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Old 08-16-2016, 06:29 PM   #57
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Does anyone know where I can get new center caps? Some of these have rusted out. The originals made by truck lite are out of production and I'm not sure what else will work since there are so many options available on the Internet.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-17-2016, 01:41 AM   #58
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Try these guys. https://www.southwestwheel.com/c-12-...cessories.aspx I use #011911 and #011912. Sometimes you can find them for less on eBay.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:28 PM   #59
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Thanks Smartstream, that takes care of the caps themselves, anyone know about the rings that hold them in place? I can imagine the 5 lug on the front will be harder to find.
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:06 AM   #60
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I'm using the 2 piece lug nuts #39946. https://www.southwestwheel.com/c-12-...aspx?pagenum=2

The caps fit flush on the face of the wheel and the lip of the cover fits under the edge of the washer of the lug nuts. It doesn't look like it will hold and you have to be careful making sure everything is centered while tightening the lugs but the cap is held very tight. I don't use rings on the rear and I turned aluminum rings on a lathe for the front. I made the inside diameter smaller so the cover sits on the plate and is held by the lug nuts.
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Old 08-18-2016, 05:40 AM   #61
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[QUOTE=Isuzusweet;

PS. Your very first thing to do would be to change the rubber fuel lines. These fuel lines were made pre Ethanol and Ethanol is very corrosive and will eventually cause them to crack and spill fuel all over the volcano, which is bad. We have lost a number of rigs over the years due to fuel/engine fires. It happens fast, by the time you realize what's happening, the little fire extinguisher supplied will just piss off the fire, but not put it out.[/QUOTE]

is this also true for diesels?
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:54 AM   #62
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is this also true for diesels?
I was refering to gasoline as there is no Ethanol in diesel and diesel requires an actual flame for it to ignite. Unless someone takes a blowtorch to your engine bay, you're good.

Diesel does have its own concerns, namely low sulphur content in modern diesel fuels which requires you add a fuel conditioner to get back the lubrication that has been taken out. The lubrication is required for seals in the fuel pump and injectors I believe. Buy a good diesel conditioner and you should be fine.

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Old 08-20-2016, 09:05 AM   #63
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>>>>SAE 30R9 hose is also recommended for diesel and biodiesel fuel because its
fluoroelastomer tube resists deterioration caused by some diesel fuel additives. As
refineries produce cleaner fuels and lower allowable permeation rates during the “vehicle
at rest” condition, older hose specifications such as SAE 30R7 are becoming less reliable.<<<<<

http://www.gates.com/oreilly/tech_ti...elLineHose.pdf
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:17 PM   #64
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I know it has been a while, but finally got a chance to work on the 345 today! I started refurbishing the slide out storage bins and outside compartments. I'm using spray on truck bed liner on the inside once all the rust is fixed. It's quite a project. I got my NOS Signal Stat patio light and 2 backup lights in the mail today along with the new Signal Stat license plate holder. Also painted the white cover for the new hot water tank to match the aluminum. Last but not least 2 new house batteries! Now if I could just have more productive days like this. Next project is install the new Bilstein shocks I ordered today.
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It's nice when you find NOS parts, isn't it ? Regards, Bob
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