Yeah. Walmart has pretty good deals on commercial tires latelySo, I decided to bite the bullet and get all new tires for my
trailer. I shopped them HARD! I ended up w/ 9-235/75/R17.5
tries for $565.65 "DELIVERED FREE" Total, Out the DOOR!
16ply, Load Range M 5675lbs each in a Dual Config
So that is a 45,400 load rated tires on 2 axles that are rated at 23K each
for 46,000 (less rims and tires)
I think I got a SMOKING HOT deal on NINE Tires! LOL!
Its 300hp according to the esn with 15.5:1 pistons instead of 14.0:1. It is not the original motor by far cause its NTC300 Big Cam III with a big cam 1 oil pump and oil pan on it.
Sucking air from somewhere. Either a dry rotted suction line or maybe a dry rotted o ring in the pump.BATTERYS and FUEL ISSUE
So the truck has been sitting while I rebuild my trailer.
I went to start the truck and it turned over and over and right before
the old batteries went kaputt she started to fire and then it started.
This killed the old batteries, and I assume the engine was not getting fuel.
(Losing prime? I am not sure here...)
Anyways I need new batteries so I went looking.
I found 950CCA SAE Post Batteries at Car Quest . CLICK HERE
It seemed like a good deal THEN I was offered $50 OFF if I gave up my
email addy, Heck Yea! PLUS $28.00 EA Core. So I ended up w/ 2 new
batteries for about $230.00 A BARGAIN.
I put the batteries in and the same starved of fuel issue happened but
it pumped up and started. It ran real rough for a bit then smoothed out.
( I am assuming it is fuel starvation)
Should I put a Ball Valve at the tank on the fuel feed line and simply shut it off
when the truck sits so fuel does not drain down?
Several years ago when the first of the M915 "Series" of trucks we being released before I was born here
many incredibly talented men (the Old Guard I call them ) grabbed these monsters
and posted up how to's and like, like they were going out of style.
The wealth of information one can find here is great. Extremely time consuming but
there are some real nuggets. The old guard, for the most part less a few hold outs have moved on,
bought bigger or more toys and or have just lost interest or sold or suffer from forum burnout.
I so wish there was a forum dedicated to these trucks and as good threads are found
they were moved into it. The 5 TON forum has grown HUGE.
The M915 Series of trucks as I know it is the M915 , M916, M917, M918, M919, M920 - A1 A2 A3
I am going to post my thoughts for others and for reference w/ emphasis on the M916.
I hope this thread stays on point w/o a lot of useless banter. Try to
stick to the facts, and please correct me if I am wrong. There are other
threads and many went astray.
On the PS and DS of the truck outside there are two electrical outlets.
BII for the M916 was a flood light to be used there. I wish I could
find one priced right. I wrote Hubbell Co. and I got the spec's on
those plugs so we can buy the plugs and make our own goodies.
The female connector on the bottom is what should connect to the trucks male recessed outlet.
The majority of the electrical components on these trucks are 12VOLTS, so are there these plugs;
HBL7465V -- Twist-Lock Valise Plug
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HBL7464V -- Twist-Lock Valise Connector Body
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