Best Tool - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com
Off-Topic Discussions This is the area for general banter/chat. There are rules for this section, please read the sticky post in the section before participating. Enter at your own risk as some posts in here may be NSFW

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
caseyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 308
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Best Tool

I have come to rely on my LED headlamp for all types of jobs. IMO one of the best investments I have ever made. They only cost around 25 or 30 dollars. Check em out if you haven't already.

1994 F250 HD, IDI Diesel, 3:55 gears, K&N filter, Hayden Tranny Cooler, Monroe HD SensaTrac shocks, dual pillar pod with temp & tranny guage, poly fuel tanks,aluminum racing radiator
caseyj is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 10:35 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
Posts: 11,780
My Photos: (27)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I assume you mean the lamp you strap to your head? I got one a couple years ago and don't know what I ever did without it. Besides mechanical work I use it when cleaning out the pellet stove and anything else you can mention.

Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.
LMJD is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 11:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,791
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I don't have one of those yet. You're making me think that I should get one.

2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
DonWarkentin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
caseyj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 308
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, if you don't have one, now is the time to drop some hints.

Happy holidays to all and especially to those who have responded to my inquiries.
LMJD likes this.

1994 F250 HD, IDI Diesel, 3:55 gears, K&N filter, Hayden Tranny Cooler, Monroe HD SensaTrac shocks, dual pillar pod with temp & tranny guage, poly fuel tanks,aluminum racing radiator
caseyj is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 11:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,791
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks, Happy Holidays. I'm about to start dropping some hints.

2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
DonWarkentin is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 02:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
Posts: 11,780
My Photos: (27)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Don, be sure to Google and read up on them, you want to get one with a really powerful light.

Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.
LMJD is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Salina, Kansas
Posts: 1,491
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I used one years ago, when I had to work on gas compressors out in the field after dark. That was before LED, and the thing was heavy, and hard on the 4 d-cell battries it used, but I never went without it. I now have two or three of the little LED ones. They really are the best thing sice sliced bread.

Merry Christmas to y'all
LMJD likes this.

1993 F-350 crew cab non-turbo 5 speed transmission
35 years a mechanic on large stationary engines natural gas and diesel fired, and other industrial equipment.
oldrebuiltdodge is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 05:00 PM
Lifetime Supporting Member
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
bugman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Gypsum, Co
Posts: 8,278
My Photos: (12)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
The salesmen at the stores think that I am nuts when I ask them if I can put batteries in them and take them into a storeroom in the store and turn out all the lights so that I can tell how good they are.

Just the brightness doesn't work for me. I like a defused or a light that will spread out a little along with the brightness of it.

As for something to just throw into the truck I have a couple of cap lights that clip onto the brim of a hat. They are small and for their size they put out some good light.



LMJD likes this.

96 F250 PS XLT 4X4 long box, 5sp,4.10, manual hubs,pyro+boost guages, Dark Toumaline, add a leaf, Dale's TYMAR, and HX hose, downpipe, coolant filter, Luk clutch
bugman is online now  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 09:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Cody, Wy
Posts: 11,780
My Photos: (27)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just looked and mine is a Black Diamond brand, appears to be 200 Lumens on bright beam and uses 4 AA batteries (rechargeable) in a pack on the back of the headband. Also has a red beam and a couple other features I don't use.

Heavy truck and diesel mechanic (thankfully retired after 30+ yrs)
'91 F-250 SC 4X4, 5spd. ATS Turbo, 3:55 diff.
LMJD is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 10:34 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Greenville,Virginia
Posts: 141
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Hat with lites in bill from lowes
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20181216_112720177_1544977936521.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	936.3 KB
ID:	126170  


early 99 f250 auto 190000 miles ts6 chip, riffraff frx, 6637 filter with riffraff cover edpv delete 4in exhaust tru- cool max,dedc tow mirrors with lights/heat,glow shift boost,egt,trans, fuel, gauges. hopkins agility brake control,pyle backup camera,firestone air bags,marinco plug, 265/75r 16 cooper discoverer a/t3 tires sinister diesel coolant filter,Bilstein 5100 stancor gpr.

Last edited by stumpman; 12-16-2018 at 10:36 AM. Reason: spelling
stumpman is offline  
post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-16-2018, 11:24 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,791
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMJD View Post
Don, be sure to Google and read up on them, you want to get one with a really powerful light.
I found one that says that it has 45000 lumens. Would that be bright enough?

2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
DonWarkentin is offline  
post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 02:11 AM
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
klhansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Eagle River, Alaska
Posts: 24,456
My Photos: (180)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have a Black Diamond headlamp that has 3 separate lenses and bulbs, The outside two work as a flood (wide) beam and the center one works as a spot beam. A second tap on the on button switches between flood and spot. Has a battery compartment that takes 3 AA batteries that are available virtually everywhere, as opposed to specialty type batteries.

First truck -- 1929 Model A Ford pickup, restored from ground up. Wish I still had it!
'99.5 F250 PSD Supercab LB 4x4, ZF-6 w/SB Con OFE, 3.73LS, Boost & pyro gauges, Swamps S175/146 injectors, DP 80 HP Econo PCM (classic version
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
), AIS,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
regulated return,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
klhansen is offline  
post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 08:10 AM
RT
Lifetime Supporting Member
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
RT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 14,100
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonWarkentin View Post
I found one that says that it has 45000 lumens. Would that be bright enough?


Letís see. A 100 watt bulb is 1,600 lumens, so would 28 of those on your head be bright? Iíd be worried that whatever I looked at would catch on fire... Might be fun.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
JJEdwards likes this.

2003 F-250 XLT Crew Cab 7.3L, Chrome BigTex Grille Guard, Quad pillar - 3 ISSPRO gauges (trans, pyro, boost) and DP-Tuner F6; Roush fuel pressure / temperature / oil pressure gauges, Ford Severe Duty AIS, 31 row 6.0 transmission cooler, ScanGauge II, Marinco mod, Walker BTM

I wonder if clouds ever look down on us and say, "Hey, look - that one is shaped like an idiot!"
RT is online now  
post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Lifetime Supporting Member
 
ArcticDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Longmont, CO
Posts: 3,469
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonWarkentin View Post

I found one that says that it has 45000 lumens. Would that be bright enough?
Probably bright enough to permanently blind whoever comes up to talk to you and you forget to turn it off before looking their way!

Where I work the sun set back in November so we rely on headlamps daily. I can’t believe DonW has gotten this far in life without one...he must eat alot of carrots...Lol


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-250 4x4 CC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 182,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II, AIC, Bilstein 5100, Stancor GPR, Marinco Mod, B&W Turnover Ball, Michelin Defender LTX


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2002 F-250 4x4 SC LB 7.3 PSD w/ZF-6. 177,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. ScanGauge-II. Bilstein 5100. Noco Mod. Michelin Defender LTX 285/75/16.

SOLD:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2000 F-250 4x4 SC SB 7.3 PSD w/4R100. 164,000 miles.
NOS Black CPS. Rebuilt Fuel bowl w/gold spring, 6.0 Cooler, Walker BTM, Stancor GPR, Michelin LTX M&S2.
ArcticDriver is offline  
post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: California
Posts: 1,791
My Photos: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArcticDriver View Post
Probably bright enough to permanently blind whoever comes up to talk to you and you forget to turn it off before looking their way!

Where I work the sun set back in November so we rely on headlamps daily. I canít believe DonW has gotten this far in life without one...he must eat alot of carrots...Lol
Forget the wimpy 45,000 lumens. I've been searching the internet, and I now have found one with 200,000 lumens with 11 LEDs.

2001 F350 XLT 4X4 crew cab, dual rear wheels, long bed, black, 7.3l turbo diesel, automatic transmission, 4.10, shift on the fly, running boards, sliding rear window, 38 gal fuel tank, Odyssey extreme 65-PC1750T batteries, Michelin LTX-MS2 rear tires, Sumitomo Encounter front tires, Shell Rotella Ultra elc, 11,500 gvwr, 20,000 gcwr, 7500 gvw, completely stock, 114,000 miles when purchased, now has 240,000 miles, repairs so far: two starters, batteries, cps, brakes, tires, alternator, ball joints, locking hub, wheel hub, AC compressor, serpentine belt, power steering pump, driver's side window, ignition switch, o-ring, Spectra premium radiator, water pump, fan clutch, fan blades, thermostat, thermostat housing, tensioner. Stolen twice so far, but recovered both times with major damage.

2005 Nomad Rampage toyhauler made by Skyline. 11,500lb gvwr.
DonWarkentin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com > Other Topics > Off-Topic Discussions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome