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Re: High Miler
« Reply #690 on: September 12, 2019, 09:37:52 AM »
pretty sure that's a sign of bad shock or spring (bet you already know that too).

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #691 on: September 12, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
just put some extra air in ;)

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #692 on: September 27, 2019, 09:02:25 AM »
Tried to bypass failed ac compressor before the meeting Wednesday. Forgot that the compressor needs to be removed to move the tensioner to no-ac position so I put that on hold.

So I guess I should just do the full repair (for the second if not third time). At least parts are getting cheaper with age. Under $300 for a full “kit.”

Ordered an ac system pressure transducer too. Only diagnosable via scan tool, but its what should trigger the engine cooling fan, and do all system pressure protection, which has appeared not to function properly for a couple years.
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« Reply #693 on: September 27, 2019, 09:21:04 AM »
Did you prioritized A/C over front end issues, at this part of the year? Lol

I haven’t have a A/C failure in my 2nd gen Ram in almost 10 years. All issues I had with A/C were from something else.

Try find a new OEM compressor and maybe that’ll last longer?

What this full ‘kit’ include? Absolute guaranteed repair job will be to replace everything...

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« Reply #694 on: September 27, 2019, 09:45:43 AM »
When I was stranded once by an unplugged but bad ac compressor locking up on me once, yes. It’s a priority for sure.

And yes the kit it everything but evap and liquid line. I’ve done the dance a couple times. Pressures were never perfect on this install, plus it pushed Freon out due to overpressure several times. It still lasted 60k.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #695 on: October 13, 2019, 05:45:04 PM »
Everything replaced, clutch won’t engage. Gave it 12v and it clicks so it seems that the ECU isn’t calling for ac. Or i have a coincidental wiring issue (seems far fetched). No codes. Tried old pressure transducer and it doesn’t have it fire, either - and that one let it run ALL the time.

$3000 for a scan tool to see what the ECU really is doing. Pretty great. I love a totally integrated power module.

At least it should be a reliable serpentine accessory system and I can drive the truck again, but fuck is that frustrating.
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« Reply #696 on: October 13, 2019, 05:54:17 PM »
I lied. I hadn’t j stalled the old transducer. It’s high limit is bad but it’s low limit works. Clutch engages. Not going to charge now though since the fucking schraeder for the transducer port is bad and leaks enough that I can’t install a new sensor with seal.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #697 on: October 13, 2019, 06:20:13 PM »
Double dummy: schreader out of the old drier was right size for transducer port. Just need to get new OE transducer and swap. Should be 100% in a few aside from high pressure protection. So back to status quo from previous 3yr.

That’s why I post that shit when i get frustrated. It makes me think even if it takes a minute
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« Reply #698 on: October 13, 2019, 06:58:15 PM »
At least it should be a reliable serpentine accessory system and I can drive the truck again, but fuck is that frustrating.

How come you didn’t just bypass it to get by?

FWIW
https://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/belt-routing.252170/


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« Reply #699 on: October 13, 2019, 08:11:22 PM »
Have to remove the compressor to use no-ac routing. That means leaving the system open. Thought I addressed this.

I carry a no-ac belt. Changing the serpentine on that truck is murder. Worst serp I ever do. And I’m not going to not fix the aircon, so best to just do it.

Nice to know I have a transducer issue now and not on the first hot weekend in June, right?
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #700 on: December 09, 2019, 05:15:02 PM »
Coolant pushing issue still a thing. Either a trapped bubble is not working out or I have a head gasket or turbo issue introducing gasses to the coolant. Tried to do a combustion gas test again but it just pushed coolant into the thingie. Need to try when cold with lower radiator level.

Not sure what to do. Been thinking of selling but clearly must fix that issue first.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #701 on: December 09, 2019, 05:27:40 PM »
The internet says it’s my head gasket. I can’t deny the likelihood of that. When rad cap and tstat didn’t fix it’s almost got to be. Should have ballpark 130-150,000 on this head and head gasket. I’ve not looked to see if it was studded or still has head bolts.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #702 on: January 09, 2020, 05:25:44 PM »
tempted enough to send this that I wrote it up. just needs photos. Not sure if price is realistic with milage, but body and frame condition really are excellent, and I don't know if it's worth sending if I can't get at very least 10k from it. If I keep it and registration/inspection become an issue, it'll have to get significantly older quite suddenly, and I'll have a cab for sale...

2007 6.7 Cummins 6 speed Ram 3500
$12,500, neg
currently needs head gasket. runs and drives but pushes coolant - gently - at all times while running. new rad cap made no change.
discount: -$2500


quad cab 4x2 Cab & Chassis
CM 9' flatbed & headache rack. 2" receiver and turnover 2 5/16" gooseneck ball.
Been in NY for 6 winters, with limited winter driving. Zero rot anywhere, and very nearly zero rust on body and frame. Wheels and bed are due for refinishing.
Drivers doors both dented in rocker area from a deer. Passenger rear door has a scratch in same area below the body line.
Will break 20mpg empty
Heated cloth seats (aftermarket - Wet Okle)
AC just rebuilt (compressor, condensor, drier, evap flushed)
7x steel 19.5 wheels and tires, tread ~60%+
crossbed aluminum toolbox and 2x plastic underbody tool boxes
Factory 52 gallon rear mount fuel tank
Edge Insight with pyro, turbo timer
Smarty Jr. programmer
30k on cooling fan clutch
25k on front brakes, wheel bearings, ball joints
20k on South Bend dual disc clutch
20k on trans lube
20k on trans bearings - did NOT do synchros. Shifts slightly stiff if you don't match.
35k on all fuel filters (3) - factory plus aftermarket fuel/water and 5 micron
70k on injectors without any issues since
reportedly new head and new turbo around 320-330k 2 owners ago. no paperwork.
possibly original CP3 - no issues
rerouted and extended fuel tank vent
5k on oil and filter
30k on rearend oil
2.5 years on batteries
rear axle rebuilt with new bearings, 3.42 gears, chromoly axle shafts, ARB air locker at 354k

36' 12k Kaufman car hauler available.
20-30k on new Dexter 7k axles, new springs, bolts, hangers.
LED lit with repeaters and markers
1 year on new steel deck.
HD ramps, slide in the back
electric over hydraulic brakes, 2 years and ~10k on new pads.
7000# winch with wireless remote, solar trickle charger, functional breakaway.
Registered through Feb 2022 (?)

3000 with truck
4000 on its own
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #703 on: January 09, 2020, 05:59:04 PM »
quit your bitchen and throw a head gasket at that hawg  lol 



3-4k for that trailer seems like a deal.


i think my winch is a 10k no?   ;D

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Re: High Miler
« Reply #704 on: January 09, 2020, 07:43:25 PM »
That was from memory. I know the one that died was a 7.

HG or not, it’s sitting more than not by a LONG shot now.
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