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by scoutpappa
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AC Main Blend Door
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: AC Main Blend Door

Just changed it and went with the K&N cabin filter so I could just clean it out. I do quite a lot of dirt roads so I'll check that. These are not like the intake air filters so I wanted an option that I could clean whenever, but good point on checking it.
by scoutpappa
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AC Main Blend Door
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: AC Main Blend Door

Kinda the opposite being in Houston. AC is active most of the year for us. I think this truck (2017) acts the same as my 2009 insofar as the main blend door closes when you shut down and opens when you start up and then adjusts when it calcs the differential in temp (so ambient vs. call). It only co...
by scoutpappa
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AC Main Blend Door
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: AC Main Blend Door

It has happened to my truck too. The system just kind of gets confused. I thought it was a broken blend door like is common on 3rd gen trucks but the system reset and pow, cold AC again. I even pulled the glove box when I stopped for gas and plucked the blend door motor and harness. Guess being an ...
by scoutpappa
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AC Main Blend Door
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: AC Main Blend Door

I take it with 55 views and no replies either no one has had this issue or it self fixed like in my situation. I was somewhat concerned as this happened on a day that I was running all of the rough gravel roads in one of the plant propers I deal with regularly.
by scoutpappa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AC Main Blend Door
Replies: 16
Views: 579

Re: AC Main Blend Door

It did reset when I stopped and re-started, just randomly weird.
by scoutpappa
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: AC Main Blend Door
Replies: 16
Views: 579

AC Main Blend Door

Anyone had there AC blend door decide to close randomly when the truck has been running for a while? 2017 and honestly the last time I had this happen it was with my 2009 1500 and it was a recall/re-map that was the issue.
by scoutpappa
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Test Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Thuren Test Drive

hmmm...I would think that would be a prime area for shock improvement as well.
by scoutpappa
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Thuren Test Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Thuren Test Drive

I just dropped my pressures to 48 front and 43 rear for DD. With all of the suspension work people are doing with the 4g trucks what are you doing with the 5th shock? I was thinking about what I want to do in the near future but I haven't found a post yet that deals with the shock associated with th...
by scoutpappa
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Tires! BFG KM3 Verus Toyo MT
Replies: 23
Views: 1325

Re: Tires! BFG KM3 Verus Toyo MT

I'm running the E rated KM3's on stock wheels on my 17' and so far so good. I run KM2's on my short wheel base 7000lb Scout in 33 x 10.50 x 15 and have had no issues either on the highway at as close to 70 as I can go, or in the rocks (what a TX resident calls rocks so Marble Falls/Big Bend) with no...
by scoutpappa
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3961

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

I would think that if we were still dealing with drum brakes but come on. We have four wheel discs. Low vacuum would be the limiting factor on the assist but that would/should result in a heavy/stiff pedal.
by scoutpappa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 75
Views: 2939

Re: New Rear Bumper?

The cheap Chinese lights have a lot going for them. Same output, maybe an application of silicone to weatherproof them. I run them and have no issues. Betting the drivers, regardless of manufacturer are all made in the same plant. No. Chinese garbage is light years behind modern quality lighting. G...
by scoutpappa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1195

Re: Strange A/C Problem

I'm no A/C expert but definitely sounds like something is wrong. On my 1500 2009 the compressor just died at 125K, no symptoms, but I keep an eye on any A/C issues that pop up in forums because I drive a black truck in Houston TX. For that one (the 2009) there was a reflash (recall) for the ECU for ...
by scoutpappa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3961

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

I hear you on the feel, heavy initially and then tapering off as opposed to the linear feel of hydroboost or single stage/single diaphragm vacuum assist. Of course the transmission downshifting the way it does assists (and still feels weird) but I think better biting pads to start, and then when it ...
by scoutpappa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strange A/C Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 1195

Re: Strange A/C Problem

Did the replacement fan fix it?
by scoutpappa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New Rear Bumper?
Replies: 75
Views: 2939

Re: New Rear Bumper?

The cheap Chinese lights have a lot going for them. Same output, maybe an application of silicone to weatherproof them. I run them and have no issues. Betting the drivers, regardless of manufacturer are all made in the same plant.
by scoutpappa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Max tire size
Replies: 14
Views: 1309

Re: Max tire size

So far great. Better traction, better ride. Slightly more noise. But mostly it boils down to not stressing out about flats. Will take it for a quick loop around Silverton this weekend and see how they do more off-road. Honestly its not real impartial as I have used BFG AT or MT my entire life. Good...
by scoutpappa
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues
Replies: 80
Views: 3961

Re: 2018 Power Wagon Brake Issues

In the rocks in 4Lo and/or locked up it is definitely a chore. Wish we had hydroboost instead of vacuum. I can't find it but I'm sure I read that it's a two stage booster so at least in my driving, stopping from speed is good up until 10 ish and below, and then it seems the boost comes off acting mo...
by scoutpappa
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon issues
Replies: 77
Views: 3797

Re: 2018 Power Wagon issues

Can’t say I really care about the truck being gas or diesel. AES makes any RAM diesel into a Prospector so it was an option. What I am having a difficult time with is over all shamefully embarrassing fit to finish, and over all lack of accountability toward failing to manufacture a realizable truck...
by scoutpappa
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Recall done
Replies: 31
Views: 1724

Re: Recall done

I don't know how much I will use it, but I want the Hill Descent Control to work on my truck. That is a fix on the 2018 trucks with the cruise control recall. It is 1.5 hours to the nearest dealer. One won't return my messages. The other can't get me in for about a month. Wait until the parts for t...
by scoutpappa
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3111
Views: 345067

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

2018 Power Wagon 35x12.5r17 Toyo MTs on AEV RAM Saltas Any difference in dimensions from the stock wheel to the Saltas? I know a lot of folks like to make custom changes but I'll be looking for tires soon and I like the stock wheels so just confirming there is nothing different in regards to offset...
by scoutpappa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???
Replies: 17
Views: 1002

Re: 6.4 oil pressure hot idle???

Here in the TX heat as well. 212* oil temp and the same for coolant. I see slightly higher oil temps compared to coolant for most running.
by scoutpappa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3111
Views: 345067

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Making it work for a living. Now it has to drag the base camp as well as make it down the trails. :excited:

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by scoutpappa
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: FAQ & Tech Write-Ups
Topic: Dodge Ram Power Wagon Global Production Numbers 2005-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 7803

Re: Dodge Ram Power Wagon Global Production Numbers 2005-2015

You want to see PW's in the wild just move to Houston. I saw 4 on my way home Friday (including the one that my employee bought a few weeks ago).
by scoutpappa
Thu May 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 101
Views: 5688

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

Just with the way the cam lobes look I would expect some evidence of metal in the oil. Granted I deal with older engines that delaminate cam bearings more often (in current times) I would still want them changed as well as the MDS solenoid. If you're going to do a top end job, you might as well do t...
by scoutpappa
Tue May 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe
Replies: 101
Views: 5688

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

what do the bearings look like?