Musta been a school teacher or something...
Want some more?*buys brand new truck. Immediately posts a list of complaints.
I had to look it up ,,,,," SWMBO " , LOL .....Yes, but they are entertaining and educational complaints. And the Cap'n has always been open and honest about his mistakes. (And we must consider that he is being, ahem, influenced by SWMBO).
Actually, that would be good. When I had my Ecodiesel on DEF I got about 1,200 miles per gallon of DEF. Right now I cannot do anything but guess. Too early to tell but with that 5 gallon tank and if the gauge is reasonable, fat chance. My guesstimate is I am doing maybe 400 miles per gallon of DEF.Capt... Unfortunately the def usage is here to stay, My Cummins uses about 1 gallon per 3000 miles.. It’s the EGR strategy, totally different on these new Cummins .....Less EGR gases at lower Rpms = more def usage
I heard about that on a Cummins forum. Will look into that with the VIN # for updates sometime next week. Want to sort out some other things and get parts shipped in to make things a bit more reasonable first.Was there not a TSB on getting the computer reflashed to "normalize" the DEF usage on the 2019 trucks?
Been on there since 2010. Actually, they changed that forum before that. My Cummins was a 2004 that I kept for a full 10 years and 1/4 million miles. Just changed the avatar on that site a couple days ago. Before it was the old Cummins out on the Wyoming prairie hunting prairie dogs like I did with the Ecodiesel.If they raised it past where the previous year was, well..... shit. The 2017 is tall enough. I am much younger and 6'1 and it seems to be a climb. I also see you are already on cumminsforum so you are up to date with them.
Working on them and hope to finish tomorrow. Measured. it was 31 solid inches from the ground to the floor on the drivers' side. Guessing the same for the passenger. After hours of solo work that should be done with a helper, I got the drivers' side brackets installed but not quite tight and leveled. Stuck a board on it to measure. The first step now will be about 18". That's as low as I can get them. Actually they are 19" right now but I think I can drop one more inch. People will have to be able to step up a foot-and-a-half to start into the truck using that running board. That's a major lowering from that 31" floor level which may be 32" as I struggled to measure.Good luck with the new monster! The rocker panels are actually ABOVE your knees, wow no wonder it's hard to get into.
Hope the running boards help!
I mis-read the tape. Make it 30". After this job yesterday I did a measurement. It's now just over 17" to the side step and another 12-13" from there to the floor. Spent a little time bending down (sometimes hard for me to do) and measuring the finished job yesterday. Close as I can "eye-ball" these are now the correct measurements....makes me wonder how high my running boards are on my lifted 1500. A 31" step up into a stock truck is quite a big deal. Even harder is you're actually stepping into the truck that's 31" high. With running boards or steps, not only is the step height reduced, you actually step up and kind of slide or step into the truck. I think being able to step up and then step in makes a huge difference.