Dodge Ram Cummins 30 month oil change interval

  Changing the oil in my fourth generation Ram/Cummins trucks (and Toyota 4Runner) is so easy with the NoSpill Systems drain plug kit; I love them. The gallon freezer bag trick also works great to capture the oil filter, which is easily accessed through the wheel well on manual transmission fourth generation Rams. This Chevron Delo 400 5W-40 oil had … Read More

Cummins Fuel Filters

See a dealer for “fuel system service required” because the fuel filters need to be replaced?¬† No thanks, I’ll do it faster, better, and cheaper myself, with OEM Mopar/Fleetguard filters I buy from Geno’s Garage. The billet aluminum fuel filter canister cap in the engine compartment is also from Geno’s Garage. Tell ’em you saw it on¬†RoadTraveler.net Please consider becoming … Read More

BlueDEF Platinum

The idea behind BlueDEF Platinum’s additive package is to prevent harmful SCR system deposits and failures. Does it work, we shall see, I’ve not had any DEF problems with either of my trucks, however…. – On a 2013 truck with a mere 74,000 miles, the owner of Truck Camper Adventure online magazine had a catastrophic SCR/DEF system failure on his … Read More

Light switch caused dead batteries?

1) 15 mm deep-socket and thumb wheel worked nicely for the thin toggle nut. 2) Two terminals versus three on new switch was not a problem, but terminal size and design was. Looked, but found essentially the same thing at two additional auto parts stores. 3) My solution was trim the terminals into a narrower shape, and file the screw … Read More

BMW 1150 GS oil change

Routine oil change. OEM oil filter from Sierra BMW, torqued the drain-plug to spec, and checked for leaks after completion. Then I rode about 400 miles of mostly twisty roads the next day. Lots of life remains inside this good, older machine, which has only logged 44,600 miles. I just need to make time to ride. James Langan Copyright James … Read More