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by NickTF
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Antifreeze smell
Replies: 35
Views: 2308

Re: Antifreeze smell

I had a thermostat thread a while back, my seal tore completely. It had zero effect on the coolant smell, I had it before and I have it still now after a new thermostat. Honestly I think the coolant smell comes out of the vent on the tank on the passengers side fire wall, just a wild guess. My truck...
by NickTF
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

POPPING NOISE 1. Loose steering gear mounting fasteners. 1. Check fasteners for proper torque and retighten as necessary. 2. Loose outer tie rod mounting nut or jam nut. 2. Check fastener torque. Replace nuts as necessary and tighten to specifications. 3. Loose intermediate (steering) shaft coupling...
by NickTF
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

pry up and down on knuckles with a pry bar. If you have over 0.090" of movement they're bad, if not they're good. From the service procedure to check them.
by NickTF
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Still have an occasional pop which is a different noise all together occurring usually when turning at slow speed once when turning wheel in new direction i have a pop/Clunk sound when i get to the steer stops in either direction. slow parking lot type maneuvering, crank the wheel any direction, wi...
by NickTF
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Interesting. I’m chasing a dead spot with a slight clunk in my steering. I seem to have visually and audibly tracked it to the rubber boot area of the shaft but haven’t pulled it yet. Shop said my ball joints were good however he said only one had “less than 1/8 inch play” Likely the shop just eyeb...
by NickTF
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1896

Re: Intermediate Steering Shaft/Upper Steering Coupler Question

Had a bad shock the whole time which was causing noise on compression over bumps. Still have an occasional pop which is a different noise all together occurring usually when turning at slow speed once when turning wheel in new direction but is no where near as bad as the noise on compression was. Ba...
by NickTF
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Antifreeze smell
Replies: 35
Views: 2308

Re: Antifreeze smell

Don't be afraid to call to various dealers about thermostat availability that's how I found a replacement for my 2015. Took a bit more effort than the standard google part number only search.
by NickTF
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 26
Views: 1787

Re: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?

Thuren put up a CAD of an interesting improvement solution which would extend the width of the jam nuts and add strength to the drag link. I suppose the threaded area of the drag link can be somewhat of a weak link in rock crawling situations, the extended width jam nuts would reinforce that area so...
by NickTF
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 6th Recall WTF ?
Replies: 9
Views: 838

Re: 6th Recall WTF ?

It’s just for the two drag link jam nuts and adjustment sleeve. Check to make sure yours are tight and there is no obvious thread damage and you’re good to go.
by NickTF
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2013+ truck steering nut recall?
Replies: 26
Views: 1787

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: 26
Views: 1787

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: 26
Views: 1787

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: 26
Views: 1787

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: 26
Views: 1787

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: 26
Views: 1787

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 1517

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: 25
Views: 1896

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: 25
Views: 1896

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: 25
Views: 1896

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: 1289

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...