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Topic Originally Created in September of 2002:

Do you ever wonder why truck manufacturers don.t make the "wet tank" the tank closest to the air compressor???


pttowguy tubegreen.gif said:

Geeze.....I thought all this time that they did!
EricGodard CA tubeyellow.gif said:
But that would make it to easy .Eric Godard
Pttowguy tubegreen.gif said:
Why won't all truck manufacturers put an easily accessible connection for airing up trucks with shop or wrecker air supply?
truck said:
that's why i like European trucks, nice little screw on fitting, also some jap trucks are using them.
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Part of the reason is to get the wet tank farther away from the compressor to cool the line and aid in lower condensation.

George - - Moore's BP
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  • 2 weeks later...

As far as fittings, it is a dollar issue. If a manufacturer saves five bucks per unit in the course of manufacturing, when you multiply that by the total number of trucks you could be possibly looking at millions of dollars a year.

Life sure would be easier if there was an access door built into pickup beds to aid in fuel pup replacement. Of course you still need to pull the dash to replace the heater core.

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