Tuesday, July 03, 2018

this a new one to me, covering the exhaust stacks... is this something new? Or did I just never notice it before?

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  1. Well not uncommon, but normally it would look like this https://goo.gl/images/9ceA2V ? Guess these rain covers are not made in the sizes needed for these trucks.

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    1. Yeah, the old fashioned flap, we're all familiar with those I figure

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  2. When water gets in straight stacks it spits black crap all over truck when you first start it that's why some guys cover them. Also used to cover stacks when towing a truck backwards because they claimed turbo would spin backwards with no oil supply as air rushed in stacks.most tow companies don't bother anymore.

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  3. We did it on the farm all the time. Usually the truckers had the metal flaps that bolted to the top of the stack, but now that they've got these big old fart cans they have to resort to keeping the rain out with plastic buckets.

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  4. I want to know if they climb up and take them off, or fire it up and catch them when they blow off?

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    1. Fire em up, see how far they fly!

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  5. usualy when there are turbo engine the wind can have the turbo to engage with the engin shut the turbo isn't lubricate and may fail.

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  6. Farmers and construction, loggers etc. used to use tin coffee cans that's what would happen when they forgot to take them off they would fly far on big engines. They covered them to keep water from building up when they sat for a long time. It was entertaining watching them scramble to catch them before they hit there own hoods or windshields.

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    1. Well, I'm sure used to seeing a old coffee can on a tractor exhaust pipe... that's a pretty common and really old simple fix

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  8. no one makes a flap large enough?

    mine had no flap, and i just drilled a small hole in the elbow on the bottom

    but mine had 1.4 million miles on it and used a gallon of oil every 500 miles so it had plenty of oil already in it

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