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by NickTF
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Bigdodge wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:46 pm
I believe there is a tsb for body mounts for 2015. It will cause a knocking sound

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I performed this TSB about 3-4 weeks ago. Thanks though! :cheers:
by NickTF
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Don suggested wrapping steering intermediate shaft with a bungee cord and tying it off to rule shaft out as noise. Shaft wasn’t source. Will jack truck up and look for play in wheel if none going to throw a thuren track bar at it and see.
by NickTF
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

To confirm, which joint is it? There is a joint under the dash that regularly gets play in the connection between the shaft and the u-joint housing, but not in the u-joint itself. I am not aware of any upgrade shafts for your year, I think Mopar is the best option unless someone has a reference to ...
by NickTF
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Any upgrade options for 2014+ intermediate steering shaft or just OEM?
by NickTF
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

Looked a bit closer looks like there is some minimal play in the steering shaft u joint. There is supposed to be absolutely none correct?
by NickTF
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

210 ftlbs. Track bar OEM.
by NickTF
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Steering Box Slop - 2015

However much you can rotate the shaft at the box should be how much it moves at the steering wheel. Are you feeling a clunk when you turn the wheel that much? I have play in my steering wheel of about 5 degrees maybe. I think that is just how much there’s going to be, because I have a new PSC box a...
by NickTF
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Steering Box Slop - 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Steering Box Slop - 2015

I been chasing a noise or two for a bit and noticed today that if I grab the steering shaft near the steering box I can rotate it by hand about 45-50 degrees with a nice clunk at the end of rotation. Are the steering boxes in these trucks adjustable on the truck? I saw a video of what looked like a ...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

Have any specific questions on the EGR? It's a relatively easy swap but it didn't solve a thing for me. Rough cost for parts? I was mainly wondering if it cured any of your issues. I want this relatively minor chugging and bucking to go away... its driving me infawkingsane. Close to $100 if I remem...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

I've always wondered why my truck will go from a normal temp of 205-212 or so down to 195 in a hurry if I mash the skinny pedal. That's why I've always suspected some kind of electrical control. If these wax motors react slowly i'm guessing it takes very little movement to change coolant flow with ...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

I've always wondered why my truck will go from a normal temp of 205-212 or so down to 195 in a hurry if I mash the skinny pedal. That's why I've always suspected some kind of electrical control. If these wax motors react slowly i'm guessing it takes very little movement to change coolant flow with t...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Burning Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: 6.4 Burning Oil

Change mine every 4500-5000, usually around 40-30% oil life on the info system.
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

For what it's worth (knock on wood) my failure was the seal and had nothing to do with the heating element/wax chamber.
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Burning Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: 6.4 Burning Oil

62k on mine.
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Burning Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: 6.4 Burning Oil

I want to say average oil temps and engine rpm are part of the equation, I believe this is what gm did in the early days of the ls motors in vettes and possibly f-body as well.
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

Here’s an article on this new style of T-stat. I haven’t seen one yet but the Euro guys I work with say they fail all the time. :doh: Very good info. So my suspicion it was controlled electronically was correct but I had the method all wrong. Definitely seems unnecessarily complex and prone to fail...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Burning Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: 6.4 Burning Oil

Lazarus wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:58 am
Yeah, I followed those exact instructions from the manual to a T when breaking in the motor.
Good deal, one thing you can check off the list of culprits.
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Burning Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: 6.4 Burning Oil

From manual: Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. Wide-open throttle...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

That's a wild set-up. :roll: Just like the MDS lifters, a stupidly overcomplicated design which increases headaches by 80% and achieves a 2% improvement in it's intended function. Atleast when the thermostat fails it doesn't cause thousands of dollars of damage (assuming you don't drive around for ...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

Looks like a position and or temp sensor to me. Good on you for getting this fixed without dicking with the dealer. Im just about ready to do that with mine with the egr setup... got a writeup or any info on that?! :D How would it measure position? Magnetically? The shaft doesn't move. Why have a t...
by NickTF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

Photo of top side where you can see seal torn. https://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i136/SUPRSLO/IMG_1568_zpsihwm8la7.jpg Seal removed http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i136/SUPRSLO/IMG_1571_zpsma33jzpg.jpg Disassembled. Heater top left removed from spring shaft. http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i136...
by NickTF
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6.4 Burning Oil
Replies: 26
Views: 757

Re: 6.4 Burning Oil

I asked because the manual states that early in the life of the motor should include aggressive and varying use of throttle. To seat rings well it is important to subject motor to high throttle percentage and moderate rpm to force rings to seat well against bore. That’s not just the case with these ...
by NickTF
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

Pulled my stat apart. A seal ripped in mine which is why I had low temps. The mystery electronic appears to be a heater, a long rod which travels through center of shaft spring surrounds. I will post pics tomorrow or there about. I googled coolant temp sensor for ram 6.4 and part numbers came up wit...
by NickTF
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?
Replies: 41
Views: 1007

Re: 6.4 NOT Getting up to Temp?

I installed a new thermostat tonight and temps are back to normal. Will snap a few shots of the old stat, I swear there is an electronically controlled stop preventing travel as commanded but could just be a position sensor like BLM said.
by NickTF
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Perfect world PW
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Perfect world PW

I'd be happy with a reliable valvetrain ala no MDS lifters and a button which got rid of 100% of the traction control at any time.