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    welding lead length

    If it is a trade off between length of power cord vs length of welding leads, certainly go for longer power cord since it carries much less current than the leads.
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    Prefilling Oil Filters - Necessary?

    The Cummins site Greasymechtech linked to recommends prefilling the oil filter. Wow, did no know any engine company recommended prefilling. I used to prefill for many years, stopped prefilling for the last few years, based on that residual warm oil in the bearings will provide adequate...
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    Bore-tite / Redi-coat coatings on oil seal mounting surface.

    Thanks. It says, on page XVIII that it is not necessary to lube the OD on metal seals. It does beg the question though, does the oil interfere with the Redi-coat. My best guess, based on that they do not expressly prohibit oiling, is "no".
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    Bore-tite / Redi-coat coatings on oil seal mounting surface.

    I am going to be installing a National oil seal with Redi-coat on its outside where it is driven into the wheel hub. This is a red coating. Does oil have to be applied to this coating to aid in installation or should it be left dry? My concern is that oil might interfere with the sealing action...
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    Scan Tools And Turning Off ABS Dump Valve While Vehicle Is Moving

    That is easy enough to check. I will pull the ABS fuse and see if the pulsing is still there.
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    Sorry, did not mean to upset you.
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    Scan Tools And Turning Off ABS Dump Valve While Vehicle Is Moving

    Slight brake pedal pulsing won't generate wheel slip and, hence, variation in wheel speed. Thanks anyway.
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    But that is the recommended bit size, doesn't quite jive with your second last post about using a smaller than recommended bit size.
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    Scan Tools And Turning Off ABS Dump Valve While Vehicle Is Moving

    I have a very slight pulsing on the brake pedal while braking. Want to see if it is the left front or right front or both, so I hooked up my Tech 2, drove the truck and hit the LF Dump Valve On, and got a message saying it cannot be done while the vehicle is moving. Is there a scan tool that...
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    So what size bit do you use for 3/16 Tapcons? 1/8 in?
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    Tried something yesterday based on what JRed recommended and this is what worked for me. Drilled a hole in a concrete block with a 5/32 bit (recommended for 3/16 Tapcons) and then used a impact driver to drive in a 1/4 in Tapcon and got a nice tight fit. So tight that it would have been...
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    No, I do not have the Tapcon tool. I watched the video and do not see how the tool helps with the fit. Seems to me the tool is to help avoid having to constantly switch the drill between drilling and screw driving. Into block I could easily thread the Tapcon screw in with a 1/4 in nut driver. In...
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    Tapcons loose in their holes

    I have not used Tapcons much at all, have always used lead anchors. plastic anchors or sleeve anchors. For 3/16 dia Tapcons, the recommended bit dia is 5/32. First tried on concrete block and while the screw threaded in, the fit was loose. Tried again while holding the hammer drill as steady as...
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    New Rock Auto Code received today!!!

    I got one too, with the same expiry date of May 30, but mine is 168983731107528052
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    I posted earlier that I service the brakes twice yearly and that includes all you mentioned. I found out about servicing brakes the hard way. I did not service the front discs for a couple of years after I bought the truck and then found one outer pad wearing excessively because the caliper was...
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    Never but I do occasionally check it against other torque wrenches, using a 8 point socket to couple two torque wrenches together. I have one of the beam/deflection torque wrenches that do not drift and it is a good wrench to use to check on my other torque wrenches. Years ago I had to adjust...
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    Re-torquing does not help if the rim or hub has been distorted from over tightening. Every spring and fall I have to take the wheels off for winter/summer wheel exchange (also brake service, very much needed in the salt belt), so the wheels are off for the season and that is when I get new tires.
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    The front wheel bearings do not have excess play, nor do the steering components
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    The axle oil leak on the rear driver side happened in 2014 and I only used the one pair of shoes and saved the other pair. Did not notice any uneven braking at all. Good thing I saved the pair because I just noticed a small oil leak on the passenger side. New oil seal is coming in from Rockauto...
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    Brake Pedal Pulsing

    No one touches the truck but me. When I get new tires from Costco, I take the wheels off the truck and take them in. This ensures the wheels do not get over tightened (also I do not have to wait around and can go back the next day to pick up the wheels).
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