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 threads, thinning the spades.

4) VisionX 6.7 Light Cannons are working again.

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James Langan

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iONBoost V10 WaganTech Diesel Jump Start

iONBoost V10 WaganTech real world diesel jump-start. Works!

WaganTech’s iONBoost V10 started my 2014 Ram/Cummins with dead batteries this morning, December 7, 2019. I moved the black/negative clamp to the battery terminal; it did not like using the fender ground. The Cummins 6.7L engine started immediately and easily.

It had been only two days since I last drove the truck. The factory batteries are six years old (not five), but they might be fine. I need to search for parasitic losses from aftermarket wiring, and do some other diagnostic testing.

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James Langan

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Honda 2000 and Harbor Freight TailGator 900 noise

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Harbor Freight TailGator 2-stroke generator first start.

This was the first time I pulled the cord on this new Harbor Freight 2-stroke generator, it started easily on the third pull, which was the first vigorous yank. Heck, it might have started the first or second time the if I would’ve pulled it faster.

This is SKU 63024, supposedly better than the very similar though not identical 63025.

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TailGator 2-stroke Harbor Freight generator, first look.

Here’s my first-look at Harbor Freight’s TailGator 2-stroke Generator. This is SKU 63024, but there is also a 63025, almost identical….

According to a helpful YouTube video I found explaining the subtle differences, there’s a better chance of getting good one and the overall quality might be better, if you can find and buy a 63024. My local store had both. 

I want the generator to fit inside this 18″ x 18″ flatbed toolbox, as you can see the included handle prevents that. I have a remedy in mind. Stay tuned.

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James Langan

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Timbren DR2500D Rear Springs Height Adjust

 

 

Back in June I installed these Timbren DR2500D auxiliary rear springs on my Hallmark flatbed camper outfit, and they have been working well for my application in conjunction with TufTruck heavy-duty rear coils.

I’ve tinkered with the ride height, both up and down 1-inch a couple times, including last week when I lowered it an inch again so the truck sits level instead of slightly high in the rear. The last two slides show the before and after ride height difference. Pretty obvious and quite level again now.

Timbren has a similar but different spring kit, the DRTT3500E, that also fits my application, stay tuned, as I’m going to give those a try soon.

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