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by NickTF
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon issues
Replies: 41
Views: 1123

Re: 2018 Power Wagon issues

“It’s perfectly normal for the tailgate to open and cause a 15 car pile up just drive for a little longer and we will re-evaluate once a total of 20 cars are piled up. Did we mention we have a promo for 30% off on tire air changes?....”
by NickTF
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon issues
Replies: 41
Views: 1123

Re: 2018 Power Wagon issues

You simply have to take an active active did I say ACTIVE role in trying to get anything repaired via warranty or it won't happen period. I too got the "this is normal" explanation when taking my truck to two separate dealers for a failing lifter/damaged cam which I was eventually able to get fixed ...
by NickTF
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

Fuel Selection – 5.7L/6.4L Engines 87 Octane Acceptable - 89 Octane Recommended. The above directly from the owners manual. Calls for sounds like mandatory which 89 octane is not. Like I stated before I intend to give a higher octane gas a shot but i'm 90% sure it won't have any impact on my issues ...
by NickTF
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

The fuel I put in my truck has a large effect on how it runs. 87 octane causes surging and shifting issues. 89 runs great so that's what I put in it. From day 1 my truck has always been filled with 87 octane. I will toss some 93 in on next fill up and see if the behavior changes at all. I don't hea...
by NickTF
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/
Replies: 30
Views: 1336

Re: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/

I have a metal type rattle at idle that comes and goes . MIne is on a '16 6.4 and it can go from a full on lifter bleed down noise to just the light tapping sound. I am sure that Ram knows what this is as they were not very hesitant to throw an unlimited powertrain warranty on this almost instantly...
by NickTF
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/
Replies: 30
Views: 1336

Re: '14 Power Wagon needs new motor at 63k... :/

I feel for you man because having experienced the warranty process myself with a failed lifter/cam it isn't a pretty process. Best of luck and don't hesitate to consider taking the truck to a well researched, well regarded dealer if one is near you. May cost some transport money but will be worth it...
by NickTF
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

The eco mode light has come on in lock step with eco mode since I’ve had this truck from February 2015 to present.
by NickTF
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

So I installed the new EGR on sunday. It is easy taking one hour to swap with me going over everything slowly and meticulously. The check engine light went out after two full ignition cycles without having to reset anything. observations: -with check engine light off eco mode now illuminates on the ...
by NickTF
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon spied
Replies: 53
Views: 2003

Re: 2020 Ram 2500 Power Wagon spied

I’d personally like to see a badge that says “MDS Lifter Delete”!
by NickTF
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

DamageWagon wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:36 pm
Can you modify the valve to remain closed but leave it plugged in?
Good question and not sure. I would presume the system would read some form of insufficient activity from the valve if setup to remain shut and trigger the engine light which would defeat the entire purpose.
by NickTF
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

Interesting observation, the eco mode light has not illuminated since the engine light came on after the second ignitiion cycle with the egr unplugged. On my first test drive the eco light would come on normally. Since the engine light illuminated however no eco light. I can still hear and feel the ...
by NickTF
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

So, after driving the truck a full day with the egr harness unplugged I can most definitely say 90-95% of the surging is gone. I'd suggest anyone wanting to rule out their egr causing their surging just pop the hood and spend 1 minute to unplug the egr and go for a ride a few times. You'll get an en...
by NickTF
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

Interesting observation: I just unplugged the EGR valve and went for a ride. The throttle surging appeared to be less but to avoid a placebo effect i'd need to drive the truck more and report back. What result, besides a mcnasty light on the dash, does unplugging the EGR valve and driving like that ...
by NickTF
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

Finally got around to ordering part #04627465AF and gasket #04627612AA. Will install later this week hopefully and see if it cures the surging.
by NickTF
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 100
Views: 3629

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Lifetime warranty be like: the transmission is supposed to not function. All is according to schedule. Thanks for contributing to my bottom line. Have a nice day.

Save yourself money and headaches, just fix it yourself or spend the time finding a competent mechanic regardless of where they work.
by NickTF
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 100
Views: 3629

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

....I remember some guy named RickEF or something similar saying the MDS lifters were trash.........
by NickTF
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

Are the 6.4 truck hemi motors with a closed lifter valley like LS GM motors which require the removal of cylinder heads to access lifters or are they open valley?

I wonder if there are differences between the non-mds truck lifters and the hellcat lifters???
by NickTF
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...

To be honest the oil question wasn't completely without merit. Before they replaced my cam/lifters I was nervous that I recently switched from penzoil to mobile and from a mopar filter to a mobile filter to see if noise quieted before I took truck in for replacement. There is alot of talk here and t...
by NickTF
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have
Replies: 156
Views: 6845

Re: 37" tires with 4.10 for those who do have

For my own education someone explain the weakness of the ring and pinion while backing heavy loads?
by NickTF
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...

The sad reality is what Reloaderguy said is exactly right. The dealerships will look at you with a straight face and tell you that they inflated tires past the 50psi maximum because the door sticker is the absolute authority on all matters and sometimes does their taxes for them. The only recourse a...
by NickTF
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...

Will do. The warranty saved me money on the valvetrain issues but the hassle is only worth it if something expensive needs replaced/fixed as was the case for me.
by NickTF
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...

The coolant resevoir?!???! Really? Yes, it has all kinds of shit in it after they replaced the cam and lifters. Looks like oil and coolant mixed together which is why dealer is replacing it since they caused it doing the work. They will flush the system as well. Well I understand that... but do the...
by NickTF
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: If you own a 2015 PW and it's hesitating/surging...

olyelr wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:28 pm
The coolant resevoir?!???! Really?
Yes, it has all kinds of shit in it after they replaced the cam and lifters. Looks like oil and coolant mixed together which is why dealer is replacing it since they caused it doing the work. They will flush the system as well.
by NickTF
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?
Replies: 53
Views: 1834

Re: 2015 6.4 Hemi EGR Issues?

** Nick, be sure to print this out and bring it with you. Tell them this is exactly what you want done (as being verified your PCM has this update), as your truck has been hesitating and stuttering, and other members of a RAM forum have found this to be a solution. https://chrysler.oemdtc.com/TSB/1...