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|11-13-2019 01:26 PM|
Well just in case two updates:
-My ccv re-route from riffraff has had zero ill effects. On a rare occasion I'll get a whif of smoke at a long stoplight but roll up the window and your set. No leaks developed in the engine, and no drips on the ground from the outlet end of the hose. For my supercab short bed it ends up right in front of the skidplate for the gas tank or right under the mini rear door.
-Installed a NOCO Gen1 4amp onboard battery charger. Its using the supplied screws to hold it to the little plastic cover between the grill and hood latch. Not the best but flatout no better spot I could find in the engine bay lol. So far it appears to work really nicely. Also it appears to charge faster than my current battery tender with the same ratings. Whether or not that's better or worse for the battery who knows lol. The plug it routed under the hood latch and ran down to the drivers tow loop like the block heater cord.
Next plans: Wife and I had made some serious goals to a 1yr plus road trip with a shortbed truck camper for the truck but we have been paying down/eliminated most junk/gotten rid of debts except the side by side and the house but that's all in good time.
-Front receiver hitch, winch with carrier and wiring, to move front/back of truck, also I want to have my brother paint the red truck canopy and gery undertone on the body black so the truck is green and black.
pics of charger install soon.
|09-17-2019 11:33 AM|
Previous design back on track. Got the truck to help with remodeling first home and truck has been switching from:
daily driver/work truck to hauler/camper and originally I wanted to turn the truck into a camper/overland type rig and its finally back on track.
Got a super good deal on a shortbed canopy that was carpeted from factory and the carpet kit for the bed for only $350. Then got some lumber to make a platform for camping. Its a super basic design that will change but this was about $100 from Home Depot and no screws/nails/bols/ and comes out in 5 minutes to haul stuff.
going to sand/paint the cap a semi gloss black over winter since summer is basically over.
Have a 6in thick memory foam mattress nearly as comfortable as home bed, cool camping toilet by thetford, and a nice little tailgate ladder to install. got everything just gotta install.
Next is a 1-200watt renology solar pannal, solar charge controller, two deep cycle battiers 100wat/hr, and an inverter. biggest challenge is shortbed.
probably going to install a folding ladder and a roof rack on the canpy and just have it braced underneath to attach things too and add strength to it.
Anyone ever add the vantech cap/canopy roof crossbars to a fiberglass canopy? seems very basic and sturdy to hold some extra gear and act as a support for the solar panel set up.
|06-14-2019 07:46 AM|
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|06-13-2019 11:33 PM|
Originally Posted by JustinOOO9 View Post
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|04-29-2019 01:39 PM|
This weekend gonna do some work.
HAve the following:
Riffraff ccv mod kit and a diy catch can. Gonna let it vent to atmosphere through catch can for a week or two and see if anything drips out. If so i'll route from the outlet of the can back to intake. Then I have a oil cooler kit from riffraff too.
After the ccv mod and oil cooler re seal. gonna drain the 5w-40 and try rotella's new t6 15w-40 full synthetic. (says reduced oil consumption) and their website states cold pour only being like 7 degrees apart. I really enjoy the winter operation of the 5w-40 but the oil consumption is to high. I have zero external leaks, barley any blow by. SO hoping between 15w-40 and in the next couple of weeks new injector o rings I see a reduction or at least the normal 1-2. I can't remember 100% but feels like 3 quarts in last 2k miles. so fingers crossed.
Watched DieselTechRon's video and way simpler than I thought.
This darn truck is gonna be completely rebuilt by the time im done lol.
It was kind of pita to find 3/4in fittings with larger inside diameters. even with 1in to 3/4in adapters. this set up has more fittings than I'd like but offers the best flow I could find after checking out four stores.
|03-18-2019 02:03 PM|
Some major changes caused a significant delay in the offroad goodies but still working on keeping the truck running best I can.
Next month going to:
New oil cooler o ring kit, injector o rings, and boots probably riffraff.
While the truck is opened up anything I should tackle?
-Parts replaced since 2016: motorcraft IPR/Pigtail, ICP, HPOP, GP Relay, Glow plugs, Valve cover, UVCH, turbo pedestal o rings, belt/tensioner, and fuel bowl reseal with redoing FPR and fuel line sleeves.
-Mods since 2016: AIS Intake, WW2, procomp LVL Kit, J.W. valvebody, 6.0L trans cooler, cnc fab hpop lines, pro comp shocks, and BFG A/T's,
What else would you recommend doing while its opened up?
|01-15-2019 12:04 PM|
Well the last two months has been an up/down relationship with the truck hahaha. Had trouble with the dipstick tube adapter (later learned my oil pan was warped when installing the strictly diesel adapter [super over priced but can't argue with the results]) Then right as a closed the door on a moving trailer truck wouldn't start hahaha. New hpop and ipr and back on the the road. Truck has the slightest miss though that I can feel on the seat/butt so waiting on cable to plug in forscan and do buzztest and see what else I can learn. Truck starts quicker and honestly feels a little more pep with the new hpop/ipr/ipr pigtail though.
This summer going to:
a. winch bumper/winch
b. front receiver/winch*possible re-enforcement bracket (allows me to store winch in garage till trips come)
c. maybe explore WARN hidden winch kit but not liking price or the kit and bumper skirts etc.
|12-10-2018 09:05 AM|
I'll never pay $300 for their kit and glad I didn't but I just felt is was a lazy fix for someone like myself who just don't like leaks hahaha. Tell you what though I sure felt uneasy after removing the o ring letting that inside adapter piece fall in the oil pan. But drove about 40 miles since and no leaks or issues.
I still need to install your hpop lines too believe it or not. Just trying to finish projects as much as I can before freezing temps hit.
|12-10-2018 08:36 AM|
|[email protected]||Justin, this is how I do it and I rarely ever have any issues after. Take it back out, clean very very well as you know, wipe down with the brake cleaner that dries nearly instantly. Then remove the o-ring and use the Ford TA-31 and put some one the o-ring groove, put the o-ring back on, smear some RTV on the o-ring, set the inside piece back in the hole, goop up the treads very well before you thread the nut on with RTV sealant, put the nut on and snug it down, then goop more of the sealant all around the nut again. Sure it won't look nice, but who the heck crawls under your truck to look at the dipstick adapter. LOL.|
|12-06-2018 09:49 AM|
Well replaced the o ring and nut on the dipstick tube adapter only to have it leak again. It was barley seeping hence why I thought ill just get this before it gets worse lol.... Kit from riffraff was simple and good but still didn't work. Found an org member here who didn't end up using a strictly diesel adapter kit (still in the bag new) so saved a little money. Going to install it this evening or on the weekend.
I have to admit the kit is very well made, and well thought of. Im not sure I feel its worth $300 but in comparison to dropping engine or all the work to remove pan without engine seems like a great deal for the quality of it. They really thought of everything I hate to admit lol.
I'll see about posting a pic once done I feel this will solve the seep that turned into a leak but will keep people updated.
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