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by NickTF
Wed May 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

I was told the "issue was with the cam" and that lifter replacement was precautionary. I was informed the solenoid was thoroughly inspected and determined not to be the problem. I even offered to pay to replace the solenoid myself. They felt confident it was not the issue. Time will tell if they wer...
by NickTF
Wed May 23, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Well looks like i'm getting 16 new lifters (glad they're not just doing one side as is the case of reloader), new cam, and all the assorted gaskets. Still trying to get an answer on the oil control solenoid. I specifically asked them if there were any signs of wear with the valve stems, rocker arms,...
by NickTF
Tue May 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

How much $$$ is the oil control valve/solenoid ??? For peace of mind, i would probably pay to have it replaced, even though they should do it for free. WTF, another electronic high tech part that was supposed to make things better & more efficient, causes bu-ku damage when it fails !!! :angry: Mds ...
by NickTF
Tue May 22, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

My suspicion is the MDS lifter was not properly actuating out of economy cylinder deactivation mode. As a result the lifter roller was probably losing contact with the cam lobe and slamming down at that same location repeatedly when commanded to v8 mode.
by NickTF
Tue May 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

"It's a truck motor, that's just how they sound......" I'm trying to get the service writer to forward the list of parts they intend to replace. The cam and lifters is obvious. I'm mostly concerned about the oil control valve/solenoid. http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i136/SUPRSLO/IMG_0466_zpsvcltz...
by NickTF
Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

One cylinder head removed, lifters deemed to be "ok", however a borescope exam found damage to the cam (second lobe up from rear most lobe) which required removal of the other cylinder head. My suspicion is a collapsed MDS lifter which never recovered from eco mode and tore things up. I'm being tak...
by NickTF
Fri May 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

One cylinder head removed, lifters deemed to be "ok", however a borescope exam found damage to the cam (second lobe up from rear most lobe) which required removal of the other cylinder head. My suspicion is a collapsed MDS lifter which never recovered from eco mode and tore things up. I'm being take...
by NickTF
Thu May 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

So the second dealership I took it to at my buddy's referral tried the same "it's normal" bs because no diagnostic codes. I spoke with the "master tech" and asked him to come out with me so I could demonstrate the noise and also take him for a ride to demonstrate the part throttle surge i now have w...
by NickTF
Wed May 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Stopped by my buddy’s bay who works for gm as a master world tech (whatever designation is, he is very qualified). Said definitely lifters and that they have the same issue with gm’s eco Lifters which shut down when called to for economy. Their service writer put in a call for me to another dealer. ...
by NickTF
Wed May 16, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Hmmmm maybe I need to have a look to see if I have a manifold leak which could produce a similar sound.
by NickTF
Wed May 16, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 64
Views: 1586

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Reloader, did you notice a drop in oil pressure of approximately 4 psi at idle when this roared it's ugly head (I'm 99% sure I used to see no less than 29psi at idle ever, now i'm down around 25, oil pressure comes up to low 40s as low as 1100-1200rpm, high 40s-low 50s anything north of 1800rpm)? I ...
by NickTF
Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1125

Re: Rear Shock Question

My understanding is it’s not so much about valving as length. Stock gas and diesel trucks have shorter coil free heights than power wagons or his own lift springs. You don’t want coil springs popping out on the trail as you articulate because your shocks are “too long” That makes alot of sense. Yes...
by NickTF
Wed May 02, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1125

Re: Rear Shock Question

Colibri wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 11:54 am
My understanding is it’s not so much about valving as length. Stock gas and diesel trucks have shorter coil free heights than power wagons or his own lift springs. You don’t want coil springs popping out on the trail as you articulate because your shocks are “too long”
That makes alot of sense.
by NickTF
Wed May 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1125

Re: Rear Shock Question

For whatever it is worth I believe Thuren also indicates that his overland shocks are to only be used with his coils, same with the king 2.0s. Perhaps the valving is generic enough for the oem rear coils.
by NickTF
Wed May 02, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1125

Re: Rear Shock Question

vanished wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 7:59 am
$160 ea for OEM, $245 ea for Kings - but I would do just rears if OEM, but Kings would go all the way around..
I see.
by NickTF
Wed May 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rear Shock Question
Replies: 42
Views: 1125

Re: Rear Shock Question

Thanks Coder, that's what I was looking for... Although at $160 a piece, the king 2.0 isn't 'too' much more... But by the time I do front and rear and convince myself the stock springs will be fine... Well - I guess a $320 fix is cheaper... :wink: Oh and thanks Tony - I already have a complex going...
by NickTF
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 290144

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

I started with just my truck by itself it was a joke, my winch just drug my truck toward the rig! Couldn't strap the back of your truck to the base of one of those large tree's behind you? Sweet recovery! There was a 6’ ditch about 18” behind my rear tire full of water. Didn’t have my chest waders ...
by NickTF
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 290144

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Colibri wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Wowzer! That’s some recovery work there!
I started with just my truck by itself it was a joke, my winch just drug my truck toward the rig!
by NickTF
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 290144

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Recovering our 10,000lb track mounted direct push subsurface exploration rig. Was burried about 3-3.5 feet and took my winch and the 16,500lb winch on the rig attached to a tree while operating the tracks to go forward. Really impressed by what this truck is capable of. The winch on the f450 (16,000...
by NickTF
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tires Fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Tires Fitment

...(and partially mangle due to too much heat and plastic sticking to wood I used to push it/mold it).... :lol: Is this on a 4th gen? Any pics of the process or outcome? Yes, my 15 cough cough some guys 15 cough cough. I prefer to hide the evidence of stupidity/newness with a heat gun. :doh: :lol:
by NickTF
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tires Fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 373

Re: Tires Fitment

I used an air powered body saw to cut pinch weld area back to the plug weld portion and used chassis saver paint to make certain it didn't rust. Used a heat gun to reform (and partially mangle due to too much heat and plastic sticking to wood I used to push it/mold it) plastic wheel liners.
by NickTF
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Water Free Intake Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: 2014+ Water Free Intake Ideas

I have the OEM air filter in (replaced at 30,000 miles as stated in manual, truck has around 53,500 on it now). No idea how good or bad that filter is at rejecting water. Good info. I don't plan to do any pure river/creek type crossings, just mud where it may be difficult to control speed given its ...
by NickTF
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Water Free Intake Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: 2014+ Water Free Intake Ideas

Look on the bottom of your intake box. There is an intake tube that goes into the fender. That's your problem child. There is also a drain hole on the bottom. But that shouldn't be a huge deal breaker... You need to extend the breather more important too. Get them up way above the frame. I saw the ...
by NickTF
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2014+ Water Free Intake Ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 409

2014+ Water Free Intake Ideas

Aside from putting a snorkel/raised air intake on the truck, what measures are guys taking to make sure water doesn't get in the air intake of these trucks? Just some preventative questions brewing in my head for an up and coming local offroad event where deep mud may be present.
by NickTF
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Quick question on tire pressures
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

Re: Quick question on tire pressures

READ : https://www.thurenfabrication.com/tech/alignment-and-handling.html See, Notes on tire pressure “Once you find this good front pressure, drop the rear about 20psi compared. This will net balanced tire wear, and a more comfortable balanced ride.” Where did you get 5-10% from? If you read that ...