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yob_yeknom

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Yesterday the temperature outside was in the upper 40's. I was unable to replicate the problem. I tried many different things, but I got no interference at all. Go figure.
 


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John, were there any powerlines around when you heard the noise at GWNF??
 




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We were very close to large powerlines on the first trail.
 




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No powerlines. I noticed it while driving toward McDorman's Saturday morning. I turned the squelch up high enough to block it out for the rest of the day, so I'm not sure if being near powerlines would have affected it our not.
 




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Here's one for you.
Radial tire may create RF in cold weather.
What type of tires do you have?

:usa: :chug: :ca:
 




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Originally posted by Sandy
Here's one for you.
Radial tire may create RF in cold weather.
What type of tires do you have?

:usa: :chug: :ca:
I have radial tires. How can they cause interference?
 




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:usa: :chug: :ca:
Let's have a beer and think about this.

I didn't mention that I meant steel belted radials.

Something about the metal in the tires and teh cold/wet conditions causing static.
No way to combat it that I know of.
 




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Ok I'm gonna install the cap in the fuel pump wires this weekend. Wish me luck!
 




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Keep it as close as possible to the tank.
Use a soldering iron not a torch.

Good Luck,
 




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I know how to fix the radial tire/static issues. For the most part, it happens most when it's dry on the road. 2.4 million miles as a long haul truck driver/cb enthusiast taught me a lot of stuff!

Your tires aren't discharging the static they generate by spinning really fast. They can't "drain" the static. This may sound a tad extreme, but if you REALLY want it gone, do this:

Repack your front hubs. Yep. Repack the grease in the bearings, but THIS time, go to home depot or somewhere and buy a couple small tubes of GRAPHITE. I found the tubes in the the section with the KEYS. You know, for houses, cars, etc. Put a whole tube of the graphite in the grease of each wheel bearing and there ya go.

Your tires will now be "connected" to the rest of the vehicle. The grease in the bearing was isolating them. Worked like a champ in my Freightliners and in my Volvo.

You're welcome! Lol
 




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Congrats, you just responded to a 10 year old thread:D
 




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