Message from Der Seeteufel - SD in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
Damage to the tire or the valve stem or the wheel can cause faster than usual loss of air pressure, leading to the kind of under inflation failures shown in our pictures.
For example, this wheel damage from your picture is a possible cause of an air leak.
Yeah it’s gonna be a fun little fix
I hadn’t even noticed that prior
Tanner has done an excellent analysis. The only thing I would add is the bend on the wheel probably happened after the tire blew. I don't see that being a problem for you at all. You can take a hammer and beat it back straight. The lip going up isn't where the tire seals to the wheel.
The red line is where the bead is sealed. As long as it is straight there you're good to go.
Oh fantastic! Yeah, that might have happened while I was pulling over to change the tire. Thank you guys for all the help!
I should probably check my tire pressure 🤔
>not having a sensor that tells you pressure from the dash
*Laura Loomer detected!*
Everyone hates a tailgater, this guy is a genius.
@Deleted User if I was you and was going to try anything I would try the fuel pump next. It doesn't sound like an issue that would be caused by a carb.
Damn. Let me call a friend and ask before you buy a carb. He is much more knowledgeable on carbs than I am.
@Deleted User sorry man I have been super busy lately. My buddy had no answers for me but maybe some more tests. But sounds like you have some developments. How is it doing now?
So my job for tonight is to find and grease every single greaser on this piece of equipment. Wish me luck.
And I bitch about the 15-20 on my boom truck.
Farm stuff..... 😍
@JesseJames HaHaHa. I lost count at 60. There's 7 per set on the front caster wheels alone. I'm pretty sure I missed some too.
@Der Seeteufel - SD I hope you had a battery powered or pneumatic grease gun.
@Deleted User that sucks man. What the heck? How much longer did it run this time?
@JesseJames yeah I had an electric grease gun. If I had to do it manually I'm pretty sure I'd still be crawling around looking for greasers.
@Deleted User while that is possible in the past I've never had those symptoms because of a worn cam lobe. Not saying it may not be the cause but if it is it is very interesting.
@Deleted User sometimes your only option is to try things until you find the cause.
How good was the truck running for the hour and half the other night when it was running?
Fine. Just idling really
I'm making some serious progress. This truck wouldn't start when I got here. I diagnosed and fixed it myself and now I have a farm truck all my own.
It was actually a pretty simple fix once I found the problem. The low idle screw was worn down. All it needed was a few turns and it runs good as new. Took me awhile to figure that out though.
Honestly you can't go wrong with American.
Diversity is our strength 😂
First tire picked up a nail and went flat. Put on the spare (that nobody inflates on a regular schedule) which was at 15 psi, drove it at 65 mph on the highway to the next exit and unsurprisingly, the sidewall failed due to the pressure and speed.
For future reference, if you have a damaged car, you can drive like 35mph on the highway with your flashers on. So much easier of a load on the vehicle than 65 mph.
Also check your spare every time you check the rest of your tires. You should be checking your tire pressure monthly at the very least. Just take an extra second at the gas station and check them everytime you fill. It can end up saving you money on fuel and it might even save your life. One of my coworkers had a blowout like this while taking his daughter to kindergarten. He said it was the scariest moment in his life. Sometimes a blowout is unavoidable but no little white girls should be put at risk because you couldn't be bothered to do regular preventative maintenance.