Head Gasket

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by RustyPW » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:12 pm

Now you can almost call yourself a mechanic, and not a shade tree engineer. :lol:
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Re: Head Gasket

Post by Colibri » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:22 pm

Awesome!!!! Video pleeeeeez :rockon:
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Re: Head Gasket

Post by pdavey » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:29 am

Russ, I think amateur mechanic works.

Will try to get some audio and video up shortly.


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Performance Mods:
  • Comp 260 Camshaft, Upgraded Valve Springs, Forged Push Rods, JBA Shorties, Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), National Speed Custom Tune
Other Mods:
  • Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub
Suspension/Protection Mods:
  • Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,
Style/Other Mods:
  • KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by RustyPW » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:22 pm

Good job Peter. I knew you wouldn't give up.
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2008 POWER WAGON RC
Mods to the PW; Nerffed Mopar RockRails, Wheel Well Liners, Bushwacker Pocket Fender Flairs, Garvmin dezl 560LMT GPS, Power Wagon Winch Kit, Line X Ultra Bed Liner, PIAA Headlight Bulbs, PIAA 580 Driving Lights (135 watt), PIAA 520 Fog Lights (135 watt), PIAA 520 ATP Off-Road Lights (135 watt), Locker Bypass, Modifed Rockcrusher Diff Covers, Mopar Utility Bed Rails and Tool Box, Warn Winch Wireless Remote Control, "el-cheapo" Inclinometer, Airaid CAI, Winch TPS Bypass, 35" Toyo's, Mopar Spare Tire Lock, 'T' Steering Linkage, Modifed PSC Steering Brace, P3 Brake Controller, Modifed Fusion "mall crawler" rear bumper , PIAA 1500 Back-Up Lights, 1Ton HEMI Tranny Cooler, Leer 100XR Bed Cap, Factory Tow Mirrors, CenterLine Rims 17x9-5.25 BS, Mag-Hytec Tranny Pan, AutoMeter Gauges, PSC Extreme Hydro Assist Steering, Carli G2 Track Bar, Carli Ball-Joints, Dynatrac FreeSpin Hubs, Snorkel, RCV Axles, EBC Pads & Rotors, Aluminess Front Bumper, BIG Pul-Pal, 60" Extreme Hi-lift Jack, and more riggin' equipment, Carli Long Travel Air Bags, Bilstein 7100 Shocks - Carli Valving, Carli Control Arms, Thuren 3" SoftRide Springs, Thuren Rear Shackles, MagnaFlow Muffler, Crown Stainless Brake Lines, MORE STUFF COMIN'.

Moab '10, '12, '14.
Rausch Creek Spring-Fall '11, Spring '12, Summer '13, Summer '14, Summer '15, Summer '16, Summer '17, Summer '18,
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Re: Head Gasket

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:19 am

PDavey, after a year and a half of use, can you provide any feedback about performance improvements, fuel economy/consumption after doing your camshaft? Was is worth it? Would you do it again?

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by pdavey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:01 pm

Can’t believe it has been close to 2 years since I did all the work to the Power Wagon. All in all it has been working great but I was missing some low end after the upgrades which didn’t make sense because the camshaft was supposed to help with it.

I finally took it to a local tuner in Richmond called National Speed. They just came in market this year. Great group of folks and an amazing facility.

Well turns out they were able to find my low end. The tune that I had received from Arrrington just wasn’t right. I had written to Arrington and sent them a few data logs but they said it was fine.

The results from the dyno by National Speed and then subsequent tune results show a different story. It is like driving a completely new truck.

I am very happy with the results now post tune and definitely think the upgrades were a good investment.
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2005 Dodge Power Wagon QC Black - "Laramie"
Performance Mods:
  • Comp 260 Camshaft, Upgraded Valve Springs, Forged Push Rods, JBA Shorties, Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), National Speed Custom Tune
Other Mods:
  • Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub
Suspension/Protection Mods:
  • Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,
Style/Other Mods:
  • KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module

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Re: Head Gasket

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:46 pm

pdavey wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Can’t believe it has been close to 2 years since I did all the work to the Power Wagon. All in all it has been working great but I was missing some low end after the upgrades which didn’t make sense because the camshaft was supposed to help with it.

I finally took it to a local tuner in Richmond called National Speed. They just came in market this year. Great group of folks and an amazing facility.

Well turns out they were able to find my low end. The tune that I had received from Arrrington just wasn’t right. I had written to Arrington and sent them a few data logs but they said it was fine.

The results from the dyno by National Speed and then subsequent tune results show a different story. It is like driving a completely new truck.

I am very happy with the results now post tune and definitely think the upgrades were a good investment.
That first pull looks like total shit. It's one of the reasons I'm skeptical of remote tuning without parallel live dyno event. It's not even necessarily about peak HP, that sloppy curve probably translated to sluggish acceleration.
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Re: Head Gasket

Post by pdavey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Bingo Reloderguy. Hence why I felt like the upgrades weren’t doing anything. I am a firm believer in tuning to the vehicle now.
2005 Dodge Power Wagon QC Black - "Laramie"
Performance Mods:
  • Comp 260 Camshaft, Upgraded Valve Springs, Forged Push Rods, JBA Shorties, Airaid Cold Air Intake, Gibson Dual Cat Exhast (Side Swept), National Speed Custom Tune
Other Mods:
  • Kenwood KVT-719 w/ Garmin Navigation and Kenwood Rear Camera, JL Stealth Sub
Suspension/Protection Mods:
  • Carli Upper "Bomb Proof" Ball Joints, NAPA Lower Ball Joints, Thuren Adj Track Bar, Thuren Adjusted Fox Damper, T-Style Steering Upgrade, New Power Steering Pump, 2012 Power Steering Motor Upgrade, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Rear Shocks -Stage 1, Thuren Off-set Control Arms, Thuren King 2.5 Custom Front Shocks -Stage 2, 35x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grappler (previous tires Cooper STT), Carli Front Dif Gard,
Style/Other Mods:
  • KC LightBar Behind Tow Hooks Mount, 2 KC Slim Driving Lights, 2 KC Offroading Lights, Weatherguard Black Steel Truck Box, Winch TPS bypass, Warn Wireless Winch Module

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