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by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?

Well in my 38 years I’ve seen a lot of loose nuts on the web!🤣
by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?

Just speaking to what I was told. I have big adjustable wrenches and big arms so I’ve never had the adjustment loosen on me after I personally adjusted it twice (once after Thuren springs, a second time after Thuren track bar). I did have it loosen after an alignment but i fixed it easy enough.
by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?

Welding seems excessive!!! Wonder why thread locker can't fix this issue... One of the mechanics on the facebook group indicated that they are replacing the nuts and sleeve and adding blue loctite. With today's media would not be hard to believe they'd confuse welding with tightening new hardware l...
by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?

Did you read the "fix" for the issue? It involves welding the nuts to the sleeve, not happening on mine unless they get certified welders to do it(not trusting the "authorized techs " who have trouble changing oil to do it right). Not just that but you no longer will be able to re center wheel if a...
by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?

The drag link, I see. Confident that picture is of the offending nut(s)?
by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 13
Views: 274

2013+ truck steering nut recall?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go ... l-60857807

Where is this nut? Is it the sector shaft nut? Tie rod ends?
by NickTF
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Big Mods to a 2014+
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Big Mods to a 2014+

I daily drove a 570-590 rwhp 3/4 ton 97 2500 12v for years. By far the biggest money I had in that truck was the trans (goerend billet input and output, stock intermediate shafts). Mechanical fuel parts (no computer in that truck, all mechanical springs, delivery valves, etc.) and turbos were not ne...
by NickTF
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Big Mods to a 2014+
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Big Mods to a 2014+

If spending that kind of money there is no need to live within the engineering constraints the FCA folks did when designing and implementing the HC motor. You can do better for that amount of money. Assuming you're not an engine builder get with a high quality shop who has a good reputation and tell...
by NickTF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Big Mods to a 2014+
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Big Mods to a 2014+

You can go bigger than 426, into the low 440 range. I was advised heat/durability could be a concern in larger options however in trucks like ours. I'm assuming bore size was limiting the large displacement options. I've only looked at any of this half assedly.
by NickTF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Big Mods to a 2014+
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Big Mods to a 2014+

Whipple would probably produce power in the rpms more beneficial to HD truck use. This is what I would do Magnusson also makes a kit for the 2014 and newer trucks Yes, if money is no object. Last I checked the whipple kit is around $7k. Thing is you'll still have the suspect MDS system in place. IM...
by NickTF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Big Mods to a 2014+
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Big Mods to a 2014+

Whipple would probably produce power in the rpms more beneficial to HD truck use.
by NickTF
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Big Mods to a 2014+
Replies: 26
Views: 670

Re: Big Mods to a 2014+

With heads that flow in the low to mid 300 cfm range right right as they sit a cam swap could be worth about 100hp on one of these motors assuming the intake manifold can support the heads and you've already got a set of long tube headers. Issue is being able to get enough cam in the motor to not vo...
by NickTF
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Reloaderguy wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Did you follow the service manual and check your ball joints?
I've not yet but will possibly this weekend. Wow, 0.090" combined is not a whole lot of movement before considered bad..... :shock:
by NickTF
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Welp the new upper steering shaft didn't fix a thing. I also removed the lower shaft entirely and checked the u-joints. Just as tight as could be. Worth noting that I grabbed the input of the steering box with both shafts removed to check play. I could move the input up and down maybe 1/32" to possi...
by NickTF
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Wutang was out on tour so I ordered a new upper intermediate shaft. My GM buddy who's dealt with all the bad GM intermediate shafts by either replacing or filling them with grease drove the truck and felt pretty confident it was the upper shaft. Time will tell. If this fixes the issue but the proble...
by NickTF
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diablosport tuner
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Diablosport tuner

The surging I speak of i'm fairly sure is do to lean condition at part throttle where load isn't significant enough to cause audible detonation. It definitely doesn't feel like transmission surging. "Surging" has been used to describe many many issues though including things which very well could be...
by NickTF
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diablosport tuner
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Diablosport tuner

I couldn’t remember if my truck did it with stock exhaust or not. Prob did I just don’t remember.
by NickTF
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Diablosport tuner
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Diablosport tuner

Has anyone noticed less/complete reduction in part throttle surging after installation? I've ruled out the standard culprits and am wondering if my part throttle surging is due to the free-er flowing exhaust i've had on the truck.
by NickTF
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Front Diff Blow Up
Replies: 71
Views: 3462

Re: Front Diff Blow Up

In 10 seconds of googling I found the following. https://www.allpar.com/forums/threads/another-bad-hemi-lifter.168177/ The problem is bad enough that lifters were on a large backorder at one point if I recall correctly. It certainly doesn't happen to 50% or more but it is more than a few in a millio...
by NickTF
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

The shaft has a wiper seal that is super tight to splines and makes getting any real amount of grease in all but impossible. That said I applied, extended/compressed shaft, wiped grease which collected on seal back on splines, repeated this process about 50 times. Doesn’t appear to have fixed anythi...
by NickTF
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:24 pm
Tell your wife your wife you need hydro and a truss then quietly fix the problem with $10 worth of grease after.
:excited: :excited: :excited:
by NickTF
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Look at the picture below from the steering shaft of my 2015 PW. It would appear that if I remove the rubber boot clip and push the boot upward I will find some kind of telescoping joint correct? Otherwise, why have the boot there and splines. This shaft is quite noisy when I turn wheel back and for...
by NickTF
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Track Bar Bolt Torque Spec 280+ - 320+???
Replies: 16
Views: 749

Re: 2014+ Track Bar Bolt Torque Spec 280+ - 320+???

They have the appearance of torque to yield bolts but I have no idea if they actually are. That said, I’m still at a loss for why the two most popular suspension options for our trucks recommend so much less than the factory torque value. These are wise folks I’m sure they have their reasoning just ...
by NickTF
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tie Rod Pinch Nut Torque - 2015 PW???
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Tie Rod Pinch Nut Torque - 2015 PW???

55 ft-lbs (tie rod end adjuster clamp). I bought manual as suggested above.