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RE: Truck starts on its own

Pop the hood release and see if that doesn’t disable the remote start. I believe most factory remote starts are disabled by the hood switch to protect service techs from dumb customers.
Sport45 11/19/22 10:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: Safety: Microwave Fire!

I use a paper towel or a paper plate with food on it, all the time and never have had an issue.. Same here for over 25 years now with no issues. Food instructions often say to cover with a wet or dry paper towel depending on what's cooking. Yes, the problem was not the paper towel. There is no issue with covering food with a paper towel in a microwave. I’ve never put a paper towel under a plate but see no problem with that either. The issue here was entirely due to running the microwave empty. Anything on the loose piece of paper was subjected to all the wattage and quickly hit ignition temperature.
Sport45 11/16/22 10:11am Tech Issues
RE: Diesel Ram Owner Forced to Scrap Truck !

DEF doesn’t have anything to do with reducing that puff of smoke. DEF is used to reduce NOx emissions which are completely invisible but still harmful to the atmosphere. The factories that make the stuff are also highly regulated and monitored for their emissions to the land, water, and atmosphere as are the trucks that haul it. So no, using DEF does not increase overall pollution. It may, and probably does increase overall energy usage.
Sport45 09/18/22 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Truck Scalping

Suppy and demand forces at work. Dealers were paying more than new vehicle prices to get trucks on their lots to sell. Now they have to sell for even more to make a profit. As mentioned above, the only way to get a reasonable deal cost-wise is to place an order and wait your turn in line.
Sport45 09/05/22 04:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will a 3/4 ton do

Grit dog said: "Cool thig was, no warnings, no timeouts, just straight up hammertime!" If you used same screen name, they saw you comin! Lol...with your rep, they knew a reprimand would just prolong the inevitable. You are more appreciated here, sarcasm maybe, but with a nice touch! Just being on delay here, adds anticipation, we have to WAIT FOR IT! I disagree with you sometimes, but only when you are wrong, and I am right! Lol Jerry Wouldn't have been a fair contest if I was wearing camouflage! So did you encounter "Smoky Wren" ? Very pathetic group of moderators. I’m going to say he didn’t. It looks like SmokeyWren hasn’t posted on that forum since September ‘21. May not even be among the living any more… I never dealt with him on the IRV2 forum but he used to be pretty helpful on one of the old Ford truck forums back in the day. It was a diesel site and he left when he switched to a F-150 EcoBoost IIRC.
Sport45 09/04/22 10:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tongue weight limits and wdh

This thread reminds me of a commercial I watched a long time ago showing a small car without rear wheels towing a trailer. The picture below is not from the commercial (it’s from but shows a couple of vintage cars configured similarly. It’s caption indicates the tongue weight. The magic of a WDH!
Sport45 08/31/22 11:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to find tow rating of an F150?

Who said anything about the ratings sticker being removed?
Sport45 08/14/22 10:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Insist dealership check vehicle under the exact same conditions

In your other thread you said, “At certain speeds, and only when the truck (in signature) is heavy with either people, cargo, or the TT (tongue weight per Jayco is 470 dry), the truck has an 'almost-too-low-and-too-deep-to hear' rumble that lasts until the truck gets either above or below the 'problem' happens at around 10mph and again at around 35 mph..” So it seems to me the dealer really isn’t at fault for testing with a load in the bed since that was one of the things you said caused the vibration. Deep rumbling when truck loaded (with cargo or TT)
Sport45 08/11/22 09:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

vacation house
Sport45 04/16/22 09:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank and gravity vs electronic pump

I can see how that would work. OTOH, the valve in toilet starts to leak, water drains thru the overflow, overfills bowl, and down drain. Can waste a lot of water but that is the only harm unless you have to pay a plumber to replace it. A similar system is the float/needle seat system in a carburetor. When that leaks gas can get on top of engine, but it also dumps into the engine stops it from running right (if at all). Fuel pump stops putting gas to carb. Fire is a possibility, but most likely expense is carb rebuild. What happens if you park the truck with a leaking float valve. BTW, in my lifetime I have replaced over 100 toilet tank valves, and rebuilt even more carburetors. Failure is not a far-fetched idea. If it's overflowing I'll likely smell the diesel when I get out of the truck, notice the spots of fuel blown up on the back of the truck (yes, I know what a fluid leak does to a moving vehicle) or see the puddle under the truck. Just like other failures I've dealt with I'll close the manual valve until I get a chance to repair or replace the float valve. I won't be losing any sleep waiting for the failure to happen though.
Sport45 03/25/22 09:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank and gravity vs electronic pump

I'm hard of understanding here. If you have a line from 1 tank down to another, the fuel will flow. And if the level of fuel is above the fill neck of the lower tank, or any vent, what will stop fuel from coming out the vent? Mine has a float valve where it ties into the main tank fuel fill line. It doesn’t let any diesel in once the tank is full. I suppose it’s similar to the valve that stops water flow once your toilet tank is full.
Sport45 03/25/22 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank and gravity vs electronic pump

Mine’s gravity feed. If I leave the valve open I can drive almost 900 miles before the fuel gauge in the dash starts moving. The in-bed tank has a level gauge but I never look at it.
Sport45 03/24/22 09:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tire aspect ratio

Michelin is a bit deceptive with the name of this tire. The LT in LTX doesn’t mean anything as “LTX” is just the name of the tire, no different than “Wrangler”, “Discoverer”, or “AT3”. As mentioned above, go by the load index and look for LT preceding the section width on the tire size.
Sport45 03/24/22 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
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