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by Ducky's Dad
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW swaying
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: PW swaying

Check your tire pressures. I have had swaying problems on other trucks and more air solved the problem. If your shocks are original, they were toast a while ago.
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: be glad you have a pw
Replies: 22
Views: 3169

Re: be glad you have a pw

Re the Ford lockers, all I "know" is what the guy told me. I have no interest in Fords other than to make fun of them.
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: confused trans
Replies: 23
Views: 1575

Re: confused trans

...doing it in 4th. rpm goes up like its down shifting but it doesnt shift down.
Seems like that might be the torque converter unlocking under load in 4th because of the big tires and and high gearing. My '05 with 4.56s doesn't have that trans, so no real point of comparison.
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Flowmaster 50HD
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Flowmaster 50HD

I have a Banks Monster cat-back on my '05 with a MagnaFlow Y-pipe and I like it. Banks has been on the truck since early '06 and has a lifetime warranty. It's pretty loud when you get on it but does not drone at cruising speeds, even well above posted limits (or so I have heard).
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Improving fuel mileage
Replies: 18
Views: 1649

Re: Improving fuel mileage

FWIW, I bought a DiabloSport long ago and could never get it to work on my '05 because my DSL internet connection was apparently too slow to update the software. Few years later I bought an Edge tuner because it was one of the few that I could still get in California after they tightened smog laws a...
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?

Even with my crappy hearing I can usually hear the blend doors operating properly at idle, but at WOT up the mountain all I can hear is the exhaust. When I am having the problem, there is no noticeable change in volume through the dash vents, just a gradual change in vent temp as I modulate the thro...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?

It's Baaaack! Driving from Yuma to Temecula this past weekend, I was pulling the long grade from Plaster City up toward Jacumba on I-8. Rise is about 4,000 feet over 20-30 miles, but parts of it are steep so brief periods of full throttle operation. A/C set on max cold, recirc, blower on highest spe...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: be glad you have a pw
Replies: 22
Views: 3169

Re: be glad you have a pw

Well, the mechanic who now does most of the work on my PW drives a new F350 diesel and he claims his front and rear e-lockers work first time, every time. Wish I could say that for my PW.
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker Issues....
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Locker Issues....

You're late to the party. :lol: We have a whole thread in this.
I guess I need to get out more.
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker Issues....
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Locker Issues....

I found this while I was looking for magnetic plugs. Gale Banks on designing the optimal diff cover. Never thought much about fluid dynamics inside a diff, but this is one of the best videos I have ever seen on YouTube. Worth watching. And they did the dyno testing on a Dodge CTD. The covers for 250...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Locker Issues....
Replies: 51
Views: 6758

Re: Locker Issues....

I got my '05 stuck three times in deep sand in September and I could lock the front diff but not the rear diff. Tried to crawl out of the sand and the fronts were doing what they are supposed to do but the rears were just slinging sand, even with the limited slip. New transfer case position sensor w...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New

Exhaust has found a new home with Bgeraurd.
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New

Bgeraurd, did you get the PM I sent your yesterday re my travels for this weekend? My schedule is changing so you need to let me know by tomorrow morning (Thursday 10/23) if you want to meet up this weekend so that I can stuff the exhaust into the back of the GMC.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rock Sliders For '05 PW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Rock Sliders For '05 PW?

Maple has some cool stuff, but White Knuckle looked at the truck and they can delete one mount on the passenger side to avoid my house batteries. Only caveat is that we have to use the .188 tubing to maintain strength with one missing mount. I can drive to White Knuckle for final measurements and to...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New

Been traveling, couldn't log on from my iPad. I will be in Yuma around 11/21 for a few days and then again after thanksgiving, and probably at least two trips in December. Schedule is fluid, but I will be there sometime. Can probably take the exhaust system if I can fit it into the truck with all th...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 5024

Re: WK Sliders - To diamond plate or not?

For those debating diamond plate, there is news! I took my truck to WK today to have John see if he could fit their sliders to my '05 with the dual house batteries already bolted to the frame. Answer is yes if they delete one mount on that (passenger) side of the truck. But that's not the news. John...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale
Topic: Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Free: 2005 PW Stock Exhaust - As New

Complete factory stock exhaust, cat-back, for '05 QCSB PW. Has less than 3M on it, been stored indoors in a box since it came off the truck. In late '05, Banks Engineering used my then-new truck to prototype their Monster Exhaust for the new PWs, and I asked them to save all the factory stuff in cas...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rock Sliders For '05 PW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Rock Sliders For '05 PW?

Spoke with White Knuckle this afternoon. They are willing to look at the truck and see if their mounts can be modified to work around my battery mounts. They are about 100 miles away, so will be a couple weeks before I can get over there. If they can do it, they'll need the truck in their shop for f...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rock Sliders For '05 PW?
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Rock Sliders For '05 PW?

Have some new damage to the passenger side of my '05 Quad Cab Short Bed, and I managed to bend my N-Fab drop steps. May be repairable, but probably not, and I can't buy just one from N-Fab. So may be time for a set of sliders. Called Aluminess and they are so busy with production stuff that they won...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 3G front tow hitch
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: 3G front tow hitch

I just put an ICI Magnum winch bumper on the front of my Tundra. ICI offers a front receiver that bolts onto the bumper where the roller/fairlead would go, so eliminates ability to use winch and receiver at the same time on that particular bumper. With the PW hidden mount, that shouldn't be a problem.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?

RetiredBLM, thanks for your input and advice during this process. Much appreciated.
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?

Got some highway drive time yesterday thru the Lucerne Valley, saw ambients from 102-111. A/C on recirc took a while to cool down at the vents but eventually settled in mid-high 40s at the vents. Pulling long hills or passing kicked vent temps up to 50+, but temp dropped back quickly when I got off ...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I finally did it!
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: I finally did it!

This is an upgrade from a 1982 Chevy k30.
Just a bit of an understatement! You will love the PW.
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?

Drove the PW yesterday with new transducer and compressor and it was much better, but ambient was only low 90s. Heading out thru the Lucerne Valley tomorrow and it should be a lot hotter. Good news is that vent temps only varied a few degrees under engine load. Bad news is that A/C is not blowing as...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: A/C Vacuum Leak? Blend Doors?

I can't imagine you're too happy resorting to throwing dollars at it until it gives in. Not happy about it but resigned to it. I have too much money in this truck to give up on it, and I like the truck too much. I have even thought about skipping the factory A/C setup and installing a retro A/C fro...