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by scoutpappa
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2018 Power Wagon issues
Replies: 77
Views: 11452

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: 3959

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: 3190
Views: 566485

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: 2420

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: 3190
Views: 566485

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:

trailer resized.jpg
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: 81
Views: 38871

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: 13565

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: 13565

Re: A Tale of Diagnostic Woe

what do the bearings look like?
by scoutpappa
Sun May 20, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2011 PW Tailgate pops open while driving??
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: 2011 PW Tailgate pops open while driving??

Not my PW but my previous 1500 Ram would pop open occasionally. Was always due to the latches and handle mechanism needing some cleaning and lube. Mostly in the winter here in TX during the two weeks of cold.
by scoutpappa
Sat May 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Tire Feedback
Replies: 420
Views: 173375

Re: Tire Feedback

cant wait to trash my rts quickly!....but i hear quickly and toyo dont go in the same sentence... i just wore off the raised tread surface my 35/17s have been great for over 5k miles handle great in all conditions. wear is nice. with my experience and driving style, if i actually get to 12k miles w...
by scoutpappa
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 8201

Re: Fender Flares

The cover has been off twice now so not worried about paint, and it should have a flex additive in the paint regardless. I paid my way through school in a custom car shop so I still remember a few things. The problem I have with this whole thing is that their answer is to send the truck out to a pai...
by scoutpappa
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Fender Flares
Replies: 60
Views: 8201

Re: Fender Flares

So fighting the dealership with my rambox covers as well. Did you end up pulling them and sticking them yourself? About to tell them to replace the whole f()*&king bed.
by scoutpappa
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 2017 Wandering/Pulling to Right
Replies: 37
Views: 6264

Re: 2017 Wandering/Pulling to Right

It's hard for me to read these. I grew up in an international dealership and I still have scouts so I can say that I am well aware of what 0* (yes I have corrected) caster and a solid axle with almost no adjustment, with 33"+ mud grips feels like going down the road at any speed whatsoever (you lear...
by scoutpappa
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Texas Runs?
Replies: 30
Views: 7467

Re: Texas Runs?

so.... Just checking in to see everyone's temperature. I've seen two wagon around my area (kingwood/atascocita).
by scoutpappa
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3851

Re: Update

did the recall. had them flash the tranny as well due to horrible downshifts 3-2 and 2-1. did the 17.07 update myself. the recall had a bcm reflash as well. as for the ram box issue...well when they change the box for warp they keep the painted cover...and if they don't know what the f:"k they are ...
by scoutpappa
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3851

Re: Update

did the recall. had them flash the tranny as well due to horrible downshifts 3-2 and 2-1. did the 17.07 update myself. the recall had a bcm reflash as well. as for the ram box issue...well when they change the box for warp they keep the painted cover...and if they don't know what the f:"k they are d...
by scoutpappa
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Texas Runs?
Replies: 30
Views: 7467

Re: Texas Runs?

We do hidden falls in the Scout with our binder clubs and it is a great park. There are a few places out west and Gilmer up North but big rocks can hurt. Also did Big Bend and two days of trails (30+ miles each/avg. 6-8 hours) was a blast. Perfect for the PW but every bit of 12 long hours away. Can'...
by scoutpappa
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3851

Re: Update

2017 with Uconnect. Just ran out on the 6 month "free" trial so renewed for the year because I'm a slave to the voice text feature (here in TX there are plenty of cities that are outlawing phone use while driving, which I absolutely agree with) so they get me for $150 a year. That being said I updat...
by scoutpappa
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 566485

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Hodgepodge wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:36 pm
Colibri wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Looking good scoutpappa! I’m from h town as well
Houston here as well Scout!
Looks like there are enough of us to wheel. :winchmob:
by scoutpappa
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)
Replies: 40
Views: 4866

Re: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)

Not exactly sure of how this could happen, but on a bottle of Lucas ZDDP TB-ZINC-Plus, I bought for lawn mower & snowblower, it says right on the directions "may cause damage to catalytic converters". "For these engines try Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer. (part # 10001) What would cause it to harm...
by scoutpappa
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)
Replies: 40
Views: 4866

Re: Pennzoil Ultra Platinum rebate (for guys with the 6.4l)

Is there really that many people with obnoxious lifter noise?? Luckily that hasn't crossed my radar yet, no issues with Mopar or the Pennzoil that's been in since the original post. And hats off to Scoutpapa....as much I love an IH V8 (pretty much the diesel of the gas engine world), I didn't know ...
by scoutpappa
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Lifetime Power Train Warranty for 3G
Replies: 21
Views: 2394

Re: Lifetime Power Train Warranty for 3G

Everything I've heard or read (at the dealership and on forums) leads me to believe that they will go out of the way to void their obligations based on a customers' modifications. That being said, I can get into plenty of trouble stock, which is the whole reason I bought the truck and as it ages I c...
by scoutpappa
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Lifetime Power Train Warranty for 3G
Replies: 21
Views: 2394

Re: Lifetime Power Train Warranty for 3G

So I had the Mopar powertrain warranty with my 2009 as a promo. They gave me the option with the 17 (Mopar vs dealership). Has anyone explored the difference? From what I've researched/read the Mopar does cover everything and the dealership specific ones may leave something to be desired. I can say ...
by scoutpappa
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 566485

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Just picked up my 2016 Power Wagon a couple weeks ago. 66E0CC8A-5EC6-4BE9-88DD-566C67B52A95.jpeg I have more pictures but I guess they are all over 2mb since they won’t let me post them. I used FOTOR (Microsoft store). Just download. Hit save and it gives you an option on size. No muss no fuss.
by scoutpappa
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3190
Views: 566485

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Colibri wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:59 pm
Looking good scoutpappa! I’m from h town as well
Thanks. I like the sig. Rocks or mud?