to ensure your payment arrives timely - whether rent, mortgage, utility bills, credit cards, DMV,insurance, etc. If you don't want to chance paying a late fee, you do what you have to - certified mail, priority mail, go in, go to AAA. If you don't, and it doesn't arrive timely, then shut up and pay the late fee. It doesn't matter why your notice says "by mail only". If you questioned it, you could have called and asked. Maybe it was an error. Maybe not. But it is still YOUR responsibility to pay it timely - and that includes accounting for the mail service. Really buddy, you are off the rails if you think you should not have to pay late fees because your payment didn't arrive timely and you can't prove that you actually mailed it. So thanks for the schooling. At 60 years of age I really didn't know how to pay my bills. You are being nothing but antagonistic. The facts I pointed out were as follows: 1. To be mailed only (unusual by DMV standards) 2. Their forced mailing turns into a late fee We can dispute how the bill should be paid and whether your method is best, however the system shouldn't make you jump through extra hoops. This is my point. I went to DMV this morning and had to fill out a statement of facts. They themselves could not answer why my statement says by mail only. They also told me they are 6 weeks out on registrations. I did not get charged a late fee because of the statement of facts I filled out. Your presumption that I don't know how to pay bills, is nothing but contentious. If we don't live up to your standards then just stay away from the topic. The "by mail only" is a completely separate issue then your complaint that you got charged a late fee. Nice the DMV waived it, but it IS YOUR responsibilty. Perhaps my standards are too high for you. I take responsibilty for MY actions and I expect others to take responsibility for their actions. These "poor me, I screwed up and they don't care" posts are exactly the type of thing all the old folks on this forum whine about with "this new generation" - yet every generation is doing the same thing. Evil companies, evil government, evil people - when it all comes down to "I made a mistake". That is the first thing I agree with you about. I always take responsibility when I make a mistake and your standards are not to high. Understand that I am not whining, just trying to show that the system is broke.
SweetLou 05/06/19 03:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

Of course you should get proof of mailing. If they believed everyone who said "my check got lost in the mail", they'd never have anyone pay on time. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the payment arrives on time. If you choose to mail without proof of delivery then you are taking your chances. While good advice, do you do the same even with your utility bills? Do we really need to get proof of mailing on all our bills now? My mistake here is not going into their office. I just wanted to let others know to watch out Well if you're going to complain about being bended over at being charged a late fee because your check "got lost in the mail", then maybe you should do it for everything. Why should anyone simply take your word that you mailed them a check and it got lost? Do you realize how often people lie about that? Should landlords' waive late fees because their renters claim "the check got lost in the mail"? Should any business? Everyone here is calling it a scam and whining about evil California again. There is nothing evil about it and there is no scam. California state government offices base receipt of payment on the postmark (I believe you can find that in state law). They don't hold a check uncashed so they can get more money out of you. On the other hand, they don't waive late fees because of an unsubstantiated claim of lost mail. In this day and age of electronic bill pay, etc., getting proof of mailing for the few times you actually send a check through the mail is not unreasonable if you want to be sure to avoid a late fee. Whether you choose to wait in line at the DMV or at the Post Office is your choice. But no one is screwing you. Really, and you can say that with a straight face? I think you are trying to make it sound that I did this wrong because I used the mail system we all use, and that they are the victims of such a system and not me. I think you are off the rails buddy. Why put on someone's registration renewal "return by mail only" in this day and age as you stated and not be held responsible? Fool me once my friend. And yes, I am one of the deplorables that are the victims of a new California. Nobody is a victim. It's called LIFE. You are responsible to ensure your payment arrives timely - whether rent, mortgage, utility bills, credit cards, DMV,insurance, etc. If you don't want to chance paying a late fee, you do what you have to - certified mail, priority mail, go in, go to AAA. If you don't, and it doesn't arrive timely, then shut up and pay the late fee. It doesn't matter why your notice says "by mail only". If you questioned it, you could have called and asked. Maybe it was an error. Maybe not. But it is still YOUR responsibility to pay it timely - and that includes accounting for the mail service. Really buddy, you are off the rails if you think you should not have to pay late fees because your payment didn't arrive timely and you can't prove that you actually mailed it. So thanks for the schooling. At 60 years of age I really didn't know how to pay my bills. You are being nothing but antagonistic. The facts I pointed out were as follows: 1. To be mailed only (unusual by DMV standards) 2. Their forced mailing turns into a late fee We can dispute how the bill should be paid and whether your method is best, however the system shouldn't make you jump through extra hoops. This is my point. I went to DMV this morning and had to fill out a statement of facts. They themselves could not answer why my statement says by mail only. They also told me they are 6 weeks out on registrations. I did not get charged a late fee because of the statement of facts I filled out. Your presumption that I don't know how to pay bills, is nothing but contentious. If we don't live up to your standards then just stay away from the topic.
SweetLou 05/06/19 12:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

This is what it says when you go online now "This vehicle is not eligible for online renewal. Mail the bottom portion of the registration renewal notice with the fees and requested items in the envelope provided prior to the expiration date to avoid late fees. If you no longer have the envelope, please use the address provided on the renewal notice" what were the other "requested items" they wanted you to send along with check? Absolutely nothing, not even a smog check.
SweetLou 05/06/19 05:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

Of course you should get proof of mailing. If they believed everyone who said "my check got lost in the mail", they'd never have anyone pay on time. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the payment arrives on time. If you choose to mail without proof of delivery then you are taking your chances. While good advice, do you do the same even with your utility bills? Do we really need to get proof of mailing on all our bills now? My mistake here is not going into their office. I just wanted to let others know to watch out Well if you're going to complain about being bended over at being charged a late fee because your check "got lost in the mail", then maybe you should do it for everything. Why should anyone simply take your word that you mailed them a check and it got lost? Do you realize how often people lie about that? Should landlords' waive late fees because their renters claim "the check got lost in the mail"? Should any business? Everyone here is calling it a scam and whining about evil California again. There is nothing evil about it and there is no scam. California state government offices base receipt of payment on the postmark (I believe you can find that in state law). They don't hold a check uncashed so they can get more money out of you. On the other hand, they don't waive late fees because of an unsubstantiated claim of lost mail. In this day and age of electronic bill pay, etc., getting proof of mailing for the few times you actually send a check through the mail is not unreasonable if you want to be sure to avoid a late fee. Whether you choose to wait in line at the DMV or at the Post Office is your choice. But no one is screwing you. Really, and you can say that with a straight face? I think you are trying to make it sound that I did this wrong because I used the mail system we all use, and that they are the victims of such a system and not me. I think you are off the rails buddy. Why put on someone's registration renewal "return by mail only" in this day and age as you stated and not be held responsible? Fool me once my friend. And yes, I am one of the deplorables that are the victims of a new California.
SweetLou 05/06/19 04:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

Of course you should get proof of mailing. If they believed everyone who said "my check got lost in the mail", they'd never have anyone pay on time. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the payment arrives on time. If you choose to mail without proof of delivery then you are taking your chances. While good advice, do you do the same even with your utility bills? Do we really need to get proof of mailing on all our bills now? My mistake here is not going into their office. I just wanted to let others know to watch out
SweetLou 05/05/19 06:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

If you look online now does it say "by mail only"? Or will it let you pay online? If the latter, I suspect it was a misprint on the notice. If you do ever HAVE to mail in your notice, send it certified. Doesn't cost as much as the late fees. This is what it says when you go online now "This vehicle is not eligible for online renewal. Mail the bottom portion of the registration renewal notice with the fees and requested items in the envelope provided prior to the expiration date to avoid late fees. If you no longer have the envelope, please use the address provided on the renewal notice". Good to know that you should get proof of mailing but you should not have to do that. Now that we know, yes by all means. I am going in person on Monday. I wonder it they will take it that way.
SweetLou 05/04/19 04:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: California Registration Issue

My renewal notice says return by mail only. ... Why it would say by mail only is beyond me. We pay online all the time. So, don't let this happen to you if you get this type of notice. Hmm, this sounds like a scam to me. Any renewal payment should be allowed online by credit card, not a check in the mail. And renewal notices should also be online, in email. You still have the address? I have the original renewal notice. Like I said, its not cashed.
SweetLou 05/04/19 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
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