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Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 20, 2013, 01:09:15 PM
Until it earns a new name...

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 20, 2013, 01:10:22 PM
1700 RPM at 65 indicated.
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Post by: Wingman on February 20, 2013, 01:13:31 PM
When do you pick it up?
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Post by: rejeep on February 20, 2013, 01:18:36 PM
congrats....
Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on February 20, 2013, 01:22:52 PM
I knew it, seen that cl post deleted!  Nice!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 20, 2013, 01:32:55 PM
When do you pick it up?

I land at CLT at 0845 on Saturday 3/16


Matt, I need to look at the front of your truck next week. I'm probably going to be flat towing a 3rd gen back north with me - Chad's wife's future truck, no drivetrain in it - will be getting a 12v.  I'll ship my tow bar down there once we whip up some brackets.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on February 20, 2013, 01:49:22 PM
Do it like the big boys and strap a saddle mount on the front axle, lift 'er up, lock the pin, and go.  ;D  :o ;D
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on February 20, 2013, 01:53:22 PM
Awesome truck, take the Smarty out and leaving all stock, then it will last forever.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 20, 2013, 01:54:52 PM
that'd be awesome Mark! I don't think Aaron has the needed crane though

I think it needs a tuner to run right deleted.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on February 20, 2013, 01:56:58 PM
That makes sense, I guess its ok then.  ;D
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Post by: JEEPWERX on February 20, 2013, 02:08:35 PM
Congrats Michael.
I especially like the lack of Bed Sides! ;)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on February 25, 2013, 09:37:59 AM
Pics are X'd.   What was this rig?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 25, 2013, 10:14:27 AM
guess Aaron cleans out his photobucket.  I think I saved 'em

'07 3500 6.7 6sp 4x2, 352k. White quad cab, black CM flatbed. Cab & Chassis truck.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 25, 2013, 11:42:04 AM
factory rated at 350hp/610tq. exhaust braking rated at 150hp.

the '11 trucks got the next power bump, to 350/800, and 222hp braking. Must be a different turbo to increase exhaust braking that much.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on February 25, 2013, 11:57:51 AM
braking rated in HP thats COOL
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: wnyjpgy on February 25, 2013, 03:02:43 PM
The '11 AUTO transmission trucks got the bump.

Due the the factory clutch andtransmission TQ rating the manual trucks are still 610 or 650tq ( I can't remember which).

My exhaust brake works well.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 25, 2013, 04:07:56 PM
ah, torque management needed to make the driveline live. makes sense. I thought that seemed like a big bump
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on February 25, 2013, 04:43:08 PM
Should be a sweet hawg!!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 25, 2013, 05:10:44 PM
Looked at final drive ratios today - it's like going 2nd-4th-5thOD-somewhere between 6O and 7-8O. Nice splits, and I think it'll work out really great on the whole, gearing-wise. I'm going to be running a very slightly taller tire - going for 245s, and I've got them picked out. Should get them on not much after I have the truck here.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on February 25, 2013, 05:18:36 PM
id like to borrow two 19.5 duals for a night if possible when your are swapping.  want to do some more playing with my truck now that i have tires and wheels, and something else that needs machine work from vic
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 25, 2013, 05:42:22 PM
I was thinking of throwing 16s on DB in the interim, so I could freshen paint and get the new rubber mounted. Maybe I'll think harder about that.

You prefer 225 or 245?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on February 25, 2013, 06:14:46 PM
225 is fine, thats what ill be rolling
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on February 27, 2013, 02:47:59 PM
guess Aaron cleans out his photobucket.  I think I saved 'em

'07 3500 6.7 6sp 4x2, 352k. White quad cab, black CM flatbed. Cab & Chassis truck.

saw pics on FB. Nice rig!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on February 27, 2013, 02:57:18 PM
i seem to recall you mentioning possible inspection issues with the egr blockoff? i assume you have a hookup already, but if you dont my buddy does inspection. as long as it will plug in its good.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on February 27, 2013, 04:07:45 PM
has aaron gotten it to pass since the block off?  most tuners of then gen plug into the OBDII port like Matts right?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on February 27, 2013, 04:09:03 PM
Diesel trucks in NY do not need emissions testing, No need to worry.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on February 27, 2013, 04:11:51 PM
i am not up to date on the laws- i thought newer trucks had something that required a plug in
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on February 27, 2013, 04:20:25 PM
Over 8600 gross is exempt, right?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on February 27, 2013, 04:38:53 PM
Over 8600 gross is exempt, right?
The NYVIP is a program that includes a check of on-board diagnostic system (OBDII) on non-exempt vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) less than 8,501 pounds and that are:

Model year 1996 or newer gas-powered vehicles; or,
Model year 1997 or newer diesel-powered vehicles.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on February 27, 2013, 05:13:35 PM
shit so if i put 1 tons under my ZJ and register it for 9500lbs i dont have to check emisions!  scoorre!
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on February 27, 2013, 05:20:48 PM
I didn't think my 02 Jetta got plugged in. I thought all diesels were exempt.

If that were to change change it should still pass a plug-in. Checks are disabled in the ECM with the tune. Otherwise it's be a limp mode machine.

Roadside inspection would be the potential issue. I've not heard of that for non-CMVs. Yet.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 01, 2013, 11:13:38 AM
Edge Insight CTS ordered for gauges.
Tires are at Talmadge, probably end up going over there with the truck once I have it since I don't think I can get (6) 245r19.5s in/on/around St. Michael comfortably.

Nothing else is an immediate 'must'

THMotorsports has the best price on them by $20, btw, plus has a 10% discount coupon on them.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 04, 2013, 03:38:34 PM
Pics are X'd.   What was this rig?

I did find 2 that I saved. back in the first post.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 08, 2013, 02:38:37 PM
All right, NOW I'm ready. Let's do this!!

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 08, 2013, 02:40:14 PM
love it... dont even have it yet and dropping coin...

who do you think you are... ME!!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 08, 2013, 03:28:32 PM
gots to have gauges!!

I'll be able to see the true vitals except EGT on the way home with just a plug to the OBD port.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on March 08, 2013, 03:49:27 PM
that many miles and never had an EGT gauge?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 08, 2013, 03:51:30 PM
it was bone stock to 320k. has 30k on the delete and tuner (and turbo, injectors, head job). hopefully it's gentle and all good, from what I've been told about how it drives and absolutely can't be made to smoke, I expect it is.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 13, 2013, 01:35:39 PM
Doing some reading on autoexpiditer, the g56 doesn't have a better rep than the nv4500... case flex leads to spun bearings. there are case girdles and coolers available.

cross that bridge when I come to it!

http://lazarsmith.com/Transmission.html
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2013, 02:15:15 PM
Ohhhhhh boy here we go again!!
Title: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on March 13, 2013, 05:22:41 PM
Girdle is interesting but pricey. What's the feedback on them?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 13, 2013, 06:41:47 PM
haven't seen any feedback on them. for that price I'd put in an Eaton post-failure
Title: Re: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on March 13, 2013, 10:18:17 PM
Ohhhhhh boy here we go again!!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 13, 2013, 10:54:55 PM
Would you go with the 13 speed again or something more simple like my 6 speed
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on March 14, 2013, 03:05:51 AM
When are you getting it?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 10:43:36 AM
I don't need a double overdrive in this truck. If I'm going through the work of the swap though, I really want low and high reverse gear, and closer gear splits. I think I'd aim for something newer and quieter for the newer quieter truck; RTLO have helical cut gears and run cooler and quieter with less friction... I'm not sure how small a case they come in though, I don't know if there's a 6 or 66 class RTLO. I'd stick with a twin countershaft if I could and I love the ranges. Splitting is sweet but nowhere near needed for the wide power band of the Cummins.

I'm picking it up Saturday. I fly out of ROC at 0600, really short layover at BWI, and land at CLT at 0845.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on March 14, 2013, 11:01:26 AM
So for the common man.. 6 or 13 speed?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 11:12:36 AM
8 or 10! ranges FTW. Splitter (13/18) for show.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: awl4928 on March 14, 2013, 12:01:05 PM
So we abuse our jeeps and they break. So we build them up. Do you just need a big boy truck instead of a 1 ton? Or do you abuse your transmission.  This tranny swap thing baffles me.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 12:18:28 PM
I can't do what I do with a big boy truck. so I build up a 1 ton.

weight and power are abuse, yes. so a cummins and what I do abuses a transmission.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 14, 2013, 12:49:48 PM
ya, we need big trucks that only weigh 7500lbs
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 05:46:13 PM
I don't think I'm going to run an aux tank on this truck. Better economy and 52 gallons is probably good enough for my taste, so I'm going to aim for a clean flatbed.

I don't know for certain yet if 18*18 underbody boxes will fit well but I'm hoping so. If they do, I've got a wide range of options. It looks like a 24" would fit behind the drives and a 36" in front.  If I put all 4 on, that would be wildly more storage than I have now with a single tool box. I'm sure I could find more than enough crap to fill it.

I've priced out a few options, raw aluminum diamondplate would be a bit over a grand, and about 150#. I could get black steel off the shelf at TSC for $760 and just under 300#. There are some full stainless, and stainless-doored steel options too, around the weight of steel and around the price of aluminum. It'd be nice to find a Bawer, RCI, and Buyers dealer local so I could go touch 'em and compare to the TSC steel.

The weight isn't as much of a difference as I expected, but it'd be nice to have them stay looking nice for a couple years and I think that takes full steel off the table in this neighborhood.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 05:52:47 PM
I think 18" might be a little too low though, that's more that half the tire height. I found a limited selection of plain black steel in 14" height too, only 24 and 30" length.

(http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TBM050.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TB131.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TB174.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TBM070.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TB301.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TBM060.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TBM040.jpg) (http://www.truckntow.com/images/Product/icon/TB611.jpg)

(http://bb.m4wdfabrications.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=762.0;attach=1098;image)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 14, 2013, 06:30:14 PM
i was thinking.... that steel deck looks like it would support a bridge port a lot better than my bed.....
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on March 14, 2013, 08:20:52 PM
Go steel and keep up on them with paint.  They'll last longer than you'll own...
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 09:03:13 PM
i was thinking.... that steel deck looks like it would support a bridge port a lot better than my bed.....
By a long shot. Not sure what the tie down situation on it is but there are for sure some stake pockets at least.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 14, 2013, 09:07:58 PM
Go steel and keep up on them with paint.  They'll last longer than you'll own...

I don't know about that. The lids on my steel box went to shit all at once,  from inside the folds. It went from looking OK to perforation in maybe 3 months.

That box is about 8 years old, and it wasn't on the road in the salt for more than half of that time. To say nothing of relative location and road spray on top of the bed vs surrounding the drive tires.

I don't see steel lasting well. Maybe with some seam sealer, plus the paint. Maybe. I'd be more than happy to spend an extra couple hundo on future maintenance savings and keeping it looking nicer, longer.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2013, 03:06:52 PM
It's getting an interior detail at deltasonic right now. I can only put up with so much of other people's dirt.

List that I came up with on the drive home follows. The codes wouldn't clear with the Edge for some reason, but were gone after I adjusted some settings with the Smarty Jr. They didn't come back on the 2 mile drive here. Not sure if they were flukes or occasionals. We shall see.

Washer fluid after the inside is clean.

High miler to do list
Px mirror glass
Missing backup light
Vent visors
Ebrake
Cruise
Seat cushion & covers
Interior detail
Tool boxes
Mud flaps
Trailer electrical socket
Paint wheels
Tires
Aux lighting
New HD drawbar (proper drop)
Change bed/goose?
Tint
Front air dam
HVAC & radio backlights
DTCs
- P040B (egr temp sens circ 1 underperformance)
- P1506 (crankcase depression regulator valve performance)
- P2267 (water in fuel sens circ high)
Washer fluid
Washer fluid light
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2013, 05:04:08 PM
It feels like I just took the gears out. I missed getting it in gear on Jefferson at a light and romped on it a lil. Something went thunk.

Fuck me! I may be placing telephone calls, or I may ignore it and go drink. Made it into a parking lot and Kim is in her way here
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2013, 05:04:26 PM
The interior cleaned up pretty good!
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2013, 05:06:24 PM
Yup, stripped r&p
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on March 17, 2013, 05:11:37 PM
At least you are home with it and not somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2013, 05:12:50 PM
Well that was quick!
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Post by: rejeep on March 17, 2013, 05:19:47 PM
wow.. way too quick
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Post by: M4wdFab on March 17, 2013, 05:21:52 PM
What?
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2013, 06:35:37 PM
Not acceptable!

It's got a broken cross pin, stripped gears, or a broken axle shaft.

I'll be asking a favor of a truck tomorrow night. Gotta finish mounting a winch tonight when I get home from celebrations, then pull shafts and then pull a cover.

Long story short I took off hard on Jefferson once when I missed being in gear when the light turns green and I had a healthy clunk. Clunk repeated, waaaay worse maneuvering around a parking lot.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 17, 2013, 06:37:50 PM
what are you going to do?
Title: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 17, 2013, 06:46:10 PM
Well that sucks
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on March 17, 2013, 07:05:53 PM
Dump truck axle?  :)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: awl4928 on March 17, 2013, 07:12:57 PM
Commercial drivers license class 8 truck problem solved
Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 17, 2013, 08:06:14 PM
Omg
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Post by: dubt on March 17, 2013, 08:11:40 PM
I didn't even jinx this one yet:D
Title: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on March 17, 2013, 10:57:26 PM
!!! bad luck, corrective action? Is that a Dana 80?
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2013, 11:43:17 PM
AAM 11.5 I believe.

Broken axle shaft. Best option. Just need to tear cover off and clean out. Aaaand find a replacement. Things to shop for tmw

Thanks for recovery help smike!



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Title: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on March 17, 2013, 11:55:12 PM
That seems strange
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 12:10:17 AM
http://www.amazon.com/DODGE-11-5-Float-SHAFT-40-19/dp/B0078U8V9M ?

Gotta make sure carrier is happy and bolts are tight.... Could have hurt the axles when the rear end blew up initially.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2013, 12:13:26 AM
Was it just a broken shaft or also a stripped r&p? Seems real weird to break that easy and not towing anything.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 08:34:21 AM
awesome looking truck on exterior.


scary sounding bling clutch that i would have walked away from lol


purrs nice.



hopefully its just a 200$ ebay shaft and some gear oil and she wont need a dump truck rear axle swap.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 08:38:58 AM
11.5" AAM axle
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 08:40:15 AM
http://www.drivetrainamerica.com/p-2743-40042351-gm-aam-115-oe-axle-shaft-dual-wheel-wide-track.aspx?cagpspn=pla 

~150$ shipped
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 08:44:06 AM
or upgrade.  looks to be common problem with that axle.  only 30 spline?


http://www.righttoolusa.com/p/Aam-Dodge-11-5-Rear-Full-Float-Axle-Shaft-Drw-40-19-L-R-10501418.html?gclid=CJHuwKGlhrYCFQdU4AodqBcAgg
Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 18, 2013, 08:44:54 AM
Just get yourself a civic and call it a day
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 18, 2013, 08:51:47 AM
HAHAH...
the Dana 35 of the owing world.....

I see a 2 speed eaton axle in there shortly...


fuck it... 4x6!!!!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 09:12:42 AM
mike and i were laughing about bus axles and dumptruck axles on the recovery mission
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 09:19:45 AM
Just get yourself a civic and call it a day

I'd break that too




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Post by: rejeep on March 18, 2013, 09:29:23 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/mack-29-000-lb-single-axle-tow-truck-wrecker-dump-rear-/160452577173?pt=Other_Vehicle_Parts&hash=item255bb80795&vxp=mtr
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 10:10:00 AM
with 3.65 gears that'd be totally reasonable!

air ride is an absolute must though - but I bet I could sell those springs to Chadley!

I left Doug at Extreme a voicemail about an hour ago, no call back yet.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2013, 10:21:21 AM
The f550 rear axles are no joke!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: luvmyxj on March 18, 2013, 10:23:59 AM
that sticker just renamed this project"incomplete" sounds fitting
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 10:48:08 AM
The f550 rear axles are no joke!

Dana S110!

I think 4.44 is the shallowest gear available. Maybe 4.10.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 11:02:40 AM
Yukons will be ordered shortly.  They have a purchasable lifetime nontransferrable warranty now.

I can get stock (probably 1040) for $112ea or 1541H for $155ea - warranty is $30 for either.

Quote
YESAXLE   $30.29
Add a Lifetime protection plan to your axle purchase. The Yukon Extended Warranty Plan is a no questions asked warranty for your Yukon axle. This plan is good for as long as you own your vehicle. The plan is non-transferrable if the vehicle is sold.

with a spare shaft to have in the toolbox that seems like an easy choice to go for stock, doesn't it?

$352ea for 4340 chromo. same YESAXLE plan and price available.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 18, 2013, 11:09:37 AM

with a spare shaft to have in the toolbox

are they side specific?
i have no idea
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 11:11:23 AM
sweet, Doug called me back just before I was gonna push the button. He has them in stock and they're on the way. $10ea more that Randy's price but I'm more than happy to throw that Doug's way.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 11:12:04 AM

with a spare shaft to have in the toolbox

are they side specific?
i have no idea

in a lot of axles you'll have a short and long side in the rear, but the AAM 10.5 and 11.5 use same length shafts.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 18, 2013, 11:13:14 AM
so was it just the axle...
how does the R&P look?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 11:33:13 AM
id put two new shafts in and keep the old as a spare- road side change of that shaft could be 5 minutes or 5 hours.  keep that in mind for tool box items.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 11:45:11 AM
id put two new shafts in and keep the old as a spare

already executed.

road side change of that shaft could be 5 minutes or 5 hours.  keep that in mind for tool box items.

Good call. I'd not thought of the potential complications part.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2013, 11:45:42 AM
so was it just the axle...
how does the R&P look?

Judging from lack of noise, perfect.

didn't pull the cover last night.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 18, 2013, 01:29:20 PM
we did some sweet harbor freight flux core welding last night to mount up the new winch!
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 19, 2013, 11:02:36 PM
Shaft broke fully inside carrier. Expanded enough that it cracked the carrier. Not visibly into the splines, but cracked in two places.

Probably runable short term, but needs replacement.

Main bearing preload set like a 14b. Will be a cake swap. Would be nice to find one ASAP so I don't do this teardown twice.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 19, 2013, 11:41:15 PM
Gay.  Call dodge, shouldn't be more than 150$
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 09:35:01 AM
Gay.  Call dodge, shouldn't be more than 150$

150? that sounds like production cost.

this think is worth double digits in scrap, I can hardly lift it out of the damn diff! it's got to be close to 100# of quality steel, with lots of gears inside (helical limited slip)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 10:11:29 AM
production cost is about 13$

150$ was my dealer guess lol
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 10:25:51 AM
production cost is about 13$

150$ was my dealer guess lol


multiply by ~15
parts dept cost $2635
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 20, 2013, 10:30:19 AM
if thats a dodge PN I can get you a wholesale price

jsut for shits... whats the application on the complete rear end.. I can ask my guy at romano for a favor
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 11:35:08 AM
2600 retail I bet wholesale is 1300ish.  I called Marina just now, same price given. p/n 68053666ab - system shows one in stock in Cleveland.

I just found an ARB listing as well (RD139). comparable price to the True Trac at $980 to my door from Autoplicity.
http://www.justdifferentials.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=24_47_455
http://autoplicity.com/products/558688-arb_rd139_air_locker.aspx

I'd somehow feel better about spending that money on a selectable locker instead of essentially a stock replacement part. I guess it's my upgrade-itis?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on March 20, 2013, 12:11:53 PM
Hold. I may have found something for you. I will text you.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 12:30:47 PM
i have some contacts at AAM that are probably in Michigan i might be able to dig up and see if we could get a sample sent out...hmmm.



Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 01:42:42 PM
I can get an arb to my door for cost plus shipping from mike at DnD. Think he said 880, and 50-70 in ship. If he does FedEx ill run shipping the cheapest route instead - but drop ship I probably don't have that option
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 20, 2013, 03:00:07 PM
Man that is a expensive axle break
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Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 04:25:58 PM
tell me about it. this is fuckinretahded
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Post by: Ryan on March 20, 2013, 04:30:04 PM
Run it.
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Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 04:36:52 PM
Then after unknown time it'll break, waste the shaft too, and strand me. sounds like a good plan, right?
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Post by: Ryan on March 20, 2013, 04:50:32 PM
Run it.
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Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 04:55:15 PM
cary a ready welder quitcherbitchen


one wheel peal a lincoln locked tow rig!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 05:12:44 PM
ARB will be on the way from East Coast Gear Supply ctsy of Mike at Down n Dirty.

ECGS had a cheaper truetrack than I'd found anywhere else too, but still too much in comparison to the ARB price.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 20, 2013, 05:24:04 PM
ARB seams silly, dont you need an air compressor now and bs?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 05:34:32 PM
Because I don't have one of those already set up in the other truck? Beyond easy. Sucker is gonna end up parted out anyway, no bites. Annoying.

it'll be way more useful than a limited stuck in shittyness, and will be much nicer stability wise going down shitty roads. One wheel peel keeps you in a straight line. I was thinking about the white knuckle flat towing in PA and how an open rear diff would have been much safer on ice like that. That's what sold me.
Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 20, 2013, 06:26:51 PM
How'd we get from axle shaft to a fuckin ARB?  Turn it off!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2013, 06:29:17 PM
because the broken axle shaft cracked the carrier and the fuckers A) don't seem to exist used and B) cost a fucking fortune new
Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 20, 2013, 07:17:42 PM
Hmm
Title: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 20, 2013, 07:19:08 PM
ARB will be sweet. Not like its a 3k pile.
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Post by: M4wdFab on March 21, 2013, 12:03:06 AM
true dat



hurry up, bridgeports are moving haha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 21, 2013, 07:40:14 AM
you just cant win
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 08:25:35 AM
Civic.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 08:33:47 AM
Smike, do you have right tools for pulling carrier bearings yet?
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Post by: M4wdFab on March 21, 2013, 08:40:23 AM
Nope. And there really isnt.  Does it have notches for punches like a 16 has?
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Post by: KingtheZJ on March 21, 2013, 08:59:35 AM
Harrys buddy Dan who has done a ton of gear setup swears by that one Randys sells.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
yeah, this guy.

www.pirate4x4.com/articles/tech/billavista/PR-ARB/articles/Randys_Carrier_Bearing_Puller_Review
looks good, I think last I looked it was about $150

I don't think there's good clearance on this carrier for punches or a two jaw.

and if I ever have to pull the bearings off the ARB there definitely won't be on the air side - but that's hopefully years and years down the road
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 21, 2013, 09:32:30 AM
$370
http://www.ringpinion.com/b2c/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdID=5277&Product=YT_P20&Brand=Yukon_Gear_and_Axle

i think they rent them out for something almost reasonable. 
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 09:34:00 AM
ouch
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Post by: Harrison on March 21, 2013, 09:36:12 AM
$370
http://www.ringpinion.com/b2c/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdID=5277&Product=YT_P20&Brand=Yukon_Gear_and_Axle

i think they rent them out for something almost reasonable.

That looks like the one he has, and he loves it. He is able to re-use a lot of bearings.

Just tossin more bills at this thing
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on March 21, 2013, 09:47:03 AM
Are the bearings $250 a piece or something on this apparently gold-cladded axle? Maybe it's worth it to buy the puller hahaha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 09:52:48 AM
$60 retail from RockAuto for the carrier bearings (that have 3000 miles on them in this case).
National 3920 (race) & 3984 (bearing)

that's not a tool that pays for itself in one use. Have you pulled carrier bearings before? It's often a serious pain in the ass even when you're not planning to reuse them. The quick way is cut the cage, nick the race without nicking the case, and then crack it with a cold chisel, because usually a two jaw puller doesn't want to cooperate at all.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 21, 2013, 10:00:16 AM
bring the case to my shop and stick it in the band saw, pres the bearings off
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 21, 2013, 10:02:13 AM
the carrier in 571 has these little notches that a long punch fit in.  it mucks up any shims inbetween the race, but worked awesome to pop the bearings off.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 21, 2013, 10:02:57 AM
why would you ever want to re use bearings?????

for all the work required I would toss in a new set.. I have them here

I have removed carrier bearings with a press and a custom made arbor plate and a scrap of tube...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 21, 2013, 10:04:47 AM
can i ask a silly question... why cant you use a regular bearings puller?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 10:15:58 AM
lack of clearance, clarence
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 21, 2013, 01:06:32 PM
and it tweaks the race and destroys the bearing

they really arnt made to come off.



Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2013, 02:21:19 PM
Dump bus 2.0 for sure!
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Post by: luvmyxj on March 21, 2013, 04:49:29 PM
if your gonna part out the dump bus why not swap axles, different gear ratios?or is it just a pain?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 21, 2013, 05:13:20 PM
disk brakes and new non rotted shat. 


fix the broken bits, stop with the DB    ;D
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
Yup. Disks and desire of the 3.42s that are in it, not the stupid useless aside from grossing 50k 4.10s.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2013, 09:01:16 PM
Sweet big box with a pair of 4340 axle shafts was here waiting for me when I got home. Wait, 4340? Free upgrade ctsy Yukon drop ship mistake?
I just checked my CC recent activity and the price charged is what he quoted for 2 15whatever shafts, plus $40 in shipping. Total bill is roughly what one 4340 shaft retails for.

I should probably call Dean and let him know in case he sees anything funny on his end.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2013, 10:41:00 AM
Chad had a thought on the broken axle last night.

With 350,000 towing miles on them, they were probably pretty set in their stressed direction. If they were swapped side to side that could explain some pretty serious degradation in strength. They are equal length and were not marked.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 22, 2013, 10:42:18 AM
why would they have been swapped side to side?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2013, 10:44:17 AM
when the rearend was rebuilt - if they were just put in the same place, not marked. 50/50 chance.

just like Alex's tire rotation method! put em in a random pile and put em back on a couple times  ;D
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 22, 2013, 11:20:22 AM
i would disagree that side to side would matter


shat just broke


id still be interested if the gear set wore out, or if it was and impact break.  i guess thats why i had shops i dont know doing work.  Chances are the carrier and shaft didnt change much from when they did the gear setup and your little trip home... 
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2013, 12:39:03 PM
there are pinion tracks on one side of the case, I bet it ate pinion bearings.

agreed on hating others working on shat but unless you buy new that's just a risk that has to be accepted.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 22, 2013, 02:02:47 PM
bearings in my jeep for this
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2013, 02:06:31 PM
Thanks, gentlemen.

Hopefully I'll be over to press them on in short order.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 22, 2013, 02:27:48 PM
when is arb coming?
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2013, 03:21:35 PM
It'll be Monday unless it's late arrival today.

Got only my fancy g56 fluid today (so that can blow up next!)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on March 22, 2013, 08:35:08 PM
Why arb over elocker? Price?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2013, 09:20:52 PM
find one.

I couldn't. After I pulled the trigger, I was told there IS one - but I still can't find it.
Title: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on March 22, 2013, 10:15:55 PM
From what I've read (disclaimer: all hearsay. I have no personal experience with either :flipoff2: ) the ARB is superior to any other full case selectable. And for your price it's a no brainer.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 25, 2013, 09:41:38 AM
This thing is a sweet rototilling machine!! Locker works great. I didn't find switched power under the dash on the driver side (need to find the fuse box) so the trigger wire is on a constant power circuit. That could screw me someday (like the York on the Dakota) but it works like a champ. No tank, just the Thomas and the arb solenoid. It takes maybe half a second to charge the line and lock it. Compressor is in the toolbox; I left plenty of slack in the lines to reroute to an underbody toolbox later.

A heavy dually with a spool on pavement is a pretty notable beast.

It drives like a damn champ. I can't believe I've only had it for a week and have had to do this much to it - but it's almost whole again.

I got it out from behind the trailer but should have just left the trailer where it was. I got stuck but at least got the truck back out even on ~40% highway treads.(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/25/3urageny.jpg)


I didn't take a pic of the piece of gear tooth on the trans magnet :-/
I'll be keeping an eye out for a G56.

Fresh Gorilla Juice in the trans, temp sender installed, arb all set, 4340 Yukon shafts. The only thing I didn't get to was drilling and tapping the exhaust manifold for the pyrometer.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 25, 2013, 09:58:37 AM
your poor neighbors
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on March 25, 2013, 10:51:07 AM
your poor neighbors

I agree
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 25, 2013, 11:01:50 AM
noooice
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 25, 2013, 03:54:44 PM
mike...
in all honestly and I know you have good neighbors...

drop some of your shit off until the ruts clear up...

somebody is bound to notice and all you need is one asshole..
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 25, 2013, 04:17:59 PM
yeah I gotta get that trailer back where it belongs.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 25, 2013, 04:25:07 PM
i would get it far away.. drop off at nuway for all i care...
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Post by: M4wdFab on March 25, 2013, 04:38:53 PM
i can help with functional 4x4 if you need....  wait dont you almost have a 42 dakota out back? lol
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 25, 2013, 06:22:48 PM
save up some coin and lets widen your driveway so it is useable for anything other than a honda and also bring it back along side the garage.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: dubt on March 25, 2013, 06:28:28 PM
What Nick said is truth
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Post by: rejeep on March 25, 2013, 11:05:08 PM
what Nick said will never fly in brighton...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on March 25, 2013, 11:06:34 PM
Brighton doesn't allow wide gravel driveways?  ???
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 25, 2013, 11:09:39 PM
from what I know about mikes house his property line is right there....

cant do that...

you also cant expand your driveway more than a certain percentage... I believe its 30... from the original footprint on record with the town..  something about a ratio of paved to unpaved..
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 26, 2013, 07:36:09 AM
nor can you have trailers and several unregistered vehicles lol
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 26, 2013, 08:29:50 AM
yeah but those can be mvoed with a warning....
other things require permits or assesments...

towns can be real funny baout certain shit...  found some of this out the hard way..
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 26, 2013, 08:41:46 AM
i think theres been warnings hahaha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 26, 2013, 09:52:08 AM
i can help with functional 4x4 if you need....  wait dont you almost have a 42 dakota out back? lol


dead battery, flat tire.... bah.

it was an hour to park the trailer (I set it down on the very tail of of the flatbed and drove it right up) and fix-ish the lawn. Easy.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 26, 2013, 09:54:37 AM
I can't bring an actual driveway back along the garage, I'm on 8' or 10' setback on that lot line with a gracious neighbor.

both of those trees are coming down next month. I'd like to re-grade and widen the driveway after the maple is out. my driveway is in SHIT condition even ignoring its width. something to investigate this summer.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on March 26, 2013, 10:02:10 AM
Do driveways count with setback requirements?  Or just structures?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 26, 2013, 10:17:25 AM
I don't know what permitting requirements would be for a repave/ slight expansion - but if a permit is required I'm pretty sure I would not be able to go a foot OVER the property line which is what would be needed to bother if the setback is what I think it is.

I need to go through my purchase paperwork before my refi meeting thursday to look for a few things, I think I have the drawing in there that I'm thinking of.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 26, 2013, 10:21:29 AM
who are you refi with?  I can get you in @ GRB if your shopping around..
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 26, 2013, 10:35:09 AM
Visions FCU

2.6% 15yr fixed. I'm happy.

Refi some other debt at 4.79% 5yr fixed/ no origination fee too. I'm really liking this place.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 27, 2013, 01:11:46 PM
All set on plates and stickers over lunch today, just need to clean things off and affix them where they all belong.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 27, 2013, 02:58:35 PM
Useful fire alarm.

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Post by: awl4928 on March 27, 2013, 05:30:19 PM
Looks sweet and the white will hide the salt.

Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 28, 2013, 11:53:28 AM
Hide salt/ show rust!!
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Post by: etk300ex on March 28, 2013, 12:37:30 PM
ya white and rust is not a good look
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Post by: M on March 28, 2013, 05:29:10 PM
Please put in some fog lights. I hate fog light caps.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 28, 2013, 05:39:39 PM
Down the list since the lights aren't bad at all esp for 2 bulb. I agree.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 30, 2013, 12:24:36 AM
Gotta rebuild the goose hitch on this bad boy. Under spec'd for previous life, and future usage.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 30, 2013, 10:35:16 AM
Tahrs are schweet
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/30/4u3a9ura.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/30/hede3e4e.jpg)
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 31, 2013, 11:58:04 AM
Didn't do too badly with the first real load. I can definitely tell its shallower gears, and it seems I'm at 100% at about half pedal, the rest of travel doesn't do much. I'll be in 5th on real hills no doubt. I was in 3rd through downtown list to keep it above 1500 at 40. Haha.

Tires are about 5.9% taller.

Can definitely tell the tires are wildly heavier too. Above 60 is ride degrades a bit. Can tell the additional unsprung rotating weight is there. Very little squirm though especially compared to the last new set. Duals are close but made no contact, they're at 105psi. May drop that a bit. Jared, what would you say would be safe minimum? 90?  I was thinking of trying 90 rear 100 front and see if it smooths out a bit. The shoulders of the drives don't touch empty right now. Steers do.



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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 31, 2013, 12:05:04 PM
Looks good
Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 31, 2013, 01:53:38 PM
Where's the subies goin?
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Post by: jacel86 on March 31, 2013, 02:37:19 PM
I can get you some inflation tables Monday. Should show you exactly where you should be.
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Post by: rejeep on March 31, 2013, 02:49:30 PM
who you towing for?
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 31, 2013, 09:35:05 PM
Auction buys for jake out of Adesa Syracuse.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: JEEPWERX on April 01, 2013, 07:38:46 AM
She looks good.
HdR's are rubbing on the rear?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: jacel86 on April 01, 2013, 07:46:17 AM
http://www.michelintruck.com/michelintruck/tires-retreads/load-inflation-tables.jsp
Under 19.5's look at the xds2 in your size. Should give you a nice idea of where you should be for best wear and fuel mileage.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 01, 2013, 10:39:07 AM
She looks good.
HdR's are rubbing on the rear?

no evidence of touching each other at 105psi with the load of Subis.

they tuck inside the railing of the bed, they've got miles of clearance for travel.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 01, 2013, 10:43:01 AM
All the way down to 75psi? wow. Things to try!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 01, 2013, 10:44:54 AM
i run 90 on my truck, its good.


i have had a vibe since they were new at 47mph
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 02, 2013, 12:41:43 PM
new bottom driver seat cushion is out for delivery today. Need to pull the seat and patch the seat cover. that steel frame is COLD on the side of my leg for a couple minutes on a cold night.

px mirror glass is on backorder, but my second favorite supplier had one in stock so that's ordered.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 02, 2013, 12:43:47 PM
i run 90 on my truck, its good.

you have a shorter wheelbase. also, the bad section of 90 near BUF is after 190, and between x40 and I481 this side of cuse. those are both better with this truck than dumpbus (I'm 6" longer now. and yes she likes it)

the approaching-Victor piece of 490 is much worse in this truck than the last.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: jacel86 on April 02, 2013, 01:00:45 PM
If I'm empty, that new concrete section between Weedsport and Syracuse is BRUTAL with my truck (and our empty box truck at work). You can barely carry on a conversation it shakes you so bad. Add a load and it's fine. Stupid cement.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 02, 2013, 01:02:21 PM
stupid pavement crew, cement can be well done.

when Troy and I went to Air Cooled in NJ I tried every speed from 40 to 80 and it was unbearable at any of them.

loaded coming back was OK
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 09:28:55 AM
Thinking about this to solve my gooseneck issue.
http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Valley/V69890.html

It's "only" rated for 25k/5k, but looking at scale tickets I think ~5k is the most tongue weight I've ever had. Need to see how 12x14.5" will work with the existing deck hole, I think pretty well. I'm assuming the size is close to the Reese version. http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Reese/8339.html


A turnover is the other option, this Reese without rails is a very nice price and rated for 30k/7.5k. No dimensions given and I'm not sure how I'd modify it to actuate from above the bed.
http://www.etrailer.com/Gooseneck/Reese/9460.html


For a little more money yet, this one wouldn't need any modification to use from above the bed. I can't help but think that a sliding pin mechanism would get shitted up a lot faster than a tilt ball mechanism.
http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Draw-Tite/6300.html
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 04, 2013, 09:31:42 AM
i was displeased with my B&W latch.  both mine and Matts suck and you need two people to opperate, or some bungi cord paint scratching bushmechanicry
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on April 04, 2013, 09:58:36 AM
if you are looking for something stationary under the bed I have one very similar to this:
http://www.buyautotruckaccessories.com/product.cfm/cf-bin/pn.curt-over-bed-bent-plate-gooseneck-hitches/
sitting in my barn I would sell to you for $50(plate ball and stationary loops)  It was originally in my 98 F150 I can get you the measurements tonight.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 10:35:13 AM
if I'm going to do that I'll just steal parts from my existing setup on dumpbus...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 04, 2013, 10:57:00 AM
or look at curt
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 11:19:57 AM
Curt C-52?

didn't see them until I looked by brand. they have a few others too. that's a 30k/6k folding ball.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 04, 2013, 11:22:24 AM
C52 = new number 61052
$120.. in dayton..
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 11:33:44 AM
Sold!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on April 04, 2013, 11:55:40 AM
Fold down balls are a pain in the ass.. I have never seen one the did not require hammer or prybar to maneuver.. Keep a stationary under the bed
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on April 04, 2013, 12:27:46 PM
It seems like so little material there to pull 25k
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 04, 2013, 12:40:16 PM
rotted out fold down balls suck.


mine and matts B&W work easy other than needing a second hand to pull the lever
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 12:56:17 PM
Boy that's a lot of hate on fold downs. Seems so simple...
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 04, 2013, 01:00:33 PM
i looked at 3 fords with them, i couldnt not physically get them up with a 4 way pry hahaha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 02:16:13 PM
those are not resounding reviews. I am tempted to blame lack of PM but I never grease anything, either.

Anything with pins on linkages seems like it should get terrible quickly too, though. and I'd be drilling holes through the flatbed frame to run any of those handles over to the dirtynastyness of the wheel well.

this looks really spiffy, retractable instead of turnover.
http://www.etrailer.com/Gooseneck/Curt/C60640.html

meh. The folding look so simple and pry-able. what can possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 04, 2013, 03:12:08 PM
i will agree i have taken a propane torch to my goose ball iced to the bed more times than shot it with grease or WD hahah
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on April 04, 2013, 07:38:06 PM
My fold down ball works flawless. It might have to do with the random I would say 5-10 gallons of different types of oil that spill in the bed every year that keeps that baby running smooth!
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 04, 2013, 11:52:45 PM
Pyro probe finally installed. A project I'm sure my neighbors did love me for.

Crowded in there.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/05/zubumyhe.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/05/huge6asy.jpg)

I dropped the damn (non magnetic) fitting and had to take the intake off the turbo. Getting that piece out was more annoying than tearing a rear hub off for naught.

Ebrake will be happy again once I get seals. Parts all look good but the friction material is all gone, and oil soaked to boot, at least on the px side.

New hitch all set. Receiver in the bed is pretty sloppy. It's been a lil abused.
Title: Re: Re: High Miler
Post by: JEEPWERX on April 05, 2013, 07:53:54 AM
rotted out fold down balls suck.


mine and matts B&W work easy other than needing a second hand to pull the lever

Must be an open bed / rochester salt thing. I remove my ball from my B&W when not in use on my F350. Handle works fine after 2 years.

 We also have the curt 30k turnover on the F550. Works perfect with normal greasing. I have noticed a little wear and on the ball & pin but it disappears after  greasing. 70k of nothing but towing... nothing too unexpected.  My buddy @ Custom Truck Creations was looking into a replacement ball pin but I think we both forgot.
But I guess once again... this truck and hitch never see salt.

Id say buy a case of spray lube from Nuway and rock on. ;D




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Post by: M4wdFab on April 05, 2013, 08:24:13 AM
haha, i have tons of those feruls and crap
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 06, 2013, 03:00:11 PM
$3.629 cash at the res.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 09:06:08 AM
Locker not good enough. Stuck after washing truck and trailer. Tried too hard before giving up and had to recruit help to drive the truck while I winched w the Dakota. Pull, pull w driving, winch alone wasn't good enough. No good point on this rig for a good snatch (I'm stuck hooking the front axle) and I couldn't find my strap anyway.

Dakota can't hook to the trailer either. Too tall, too little clearance. Had to safety chain it to the front bumper to move it.

That was an hour of fml. At least the trailer looks great. White Eagle is going in it tonight followed by Ram parts worth saving for sale.
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Post by: jacel86 on April 08, 2013, 09:10:04 AM
Maybe we should have capped some serious mud terrains for you. Can we come bogging in your yard? ;D
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 09:16:41 AM
It's only a worthy bog for 4x2s. Bring your box trucks.
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 08, 2013, 11:15:29 AM
dakota lives yessssss

she is readdy for mud truck spectating! 
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 11:46:43 AM
I don't know if Kim took any pictures, I told her she had to bear witness to the potential end of the enclosed trailer... it was adequate dumbness.

I should see if the Dakota starts today, and if not throw a Dump Bus battery in it along with the replacement battery cables it'd need to have a non-sidepost battery.

No power steering at all. needs work. bah.
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 08, 2013, 12:04:23 PM
i seem to have battery cables and used batteries galore these days if you need stuff.  Threw a new to me 11' battery in wonder 2.0 yesterday!



Dont wreck things, call Matt or I with 4x4   lol 


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Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2013, 12:24:59 PM
I have two good Oct '12 batteries, they just don't have handles on them and are annoying to carry to the back yard!
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2013, 08:50:27 AM
She's definitely a keeper. Definitely.

Just need to decide on how dark on this one

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Post by: rejeep on April 16, 2013, 08:53:32 AM
wow... 10+ years and my wife still has yet to get my anything car related...
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Post by: etk300ex on April 16, 2013, 09:49:43 AM
5% yo!

That guys prices are sooo crazy!  that would be 350 at the tint shop.  not to mention it will be done by time you walk to the coffee shop and back
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2013, 10:41:53 AM
I did 20% on the sides and 5% back window on Sr. I think I'll do a little less this time, 35% and 20% maybe? Rear is the same as the front sides, 75%. Rear sides are probably 35% or so.
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Post by: KingtheZJ on April 16, 2013, 10:46:48 AM
i think 35 and 20 are good. my jeep had 18% (measured by a nice gentleman as he gave me a ticket) on the fronts and was too dark at night.
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 16, 2013, 11:00:01 AM
i might have to rock out the 5.9 for those prices
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2013, 11:02:12 AM
I bet the fronts on Sr measure to 15 or so, rears all 3%ish. It's nice 90% of the time. All except night time parking lot maneuvering.

Jetta had a purple tie-certified 33% all the way around, probably 50% film over stock glass. That was really light. I had been thinking of just matching the stock rear side windows which should be ~35%...

Descisions!
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Post by: etk300ex on April 16, 2013, 11:12:15 AM
your eyes can detect 3% huh?  lol
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2013, 11:15:43 AM
Back glass is 5% film over factory 73%. Rear sides are 20% over factory 35% and are a good visual match

Do the math! (it says the back is half the transmission of the sides but feel free to gloss over that part)
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 20, 2013, 04:51:20 PM
Hitch looks like it'll work well. Need to build out a box, the stringers are a few inches further apart than I was hoping for.

Hopefully I can get a hand on that from smike at some point. Cut out the old, weld in the new!
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 21, 2013, 11:30:23 PM
Hitch'll be done tomorrow. Looks "easy" - which means I have NO idea where it'll go wrong :)
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 22, 2013, 11:50:16 PM
Easy = time consuming. Couple feet of 2x2x1/4, couple yards of welding. Many thanks and probably half a spool of wire owed to sir smichael!(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/23/jahesy2u.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/23/a3a7amyq.jpg)



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Post by: mr.mindless on April 22, 2013, 11:54:54 PM
Old hitch was fine (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/04/23/atemyqe3.jpg)


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Post by: cracker on April 23, 2013, 07:56:04 AM
Wow.. Def needed changed!
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 23, 2013, 08:39:45 AM
PPD
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 23, 2013, 08:45:22 AM
Not PPW at all. With that PPD it would have LONG since vacated.


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Post by: Wingman on April 23, 2013, 09:37:49 AM
PPD?
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Post by: Harrison on April 23, 2013, 09:57:13 AM
PPD?

Thanks Mark, curious myself haha
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 23, 2013, 11:56:14 AM
PPD  piss poor design

PPW piss poor welding



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Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 05, 2013, 01:44:24 PM
Did some sweet touring of Centralia yesterday in this hog. Went further across the top of town above the dump than ever before. It comes out on a twisty paved back road above Asheville.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/ujy7a8e5.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/ezege2un.jpg)

Spent a couple hours hanging with the Kellers last night too. Fucking awesome time

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/metuhuvu.jpg)
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Title: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on May 05, 2013, 04:12:55 PM
Liar I did not see you last night


I would like to check out centralia one if these days
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 05, 2013, 04:16:09 PM
You should grow out your hair.


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Post by: dubt on May 05, 2013, 05:11:05 PM
I'm down for a trip there too, have never been.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 05, 2013, 11:27:29 PM
It's changed a bit from the first time we were three. Couple fewer houses, more road damage & graffiti. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/06/qu5e2egy.jpg)
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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on May 06, 2013, 08:53:14 AM
more info please..
what and where is this?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 06, 2013, 09:01:34 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania
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Post by: rejeep on May 06, 2013, 09:17:18 AM
alll the mine fire place...

yeah I was hooked on finding ghost town in NY a while ago...
went to one in the catskills...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on May 06, 2013, 09:29:42 AM
i didn't realize the town was that large
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Post by: etk300ex on May 06, 2013, 09:35:11 AM
did you happen to see the penis trial?  someone had way too much time on their hands...

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5102/5680735437_da8e85589a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on May 06, 2013, 09:38:53 AM
saint Micheal was there :o

 (http://members.toast.net/rikoster/photos/Eagle/Centralia/IMAG0252.jpg)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 06, 2013, 09:38:53 AM
I think that's on the other side of where we were. that road is COVERED from one end to the other, not at all like the first time we were there.

There are some fresh repairs to the non-rerouted road, and it looks like the cemetery is having a new rear entrance prepared; I think they're going to have to move more of hwy 61.
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 06, 2013, 09:40:14 AM
funny.

I made a mild attempt to get onto the closed road but my first effort got me frame contact so I backed off. slight adjustment I probably could have driven right over, or it looked like the north side had an easier entrance.
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Post by: etk300ex on May 06, 2013, 09:45:52 AM
ok thank a lot for making me waste an hour looking through google pics!  back to work
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 06, 2013, 09:51:36 AM
you're welcome!
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Post by: CJ on May 06, 2013, 02:05:16 PM
Erik and I spent a rainy dreary day exploring Centrailia. There are a ton of abandoned coal roads. We found some fun ones on the east side of town - the side we hadn't been to before with the club.



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Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 18, 2013, 12:11:12 PM
Hubs torn down. Seal in pieces on the leaking side. Edge of the drum is cracked all over too. At least 4-5 places. Driver side is 90+% shoes & good seal, must just be out of adjustment. 

Have a bent rear swaybar link.

Truck came with a spare rear rotor so I'm all set. Just nasty seal leak cleanup to do.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/19/bara6eza.jpg)
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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2013, 11:42:06 AM
never followed up on this stuff I guess....

Since the driver side was in great shape, I didn't change any parts on that side. Adjusted both and the ebrake works great!

Lowered all tires to 75psi, it rides much nicer than at 105. That should be approx. right for the front axle and is probably still WAY more than I need for the rear. I'll have to keep an eye on tire bulge when I get a heavy trailer on there again to make sure sidewalls aren't contacting. They're relatively close but with the combined weight rating still around 12,000# at 75psi I don't expect much bulge.

Finally caught a replacement airbag cheap so I have a pair of them coming. Apparently on the slow boat from china with a mid-June est. arrival.

Found a cheap set of vent visors on fleabay too. "free money" spent on both of these things with Discover rewards and some un-transferred truck parts money in the paypal acct.
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2013, 02:49:43 PM
Found a cheap set of vent visors on fleabay too.

Fools think 2500 and 3500 have different cabs. Lol.

Mega or quad? Confirm. /conversation ::)


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Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 24, 2013, 10:19:39 AM
Pupster & sleep shelf constructed last night. It splits an tucks under the rear seat when not in use

Needs front legs trimmed and installed. it'll get some pad and carpet at some point.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/24/9ata7ypa.jpg)


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Post by: KingtheZJ on May 24, 2013, 10:26:33 AM
i like that. double use!

this way he wont piss on the seat ;)
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 24, 2013, 10:29:03 AM
easy cleanup is key! as will be stopping every 45m-hr on the way home :)
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Post by: rejeep on May 24, 2013, 10:32:13 AM
dollar store towels.... about 20 of them....
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Post by: Wingman on May 24, 2013, 10:32:41 AM
crate
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Post by: Nick on May 24, 2013, 10:34:07 AM
Be ready for the nights up with the puppy crying all night. Bring a blanket or see if they have one that you can wipe over the mother and other dogs to get the sent on it to help comfort the puppy in its cage.
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Post by: M4wdFab on May 24, 2013, 11:00:36 AM
what a waste of time!


plywood in the beautiful truck o my!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 24, 2013, 11:29:42 AM
plywood was happening anyway, that bench is way too small to sleep on.

he'll be coming home in a crate - we'll have to see how he travels... have plenty of old towels and some blankets for him. good idea to grab mom's scent.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on May 24, 2013, 12:19:15 PM
well looks like the "dump" half will be achieved soon...
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 24, 2013, 12:35:17 PM
Asshole ::)


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: awl4928 on May 24, 2013, 01:17:44 PM
Picked up our dog in Massachusetts.  Drove it the 4 hours home took it out to pee when it got home that's it.   Its a dog...they are resilient.
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Post by: etk300ex on May 24, 2013, 01:44:43 PM
they smell
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Post by: mr.mindless on May 24, 2013, 02:51:30 PM
puppies pee, my goal is to avoid this in my truck. I'll go ahead and minimize my risks.

how old was yours Alex?
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Post by: awl4928 on May 24, 2013, 10:04:14 PM
3 months
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 25, 2013, 12:33:26 AM
That's a big difference from 2 months.


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Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 18, 2013, 06:58:42 PM
Found out the cluster will report hours. Avg lifetime speed 46mph. 358k now.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on June 19, 2013, 12:30:37 AM
the 4300 has 367K and 5700hrs or so i think it said
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2013, 11:51:17 AM
I swapped to the economy tune this weekend. 250 mi to Albany averaging 77 netted 18.3 on the overhead
Didn't reset.
65-67 on the way back it was up to 19.6, so ~21.3 avg.

Be interesting to see what pump numbers give me and if the overhead is still the usual 10-15% optimistic.


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Post by: M4wdFab on June 24, 2013, 12:18:20 PM
it took me 3 times to read how you calculated and justified that lol


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Post by: etk300ex on June 24, 2013, 12:22:36 PM
hahaha me too
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Post by: M4wdFab on June 24, 2013, 12:25:54 PM
it was like one of those 7th grade jonny went to the store and bought 3 times more than his sister bought yesterday on sale algebra word problems
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 24, 2013, 12:53:26 PM
Lol.

If you know a and c, and that c is the average of a and b...


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Post by: mr.mindless on August 20, 2013, 08:39:26 AM
Turndowns kinda suck. 4 dead spots like this from when I was jumping the Dakota. Two the truck only idle for ~5 min.


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Post by: luvmyxj on August 20, 2013, 05:32:15 PM
Don't worry the dog will make that patches seem normal
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Post by: mr.mindless on August 20, 2013, 05:54:42 PM
Yeah they are a match – it was just four created in one day instead of one created over four days.


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Post by: etk300ex on August 20, 2013, 07:11:45 PM
Where's your grass? :P
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Post by: mr.mindless on August 20, 2013, 07:14:55 PM
Between the clover...  Don't judge!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on August 30, 2013, 12:34:02 PM
Found these.

http://www.cjcoffroad.com/product_p/cjc-flbk.htm
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on August 30, 2013, 12:37:07 PM
We are buying a bunch of brackets from them.
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Post by: mr.mindless on August 30, 2013, 12:48:40 PM
I'd rather fab my own to mount round. I'm not sure that truck needs any more light. For as rarely as I'd get to take advantage of it the factory lights on that thing are great.

I'm still keeping an eye out for the proper trim rings though. I would like a pair of those HIDs in there. Not a fan of the square-peg-in-round-hole look.


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Post by: Ryan on August 30, 2013, 12:56:57 PM
I dont like it either, just throwing options out that I find.
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Post by: mr.mindless on August 30, 2013, 12:58:39 PM
much appreciated! stuff I'd not see otherwise.
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 02, 2013, 03:17:37 PM
Charging system error of some sort.

Check gauges came on and stayed on leaving for dog class today, PIII told me I was at 12.1v. Let it idle through class since I wasn't 110% sure about restarting. Got home at 11.75v. No defrost and having to crack a window was a bit annoying. Nothing obviously loose or disconnected. Have had it on 15a charge for 2 hours now... Alt looks like a pain to remove w some egr cooler remains in the way.


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Post by: Nick on November 02, 2013, 04:40:09 PM
Scrap yard time!!
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Post by: M4wdFab on November 02, 2013, 07:55:01 PM
A wire brush fixed my zj!
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 02, 2013, 08:02:05 PM

A wire brush fixed my zj!

I thought you'd tried cleaning terminals. Good news!

These terminals look absolutely pristine. Low and steady voltage while running points strongly to alternator IMO.

I still have the one from Dumpbus. I give that a 4% chance of fitting.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on November 04, 2013, 11:31:45 AM
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-g1472/overview/

17$ sorry, dont remember what this was for but....
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Post by: KingtheZJ on November 04, 2013, 11:46:32 AM
thats a $12 valve!
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 04, 2013, 11:58:20 AM
way over $1/#...
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 27, 2013, 09:32:44 AM
Been fighting with the trailer wiring on this since I realized backup lights didn't go through to the plug. The back on the existing socket is all potted so I can't pull it apart and fix it. I think they cut the back off a normal one to make it fit where it was so I need to poke a hole and relocate it. I cut a hole in the bed and ran a wire up for a gooseneck plug and got that all tied into the truck wiring after finding the GREAT resource of the ram body builder's guide. Gives full info on all the good stuff cab & chassis trucks come with.

Before I did the second half of the work at lunch yesterday and installed the rear socket I double checked the pinout and all was good except for the thing that forced my hand on redoing the wiring in the first place: the +12v from the battery hadn't been wired in at all before, but the RD/VT wire that's supposed to carry is is dead. Key off or key on. So I need to track that down now, or run a new wire from the front of the truck. Shitty.

I haven't tested with the P3 standalone on the trailer with the hydro actuator but I have this sinking feeling that it's not going to do any better after getting this all fixed as far as thinknig it doesn't have a trailer connected even though it's set to hydro, and is supposed to all play nice together.
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Post by: Ryan on November 27, 2013, 09:42:49 AM
You probaly checked the fuse for the trailer power, so thats all I got.
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 27, 2013, 09:45:59 AM
TIPM is still a totalfuckingmystery to me.

I think all fuses are good, I looked at the labels yesterday and only saw dedicated for trailer lights not the 30a battery feed. Need to recheck wiring diagrams. There should be a trick I get to play with existing wires to give myself an auxillary backup light activation switch too but I didn't get to test that without the battery feed at the rear and I couldn't find the underdash plug I need. That gives me switched power in the cab for a few things that I've so far just been good about not leaving on, too.
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Post by: Ryan on November 27, 2013, 10:06:48 AM
There has to be a maxi fuse for the trailer power. I would use a continuity tester on all the fuses to test it. Should take 41.3 seconds.
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 27, 2013, 04:03:09 PM
Fuse 19.
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Post by: mr.mindless on November 28, 2013, 01:08:06 AM
19 was blown. Replaced. Good.

Put in pigtail for rear plug but did not install. Taped off unwired ends. Rest of harness is sealed again and halfway dressed.

Need to hole saw for rear plug next to lic plate and wire it. Need to make sweet panel and hinge for mid-deck plug. Need to fix backup light relay on trailer and think about replacing the forward mounted backup lights. Need to find under dash plug and wire backup light override switch and make use of ign-switched power for ARB trigger and radar detector power supply. Tested the backup light override and it works as expected. I miss that switch from the old truck for night work, loading, and tailgating assholes with brights on.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 17, 2013, 02:15:39 PM
Tinted!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on December 17, 2013, 03:35:58 PM
Magazine, Mac, Dessi keep my windows like the Prezzie!
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Post by: KingtheZJ on December 17, 2013, 03:40:23 PM
keep it a non purple tie certified tint!
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Post by: mr.mindless on December 17, 2013, 03:41:10 PM
there is not a level of certified tint that is acceptable.

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Post by: mr.mindless on December 30, 2013, 09:33:31 AM
Got a bad load of fuel in this leaving Matt's yesterday. Spent the whole trip home draining the fuel filter every 45m. Great fun.

Drained it for the 5th? time at Smike's shop, the water in fuel light came on leaving my house for Kim's as I was getting on 390! Drained it at her house, thankfully it started fine at 15˚ this morning. No light yet. I put a half bottle of Howes in it, hoping against hope that it did some magic overnight. I was planning to run this tank real low, then refuel with the other half bottle of Howe's and change the under-4,000 mile filter ( :( ). If I keep getting WIF lights every 30 miles I may throw a filter on it sooner than later in case it's something else weird.

I called the station last night after I got to chez nord and the Mike I spoke to there said he wasn't aware of any other reported issues yesterday. Weird.
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Post by: rejeep on December 30, 2013, 09:37:05 AM
we sell a magic bottle k100 I believe...
people swear by it
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Post by: mr.mindless on December 30, 2013, 10:34:01 AM
Some K100-D could go along real nicely with a Ford starter!
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Post by: Nick on December 30, 2013, 10:48:34 AM
Is it actually draining water or is the sensor messed up?
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Post by: mr.mindless on December 30, 2013, 10:55:20 AM
I haven't had a container. I'm pretty certain that what's coming out is frothy. Draining it also turns off the light when nothing else does. Key cycle, it stays on. Drain, it turns off.
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Post by: Nick on December 30, 2013, 10:58:31 AM
What a pain in the scrotum at least the filter is doing it's job.
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Post by: mr.mindless on December 30, 2013, 11:01:31 AM
fo sho on both counts!
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 01, 2014, 01:16:00 PM
Pretty sure the water is real. WIF light came on while warming up at home. I was excited and grabbed a container, ready to see if it was really true… I open the petcock - nothing comes out. It's frozen.


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Post by: etk300ex on January 01, 2014, 02:07:37 PM
No good
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Post by: M4wdFab on January 01, 2014, 08:46:21 PM
whoooly smokes
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 01, 2014, 08:58:00 PM
Wasn't fully thawed by the time I got to my parents. Had to key up with it open to blow the shit out.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/01/02/sy9ade6a.jpg)

This is what the fuel looked like. I don't think howes makes it cloudy like that but dad thought it may. It looks to me like gelled fuel looks. Pressure is fine though. Going to let it settle inside in warm temps and see what comes of it.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on January 01, 2014, 09:16:39 PM
looks like water to me.


the 4300 could have used an ARB getting up JC cabin road, but she was doing work at 25800lbs with Buggy and zj.  scaled after fueling on my way south. 


Pleased it started and did not crash into ditches
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on January 01, 2014, 09:36:25 PM
Looks like Paul newman's lemonade...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 03, 2014, 09:28:28 AM
Fuel line is frozen. Started fine this morning but I only got to drive about 3/4 of a mile. Kim and the mule saved me!  eagle didn't have enough juice to start.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on January 03, 2014, 09:32:44 AM
wasnt your truck downtown last night around 6?  so it at BCA parking..
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on January 03, 2014, 09:35:21 AM
The Mule is doing work!  Aw yeah!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 03, 2014, 09:37:01 AM
Yup, now the mule is there instead!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 05, 2014, 01:51:51 AM
Drove this unit home. Rode my bike to the park to pick up the mule and returned, still idling happily, w fuel pressure. Fuel in the mason jar has liquid water instead of solid. Seems less of an issue!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 25, 2014, 10:44:42 PM
Done slumming it on the seats. Heated Wet Okole covers ordered. I've had a replacement driver cushion since may of last year... Time to put it in. Might be as long as 3-4 weeks to delivery I guess. Hopefully they're not backed up with xmas gift cert orders.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 11, 2014, 09:36:17 AM
Fueled and reset things at the rez east of grand island. Overhead was almost to 29mpg at one point before climbing out of Hamilton, I drove careful and got it back from a 27.5 low to 28.1 arriving here in London about 130 miles later.

Wonder how much of a lie that is.

Actual number upon fillup this morning: 19.9

overhead was saying 26.9 at the time.

I don't think I get to say this anymore

Quote
Worst it's been at fillup is 15% off.

Fuel gauge was accurate the entire time, zero issues.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 11, 2014, 09:43:28 AM
ya 19-21 empty is about all you will get out of a 5.9 no matter what morons in the web say
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 11, 2014, 09:47:22 AM
mine gets 35mpg towing 76k!

I should check my mileage by hand one of these days.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 11, 2014, 09:57:16 AM
I hand calc every tank. habit from my parents. And log it all. Because I'm a data nerd.

I even do it on the Eagle, which has no trip meter (that's REALLY annoying, especially with the needle swing that fuel gauge has and how nice it would be to know miles on the tank at a glance)

I've seen 17 actual several times, usually with the overhead saying 17 (except once when it said 13.8). So I was hoping this could be higher. I'm curious what threw it off, and if I was significantly better westbound when I was only doing 65 than on the return doing 70+

Fun games to play. I can't complain about 20mpg in this thing. It may yet steal the title for favorite vehicle from the Jetta. And yes I liked the Jetta better than the Dumpbus overall.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on March 11, 2014, 10:13:25 AM
better than the mule?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 11, 2014, 10:13:58 AM
way better.



mileage.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2014, 05:27:34 PM
Arb misbehaving. Frozen into my street parking spot at Kim's.

Fed it some extra air pressure since I'm trying to lock an ice cold diff. Think I may have screwed up the solenoid. It's leaking where I don't think an air port is (bottom as-installed, can't see). I've had light oil on the  vent for some time. Need to verify the axle air vent is clear and that I don't have a line full of oil. Some seem to have that issue as I do (very minor amt) for year without problems. Others have big leaks from bad o-rings. Others have just enough oil contaminating things to gum up the works.


I guess I'll see if this locks up when warm when I check the axle breather. I'm not sure the truck is moving until it's warm. Frozen around all 4 tires :(


Same shit could happen on any edge of my crapgasmic driveway, so I'll stow any of that bitching.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2014, 06:35:01 PM
Fucking embarrassing that this is "stuck"
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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 16, 2014, 06:47:34 PM
beyond.. i would set fire to it and hide my head in shame.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2014, 06:50:35 PM
considered - strongly. and dismissed.

Warm tires, cold day. All are in 2-5" divots. Only 4x4 or the locker working AND no ice under the pavement side would get me out. I'm np205 shopping now.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 16, 2014, 07:10:13 PM
Sweeeet ride
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 16, 2014, 08:11:26 PM
Wait..  It's still stuck?

Oh mike, I'll come rescue you with my race car jeep on bald snows just to add to the shame
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2014, 08:16:00 PM
It needs to feel shame. It's going to sit there and think about what it's done!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: awl4928 on March 16, 2014, 08:40:51 PM
Do like we do with the tow trucks   lift up the rear rotate the tires so the ice is at the top drive out.bottle jack and 5 minutes done

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 16, 2014, 08:46:00 PM
screw that.. do like a true new yorker and rock that baby free..
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2014, 08:51:52 PM
Spins in the holes. Chains through the hand holes would have it out in a minute if the locker was working.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 16, 2014, 08:54:19 PM
rausch parking lot was a mess.  im amazed i got out.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: JEEPWERX on March 16, 2014, 09:48:59 PM
Buy a 4wd?
Just sayin it is Rochester after all
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2014, 10:38:07 PM
You know, I got the locker to avoid this. And it would work, if it worked...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 19, 2014, 10:05:15 PM
Successfully swapped an eagle for a ram tonight.

Still had to rock it and work for it pretty good.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 03, 2014, 09:19:52 AM
Looked at the solenoid, have a chopped O ring. Hopeful for a simple fix.

Want to put a pressure gauge on the comp. May add a tank and make the comp come on with ignition when I rewire accessories, then just switch the solenoid. tcase will be air shifted; air horns would be nice sometimes too :)


There are several solenoid replacement options if needed. I do get oil contamination in the line, reading that I did suggests that really cleaning out the line can help things work as they should, but I'd figure that the gear oil on the wrong sides of the seals in the locker doesn't help things down in the diff either. Full disassembly is the only way to clean that out. I think lots of miles unlocked lets the oil weep past that seal when it's not under pressure. I didn't check the axle vent tube for restriction when I installed, that's another common means of contamination since if the diff builds any pressure it can really help oil get past that seal. I know it doesn't leak since I've let the thing sit for an hour or two locked and the compressor never kicked on - with no tank.

Still need to finish trailer wiring stuff, and I'd still like to get the toolbox deleted from the front of the deck and get a couple boxes underneath. Have some thoughts and plans for ramps as bedsides too, for tractor/atv/minitruck loading. Going to make them 10-12' long with a nested fold, probably build from 2"x.120 angle. Need to check some per-foot weights and make sure I'm not thinking of 150# ramps. I would like them to be under 50# ea so that may mean steel frame and aluminum tread?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on April 03, 2014, 09:38:26 AM
For reference, my aluminum ramps are ~50# and 10' long.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 03, 2014, 09:41:07 AM
Thanks. That doesn't sound like a likely target weight at all, then.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 07, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
Worried about the injectors on this guy. It has none of the symptoms that I've seen associated with failing CR injectors: gaining oil, white smoke, rough idle & knocking, decreased economy. But above 20k rail pressure (which is generally accelerating 45mph+ under decent load) it feels like one hole isn't doing what it should. Almost sounds like an exhaust leak - it's very subtle.

Doesn't look like too big a job to pull the injectors to have them tested.
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/07-5-09-3rd-gen-6-7l-performance-parts-discussion/400343-how-removing-head.html

I'm at the end of my oil change interval, thinking of sending it to Blackstone to see if I've got more fuel in there than I should before digging in since it's so subtle. Would be nice to catch an issue before catastrophe for once though.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on April 07, 2014, 10:29:37 AM
Time for the stadadyne fix. I would try that before you go do anything else
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 07, 2014, 10:32:39 AM
I've got about 30 gallons in the tank. Think a full bottle in there would be potent enough? I suppose I could change the fuel filter and pre-fill it with the good stuff.

Remember I had that really watery tank of fuel too, if the f/w filter didn't do 110% of its job that certainly could have done some damage :(
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on April 07, 2014, 10:38:39 AM
Time for the stadadyne fix. I would try that before you go do anything else

FYI I bought some Power Service Diesel Kleen in the grey bottle at Walmart this weekend for the Benz. It smells just like Stanadyne and seemed to work just as well at knocking down smoke and power loss from wmo. Cheaper and easier to find.

Maybe getting the real stuff would be best for something like this though.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on April 07, 2014, 10:43:36 AM
Time for the stadadyne fix. I would try that before you go do anything else

FYI I bought some Power Service Diesel Kleen in the grey bottle at Walmart this weekend for the Benz. It smells just like Stanadyne and seemed to work just as well at knocking down smoke and power loss from wmo. Cheaper and easier to find.

Maybe getting the real stuff would be best for something like this though.

I actually bought that stuff a month ago or so for the car it definitely smells the same and helps a little but I not as much as stadadyne.

I think if you put the whole 250 gallon treatment bottle that will definitely do something. They have it at D&W
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 07, 2014, 11:08:49 AM
Doing some reading it appears there are some in-truck diagnostics that can be done from a scan tool, something called a cylinder contribution test for example.

Searching on that I see a LOT of 7.3 'stroke stuff.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2014, 12:22:52 AM
I have some grey bottle in the cabinet. Which stanadyne do you clean up with? Planning oil change, fuel filter, some hefty fuel treat and a test drive before I pull injectors. Had one chance to call D&W today and I didn't get through so idk what their turnaround time is for testing CR injectors. L
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on April 08, 2014, 06:38:25 AM
Performance Formula
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 08, 2014, 08:28:07 AM
remember we carry injectors...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2014, 08:39:22 AM
Not forgetting - even with discounts I'm still hoping not to throw $350 retail parts at it but it sure beats melting a motor. If something keeps me north this weekend, that'll be it
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 08, 2014, 08:50:35 AM
just for shits.. gimme the lookup info.. want to see if we have them
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2014, 08:52:21 AM
07.5 6.7 6sp cab and chassis 3500

the C&C may make a difference, I think the motor is rated lower than the pickups. Uncertain if they use the same Bosch p/n and it's all in the computer (I bet that's the case). 07 should show 5.9 or 6.7
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on April 08, 2014, 09:00:18 AM
why do they do that?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 08, 2014, 09:01:01 AM
you were right CC different...

available.. special order, but available
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2014, 09:10:05 AM
Eta if needed? Not Friday morning id assume.

Eric - common for the pickups to be tuned closer to the edge and the medium duties that are nearly the same the be derated for durability since they're expected to have heavier use. C&C 3500 gets the same ratings that the 4500/5500 get. I think you can get the HD auto tranny in it too but not the pickup. I could be wrong on that one.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2014, 09:52:57 AM
D&W's lead tech expects an injector issue, unsurprising.
suggests not wasting time on computers and looking at the actual sticks. reassuring.
apparently they're pretty busy and expect 2-3 days to get through them. Hopefully that's a long estimate and not short. They're open 0730-1700 so I may try to pull 'em over a 2hr "lunch" to get them over today.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 08, 2014, 10:41:57 AM
if you want me to get them here friday I can see if I can
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 08, 2014, 09:19:16 PM
Stripped and sticks are in a bag. #5's holddown wasn't as tight as the rest. Sealing washer appeared intact though. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/09/ehupajat.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/09/e4uzy5u3.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/09/he7y6e3u.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/09/esymy8em.jpg)


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 09, 2014, 07:57:09 AM
dumpbus2 is comming!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 09, 2014, 08:20:08 AM
I sure hope not! I really enjoyed not wrenching on this thing for the last year. I guess it is just a little bit nice to get to know it better, but I'd rather do that out of preference!

Just dropped the injectors off at D and W. Sounds like I should not count on having things back together for the weekend, they said expect more like a Monday – Tuesday sort of thing. What are your and Matt's hauling plans? I know you're planning on leaving Friday at 11... If it can't happen it can't happen. It's felt like quite the rushed project already.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 09, 2014, 08:30:58 AM
not sure what Matt is doing.  Brother is causing unknowns.


ill probably end up taking my black trailer down.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 16, 2014, 12:13:49 PM
I have no leakers, but I have high return rates on several injectors.

#5 (looser holddown) has a bad alignment roll pin.

#1 & #6 have out of spec high return. #5 & #2 are on the very edge of return limit.

#3 & #4 are good.

uugh!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 06, 2014, 05:36:16 PM
The goose has landed!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on May 07, 2014, 09:34:39 PM
Angry pushrod
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 07, 2014, 10:33:28 PM
The old lady who swallowed a fly

Not only do I need to see if I broke the tappet and retrieve the ball off the end of the pushrod that broke off while I was prying it out, but I also need to retrieve the first magnet that I sent in after said ball.

Very very last rocker. Apparently I missed the tappet when I reinstalled the exhaust rocker on number six. Exhaust rockers need to come off to do the injector holddowns.

Unimpressed with QC on injectors. Had some damaged threads - one shortened itself - and some soft plastic parts appeared to be superglued (and two of those no longer are)


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2014, 07:58:38 AM
Anyone have a HF 20%er or coupon for their bore scope?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: JEEPWERX on May 08, 2014, 07:59:50 AM
Just tosses out my flyer other day
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2014, 08:03:08 AM
I always toss their fliers. Bad habit. Looks like they're on sale, 199 from 249 for the good ones.

http://m.harborfreight.com/high-resolution-digital-inspection-camera-with-recorder-60695.html

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on May 08, 2014, 08:46:35 AM
I have a scope if you need... wLED light on the end.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on May 08, 2014, 11:14:10 AM
man this is a bummer!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 08, 2014, 03:13:36 PM
Length difference I saw seems to be a 12v/ 24v difference. Makes sense with the taller head.

Need to see where I put the second motor spare parts I guess. google search for the p/n I got from Cummins Quick Serve just now turns up a bunch of 5.9 24v results.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on May 09, 2014, 08:45:09 AM
Anyone have a HF 20%er or coupon for their bore scope?

I just got one via e-mail.. if you still need it or did not get one yourself.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 09, 2014, 08:56:03 AM
If it's forward able if appreciate it. Unless you're planning to use an it's single use or sonething


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on May 09, 2014, 09:22:18 AM
It is printable and sharable, but to big to attach, here is a link
https://www.dropbox.com/s/44joiridusgzv92/HFCoupon.pdf
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on May 09, 2014, 09:59:48 AM
I just google one before I get in line for the checkout and show them on my phone
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on May 15, 2014, 01:01:56 PM
whats the status of this guy?


http://buffalo.craigslist.org/hvo/4402250092.html
replace?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 15, 2014, 01:42:24 PM
Fuck that price! seriously? Hahaha


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2014, 12:30:22 PM
camera was out for delivery this morning. have sidetracked on push rods. I'm pretty sure after looking around yesterday that my 24v pushrods, rockers, etc went with the bad block, head, and valve cover. Just talked to Regional and for $12 and change they have one on the way from Cummins Northeast in Buffalo, should be in their hands in about 24hr.

So hopefully there's little to no rain tonight and I can go fishing!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2014, 01:43:50 PM
This thing is super cool. I seem to have cavities in my wisdom teeth :(


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on May 22, 2014, 02:41:39 PM
gross
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on May 22, 2014, 02:43:07 PM
don't try and fix those yourself...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2014, 02:50:36 PM
I know, right? I've never had a cavity in my life!

I can hook it up to a computer and post pictures of it too. Or micro sd card.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 22, 2014, 09:21:32 PM
Camera is awesome at what it's meant for too. Magnet is super weak though. I had to knock the ball free from a skinny spot. It stayed in the vicinity that time. I got it on the magnet but lost it about an inch from out. Heard a couple distinct 'plinks' so I'm quite certain it made it past the cam and is safely in the oil pan. Hoping for a running truck tomorrow!

Left the cam in the garage. I'll post the pics and vids I took sometime later.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on May 23, 2014, 09:06:19 AM
id do an oil change for sure if there is even a chance that i could get a hardened ball out of my motor lol
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2014, 09:31:37 AM
Zero chance. There's a lip around the drain plug. Maybe fishing with a good magnet on a flexible stick? Of course it has fresh oil with 2min runtime and a bent pushrod in it right now too. Meh?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on May 23, 2014, 12:14:17 PM
Nice to see a $50 oil change holding you up on maybe doing serious damage haha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on May 23, 2014, 12:22:50 PM
buy a new drain pan, put the oil back in


ill admit i have started doing this with buggy diff fluid lol
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2014, 12:23:16 PM
explain to me how it will drain out, mister man!

also, explain how it'll cause damage from within the oil pan, eh? what am I missing here?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on May 23, 2014, 01:33:56 PM
Run it, you can find a bus motor for it easy anyway.  :)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 23, 2014, 08:05:50 PM
http://youtu.be/USW-MsWrI1Y


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on August 22, 2014, 09:01:23 AM
Cortese called me yesterday, recall parts are in. need to look at the rest of the steering this weekend and investigate exactly what this replaces.

I think I need a steering box. Truck has developed some play, and it's getting worse. Box is leaking. It's always had a drip, but when I parked it yesterday it was several drips. bah!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on August 22, 2014, 09:03:27 AM
Interesting, right from the description on Rock for one of the boxes:
Quote
Front; 4WD; Power steering; WARNING: If the driver of this vehicle is experiencing "wandering" or "chatter", the likely root cause is frame flex, which causes excessive stress on the gearbox. Frame flex is common in this application and a brace will help combat this issue.

hundo plus core for the cheapest reman retail cost, that's nowhere near as bad as I was expecting.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on August 26, 2014, 09:28:05 PM
No play at all in the leaky box. Grr.

Upper track bar bushing is shot. That's the only play in there.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on August 28, 2014, 03:32:58 PM
My 'new' NAPA reman steering box is leaking now and since the day 1 it had that dead spot in the center. I'm planning to buy redhead's steering box sometime soon. I hope it'll not start one day suddenly pouring fluids out.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on September 11, 2014, 12:01:41 PM
RTLO - 16713A

http://elmira.craigslist.org/hvo/4617220349.html
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on September 11, 2014, 12:17:23 PM
Put that in the dumper!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 11, 2014, 12:39:35 PM
56# heavier, 1pt more gear oil, and 0.3" longer than the 9513.

Ratios look awesome. Can't find widths. Not sure I want to try to move my exhaust outside the frame again.

Should save the weight and go 9/10 speed. I don't need splits at all with the power band of the CR engine. It's as happy at 1400 as it is at 2600 and it REALLY pulls from 2500 well past 3k
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on October 23, 2014, 11:36:33 AM
Looks like this ate a water pump. Could use a fresh belt too.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on October 24, 2014, 08:03:26 AM
Confirmed last night. Stopped at Regional, closest cummins has is in Albany. Tuesday or Wednesday unless I want to pay ups too.

Arie, you'll have an email shortly...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on October 24, 2014, 09:24:04 AM
waiting
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 02, 2014, 02:56:47 PM
All set. Just need a gallon of water to finish tipoff and some water and coolant for stock.

Belt routing is insane on this thing. And fan and shroud are super tight to the motor.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 03, 2014, 07:25:59 PM
 $99.99 + tax to plug in and give me the abs codes. Fucking thievery.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on November 04, 2014, 12:27:03 AM
haha

crazy



what do i need to talk to VW to see what pissed off mine climbing on the trailer?  i still have techII access
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 04, 2014, 07:43:39 AM
Vag-com can talk to all the modules incl abs. I should be able to pull that code.

Wish the same thing existed for Mopars.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 06, 2014, 09:29:46 AM
I think Ohio might be cursed 

Dead fuel gauge, water in fuel, maybe injector issues again...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on December 06, 2014, 09:45:23 AM
o no!

Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 06, 2014, 09:56:00 AM
Quite a bit better after changing fuel filter but not 100%. Yet?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 06, 2014, 10:57:55 AM
"several" miles after a full bottle of grey power service and I just dumped a ton of clear water or of the filter instead of the emulsified crap is had been giving up so far. Hopefully the beginning of the end of white smoke  and missing. Bah!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on December 06, 2014, 12:25:19 PM
That really sucks.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 06, 2014, 12:29:11 PM
OH not known for its fuel....
or Mike not known for his luck with trucks...  hmmm
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 06, 2014, 04:41:05 PM
There is no way that there could possibly have been that much water and one tank of fuel… Considering how much rain I was driving in, I wonder if I might have some sort of a leak at the top of the fuel tank?

Definitely have damaged in injector, running on five leaving Batavia. This seems really familiar – and really pisses me off!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on December 06, 2014, 06:19:19 PM
No good
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on December 06, 2014, 07:34:44 PM
Fawk
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 06, 2014, 08:47:00 PM
what was that part number again?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 08, 2014, 01:16:10 AM
I think we did those from lookup. I dont think ihave a part number.

Considering bringing it to whatzits diesel by the post office to see if they can diag the dead hole for me so I don't have to pull all. OTOH last time it gave me two failures and two questionable, should probably test all :(

Their in house remans were about the same price with no wait, they're Bosch certified too. Probably just get them there.

Looks like a bit over 200 for a prebuilt filter setup.  (water plus 2 micron) Need to see what my framerail fuel lines look like to see what I have to tap into if I try to piece something together cheaper. And find out what filet base I need.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 08, 2014, 01:16:53 AM
I REALLY wish I had decent space to work on this damn thing.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 08, 2014, 09:32:14 AM
just fog giggles what's the lookup.. we prob stock them now
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 08, 2014, 09:42:30 AM
07 3500 6.7 cap & chassis
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: cracker on December 08, 2014, 09:50:30 AM
I REALLY wish I had decent space to work on this damn thing.


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my offer still stands if you want to come to Honeoye.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on December 08, 2014, 09:55:02 AM
There's no way to hold fuel stations liable for this type of thing?

Have you ruled out water ingress on the truck is the first question I guess.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 08, 2014, 10:01:17 AM
I was running in lots of rain the whole trip. I can't remember for sure what wx was like before my last set of issues but I remember draining water in misting rainy crap the whole way back last time when smike and I were driving. Pressure testing my tank is one of the first things I'm going to do to see if I have some sort of leak.

I just don't see how I could possibly get what seems to have been at least a pint of water if not more from a single 43 gallon fillup.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on December 08, 2014, 10:08:05 AM
our trip was cold, but i dont remember rain
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on December 08, 2014, 01:36:49 PM
There's no way to hold fuel stations liable for this type of thing?

A gas station here in my town had contaminated fuel.  They covered all engine replacements/repairs, no hassle. 
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on December 08, 2014, 03:41:06 PM
id call bs on that
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 08, 2014, 03:43:54 PM
Happend up here too, down by Jeff's. Whatever chain has the "on the go" store, mostly blue livery? they put diesel in their gas tanks IIRC. Covered things.


I just paid half the cost of one injector on some fancy fuel filtration. Hopeful to never have issues like this again...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on December 08, 2014, 10:41:39 PM
id call bs on that

http://www.wnem.com/story/26354008/enmark-in-rincon-warns-customers-of-bad-gas
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 13, 2014, 02:21:47 PM
This looks all too familiar!

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/13/d6cf55a5a95682e1fb33858844212086.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/13/5ca3f7e9d7f1503dd950c74ee963437f.jpg)


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 13, 2014, 06:54:36 PM
seriously?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2014, 04:12:59 PM
6 more injectors!

All failed.

fawwwwwk me.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on December 18, 2014, 04:16:11 PM
time to go with a good matched set and a warranty!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: etk300ex on December 18, 2014, 04:25:53 PM
ouch!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2014, 04:46:08 PM
It's all about the fuel filtration.

I'd suggest preventing this to both you and Ryan. The stock filters just plain aren't good enough. I had drivability issues before I had a water in fuel light. I won't hog it home next time that happens either. Not sure WTF the plan is for that without a drain on the fuel tank...

Less than the cost of one injector, and about an hour to install:
http://www.vulcanperformance.com/VP-MAX-Dual-Remote-Filter-Kit-p/drff.htm

Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 18, 2014, 04:53:40 PM
look at these guys.

http://www.fitchfuelcatalyst.com
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2014, 05:10:41 PM
Sounds like snake oil
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2014, 11:44:30 PM
Smooth install. Runs like a top.


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Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 19, 2014, 11:21:32 PM
Several hours spent and a dead headlight has resulted in a Lifetime upgrade. Digging it so far! MANY thanks for the help Ryan. Glad I did it there with parts available :)

Both filters taking out some water. Planning to run tanks very low with lots of Howes and draining filters every 150-200mi. Fuel gauge has been fine.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on December 20, 2014, 01:04:12 AM
Did you figure out where the water is coming in from yet?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 20, 2014, 03:22:46 AM
No. Dry forecast...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 16, 2015, 09:03:46 AM
Checked filters before I went out yesterday since it was finally warm while thinking about it. Very little water in big boy filter, decent amount in stock. wtf?

Aaaand I noticed a miss on my way home. I think it may be time to sell this thing down the river if it really has eaten more injectors. Seriously, wtf?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on March 16, 2015, 10:36:46 AM
send it!

Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 16, 2015, 04:17:30 PM
Unreal..

Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on March 17, 2015, 08:43:50 PM
What brand the fuel filters you're running? My truck's factory fuel filter is 2 nominal micron if that matter and it certainly have stopped up if I wasnt be careful filtering my wmo.

Find out where water is coming in! I don't have problem with diesel I buy from fastrac and Hess near RIT. Although I run a 12v.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on March 17, 2015, 10:16:49 PM
A 12 valve you can dump 5 gallons of water in the tank and the thing will keep running!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on March 17, 2015, 10:54:01 PM
Mike, how much you mean by "decent amount" in your factory fuel filter?

I'll bet it'll run ok on a cup of water in the tank, not 5 gallons haha.

P-pump it!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 17, 2015, 11:32:41 PM
I don't want another project truck. I have enough projects.

Maybe 1/4t in the donaldson(?), and about maybe a bit more than 1t in the factory.

I read of vents on top of the tank on other 3rd gens, need to look.

Wtf though, are the filters there for looks?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 18, 2015, 03:40:08 PM
Perhaps my panic was premature. It popped a code this afternoon, P0202. Fuel injector 2 circuit/open

hopefully a harness issue; otherwise at least maybe it's only one problem stick and an electrical problem at that.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2015, 01:30:45 AM
Swapped #2 injector. All seems good so far. ~90m job. probably same for 1-4, bit longer for 5 and longer yet for 6.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on March 22, 2015, 07:53:42 AM
test run?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 22, 2015, 04:05:58 PM
Yea...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 28, 2015, 06:25:32 PM
problem continues. Intermittent. New harness next. Felpro VS50668R or Dorman 615-204 please


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 29, 2015, 02:09:13 AM
Gave the plug a serious wiggle before I left the warehouse, no hiccoughs since. That's about 90 miles I think? See how it does tmw.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 30, 2015, 10:31:52 AM
Fine all the way Norfolk to Carter St, from Carter to Kim's, and from Kim's to home.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 20, 2015, 07:02:46 PM
Wtf is the next step in unit bearing removal when the standard doesn't work?

Feeling mostly better, and was going to swap the bad ABS sensor. Found the wire cut right at the knuckle. So much for finishing that right now I guess.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/20/2b0efce92005970d6ab4ee545ee208d2.jpg)

Nothing moved closer in but I'm about to try again. Thoughts appreciated.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on April 20, 2015, 07:15:15 PM
Auto Zone slide hammer?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 20, 2015, 07:26:16 PM
Hah

And on what?

Destroy rotor?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on April 20, 2015, 07:27:32 PM
Is it that seized?    BFH and a few good whacks
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on April 20, 2015, 07:28:52 PM
Engine running to have power steering don't work?

You're replacing the wheel bearing? Idk if they're the old school spindle type or unit bearing??

If you're repacing the unit bearing, use sledge hammer on back of unit bearing's flange. Keep the nut on so it will not separates when pounding on it. This always worked for me. Although the ones I did was not 3/4-up ton trucks but they was rusted in solid. My 12v's unit bearing actually just 'fall out' when I took them off.

I think Mark is referring to a slide hammer that attaches to the wheel lugs, you use lug nuts to secure the slide hammer on.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on April 20, 2015, 07:31:02 PM
...(http://www.schattenbaum.org/Portals/1/Images/911_Bearing/08a.jpg)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 20, 2015, 07:33:31 PM
deff need an educated and attentive 2nd hand to do the power steering trick



don't be afraid to stick scrap 3/8" plate in between stuff and socket extension to not just blow through them
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 20, 2015, 07:41:40 PM
I hadn't seen the lug nut adaptor. Maybe promising?

Correct. Bent the 1/4" bracket instead of moving the unit bearing. bearing is good so I'd much rather not destroy it. Just need to get under it to replace the ABS sensor.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 20, 2015, 07:42:31 PM
Hmm. I almost think the rotor may slip on come to think. Maybe I don't need to remove the bearing.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on April 20, 2015, 07:55:03 PM
Brett knows what I'm talking about.  Thanks Brett!

Pic worth 1000 words!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 22, 2015, 06:57:43 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/22/6a4dcae90ec6b0f2be9ab9fff8283464.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/22/0c1085d83889c5dab5d7189115520561.jpg)

I just set cruise control for the first time ever! It's only been something like 25 months and 35,000 miles…

If only I had also not just noticed that Dodge completely fucked my alignment when they did the steering recall, I'd be a happy camper!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 01, 2015, 05:23:05 PM
Need valve cover gasket/ under valve cover harness. Miss is back. #2 again.

Ready to burn it. 


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on May 01, 2015, 06:35:42 PM
i found a guy who does grey market take outs of cummins motors...

a little sketch and i don't know how computers would recognize a forging vin
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 03, 2015, 10:02:58 PM
Reseated connector and all good. Issue with harness on one side or the other, hoping valve cover side but expecting engine harness side.

Grey market from where? Could be interesting for other projects...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on May 04, 2015, 08:04:53 AM
britian
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 19, 2015, 12:44:47 AM
Fucking deer. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/c25cbc338871454c176bb74b0b6db706.jpg) (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/f8dc25e5f65a621c1ee0db24e00e4cf8.jpg) (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/18/1344d3633982c4dd41e2046d994e2948.jpg)

A yearling ran into the side of me while I was paying attention to avoiding traffic as the body of deer #1 spun off into the left lane from the big truck I was following about 1/8mi ahead of me. Not sure if it was deer #2 or #3 that got me. May have been one other?


It did go deep enough to get the rocker too. Paint on the outside of the rocker didn’t crack. Haven’t looked inside.


Didn’t call it in, hopefully the photos are enough evidence...

Humbug. Worst animal strike I’ve had by far. Previous record was a cracked slat in the jetta grille. I’d much rather take one in the side than deal with bumpers into tires or cooler stack damage. Nothing else I could see aside from blood and shit. Brakes and fuel lines good, trailer skin looked unscathed.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: JEEPWERX on September 19, 2015, 10:38:46 PM
Wow

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 20, 2015, 12:02:57 AM
At least there’s no antler hole!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2015, 02:56:59 AM
THANK YOU for the help tonight, gents. Sorry it went so long and was so painful.

Right side bad ball joints done. Feels much tighter on the road. Had to be loose for tens of thousands of miles. Steering recall didn’t get me a fresh free alignment, it just cost me tires :(

I’ll check the lefts, probably not do them for quite some time unless clicky is found.


Insurance adjustor will be here in 5 hours to do a deer damage estimate.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2015, 08:51:07 AM
My guess of 2500 was almost right on. 2312. Repair the doors, not replace. That surprised me a bit.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: dubt on September 23, 2015, 09:03:44 AM
hell mine is only at 2100
Title: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 23, 2015, 09:11:26 AM
Alignment, headlight, fender, hood and blending, then?

Mine is nothing but 3 panels of pull dents, block, and paint, along with needed r&r and blending.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: dubt on September 23, 2015, 09:14:13 AM
no hood according to appraiser, Heading over to Brighton Collision in a bit to have the Guy Arie knows look at it.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 02, 2015, 10:03:06 AM
power steering was whining. Was low.

Things are wet, no clear leaky spot, could be pump lines or box. Only thing difinitively dry is all around the hydroboost.

Also noticed oil with dye on the bottom of the AC compressor while I was under there. Boooo.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 29, 2015, 04:25:51 PM
Fresh steers, yay!

Still need an inspection, oops. My wheel is also pointed closer to 1 o'clock than to noon. Nothing personal, but this is why I hate having others work on my junk. Bah.

Pretty sure I have fresh trans noise. Noticed it my last trip, louder howl than usual under no-load than under coast, neutral, or acceleration.

Appear to have a damn miss again. I have parts to make a kill box now to identify the bad hole now at least.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on November 29, 2015, 09:04:57 PM
I have a line on a 2wd and a 4wd nv5600 if you are interested.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 29, 2015, 09:13:02 PM
$$? Tcase and or drive lines available w 4x4?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on November 29, 2015, 09:13:43 PM
Not sure if I have the right slip yoke in my collection for a 271(?)


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on November 30, 2015, 06:58:34 AM
I will inquire
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: jacel861 on November 30, 2015, 07:04:02 AM
Will be having a "nice" chat with my tech Mike. Sorry about the steering wheel. Grrrr
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 07, 2015, 10:15:50 AM
Slacked off Sunday instead of fixing this.

Need to twist the drag link adjuster and then going to swap the valve cover seal+harness and see if the misfire cleans up.

Popped a code Saturday, #2 again. Will start swapping parts and also build an injector kill box from my spare parts to further diag if the harness doesn't take care of it.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 12, 2015, 05:15:18 PM
Very unimpressed with the quality of the aftermarket valve cover seal/ harness. It uses a bunch of zip ties instead of nicely molded wire guides, had one nicked wire right out of the box, and most importantly, the front 3 holes died entirely after I tightened everything down. A quick start before I buttoned it up sounded like #2 was still having issues but its tough to tell with no load. I was going to go for a test drive and then went from 5 cyl to 3.

So fed up working in the dark in my driveway. Deal with the POS tomorrow. Grump grump.

Putting the old Cummins part back in tomorrow I guess. Hopefully a rocker didn’t grab an out of place wire and trash/ contaminate things.


(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/12/bae4744319f162ab7593efc4ca1c2925.jpg)
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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 13, 2015, 04:40:11 PM
Double unimpressed with the zip ties now. Fixed that. #2 still unhappy. Decided to pull for testing and probable replacement instead of playing games swapping around to learn nothing

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/13/5cb618e763b65ec6894ab15e915d8173.jpg)


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 13, 2015, 08:52:26 PM
im internested in this for field research...

I checked and all use the same zip tie nonsense.. whats OE?
is OE mopar or cummins parts?
mopar number?

so many reasons I'm asking and I really can't get into why... at least not yet..
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 13, 2015, 11:41:04 PM
Cummins. Number was super easy to Google up the first time...

Take a close look at the comparison pic, there are nice molded channels for the wires to follow on the oe piece.

Let me know if you want some better pictures. I’m not trashing it since I’ll be waiting for that nicked wire to fail anyway.  I may put it back in...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 13, 2015, 11:44:31 PM
Cummins pn 5264950
superceded pn 3975641


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 14, 2015, 09:54:05 AM
was this a felpro gasket?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 14, 2015, 10:51:01 AM
Dorman.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 16, 2015, 04:11:38 PM
Low flow on that #2, as I expected.

Another $400 down the toilet! Yay!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 16, 2015, 11:20:58 PM
Mike
Can you send me an email summarizing the issues you have had...
Want to send to GB vendor also pictures of gasket ... Basically everything that has failed or is troublesome. 

Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 17, 2015, 09:27:40 AM
I'll see what I can put together.

what I can't put together is the truck, was going to do it on lunch today but the injector they had in stock wasn't there. have to go over tomorrow morning too. I love driving around before I ride my bike to work so much I just can't fucking describe it.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on December 17, 2015, 02:41:17 PM
I've been doing some reading on G56 trucks. Do you still have the dual mass flywheel in yours?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 17, 2015, 02:47:47 PM
DMF is long long long gone. Southbend dual disk in it. 3475? 3750?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on December 17, 2015, 02:56:06 PM
I figured. I am still wrapping my head around why they ever used one, but sounds like mostly NVH? No longevity concerns associated with the added noise and able to take more power?

Sounds like most aftermarket clutches use SMF. Probably worth doing when clutch needs replacing and allows a mild power bump or just ditching torque management.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 17, 2015, 04:33:53 PM
DMF is for mainly for NVH, also dampens some driveline shock but I would expect if it dampened enough to make an appreciable difference in carrier bearing or ujoint life that it would very much be a consumable part.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 18, 2015, 01:32:10 PM
Injector wasn't in yet first thing this morning.

They did right by me for wasting two trips: gave me a jobber price on the injector and saved me about $60, and sent it to me at work via courrier. I got it like 2 hours ago.

now that's how to make up for a fuckup and keep a satisfied customer. The money they'll continue to make off of me and those I send there more than makes up for that little cost to earn that goodwill out of something that would give a bad impression. Why is it that I'm so impressed by that level of service these days?

Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on December 18, 2015, 02:12:49 PM
bc cheap is easy...

if you're going to pay more.. they better make it worth your wild
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 10, 2016, 11:42:29 PM
Pulled the fuel tank yesterday and found it quite clean. rinsed some fines and filings out of the fuel pump bowl and wiped some fines out of the tank. I think I probably added as much taking off the pump as I cleaned out. Very little water in there. Probably sucked the worst of it out running the tank down to empty. I don't think I sucked out much more than a gallon. 2.5 canisters of my air-powered HF brake vacuum.

The vent did have a hose on it, but it was short, level, uncapped, and VERY dirty. I'm quite certain I found my water contamination source.

I ran a much longer hose all the way up into the headache rack. I should have dry fuel as long as I'm not fording anything up past my windows now. Running better filters now after replacement as well - and the water filter has a sight bowl so I won't need to blindly sample. I can lean down and just look.

Here's to hoping for the end of issues. Hopefully none of the injectors currently in there are fatally wounded. I'm certainly surprised at the most recent one.

Next up: carrier bearing. Rubber is cracked. Should probably PM ujoints at the same time.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 13, 2016, 08:11:27 PM
Finally filling this. 5 gallons in a dry tank did not move the fuel needle.

Including that 5, put in 52.5 in a 52.2 gallon tank.

I think I’ve put in 51 poon the road before. Maybe I shouldn’t push it so far :)



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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 29, 2016, 07:10:37 PM
Finally. Wanted the box out of my way. Probably won't get wired for a while but almost done mounting. Just want to drill and tap the end caps for larger bolts.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 31, 2016, 10:48:52 AM
All done.

I want a 20" single row on everything I drive. Better than high beams.

I was hoping the spot beam would be good for a fog light but I think I'll have to tip it WAY down for that, and it might still be too messy of a pattern. I'll play with that later.
Decent amount of wind noise from the big bar. I'll decide this weekend if it stays or goes. I think it's "noticeable but not objectionable."
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 31, 2016, 10:53:35 AM
Seems like there are a few methods to reduce the whistle. might give some of those a shot. I should run it for an hour and see how hot it gets before I fool with covering heat exchanger fins though.

I see some have luck with door edge trim on the fins, that'd leave plenty of cooling surface but I don't understand how that would change the wind profile much...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on May 31, 2016, 12:01:08 PM
WInd noise is different than whisteling. The whisteling is vibrating fins, wind noise is just from the bar being in the wind.

I took mine off because its too much wind noise..... It annoyed me on long trips.

The 20" are all that is needed, perfect light output and in a better spot for not blinding you with hood glare.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: matt on May 31, 2016, 12:07:13 PM
Look into the amber/clear ones if you are going to go for a 20" bar.

I have one mounted on the front bumper of the dually and love it.  Like you said, it is enough.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 31, 2016, 12:10:35 PM
Makes sense. I have noise, not whistle.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on May 31, 2016, 02:08:56 PM
link to the 20" one please.

I wanted to put a light bar behind my truck grille... but I think I can fit in something larger than 20"
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 31, 2016, 02:38:22 PM
this might be the one I got
https://www.lifetimeledlights.com/led_lights/20_led_light_bar_20_inch_led_light_bar
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: matt on May 31, 2016, 02:41:37 PM
For the amber one

https://www.lifetimeledlights.com/led_lights/215_120w_amber_white_led_light_bar

But it is 21.5" though
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 31, 2016, 05:26:08 PM
Also dual row, not single. I needed a single to fit in the slot in my bumper
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on May 31, 2016, 09:57:55 PM
Any difference between single row and double rows?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 31, 2016, 10:04:58 PM
Body height is all I cared about. Ryan might comment on technical differences...


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on June 02, 2016, 01:54:34 AM
Single row uses 5w Cree chips and better optics. The dual row is 3w chips. I would go single row,  the light is much better controlled.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on June 02, 2016, 09:10:26 AM
your even typing like the thilands now ryan haha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on June 02, 2016, 09:35:35 AM
Haha. I have been driving for days. My typing skills are suffering.

Should say "much more betterer"

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2016, 03:21:43 PM
We heard a few small parts exit the bellhousing on the way to PA. weird noises on engine cranking/startup that sound like parts rattling around haven't gotten any better on their own.

I just talked to South Bend, Aaron there sounds pretty concerned about the small pieces I heard hit the bellhousing, so I guess I should do something about that sooner than later. $600 plus shipping out of pocket for an exchange-for-new on the street dual disc. That seems pretty reasonable.

Only hesitation I have on that is that the transmission has been running significantly warmer for the last 3000 miles or so than it has in the past. Previously, I'd only trip my trans temp warning at 220˚ on the VERY hottest of days, running heavy, in the hills, without stopping for 500 miles.

I'm now hitting that temp by the hill climbing out of Dansville with the single car enclosed trailer, and seeing peak temps of 260.

I just changed the fluid after about 50,000 miles. No significant chunks. No decrease in temp after changing.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on June 07, 2016, 03:26:09 PM
trade this pile in for a big truck already     :D


no inspection cover on the bel housing to identify parts? id think you would want to do that asap before doing more damage to starter/ringgear/ plates ect
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 07, 2016, 04:04:27 PM
I confessed to Aaron at southbound that I had not tried to look, he said there's really not much to see without actual disassembly.

Maybe my bore scope might be able to see something?

As much as I keep looking and dreaming, priorities dictate another 1-2 years of service for this unit.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 16, 2016, 04:46:38 PM
First and only writeup of G56 teardown that I found. Seems quite kind. http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94-98-powertrain/567275-diving-into-g56-step-step.html

I'd like to find a service manual for endplay specs and shim specs, and it looks like the jig on the second page of the thread would be very valuable if not neccessary for setting shims.

I think I'm planning to open the trans and do a visual on all gears and bearings, and set proper shimming for input/output shaft play. I've got to have a bearing going out or something along those lines with the huge temperature increase I've seen in the last ~5k miles even without seeing bad things on the magnet. I think a freshened clutch and going through the trans may help piece of mind for a future buyer too. I know I'd like to see that with a 400,000 mile truck. It wouldn't be worth any money to me but it would help me overlook the milage that would otherwise turn me off.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on June 16, 2016, 05:18:12 PM
clutch kit in stock
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 16, 2016, 07:00:59 PM
southbend dual disk will get whatever it needs, not going backwards to stock dual mass crap - but thank you anyway!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on June 16, 2016, 10:31:17 PM
I assumed as much.   Just curious if we would have qoh
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on June 16, 2016, 10:48:55 PM
isnt spencer the 5600 man?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 16, 2016, 11:26:38 PM
Nv5600 != g56


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: KingtheZJ on June 17, 2016, 07:26:18 AM
jig tool looks necessary to me.

I'm willing to assist as needed. feel free to borrow my press that has the modified "table" for pressing large gears.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 17, 2016, 09:44:14 AM
Jig definitely looks necessary for a one-shot re-shim. Not sure I could fake that with some accurate measuring method and playing it with different shim options and measuring endplay sounds dumb. I need the actual needed measurements too. I sent a PM to that guy, he's on Grand Island. Still active on the site so I've got fingers crossed.

I expect to need to replace bearings ($120 on fleabay, should just push the button and resell later if they're all fine) and I expect to have excessive input shaft play which indicates need to re-shim.

I hope to find all gears spinning smoothly on the mainshaft and to have no chipped or pitted teeth. I have no synchro complaints at all, so as long as they all spin smoothly and the mainshaft looks good I'm not going to pull anything off.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on June 17, 2016, 10:15:18 AM
I expect to have excessive input shaft play which indicates need to re-shim.

What is considered excessive? I checked mine with motor out, no in/out but probably has 1/16" - 1/8" in either direction of float. Didn't find much info on it, aside from post 2 in this thread which was enough for me to stop worrying about it.

http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/3rd-gen-powertrain/530681-g56-imput-shaft.html

Quote
If you are talking about side to side to play with the G56 actually REMOVED from the truck, some movement is actually ineveitable, because the front of the shaft is no longer supported by the oem bushing at the center of the dual mass flywheel. In ohter words, with the tranny removed from the truck, the entire input shaft is supported ONLY by the main bearing at the back of the bellhousing, which is actually near the center of the shaft (in terms of length) so when you move the front of the shaft from side to side, it WILL move, though when installed, it no longer can move because it is supported by the bushing at its very front tip. I hope that makes sense.

 None of that is to say that should be ALOT of side play when checking for play with the tranny removed. When my G56 was out of the truck for a clutch upgrade, I could move the front of the shaft almost more then 1/8" in each direction, though NOT in and out. The dealer and 2 different tranny shops told me that this was normal, so I finished the job, re-installed the G56, and have absolutely NO shifting problems or noises.

 Another way to check for bearing wear in the input shaft bearing is to look for discoloration of the bearing or tranny case from overheating, or actaul stress cracks in the case where the bearing sits, or even check to see if the actual bearing is loose or not properly seated in the tranny case. Those ARE signs of too much wear from overheating or overpowering the aluminum case of the G56. Also, IIRC, there should be NO end play (in and out)

 Hope that helps some.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 17, 2016, 10:29:01 AM
service manual. boom.
http://docslide.us/documents/dodge-g56-service-manual.html

reading up on
Quote
ADJUSTMENTS
MAINSHAFT/COUNTERSHAFT BEARING PRELOAD
CAUTION: This procedure must be performed any time a mainshaft, countershaft or input shaft bearing or shaft is replaced. Failure to follow these instructions will result in damaging the transmission.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 17, 2016, 10:57:40 AM
special tool problem solved. retail on that bitch is near $500!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/162086462523
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 17, 2016, 02:05:28 PM
I expect to have excessive input shaft play which indicates need to re-shim.

What is considered excessive?

Service manual indicates shimming to zero clearance on the bearings, so no in/out would be the key.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 18, 2016, 07:45:57 PM
 Found this upon starting work on removal. Good sign to see mixed fresh/old hole in a trans case, right?

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Then I got it out and found the bad stuff

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Source:
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Intermediate disc disintegrating at the pins

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Throwout bearing spins smooth but very dry. Fingers not happy with it.

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Starter teeth warn pretty badly. Flywheel is fighting coming off the crank so I haven't checked it's teeth carefully yet

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Gif, you up for a little aluminum welding project? :(


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on June 18, 2016, 08:30:00 PM
44 fiestas
5 sprinters
2 NPRs
Cargo vans
Numerous Jeeps

Yup.  I see it  ;)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 18, 2016, 08:32:42 PM
44? Damn! I didn't even know I was that productive L*


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on June 18, 2016, 08:38:41 PM
Wow, that's ugly...  :(
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 19, 2016, 12:05:05 AM
No need for welding the bell housing back together. Going to see if I can find a fresh front housing. How much I'm willing to spend on that depends on what south bend says about the clutch. Not sure if I qualify for the $600 reman price with that sort of damage.

Countershaft bearing boss is full of cracks. I thought at first they might be casting marks but some show through to the other side.

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5th gear has 2 chipped teeth. I guessed that was the case when I bought the truck. Amazing the countershaft looks fine. Countershaft 6th has one tiny burr, no damage on 6th. Bearings all look perfect, nothing cooked nothing rough nothing of note.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2016, 02:52:17 PM
2 weeks out on a clutch. reman pricing. Getting a newer design and they don’t want this back. I’ll just send in photos of cutting the flywheel and be set.

_Awesome_ service especially considering I was up front about it being at least third hand to me. Shame about the backorder.


Hopefully I’ll get out of work before 9 today and have a chance to check out the bearing bosses in the case. Have all the rest of the parts here now.

If the bosses and case are not cracked I’ll be looking to get that bellhousing welded up and be good to go.


I’ve been looking into HD units and there’s an engine adaptor bolt pattern change on the dodge/ram common rail from the standard b and c series since the 80’s. All common rails need an o ring seal at the cam shaft but dodge moved one or two bolts in that vicinity as well. Haven’t gotten good photos or diagrams on this but found two sources saying so. fancy shit there brings that back to even money or worse plus more work to go that route. 


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2016, 02:59:08 PM
Aaron who I was talking to there also strongly suggested to stay dual disk. Stock 6.7s dyno 300-320 to the wheels (truck tune not cab and chassis obviously). With a full delete and a base tow tune they’re usually 450ish.

Insane. And plenty to rip through a single disc when towing heavy.

New clutch will be hybrid, too - not full ceramic, so it should be less grabby. Good with the 3.42s.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: matt on June 23, 2016, 04:30:44 PM
Just out of curiosity, how many miles are on the truck now?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 23, 2016, 04:31:20 PM
406xxx
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on June 27, 2016, 04:52:10 PM
http://rochester.craigslist.org/hvo/5649397265.html
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 04, 2016, 06:40:48 PM
Anything with a 5 digit model number is too big.

Rt(o)95xx or rt(o)66xx are smaller.

Finally did a little polishing. No cracks evident past the surface.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 11, 2016, 11:10:03 AM
flywheels are in stock from backorder. will talk to my guy after lunch. at least there's some good news (and a shitton more work ahead)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 15, 2016, 08:52:05 AM
Mark Moore welded this up for me last night, it came out really well.
Hopeful for complete assembly Saturday.

second radiator will be here today as well, hopefully I can work on the car and get the big bits of that wrapped up Sunday.

Fangers crossed.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2016, 12:05:54 AM
Far too much learning accomplished

Clutch on yesterday. Trans assembled today. Hopefully it goes in as well as it came out instead of as poorly as it went together.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on July 18, 2016, 09:27:05 AM
not a bolt on bell adapter plate?  did you have to actually go inside the trans? 


Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2016, 02:02:18 PM
trans got 5 new bearings 2 new seals and a new input shaft (2 chipped teeth).

integrated bellhousing.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on July 18, 2016, 02:06:55 PM
o god!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2016, 03:05:42 PM
Tell me about it.

Old bearings looked decent, but hundreds of thousands of wear.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on July 18, 2016, 03:15:04 PM
this is same G56 as mine right?


what fluid you putting back in it?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 18, 2016, 05:06:26 PM
correct. It's getting synthetic 50w MTF put back in that was there for the last 500 or so miles.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 19, 2016, 10:21:59 PM
Needs oil, shifter, trim pieces, jackstand removal, and a new rearmost ujoint. Needles appear to be gone on 1 trunion.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on July 20, 2016, 08:06:42 AM
needs a test drive to say Newburgh and back  ;)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on July 20, 2016, 08:23:28 AM
doing work!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on July 20, 2016, 09:57:46 AM
needs a test drive to say Newburgh and back  ;)

Newburgh NY? I could travel along 84 on my way home next Thursday if it helps anything. Don't wanna bite into Mike's sidework though!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2016, 03:29:10 PM
SO QUIET!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Wingman on July 20, 2016, 03:54:08 PM
success?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 20, 2016, 04:08:13 PM
filled it up, put the shifter and trim pieces on, drove to back to campus after lunch after making sure it went into and out of all 7 holes without issue.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 23, 2016, 10:06:29 PM
Zero issues. So much quieter.

Clutch is much nicer for manuvering too. Its half organuc half ceramic; slips more kindly.

Need to do ujoint and check ac pressures. Lost effective cooling. Time to see how bad that compressor seal leak really is.

Ill throw a can at it, if that lasts less than a year it’ll get swapped and fixed right.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 24, 2016, 11:12:57 PM
Ujoint was a total bitch but it’s done. 1555 joints do not push the cap free when bottomed out, by a margin of probably 3/8” or more. Annoying.


Pinion bearings feel loose enough to give a through check with parts on hand. Bah.
I don’t remember if I touched the pinion when I did the ARB install. I should have just had to set backlash with a carrier change I think? Don’t remember.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on July 31, 2016, 08:49:44 PM
runs like a top.
so now the AC is taking a shit.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on August 12, 2016, 11:44:09 PM
Ac gone. Boo.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on August 13, 2016, 09:58:18 AM
Bought another set of gauges on the road, found it about one psi too low to engage. Fed it one can, bought two for the road! Back to lukewarm tolerable air!

That 30 pounds in my garage right now was an effective investment.

Compressor, desiccant and oriface tube, please!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 17, 2016, 06:56:37 PM
Ac is out again. Was sure I smelled it after I shut down at home after mg last trip. I was right.

Arb o ring is gone too. Compressor runs and air comes our the vent. Boo.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 20, 2016, 07:40:21 AM
got this back from ARB
Quote
Typical service life of the o rings is many years. They are "bathed" in gear oil and typically last many years. I suspect you probably have a nick or cut in the copper line to the seal housing causing your major air leak.
We recommend a minimum air pressure of 70psi all the way up to 150psi for proper engagement and use.
O rings can be purchased through most vendors or 4 Wheel parts. They are p# 160246SP. sold as a pair.​

I guess we'll see once I can take the truck down for a bit. Probably check return policies and just stock up on all possible needed parts
- pinion bearings
- pinion seal
- find a speedy sleeve for the worn pinion yoke seal surface. I measured that last time I changed the seal, no idea where that went...
- arb o rings
- arb seal housing
- 5mm air line repair kit
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 20, 2016, 07:43:46 AM
and I guess an AC compressor, drier, oriface tube and some oil belong on a list too. maybe I'll put that off 'till spring at this point.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on September 20, 2016, 08:57:11 AM
bummer.  i have put 4 arb's in on street jeeps.  about a year service so far, no issues. 
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on September 20, 2016, 11:50:00 AM
and I guess an AC compressor, drier, oriface tube and some oil belong on a list too. maybe I'll put that off 'till spring at this point.

We literally should combine our trucks' a/c problems to have two trucks with good A/C.

My truck's a/c is broken but in a completely opposite way. It gets WAY too cold, kinda feel like as if I open a freezer. If I let it running long enough I'll get zero air flow due to the evaporator all iced up. I need to turn the a/c off perodically to keep the ice down.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 20, 2016, 12:30:57 PM
you could be overcharged?
I don't remember if there's an evap temp sensor on the 2nd gen but if there isn't I'm not sure how they are supposed to prevent that. There probably is one and it's probably failed. IDK if there could be any way to get to it without pulling and splitting the HVAC box
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on September 20, 2016, 12:39:21 PM
There's high and low pressure switches I believe because my truck have orifice tube. I think the low pressure switch (on cold side, post evaporator) is bad so it don't turn off when the pressure get too low.

and technically no, overcharge don't make a/c colder. overcharge will act similar to undercharge (cycling, mostly due to too high pressure on hot side).
I plan to literally tear down my dash down to firewall eventually.... I will need to do that to put in the dash I got from you in like 3 years ago? Major job to replace the dash so I am holding it off until I have everything I'll need to do everything else while I'm there anyhow... heater core, evaporator, some hvac door actuators (none are broke right now but might as well replace the ones that's not easily replaced when all assembled, 20 years old now and 300k, so something has to give anytime soon) and rewire most, if not, everything behind the dash and possibly new, custom cluster to get my gauges off my a pillar.... I only can do so much...
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 20, 2016, 01:39:40 PM
rear diff and ARB parts all ordered from justdifferentials including a listed speedie sleeve for the pinion yoke seal.

will plan to do this work the week of 10/1
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 04, 2017, 05:24:29 AM
Need to do rear brakes this week. Have to check the parts pile to see if I have pads. I know I have ebrake shoes and hardware kit in stock.... may need rotors too, haven't looked but grinding on brake application is noted.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 04, 2017, 05:25:07 AM
rear diff and ARB parts all ordered from justdifferentials including a listed speedie sleeve for the pinion yoke seal.

will plan to do this work the week of 10/1

Wow, fail. Haven't touched that. Arb started working again though.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 04, 2017, 05:32:32 AM

I want a 20" single row on everything I drive. Better than high beams.

Missed this a LOT this trip. It died. I get a tiny flicker when power is applied and removed.

It's been wet inside for a while. I'm sure the board turned green :(
Not sure I'll have a chance to double check power is good before next trip but I don't think I'm that lucky.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Ryan on June 04, 2017, 09:16:13 AM
Sounds like  a power issue, Let me know after you check power and we can get a new one on the way.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 04, 2017, 01:52:55 PM
Thanks !!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 05, 2017, 07:14:02 PM
Least favorite job complete. Took about 75m to tires off with a decent bit of 10#ing

Needs pads and rotors. Weeee

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2017, 09:24:18 PM
I have found the secret to talking duals off is get a Porta power and push the rims off. Way less effort and cursing
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on June 05, 2017, 10:58:52 PM
o god getting the 17.5s off the kitchen hauler i had to take two nights at it.  super baseball bat swings with the 20lb sledge
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 06, 2017, 08:14:03 AM
I was wishing for a porta power.

Hub pilots suuuuck

I imagine real truck wheels are even more fun.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2017, 10:43:20 AM
I have not had any issues with my dump truck but my 20 ton trailer I think a Porta power is the only way if the person before you didn't put never seize on there
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on June 06, 2017, 02:09:06 PM
I was wishing for a porta power.

Hub pilots suuuuck

I imagine real truck wheels are even more fun.


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back in days I worked at a heavy equipment repair shop and there's this one Mexican, he has to be shorter than any of us in the flx club. He deal with stuff like this day to day basis, along with clutch jobs in 18 wheelers. One of hardest workers I know.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on June 08, 2017, 09:26:25 PM
rear brake job is no joke on this unit.

also found wet gear oil so that's getting changed.

ac is almost done.

going to work now to optimize daylight use.

solid last minuting.
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Post by: mr.mindless on June 30, 2017, 11:40:40 PM
only warning of a complete LF wheel bearing failure was an unexplained sound like birds chirping.

exactly how I want to spend my saturday morning!
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Post by: mr.mindless on July 15, 2017, 08:29:22 PM
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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on July 16, 2017, 09:22:21 PM
Your awesome
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Post by: Harrison on July 17, 2017, 11:20:43 AM
I think that's about where spencer started out with his 12 valve :)
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Post by: TrailTamer on July 17, 2017, 11:30:03 AM
Almost 100k since you got it? How's the blow by?

I drove my dodge for ~102k miles since 2011. At 302,xxx miles as of today. Bad blow by, though. I think it's from WMO.
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Post by: mr.mindless on July 17, 2017, 11:36:10 AM
I think just under 80k in 3.3yr. I brought it home St. Patrick's Day with something like 342 or 346k on it.

blowby was almost nill then, I haven't checked it lately. No elephant hose on this, I still run PCV into the intake as factory. I should probably replace that filter, I think it's supposed to be a maintenance item. I should probably replace or clean the nasty K&N too, it's finally almost all the way down to the red line on the filter gauge. It's been "well filtered" since I bought it.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 12, 2017, 07:49:44 PM
 https://www.facebook.com/michael.maskalans/posts/10100934346329298

Little pinion play. Master install on the shelf. Not making any noise, I bet the pinion but is loose again. It's getting a weld on reassembly if it is. I've retightened it 3x since arb install.

Maybe I get to crawl under there Friday. Buggy prep and tire repair Thursday. Don't get to take tomorrow off, just thurs-fri.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 20, 2017, 08:24:47 PM
I should probably get a ring & pinion on order, they are probably not going to look perfect judging from the metallic sheen in the mud brown overflow I saw just now after topping off the diff.

I can't wait for this weekend! It'd better not rain.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 22, 2017, 12:39:58 AM
This thing has a little click that’s driving me nuts. I was sure it was the steering shaft, that’s still what it feels like.

I guess I need to check all ball joints and tie rods and track bar and unit bearings and whatever else real closely. Nothing feels loose in handling, no wobble or dead spot, but I feel that click through the wheel and I do not like.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 24, 2017, 10:03:13 PM
Looks like nothing but my mistake on the rearend. Crush sleeve wasn’t crushed enough, bearings look good. Races feel perfect. I’ll toss the new bearings on and crush that thing good this time. Mostly because I dropped the outer in the dirt. Fuck I hate working on this shit here.

One case bearing mildly spun, on the arb seal housing side. I’ll stake the case a bit with a punch before installing new. I figured one new all now so I pulled the other was well. It was super tight.

Seal housing retainer wore through the copper line, that was the point of failure there. I bent that in a little so it won’t be able to rub again.  Surprised at the case wear where the o rings ride. Gotta be a couple thou. I can’t find my goddamn calipers to put a number on it so I hope old pinion depth is good.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 25, 2017, 06:51:22 PM
torque specs

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/76-speciality-forums/125-drivetrain-2001-2010/462098-11-5-aam-torque-spec.html
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 27, 2017, 04:44:55 PM
Running same setup as before. 3 fresh bearings.
Drive side looks like pinion is a hair deep, if it’s going to move any from here it’ll go a hair shallower once crush sleeve is locked down. Coast side couldn’t look better which is indicator for setting up used gear sets. I’ve convinced myself.

If I get this together maybe I’ll go to the meeting tonight but I think not. More interested in solving work problems that I left running at the office this afternoon so maybe I get to Utah.

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I think I definitely caused some gear wear. Backlash currently at .006-.008 around the ring. One notch tighter it was at .002-.006.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on September 27, 2017, 10:11:11 PM
All done, just need to clean up and top off gear oil. Ran out.


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Post by: mr.mindless on October 13, 2017, 10:54:57 PM
All good through a turn & burn to DC.

Gearset is definitely quieter than it had been.

I should find my ir temp gun. Curious about rearend temp and also curious if my turndown goes low enough or if I’m going to cook a shock bushing out.

Front end still has the rattle that made me put in a steering shaft along with replacing the box. Going to go through ball joints and bearings tomorrow, maybe driver side ball joints are bad. Passenger were done maybe 10k ago. Passenger just got a bearing too.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on October 17, 2017, 05:39:17 PM
Upper bj and wb both have play. Not shocking. Proof to do things in sets.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on October 21, 2017, 04:37:18 PM
Need to do sway bar links.

Maybe shocks?

Rattle 90% gone. Steering super nice. 110 miles of functional cruise control and counting. Not too far from doubling miles driven with cruise under my ownership. Hopefully LF speed sensor routing is now safe... third try a charm.

Put 1/8 turn on most oil pan bolts. See if that dries up a wet side of the pan.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on December 30, 2017, 10:15:49 PM
Found 2 pissers tonight.

1. Don’t have clearance to pull the hinge pin for the turnover ball. Box steel crossmember under the bed is fully in the way. Didn’t feel like cutting that out to weld it back together tonight. Need a box wrench or a crescent that goes just over 1 3/8”, probably 36mm, since the opposite crossmember blocks socket access.

2. Gear oil inside the driver side wheel and on the backing plate. I thought I just did hub seals this summer along with all the other rearend work but I guess I get to do one again. That should be fun.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 03, 2018, 11:21:31 AM
Hitch looks like it'll work well. Need to build out a box, the stringers are a few inches further apart than I was hoping for.

Hopefully I can get a hand on that from smike at some point. Cut out the old, weld in the new!

it's fun rereading this thread.

need to unbuild part of this box for maintenance almost 5 years later. Hard to believe I've had this thing for almost 5 years. If it weren't for the pre-broken axle shaft, and the poor factory tank venting, this thread would be much shorter.

Early pics before the CM bed rusted to shit make me a little sad. I'm looking at cheap aluminum toolboxes right now. Think I'll pull the trigger and try to get at least 2 on before CA. Should be a day or two of work to mount all.
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 03, 2018, 11:34:40 AM
Fuel line is frozen. Started fine this morning but I only got to drive about 3/4 of a mile. Kim and the mule saved me!  eagle didn't have enough juice to start.

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oh man, good times!
this was the most recently before now that we had a real winter!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Harrison on January 03, 2018, 02:02:45 PM
Mercedes had 0-1 psi fuel pressure on gauge most of the way to work yesterday. Got a strong dose of Power Service white bottle and it slowly improved. Got lucky!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 03, 2018, 02:07:36 PM
I had the same leaving the Jokinens at I think it was 3F on Sunday. Got better after 5+ min of run time. It had been fine as low as -5F earlier while driving, so the overflow going back to the tank makes a big difference.

I've got a little smoke going right now; 2 grey bottles ready to go into the tank at the next 2 fillups.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 08, 2018, 01:37:03 PM
Wtf? Strange choices. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180108/858b1f3dac230b46ee56a58ed51c7e27.jpg)

Feed +12 from 2 sides, molded in, via scotch lock. Twice. And ground through an aluminum rivet.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 10, 2018, 10:15:43 AM
hub seal changed, underbody boxes arrive today. I'll have a hard time not doing those right away since I've wanted them for so long, but that really should be very last priority.

I'd like to get it to delta sonic for an interior detail before I go. otherwise I think it's ready.
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 11, 2018, 03:10:37 PM
2.5” channel to make mounts comes tomorrow. Piss poor timing. Piss poor planning.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on January 11, 2018, 03:31:37 PM
Hope they're waterproofed very good from tire spray.
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 11, 2018, 05:38:35 PM
I’ll plan to put a forward mudflap on. That’s asking an awful lot of any seal.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M on January 11, 2018, 06:01:32 PM
or weld a straight plate of metal next to the box.
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 11, 2018, 06:20:18 PM
they are poly boxes. I have some trepidation but I'm hoping it's a good balance between weight, cost, and quality.

cheap steel boxes rust to shit immediately. cheap aluminum boxes are super under built. steel boxes weigh 3x what these do (95 vs 30, both plus mounting). these poly boxes are about the same price as super cheap aluminum or cheap steel and I'm hoping they have quality closer to higher end steel. We'll see.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 13, 2018, 05:21:26 PM
shoulda gone with 3" channel.

need to do some gusseting, otherwise I'd be drilling holes and spraying paint right now instead of in from the cold for dinner.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 16, 2018, 11:33:04 PM
Box brackets just need paint and final assembly. Everything mounted and drilled and stuff.

Couple mud flaps would be good too.

Anybody have 3’ of 4” garden edging I could have for a quickie fix?


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Post by: mr.mindless on January 16, 2018, 11:34:01 PM
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Steel warming up for paint. Not sure where I’ll spray or where I’ll let them dry yet. :-/


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on January 17, 2018, 08:27:32 AM
I got a space :)
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 17, 2018, 10:13:57 AM
I brought 'em to work today. gonna use the spray booth in Rettner Hall.
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Post by: mr.mindless on January 17, 2018, 10:32:22 PM
Boxes are on. I goofed on clearance by a little bit. I’ll know if they settle when they’re loaded up. Need to adjust the flange on the flatbed a little bit and I’ll call them good for now. I think I can resist the motivation to put lights in them and move the arb until more important tasks are complete.

I’m so fucking ADD.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on January 29, 2018, 01:38:09 AM
Saw dash volt gauge at 18 sustained today. Edge and cig lighter showed 14 and 14.6 respectively. Needle had lost its zero somehow. Cluster self test at second fuel stop fixed that.

Low pressure fuel gauge spiked to 100psi for a while (5 minutes? Maybe 10). It usually lives at 5-8, occasionally around 1-2. While I was waiting to find a good spot to check that out, it went back down to where it belongs over the course of 30 seconds. Resetting the Edge had made no difference so either it was a short and the readout has some significant smoothing, or an actual pressure fluke of the cp3 back feeding supply or who knows what.

Half an hour ago I started getting “service required, visit dealer now” on the overhead. (5 hours after the low pressure thing) No codes stored. Checked with Edge and with Smarty. Cleared with Smarty. Guess I’ll reload the tune if that repeats tomorrow? No drivability symptoms. Just a nice ding with nothing in the cluster. Overhead only.

All the prep done I’ve done and still weird shit just happens. Because mikemike?


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on March 20, 2018, 02:34:06 PM
6th gear countershaft and main shaft gears ebay'd. bleh.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: wnyjpgy on March 21, 2018, 07:53:13 AM
Must be going around.. 6th gear in my truck is starting to get moody, going to change the oil with some additive and see what happens.. It could have been due to the cold temps the last time it was driven as well.

If it doesn't help I need to make a serious decision between putting some money into it or shipping it. Unfortunately for me it just got new batteries and tires in December..
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Post by: mr.mindless on March 21, 2018, 09:45:03 AM
No moodiness here. Just broke a tooth. Click/snap and then a horrible cyclic rumble in 6th. I can hear a click in gearover noise at idle but it’s run about 3000 miles since Albuquerque where it happened without grenading...


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Post by: mr.mindless on April 26, 2018, 08:34:59 PM
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found my teeth.

Disappointed in the silver in the oil. Hoped I could put it back in after 30k. Maybe think about sending it. Hmmm


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 27, 2018, 10:10:34 PM
Have to find docs and remind myself what the trick is to splitting the case. I think I’m missing one more fork pivot.

May be over to the shop tomorrow if gears need pressing.

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 28, 2018, 12:22:04 AM
I should have remembered from last time how annoying it is to get proper fluid for this thing.

spent 2 hours digging. found nothing likely local. 2 gallons of Mobil Delvac Synthetic MTF 50 will be here Tuesday. Unless that's something in stock at Main St but from what I think I recall last time when I put Pennzoil Synchromesh in it, I don't think it was.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: Nick on April 28, 2018, 08:43:12 AM
I don't remember what fluid I put into my transmission but I got maybe 2 gallons of it left over.  It was that fancy stuff from Emerson oil. You are welcome to use that if it will work
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 28, 2018, 03:44:31 PM
xler mtf, you call RAM and see how much of a dry adventure that is?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 28, 2018, 04:02:30 PM
ma mopar runs ATF+4 in these things.

Typical fuck mike's life finding: input shaft is missing a tooth again. all parts departments closed so can't check local price/availability.

if I'm lucky I can have one Tuesday, and then get to assemble and install the whole fucker instead of just filling it with oil.
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 28, 2018, 05:09:38 PM
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Better and better.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 29, 2018, 11:59:26 AM
$125 to ship next day from pure diesel power (Wisconsin) to get an input shaft here tuesday. $375 to my door for a shaft and bearing.
We'll see what Dodge can do first thing Monday.

AMP Distributing, who I bought parts through previously, doesn't offer next day on their web site. Priority mail 2 day for $13. sigh.

Piss poor planning is my middle name!


Shaft: g56-16a (3 ID rings, 28 tooth)
Bearing: 32210
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 10:13:08 AM
Here’s an easy way for that parts list to get out of hand on your dealer repair, mike:

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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 10:33:08 AM
oof

hopefully you talked to a human in Wisconsin and got shipment confirmation over the phone. 
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 10:38:00 AM
Thanks Brett for sanity checking me and looking at rockauto. Order placed for a USA Standard Gear input shaft. Fingers crossed.

Wondering if I should get something better on a slow boat for when that twists so I have it on the shelf.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on April 30, 2018, 10:52:41 AM
No problem!
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 11:19:39 AM
Thruway spring saved my day. 20t prop would have been enough if we took the hidden snap ring off. Under the bearing.

Mechanic who suspected it was there got an extra tip from me. Coulda really ruined my day if not for him!!


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on April 30, 2018, 11:23:50 AM
Wondering if I should get something better on a slow boat for when that twists so I have it on the shelf.


Hunt for a complete G56 so you’ll have a complete unit on hand to swap? IMHO the original case is compromised. Cracked & welded, repeated failures.

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Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 11:25:31 AM
wasnt it just an ear welded though? 

use, tune, gearing, HP is probably more of the problem.....
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Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 11:29:26 AM
Thruway spring saved my day. 20t prop would have been enough if we took the hidden snap ring off. Under the bearing.

Mechanic who suspected it was there got an extra tip from me. Coulda really ruined my day if not for him!!


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o shit!
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 11:35:34 AM
looks like 2500$ with a 600-1000 core with good case halves
most dont warranty "broken gears"   WTF else is there to warranty in a manual?   
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 11:37:46 AM
Thanks Brett for sanity checking me and looking at rockauto. Order placed for a USA Standard Gear input shaft. Fingers crossed.

Wondering if I should get something better on a slow boat for when that twists so I have it on the shelf.


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rock auto doesnt list an input shaft for my truck, thought it was same?
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: TrailTamer on April 30, 2018, 11:45:55 AM
Thanks Brett for sanity checking me and looking at rockauto. Order placed for a USA Standard Gear input shaft. Fingers crossed.

Wondering if I should get something better on a slow boat for when that twists so I have it on the shelf.


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rock auto doesnt list an input shaft for my truck, thought it was same?

RockAuto don’t list everything for some reason. Need to search the part # then it’ll show up. Since the dealer listed the part # for MikeMike’s G56 so it’s probably safe to assume they does interchange.
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Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 12:26:49 PM
wasnt it just an ear welded though? 

use, tune, gearing, HP is probably more of the problem.....

and driving style (related to long gearing). Will run with high RPMs from here. May generally tow in 5th, it made nearly no difference in economy - though I did run I think 62-63 in 5th as opposed to 68ish in 6th.

Thanks Brett for sanity checking me and looking at rockauto. Order placed for a USA Standard Gear input shaft. Fingers crossed.

Wondering if I should get something better on a slow boat for when that twists so I have it on the shelf.


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rock auto doesnt list an input shaft for my truck, thought it was same?

I would expect it to be the same. Does rockouto show you truck at all? cross reference for the USA Standard part I bought only shows 2500 & 3500 trucks 2007-2018.


I believe all neccessary bits will arrive tomorrow.
oil
input
input bearing
front countershaft bearing just found on amazon (cage bent with 3 jaw puller)

Slap shit together, I think I will need to check countershaft shim clearance with the gold plated jig since I'm changing a bearing, oil it, install it.

Mike, you good on that tractor fetch for me tomorrow? I put a caliper on the trailer yesterday and safety wired all the bolts. None of the others were loose at all.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 01:03:23 PM
ya i can grab it if it will help.  im tied up tonight with a TJ that got dropped for asap fix.  brandy new JK will have to wait till this weekend

44" inside tire spacing is that OK on your trailer or need to bring cribing?


Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 01:10:57 PM
It will be tight but should be good. I forgot to measure it, but math, memory, and photos all indicate it's around a 41" opening.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 01:31:43 PM
i suppose with a bucket down it wont matter haha
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 01:39:26 PM
and a backblade to save the butt, too! Good call :)
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on April 30, 2018, 01:41:10 PM
random thought: I haven't fully gathered my straps yet, but if you don't want to throw yours on, there are some by both the side and rear doors of Joe, plus chains and one binder in the chain basket on the trailer.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on April 30, 2018, 02:47:42 PM
sent Tim a txt for pickup details when he is available tomorrow
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on May 01, 2018, 12:56:34 PM
successfull parts delivery? 

printed out my paper work i need Iowa guy to sign
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 01, 2018, 01:01:02 PM
UPS and FedEx both deliver to me around 1430, so not yet.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 01, 2018, 02:41:49 PM
Input shaft and bearing reportedly delivered. Time to go home!!
Gotta finish some summer planning first. 'tis the season.
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: M4wdFab on May 01, 2018, 06:03:23 PM
tractor pick up
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 01, 2018, 06:18:22 PM
Parts and fluids accounted for. Home, fed, Changing clothes and starting assembly.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 01, 2018, 10:53:50 PM
Fucked up and put the shifter on it before I filled it.

Needs oil and interior trim.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 02, 2018, 12:04:53 AM
All good! Broke in the gears with a good 5 mile scoot up to Winton & back at varied speeds and gears. Tow-ready.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 02, 2018, 12:38:16 AM
Accidentally went ~13,000 on this oil change. I target 7500 and usually hit 9000.

434,905

Full of California dust.

Dash gauges are getting glitchy. First time I fired it I only showed tach. All gauges work in self test. Volts stayed dead through test drive. That’s been the most frequent misbehaver since KOH.


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Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: rejeep on May 02, 2018, 07:06:44 AM
I have a decent test tow 😉
Title: Re: High Miler
Post by: mr.mindless on May 02, 2018, 08:36:25 AM
Would be nice if timing worked out to start with the rover. Leaving tomorrow for the Wild West.


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