Cat. Fuel Harness

LMAO a slight type o. It should be I drive 65 mph 95% of the time. Need to proof read a bit better I guess.
 
Racer X 69 said:
I saw something the other day that made me laugh. An "owner operator" for one of the mega fleets pulled into the fuel island next to me, and not only left the truck running for the entire time they were fueling and while they were in the c-store for 20 minutes or so, but set it on high idle.

And the truck had those airtab things all over it. Chrome plated air tabs.

Guess they saved so much fuel with those things that they can afford the fuel for 45 minutes of fast idle time.

Gotta get me some of them things.
Yah, makes you wonder if they ever shut the truck off to check the oil or anything else under the hood. If it's still running then everything must be hunky dorrie......RIGHT?????

From what I know about air tabs, they're supposed to be placed on the trailing edge the trailer ie the door frame of the trailer and the cab extender of the truck and accrossed the back edge of cab roof, NOT all over the truck and trailer.
 

DubbleD

Color Commentator
Actually, running at higher speeds increases your chances for accidents more so than being on the road longer. I really don't care what anyone else does with their money, but I can use an extra $10,000.00 per year. It has paid for a truck, trailer, tires and many cups of Starbuck's Coffee!
Terry, Here's a spreadsheet showing ...what else.... cost savings at various miles per gallon. I did NOT use Starbucks value indicators because I didn't know if you were buying just coffee/black or Carmel Machiato's.

If you want to copy this into excel and play with numbers feel free..if it don't work, blame [MENTION=7569]Rubber Duck[/MENTION] for censorship and pm me your e-mail addy, I will e-mail the sheet to ya.

600 daily
miles
Daily miles
@7 mpg
Cost per gallonDaily miles
@6 mpg
$3.50
Milesfuel usedfuel costfuel usedMiles
day 160085.714$300.00$350.00100600day 1
day 260085.714$300.00$350.00100600day 2
day 360085.714$300.00$350.00100600day 3
day 460085.714$300.00$350.00100600day 4
day 560085.714$300.00$350.00100600day 5
day 660085.714$300.00$350.00100600day 6
weekly total3600514.286$1,800.00$2,100.006003600weekly total
Annual total18720026742.857$93,600.00$109,200.0031200187200Annual total
Annual savings @ 1 MPG$15,600.00
500 daily
miles
Daily miles
@6 mpg
Cost per gallonDaily miles
@5 mpg
$3.50
Milesfuel usedfuel costfuel usedMiles
day 150083.333$291.67$350.00100500day 1
day 250083.333$291.67$350.00100500day 2
day 350083.333$291.67$350.00100500day 3
day 450083.333$291.67$350.00100500day 4
day 550083.333$291.67$350.00100500day 5
day 650083.333$291.67$350.00100500day 6
weekly total3000500.000$1,750.00$2,100.006003000weekly total
Annual total15600026000.000$91,000.00$109,200.0031200156000Annual total
Annual savings @ 1 MPG$18,200.00
 

terrylamar

Well-Known Member
It would have been much easier to compute the difference on 130,000 miles per year average, divided by your 7 mpg, times $3.59 average cost of fuel per gallon. You can plug in different numbers reflecting the way you run, your mpg and the cost of fue in your area.

I think your mileage is very high in your example. I know I don't run that hard. 130,000 is high for me right now. Most drivers will tell you they run 110,000 to 130,000 miles per year.

I, generally I round, using $5,000.00 savings per .5 mpg at a 7 mpg and a 6 mpg. truck This number is skewed the worse your fuel mileage is. But, it is a number easily remembered.
 

Racer X 69

Member
Yah, makes you wonder if they ever shut the truck off to check the oil or anything else under the hood. If it's still running then everything must be hunky dorrie......RIGHT?????

From what I know about air tabs, they're supposed to be placed on the trailing edge the trailer ie the door frame of the trailer and the cab extender of the truck and accrossed the back edge of cab roof, NOT all over the truck and trailer.
Well they were chrome plated.

Shiny.
 

DubbleD

Color Commentator
It would have been much easier to compute the difference on 130,000 miles per year average, divided by your 7 mpg, times $3.59 average cost of fuel per gallon. You can plug in different numbers reflecting the way you run, your mpg and the cost of fue in your area.

I think your mileage is very high in your example. I know I don't run that hard. 130,000 is high for me right now. Most drivers will tell you they run 110,000 to 130,000 miles per year.

I, generally I round, using $5,000.00 savings per .5 mpg at a 7 mpg and a 6 mpg. truck This number is skewed the worse your fuel mileage is. But, it is a number easily remembered.

I give up......

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terrylamar

Well-Known Member
As you should. I'm not sure what has your panties in a wad, but what I get out of York chart is, the better your mpg the more money you save. That can be a significant amount. Slowing down is one lge the best ways to increase your mpg and for me, as an owner operator, the best way to increase my net revenue.
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DubbleD

Color Commentator
As you should. I'm not sure what has your panties in a wad, but what I get out of York chart is, the better your mpg the more money you save. That can be a significant amount. Slowing down is one lge the best ways to increase your mpg and for me, as an owner operator, the best way to increase my net revenue.
My panties ain't in a wad.... ain't wearing any at the moment.
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I simply gave you a spread sheet to use in your quest to determine "savings".

As I stated with the spreadsheet.... "you can use any numbers you want and easily see the savings."

The formulas don't work if you've copied the sheet into Excel (or any spreadsheet software you're using) on your computer and as such, if you were interested in the original, I would e-mail it to you.

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JK terry... still luv ya man! Here... have another beer!

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terrylamar

Well-Known Member
I understood all that the first time around. I rarely have conversations where I have the time to boot up my computer and open a spreadsheet to make my point. It takes just a second to plug in specific numbers on a calculator a driver can relate to, to make my point. It is the KISS principle.
 
A 1987 EXHD 359 Pete with a Cimmins big cam 400. Is it a big cam 3 or big cam 4???? I don't remember what year they changed over.
 

PtrbltCaliGirl

New Member
Bad link. But if its the one for the fuel temp yes it works. Some claim up to 40 more horses but mine was 24 more per the dyno. If there asking more than $35 dollars for it for get it. There is a guy in Kansas thats makes them for $35 with free shipping.


Never mine.....the link works.........hes wanting to much for it.
Do you have the phone # for the guy in Kansas?
 

Tim

U.S.Constitution
Supporter
Do you have the phone # for the guy in Kansas?
Yes....I'll send you a PM
 
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