Thanks for sharing!! Great info!
Golden rule, I suppose.Our new friend has great advise and is willing to help when others would walk away .. Ty sir!
I especially like the comment of "follow directions".
Do you have a sister, that works on Freightliners ?
She'd be a welcome addition, too.
I think they are very good trucks. I'm not sure if they're even making large cabovers right now, if they are I haven't seen any. The little NPRs are hard to beat at what they do. They suffer from some of the same things that little Hino cabovers do. They also have their own quirks. For example, It's hard to bleed air out of the cooling system, so if someone refills the cooling system without burping it, it'll spike up in temp pretty quick. The placement of the EGR coolers on the newer ones make this worse, and the temperature differential of hot exhaust gas on one side and air pockets on the other makes them crack. You'd need a vacuum operated cooling system fill tool to make it easy. The oil coolers seem to leak oil into the coolant after several years of use. It's a hassle to get it out, because it's on the fuel pump side of the motor and every thing is in the way. The liners are no where near as easy to get in and out like on a Hino, and replacing the main bearings while the engine is in the truck is absolutely impossible. The block splits at the crank centerline, so the engine has to come out and go on a stand, and the block halves separated. It's kind of a pain in the rear.What's your opinion of Isuzu ?
coalminer said:I have seen someone say that the dealer can "unlock" the 5th gear, so my question is, that actually 5th gear or one of the lower gears that is "locked"?