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  1. Dick Davis

    FS: 01 3500 Quad Cab Dodge Ram

    4x4 w/6speed and 4:10 gears and 149,xxx miles. It also has the following improvements: Borgeson steering box and shaft B&D track bar B&D steering box brace DDT 50hp injectore Edge Ez Gages (egt/fuel pressure/boost) Pac Brake Dyna-Mat sound insulation leather seats AM/FM/DVD player w/6 speaker sound Full Amsoil throughout Overload springs w/Timbrens FASS fuel pump Firestone air bags w/ in cab controls There are other enhancements but I can't remember them all! Asking $18,000 PM or call 208-284-3873 Thanks for looking....
  2. Dick Davis

    Additive Testing-II

    Good post...can't have too much info on this subject. This MAY make me a believer! Where can you buy any of the top 4? I'll bet they are NOT cheap and it looks like you must add a LOT of it to each fillup.
  3. Dick Davis

    Additive Testing-II

    Lubricity Additive Study Results The following are the preliminary results of a research study on diesel fuel Lubricity Additives. There is likely to be further commentary and explanation added at a future time. PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to determine the ability of multiple diesel fuel additives to replace the vital lubricity component in ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfer Diesel) fuel. HISTORY: ULSD fuel is the fuel currently mandated for use in all on road diesel engines. This fuel burns cleaner and is less polluting than it’s predecessor, called Low Sulfer Diesel Fuel. Low sulfer fuel contained less than 500 ppm of sulfer. ULSD contains 15 ppm or less. As diesel fuel is further refined to remove the polluting sulfer, it is inadvertently stripped of its lubricating properties. This vital lubrication is a necessary component of the diesel fuel as it prevents wear in the fuel delivery system. Specifically, it lubricates pumps, high pressure pumps and injectors. Traditional Low sulfer diesel fuel typically contained enough lubricating ability to suffice the needs of these vital components. ULSD fuel, on the other hand, is considered to be very “dry†and incapable of lubricating vital fuel delivery components. As a result, these components are at risk of premature and even catastrophic failure when ULSD fuel is introduced to the system. As a result, all oil companies producing ULSD fuel must replace the lost lubricity with additives. All ULSD fuel purchased at retail fuel stations SHOULD be adequately treated with additives to replace this lost lubricity. The potential result of using inadequately treated fuel, as indicated above, can be catastrophic. There have been many documented cases of randomly tested samples of diesel fuel. These tests prove that often times the fuel we purchase is not adequately treated and may therefore contribute to accelerated wear of our fuel delivery systems. For this reason it may be prudent to use an after market diesel fuel additive to ENSURE adequate lubrication of the fuel delivery system. Additionally, many additives can offer added benefits such as cetane improver, and water separators or emulsifiers. How Diesel Fuel Is Evaluated For Lubricating Ability: Diesel fuel and other fluids are tested for lubricating ability using a device called a “High Frequency Reciprocating Rig†or HFRR. The HFRR is currently the Internationally accepted, standardized method to evaluate fluids for lubricating ability. It uses a ball bearing that reciprocates or moves back and forth on a metal surface at a very high frequency for a duration of 90 minutes. The machine does this while the ball bearing and metal surface are immersed in the test fluid (in this case, treated diesel fuel). At the end of the test the ball bearing is examined under a microscope and the “wear scar†on the ball bearing is measured in microns. The larger the wear scar, the poorer the lubricating ability of the fluid. Southwest Research runs every sample twice and averages the size of the wear scar. The U.S. standard for diesel fuel says a commercially available diesel fuel should produce a wear scar of no greater than 520 microns. The Engine Manufacturers Association had requested a standard of a wear scar no greater than 460 microns, typical of the pre-ULSD fuels. Most experts agree that a 520 micron standard is adequate, but also that the lower the wear scar the better. The study was conducted in the following manner: -The Research firm obtained a quantity of “untreated†ULSD fuel from a supplier. This fuel was basic ULSD fuel intended for use in diesel engines. However, this sample was acquired PRIOR to any attempt to additize the fuel for the purpose of replacing lost lubricity. In other words, it was a “worst case scenario, very dry diesel fuel†that would likely cause damage to any fuel delivery system. This fuel was tested using the HFRR at the Southwest Research Laboratory. This fuel was determined to have a very high HFRR score of 636 microns, typical of an untreated ULSD fuel. It was determined that this batch of fuel would be utilized as the baseline fuel for testing all of the additives. The baseline fuel HFRR score of 636 would be used as the control sample. All additives tested would be evaluated on their ability to replace lost lubricity to the fuel by comparing their scores to the control sample. Any score under 636 shows improvement to the fuels ability to lubricate the fuel delivery system of a diesel engine. THE RESULTS: These results are listed in the order of performance in the HFRR test. The baseline fuel used in every test started at an HFRR score of 636. The score shown is the tested HFRR score of the baseline fuel/additive blend. Also included is the wear scar improvement provided by the additive as well as other claimed benefits of the additive. Each additive is also categorized as a Multi-purpose additive, Multi-purpose + anti-gel, Lubricity only, non-conventional, or as an additive capable of treating both gasoline and diesel fuel. As a convenience to the reader there is also information on price per treated tank of diesel fuel (using a 26 gallon tank), and dosage per 26 gallon tank provided as “ounces of additive per 26 gallon tankâ€. In Order Of Performance: 1) 2% REG SoyPower biodiesel HFRR 221, 415 micron improvement. 50:1 ratio of baseline fuel to 100% biodiesel 66.56 oz. of 100% biodiesel per 26 gallons of diesel fuel Price: market value 2)Opti-Lube XPD Multi-purpose + anti-gel cetane improver, demulsifier HFRR 317, 319 micron improvement. 256:1 ratio 13 oz/tank $4.35/tank 3)FPPF RV, Bus, SUV Diesel/Gas fuel treatment Gas and Diesel cetane improver, emulsifier HFRR 439, 197 micron improvement 640:1 ratio 5.2 oz/tank $2.60/tank 4)Opti-Lube Summer Blend Multi-purpose demulsifier HFRR 447, 189 micron improvement 3000:1 ratio 1.11 oz/tank $0.68/tank 5)Opti-Lube Winter Blend Muti-purpose + anti-gel cetane improver HFRR 461, 175 micron improvement 512:1 ratio 6.5 oz/tank $3.65/tank 6)Schaeffer Diesel Treat 2000 Multi-purpose + anti-gel cetane improver, emulsifier, bio-diesel compatible HFRR 470, 166 micron improvement 1000:1 ratio 3.32 oz/tank $1.87/tank 7)Super Tech Outboard 2-cycle TC-W3 engine oil Unconventional (Not ULSD compliant, may damage 2007 or newer systems) HFRR 474, 162 micron improvement 200:1 ratio 16.64 oz/tank $1.09/tank 8)Stanadyne Lubricity Formula Lubricity Only demulsifier, 5% bio-diesel compatible, alcohol free HFRR 479, 157 micron improvement 1000:1 ratio 3.32 oz/tank $1.00/tank 9)Amsoil Diesel Concentrate Multi-purpose demulsifier, bio-diesel compatible, alcohol free HFRR 488, 148 micron improvement 640:1 ratio 5.2 oz/tank $2.16/tank 10)Power Service Diesel Kleen + Cetane Boost Multi-purpose Cetane improver, bio-diesel compatible, alcohol free HFRR 575, 61 micron improvement 400:1 ratio 8.32 oz/tank $1.58/tank 11)Howe’s Meaner Power Kleaner Multi-purpose Alcohol free HFRR 586, 50 micron improvement 1000:1 ratio 3.32 oz/tank $1.36/tank 12)Stanadyne Performance Formula Multi-purpose + anti-gel cetane improver, demulsifier, 5% bio-diesel compatible, alcohol free HFRR 603, 33 micron improvement 480:1 ratio 6.9 oz/tank $4.35/tank 13)Used Motor Oil, Shell Rotella T 15w40, 5,000 miles used. Unconventional (Not ULSD compliant, may damage systems) HFRR 634, 2 micron improvement 200:1 ratio 16.64 oz/tank price: market value 14)Lucas Upper Cylinder Lubricant Gas or diesel HFRR 641, 5 microns worse than baseline (statistically insignificant change) 427:1 ratio 7.8 oz/tank $2.65/tank 15)B1000 Diesel Fuel Conditioner by Milligan Biotech Multi-purpose, canola oil based additive HFRR 644, 8 microns worse than baseline (statistically insignificant change) 1000:1 ratio 3.32 oz/tank $2.67/tank 16)FPPF Lubricity Plus Fuel Power Multi-purpose + anti-gel Emulsifier, alcohol free HFRR 675, 39 microns worse than baseline fuel 1000:1 ratio 3.32 oz/tank $1.12/tank 17)Marvel Mystery Oil Gas, oil and Diesel fuel additive (NOT ULSD compliant, may damage 2007 and newer systems) HFRR 678, 42 microns worse than baseline fuel. 320:1 ratio 10.4 oz/tank $3.22/tank 18)ValvTect Diesel Guard Heavy Duty/Marine Diesel Fuel Additive Multi-purpose Cetane improver, emulsifier, alcohol free HFRR 696, 60 microns worse than baseline fuel 1000:1 ratio 3.32 oz/tank $2.38/tank 19)Primrose Power Blend 2003 Multi-purpose Cetane boost, bio-diesel compatible, emulsifier HFRR 711, 75 microns worse than baseline 1066:1 ratio 3.12 oz/tank $1.39/tank CONCLUSIONS: Products 1 through 4 were able to improve the unadditized fuel to an HFRR score of 460 or better. This meets the most strict requirements requested by the Engine Manufacturers Association. Products 1 through 9 were able to improve the unadditized fuel to an HFRR score of 520 or better, meeting the U.S. diesel fuel requirements for maximum wear scar in a commercially available diesel fuel. Products 16 through 19 were found to cause the fuel/additive blend to perform worse than the baseline fuel. The cause for this is speculative. This is not unprecedented in HFRR testing and can be caused by alcohol or other components in the additives. Further investigation into the possibilities behind these poor results will investigated. Any additive testing within +/- 20 microns of the baseline fuel could be considered to have no significant change. The repeatability of this test allows for a +/- 20 micron variability to be considered insignificant.
  4. Dick Davis

    ITD Christmas party. Dec 10 and 11 2011

    The 10th looks good for us...we'll just be getting back from the Small Arms Review show in Phoenix the Wed before but we should be back up to speed by Sat.... Dick and Dorrie
  5. Per our discussion at the Wed dinner meeting.... Oregon Firearms Federation Political Action Committee OFF PAC is the political action committee of the Oregon Firearms Federation. Originally founded to battle the notorious “Measure 5,†(Sheriff Noelle’s Scam) your contributions to OFF-PAC are used to help elect men and women who still believe in your God given right to self protection. More importantly, OFFPAC is the single best way to torpedo the campaigns of candidates who think your freedoms are negotiable. Your contributions to OFFPAC qualify for a credit on your Oregon State income tax. Contributions of up to $50.00 for an individual and $100.00 for a married couple can be taken right off your Oregon State tax bill. That means money that would have gone to the government can go to OFFPAC and its efforts to keep freedom haters out of office. In other words, your contribution could cost you NOTHING. Oregon's tax credit for PAC's is a great deal, but many are confused about the rules. Below we've listed some facts about PAC's you should know. New rules for contributions are in effect, retroactively to August 29th 2005. Now if your contribution is more than $100.00 we are required to request the name and location of your employer, and your occupation. A specific occupation is required, such as Medical Doctor. "Businessman" is not accepted. In the past we needed to collect that information if your donation was greater than $50.00. Please note that in the past we only needed an occupation OR an employer's address. Now we need both, but ONLY if your donation is greater than $100.00. The tax write off remains the same. You may contribute as much as you like, however, the tax credit limit is $50.00 for an individual and $100.00 for a married couple per year. Only personal information on contributions of over $100.00 is now reported to the Secretary of State, but that refers to your total contributions in a "reporting period." In years where there are elections, the primary is one "reporting period" and the general election (and for some months into the following year) is a second "reporting period." So if you gave $100.00 during the primary and $100.00 during the general, your personal information need not be reported to the Secretary of State. The person who signs the check or owns the credit card is considered the contributor, unless you indicate otherwise. So, the information about name and occupation needs to be from the "giver." However, if, for example, your spouse signs a check, but the contribution is from you, you need only tell us that and you will be reported as the contributor regardless of who signed the check or owns the credit card. We do NOT need the occupation of both husband and wife for you to take advantage of the $100.00 tax credit, only the person who is considered the contributor. A husband and wife can donate together. For example, if you and your spouse both want to contribute $100.00, a single check for $200.00 can be sent. If you indicate that each partner contributed $100.00, each partner would be below the reportable limit, and you need not share information about your employer or occupation, unless later in the "reporting period," one or both of you contribute more and your total for the "reporting period" is over $100.00. However, be advised that the limit for the tax credit remains $100.00 for a married couple filing together. Please call us if you have any question about the best way to take advantage of this credit. To contribute, please use this link, or go here for a printable form. For more info on tax credits go here.
  6. Dorrie and I will be there...probably will come up on Thursday evening. We'll bring the beer! Muddy, if there is anything else we can bring let me know.... Dick and Dorrie
  7. Dorrie and I are in also...Hope it's someplace cool, and one where I can shoot a rifle I am working on would be nice too! Dick
  8. Dick Davis

    Memorial weekend camp trip

    Dorrie and I will be there...probably shortly after noon on Friday...leaving on Monday shortly after noon.
  9. Dick Davis

    BOMB camp. April 15, 16, 17

    Looks good for us too.... We will also bring refreshments!
  10. Dick Davis

    FOR SALE: Power/Heated mirrors

    Red Dragon: That is correct...as I stated in my first post the mirrors a "non-towing", but they ARE power/heated...
  11. Dick Davis

    FOR SALE: Power/Heated mirrors

    I don't believe that Dodge began producing towing mirrors until about 02 or 03. If you have the towing mirrors you will know because they look like the ones on the newer trucks....
  12. Dick Davis

    ITD Shooting & Ride Event

    Too early for us "woosies" to camp, but a day trip to the shooting sight might be in order.... Dick and Dorrie
  13. Dick Davis

    Anti-Sway Bar

    Looking for an anti-sway bar for my 01 3500 dually. Prefer used but will consider new for the right price!
  14. Dick Davis

    FOR SALE: Power/Heated mirrors

    I have two sets of power/heated (non-towing) mirrors for sale. They are identical sets, but one set is off of a 99 2500 and the other is off of an 01 3500. Both sets are in excellent condition and I am asking $100 for each set or will trade for a Roadmaster Anti-sway bar for the 3500 Dually.