Broke Down

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Jamie's Comment
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Currently broke down on i75 south outside of Macon, GA. I was going down the road when all of a sudden my check engine light, shutdown engine light and I believe the regen light came on, so I instantly turned my four way flashers on since I was already in the fight lane, I started to slow down and get on the shoulder, right as I came to a stop and set my brakes my engine shut off.

Seems the code its giving is related to the DPF outlet temperature, called Crete and asked if I checked my coolant since this is commonly the problem, but mine was full.

So now I'm currently waiting to get towed back to the fraightliner dealership in Macon.

Jamie's Comment
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Fight lane....rofl-3.gif

I meant the right lane.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Fight lane....rofl-3.gif

I meant the right lane.

Freudian slip?

PackRat's Comment
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I'll bet it's a DPF issue, and/or associated computers with it.

How many miles?

Jamie's Comment
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I'll bet it's a DPF issue, and/or associated computers with it.

How many miles?

Most likely, sadly the dealership was closed today but they set me up in a hotel room.

The truck has 430,000 miles, give or take in that general range.

Jamie's Comment
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Also what was odd is the truck was kinda left beside the gate that leads back to the shop, hopefully that isn't going to be a problem. Which I'm sure it'll be fine as Crete was probably aware the dealership wasn't open today? confused.gif

PackRat's Comment
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They should know that.

Not any dealerships open on a Sunday.

Jamie's Comment
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They should know that.

Not any dealerships open on a Sunday.

Yeah the tow truck driver told me the same thing, I didn't know personally; I was just going wherever Crete paid to have the truck towed. The tow truck driver was nice enough to drive me to a hotel in town.

PackRat's Comment
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He doubles as an Uber driver!

Definitely Top Tier status IMO.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

Jamie's Comment
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He doubles as an Uber driver!

Definitely Top Tier status IMO.

For sure, and a very nice guy! 5 stars!

But I did end up getting an Uber back to my truck, because I forgot a few things and the most important part... I forgot to put the BOL with the trailer when we dropped it off since the load had to be repowered to make the delivery on time.

I'm hoping the problem is something simple that doesn't take to long to fix, but we shall see!

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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