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    M51 Clutch adjustment

    May not relate exactly to a medium/heavy duty setup but those same symptoms happened to my '75 Ford F-250 when 1 of the 3 fingers on the pressure plate that the throw out bearing engages broke off.
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    Brakes not releasing

    I've heard of this happening when the system wasn't able to release pressure via the vent line that exhausts through the front rh side glad hand. The issue i heard of had the hard vent line pinched somewhere near the wheel well. That's something to check on...
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    What have you done to your 5 ton this week?

    I actually drove mine for the first time in 4+ months! Checked the fluids and tires, the engine fired off in about 4 twists, and then cruised down to the truck stop for diesel. Almost scared some bicycles off the road when exercising the jakes. The truck got some stares, some salutes, some...
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    Anyone regret adding or removing muffler after a turbo?

    For now I only drive my truck for fun and maybe put on 200 miles in a year. I wear H-161 headsets while I'm driving so that would seal out a lot of noise.
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    Odd tire failure

    My 11.00-20 NDT gave out in the same area because the flap was rotted and cracked which let the tube below get pinched into the crack and torn. Would leak 25 psi/hr so I got a new tube & new flap and that became my spare.
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    Anyone regret adding or removing muffler after a turbo?

    Here in Washington state unmuffled jake brakes are no bueno but the big rigs don't pay much attention to those kinda rules so that wouldn't be a deal breaker on going straight pipe for me either.
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    Anyone regret adding or removing muffler after a turbo?

    For those that have added a turbo and left it straight piped do you have any regrets about the noise level or is it not too bad? For those that have added a turbo and left a muffler on it do you think it's too quiet? I'm mainly concerned about 809 trucks with the stack beside the windshield...
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    Custom digital Info-tainment console for M39/M35 trucks

    I like it! A backup camera and a forward looking trip camera would be cool. How would it communicate with analog sensors on the engine or would it need different sensors to function?
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    Has anyone ever put Russian army truck tires on a 5 ton?

    Now before you get a McCarthyist twitch in your eye lids at the thought of communist parts on US machines I'm just talking about inanimate rings of rubber and besides, some Finnish howitzers look to wear the same tires. Russia has some knarly terrain and these seem to work well for them. One...
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    (PNW) Help! M51A2 Needs new engine. What and Where?

    What about the Mack engine from the A1?
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    VIC-3 whistling noise with Engine rpm

    That would help a lot since, after looking back, my 1780 has rubber spacers between it and its panel...
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    VIC-3 whistling noise with Engine rpm

    When you say "main control box" are you talking about the truck's PCB or the AM-1780?
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    Led light's installed for now

    What is that little grille above the passenger head light? Heater inlet?
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    VIC-3 whistling noise with Engine rpm

    Does anyone know of a good heavy duty filter that would eliminate that noise?
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    Bluetooth Cellphone to VIC-3 Adapter Is Here!

    So for now the only option for VIC-1 is to be hard wired with your legacy box? Is there a way to connect blue tooth with a VIC-1 like a different circuit board and if so are there plans to pursue one?
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