Since I've decided to leave Sunday morning for Tincup, today is another day of loading up, fueling up, and catching up on things I need to do before I go.
Next month before I can get my truck tag renewed the truck needs to pass Denver's emission control test, which to say the least is very strict. The truck runs great and doesn't smoke at all, but like any other 10-year-old diesel truck the diesel particulate filter [ DPF ] is on its last legs and doesn't regenerate as well as it should and Denver doesn't like that.
So in an effort to hopefully help my situation I've been running various snake oils in the fuel in an effort to clean the engine and the DPF but since I'm not putting many miles on the truck sitting here at my daughter's house, this trip to Tincup should help with that. Because of having to go the back way to Tincup this is going to be about a 500 mile round-trip.
And since that's going to be 500 miles of mountain driving including two round trips up and down Monarch pass I'm figuring that I should come back from the trip with the DPF about as clean as its going to get if the snake oils work. And if the snake oils do work I'll be happy to post their names on my blog.