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by Ducky's Dad
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Split Personality Tailgate
Replies: 15
Views: 709

Re: Split Personality Tailgate

It's for soccer moms who like to drive trucks.
by Ducky's Dad
Thu May 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: PW vs Raptor Video
Replies: 6
Views: 718

PW vs Raptor Video

From Edmunds, sponsored link on FordAuthority.com. Still interesting, though. These guys say to new PW will lock both diffs in 4W-Hi. Is that correct?

http://fordauthority.com/2019/05/ford-f ... road-duel/
by Ducky's Dad
Thu May 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Summer Gas
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: Summer Gas

I try to run ethanol-free in my small engines, and needed a couple gallons a few weeks ago for the roto-tiller. Local price is $22/gallon in 1-gallon cans. It's cheaper in fivers but they were sold out. Nearest non-ethanol pump gas I could find was about 140 miles away. Around here (So Cal), 87 octa...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Retro Power Wagons
Replies: 9
Views: 1092

Re: Retro Power Wagons

Here's an interesting article on the W200.

https://bringatrailer.com/2019/03/09/mi ... 2019-03-10
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Parts
Replies: 39
Views: 43812

Re: Power Wagon Parts

Defiant is closed, unfortunately. Can I take his spot? Lol I got a light bar and some light brackets from Defiant when my truck was new, and the quality is as good as anything I have ever seen. When I checked with the guys at Wilco Offroad, they told me they had Defiant's production drawings and co...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Go Rhino Bumper
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Go Rhino Bumper

Looks decent, but I had not seen it, probably because they don't don't offer bumpers for my 2005 PW. I'm still looking for the right rear bumper for the PW and front bumper for 2008 Tundra. Leaning toward ICI Magnum for the Toy.
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Front Diff Blow Up
Replies: 71
Views: 4709

Re: Front Diff Blow Up

Last time I asked, the dealer near me had sold exactly one PW in 13 years (not mine). Think their techs know anything about PWs?
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Perfect world PW
Replies: 28
Views: 1924

Re: Perfect world PW

I'd like a Quad Cab with an 8-foot bed.
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Thanks. Mine was full in September and the shop even topped off the slight amount that bled off when they tested the pressures. So I'm still befuddled. Just got back late yesterday because we were delayed by the caravan kerfuffle at San Ysidro. We were coming back from Yuma on I-8 towards San Diego ...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Finally got a chance to run the PW out to the desert over the weekend, with the new shims in the A/C clutch. Did not solve the problem. Temps were pretty mild this weekend but with the A/C set for max cold and recirc on highest blower speed, a long grade at max throttle got the A/C vent temp to blow...
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: I had to take my PW to the dealership for work
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: I had to take my PW to the dealership for work

I don't even know if my A/C is fixed, because it always works fine around town. My refrigerant levels and pressures were fine in September when the problem started. The A/C clutch now has a new factory shim in it that brought clearance from about .025" to about .010". Factory spec is something like ...
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 14227

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Factory fogs on my 2005 are from Hella and they are great, especially with the HIR capsule upgrade.
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 14227

Re: New Rear Bumper?

stabilized it with RTV (aviation trick).
It's like duct tape in a tube!
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 14227

Re: New Rear Bumper?

Interweb says that's about a $1450 rear bumper and you paid $100 extra for the clevis mounts. Did they just stick them to the face of the bumper with nothing behind them? Web says the bumper is all 3/16" and 1/4" steel. Is the shell 3/16" with no gussets or bracing? Looks decent from the outside, bu...
by Ducky's Dad
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 185
Views: 14227

Re: New Rear Bumper?

I have not yet decided (settled) on a rear bumper for the PW because I have to get a new front bumper for the Tundra due to an accident. Hoping I can find a source that will cut a deal on a twofer. Also waiting for the insurance to decide how much they will kick in for the Tundra repairs, because th...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)
Replies: 45
Views: 2987

Re: Fed up!!! (More dura trash)

I like Toyos on heavy trucks. Running AT-IIs on the PW and the Tundra, Nitto Grapplers on the GMC. The Nittos are fine on the GMC, and a lot of guys used to like them on PWs. Unless something better comes along, I'll probably stick with Toyos for as long as I own these trucks. Re mileage and big tir...
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Mojave edition.
Replies: 50
Views: 4105

Re: Mojave edition.

I suppose I could live with that color if I couldn't get a white one, but I wish they would quit junking up the appearance with graphics, two-tone paint, gawdawful grills, white letter tires, mallcrawler wheels, badges, etc. Boy oh boy, does that thing make the 3Gs look simple and clean.
by Ducky's Dad
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

The Ford actually has one or two shims behind the clutch hub already and you just remove one of the shims to tighten up the clearance. Maybe it's the same on our trucks. It's worth a try! My PW only had one shim behind the hub, and the only replacement we could find in the miscellaneous parts bin i...
by Ducky's Dad
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Either the A/C problem is getting worse or I'm learning to manipulate temperature by throttle modulation. Got it to heat up in town today on a "normal" drive. Anyway, stopped by the shop to kick ideas around with the mechanic and he slipped a feeler gauge in the compressor clutch just to check it. M...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

If there was a way to get a camera on the compressor clutch to confirm that it is really turning off under those conditions... It's hard to imagine that it's not, but confirmation would be great! I don't have a GoPro and mechanic thinks the kids lost his, but we planned to do that a couple of weeks...
by Ducky's Dad
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Have you ever had this problem occur at night when it's cooler, using the same driving scenarios? A/C works better when it's cooler, but I have had the problem at night when temps are high. Happened two weeks ago in Yuma, early morning, still dark so no radiant heat, ambients high 80s/low 90s, acce...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Pro Cal Disaster 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Pro Cal Disaster 2018

I’m planning to step up to 35s soon and the procal is the only way I know of to correct the speedo. Don't know if there is anything special about the 2018, but most tuners that I have looked at have the ability to adjust tune and shift points for tire size. I use an Edge on my '05, and the Edge dis...
by Ducky's Dad
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Thanks. Do you run an A/C shop?
by Ducky's Dad
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

RetiredBLM, thanks much for that info. I hate just swapping parts, but we are stumped, so that might be a cheap way to eliminate one more variable. I'll get a parts price from the dealer when I get home in a few days. The replacement fan was almost $300 for the part.
by Ducky's Dad
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 31
Views: 2041

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Only happens at highway speeds or under heavy engine load (hills, passing, way over the speed limit, etc.). Coast downhill and it's cold. Drive around town at 35-45mph and it seems fine. Hit the freeway onramp and outlet temp goes up until you settle into a moderate cruising speed. Pass another car ...