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Forum: Towing 03-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By rjkfsm
You also have to consider the vehicle's GCVWR....

You also have to consider the vehicle's GCVWR. This number is a legality. It is Gross Combined Vehicle Weight, Registered. It is the grand total amount of weight that your truck and trailer are...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By rjkfsm
It can also be a sign of a bad PCV valve. When...

It can also be a sign of a bad PCV valve. When they get plugged or stuck, they do not clear the blow by pressure in your crankcase. This builds up and backs up the breather into the air filter taking...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-16-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By rjkfsm
I had a Mustang with a chattering rear end. The...

I had a Mustang with a chattering rear end. The clutches are grabbing too tightly. Add some friction modifier to the gear oil.

RK
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 11-16-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By rjkfsm
2007 Tranny service question

I bought my truck ('07 5.7L auto) a few months ago with 52k miles. I have done some serious cross country driving while flat towing a Ford Focus (about 4,000lbs) around as a trailer. I have driven...
Forum: 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-26-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By rjkfsm
I think there was a recall for those mirrors....

I think there was a recall for those mirrors. There was a safety issue of visibility if I remember correctly. What year is your truck?

RK
Forum: Towing 10-04-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,806
Posted By rjkfsm
Towing a 3,500 lb Ford Focus on a 700 lb dolly, I...

Towing a 3,500 lb Ford Focus on a 700 lb dolly, I get 14-15 mpg with a Hemi on flat terrain. In the mountains, I average 12-13.

The next time I tow that car, I will be flat towing it, so I expect...
Forum: Towing 07-13-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By rjkfsm
I also have a 3.92. I guess I was being too...

I also have a 3.92. I guess I was being too aggressive with the gias pedal trying to maintain some momentum.

Russ
Forum: Towing 07-13-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By rjkfsm
It was a heavy pounding rain that had gone on for...

It was a heavy pounding rain that had gone on for a while, so I think the oil had long since been washed off. The road was covered in a sheet of water flowing downhill and a lot of people were...
Forum: Towing 07-12-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By rjkfsm
A frightening experience

So, I was traveling from Charleston, SC to St Robert, MO. I had about 500lbs in the bed of my truck (07 1500 Hemi) and I was pulling a 4,000lb trailer with a tongue weight of ~600lbs.

I was...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 07-02-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By rjkfsm
First pickup

Yep, this is the first pickup I've ever owned. I travel for a living and, technically, I am homeless. I live in hotels and go from place to place. Since I have to fit all of my worldly possessions in...
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