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RE: Taking a breather from rv.net

I don't check in that often either. I kind of thought things were smoothing out over here with everyone getting new rigs and them all being pretty darn good. Mean while my 6.oh still kicking it.
RollingRockTX 01/10/14 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cold Storage question

Thanks folks RR
RollingRockTX 11/22/13 07:21am Tow Vehicles
Cold Storage question

Hey folks Since we bought the 3rd car (jeep) we have had the F250 in our storage unit with our 5er. I do drive it once per month when not towing etc...but wondering...is it bad to keep the block heater plugged in if I am not going to run it for a few weeks? Thanks RR
RollingRockTX 11/21/13 09:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RollingRocks new TV

Nice Jason I've been thinking of getting a Jeep also for the back roads the truck can't do. I was looking more at the 1940-50 MY though :B My dad use to race em up the dunes back in the day. He had a 1942 with a 327 SHPE putting out 425 HP and paddles. Think my BIL still has it as a keep sake. Thanks Rick This thing is already a money pit...we have new doors ordered, we have a hoist now hanging in the garage to take the top off...wheels, LED light bar ordered..blah blah blah. My buddy has 2 Willie's for sale....not sure of the years yet. Haven't been posting much, been prepping for deer season...and these darn doves keep flying infront of my shot gun. :) I got my eye on a Popup in Waco Texas and prob driving down to pick it up Friday. Want a camper for the lease and one that we can pull with the new Jeep. Man I have issues. Funny, called my insurance agaent...he said "What did you buy" bad bad bad RR
RollingRockTX 09/19/13 09:03pm Tow Vehicles
RollingRocks new TV

yeah I know I just posted not a few months back my ranch truck...1993 Pathfinder....it was great, enjoyed tinkering on it...sold it to a buddy for his kid...who now has a kick butt 93 Nissan.... So I needed to pick up another ranch/lease/airport truck. Wife said, "how about a Jeep" DONE Here she is the day we brought her home. 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/gallery/3/1-190913202936-3458620.jpeg After a few mods. And more planned. Geez this whole jeep thing is expensive. In fact we are looking for a pup for it too. http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/gallery/3/1-190913202940-3469396.jpeg We're having fun.
RollingRockTX 09/19/13 08:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited towing question

Well I found another pup..this one says 2800 dry so I feel much better about this one. Pending they still have it. Thanks again for the responses.
RollingRockTX 09/19/13 08:12pm Towing
RE: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited towing question

Thanks for the responses, yes the Pentastar engine was introduced in 2012 for Jeeps. I think will stick to a lighter one. More in the 1500lb range. Thanks RR
RollingRockTX 09/19/13 03:33pm Towing
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited towing question

Hey folks Rollingrock here....we picked up a 2014 JKU (4 door) shows to have a max tow of 3500lbs. Looking at pick up a pop up, it says it weight 3100lbs. Seems kind of heavy don't you think? Close enough to tow or too close to max? Thanks RR
RollingRockTX 09/19/13 10:55am Towing
RollingRock's new TV

Well, I got so sick and tired of my other Ford 6.0 TV I decided to get a new TV.... Wait a second, I love my 06 6.ohhh Not selling my baby.... Truth, is, I sold my project 1993 Pathfinder this week and bought a new 3rd car for the family. This is something we can all have fun in, use at the ranch, and at the hunting lease and use to get to and from the airport for me. This won't tow our 5er but it sure is fun so far. Our 1st Jeep.... This is how she looks today, mods coming. 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/gallery/3/1-100813011843-34371704.jpeg Our Lacy "Pistol" taking her first ride http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/gallery/3/1-100813011845-34382471.jpeg This is a photo of after washing, claying the paint and a Poorboys Pro Polish followed by Optimum Opti-Coat (like a second clear coat) http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/gallery/3/1-100813011835-34341562.jpeg This is a shot of her taped up and ready for polish etc. http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/gallery/3/1-100813011813-3425878.jpeg so for the crew that says I hate Dodge and Chrysler products...proof that I am a reasonable person.
RollingRockTX 08/10/13 01:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

I could use a copy of the 4th grade explanation too! :) Guess my concern is that you're putting a bandaid on it. Hopefully the pump will solve your problem, or even throwing bpd coolers on it, which should definitely address the issue. That would eliminate the need for the fan switch, and address the causal problem. Other than being nice to cool it even further at times, what am I missing? My experience thus far is that the OEM fan control strategy has the fan ramp-up rate starting too late. When pulling a grade with a load in hot weather the fan strategy has it ramping-up at about 215f ECT. In many trucks, and those with BPD oil coolers, the EOT would be even hotter. I have found that it is easier on the truck to preventitively engage the fan early and "hold the temps down" than it is to allow the default fan strategy to work and then watch the fan struggle to hold ECTs/EOTs - much less reduce them much. My friend has the exact same truck as mine as has the BPD oil cooler. He is currnetly working with BPD to troubleshoot high oil temps when towing, as on a recent trip his EOT was much higher than mine, and I dont have the BPD oil cooler (yet). He purchased and installed his BPD oil cooler earlier this year, just before BPD released the heavy duty cooler option. He is now working with BPD to exchange the standard cooler for the heavy duty cooler. In the event that still doesnt bring his EOTs down enough when towing, we are also installing a manual fan switch in his truck this weekend. We will be using Upfitter switch #1 and a relay as I describe above. Your tuner if you have tunes can turn the fan on @ a temp you desire. I don't think the SCTXCAL II has this feature. JP
RollingRockTX 07/19/13 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

So I ended up pulling the camper, 90 min today to our spot for the weekend. Temp outside was 100. Max ECT: 220 Max EOT: 227 I did hear the fan but not at 220 as it was on a grade and pushing RMPs's but I could hear a slight humm fromt he engine so I know my new fan clutch was working. Net is, never went to over 220 and it pretty much averaged 216 on the ECT. Since i never paid attention to it before I can what it was prior to the new parts. But i can tell you this, 2 weeks ago, I wouldn't of made it 10 miles and I would have been over 225 on the ECT even at 90 degrees outside. RR
RollingRockTX 07/18/13 07:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

RollingRock- I hope you got her straightened-out. I recently had 3 overheating events on a trip with ECT rocketing to between 240 and 253f. A new BPD water pump (amongst other things) is going in this weekend. Here is a link to my thread on Powerstroke.org: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/general-6-0l-discussion/477257-unusual-problem-rapidly-increasing-ect-puking-normal-eot-pulling-grade.html Another thing you may want to consider is adding a manual fan control switch. I did this on the side of the road after my 3rd boil over in 2 days, and man does it bring the ECT down in a hurry. I would switch the fan on at the base of a grade and it would lock-in at 100% with 5 seconds. At the top of the grade I would then switch it back to "automode" letting the PCM take control of it. Worked like a charm! Nothing like climbing a grade and seeing the ECT and EOT dropping! Here's a how to thread: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/general-6-0l-discussion/225699-manual-fan-control.html Caught your thread over there. I still cannot figure out the mod, so many different versions in that same thread. Where did that guy go who was going to build a box for that? Not sure where he went. It doesnt need to be very complicated. Once I change my water pump this weekend I plan to make a more permanent fan switch (versus the one done on the side of the road last week). I plan to use Upfitter switch #1 to trigger a relay, and the realy will switch a ground connection to the blue wire going to the fan clutch. Currently I used a "tee-tap" connector to tie a wire to the blue wire leading to the fan clutch plug. I then ran the wire through the firewall and popped it out near the ash tray. I then hooked the wire to a simple rocker switch. After than I ran a short wire to a body ground and connected it to the other side of the rocker switch. So, when the switch is off (open connection) the fan is controlled by the PCM. When the switch is pressed the contacts close and and a ground signal is then sent to the fan clutch. Within 3 to 5 seconds the fan lock's-in at 100%. Simple and easy! I do have on upfitter open but saw all the warnings about using it, so I may hit you up on PM and have you splain it like a 4th grader for me. :)
RollingRockTX 07/17/13 10:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

RollingRock- I hope you got her straightened-out. I recently had 3 overheating events on a trip with ECT rocketing to between 240 and 253f. A new BPD water pump (amongst other things) is going in this weekend. Here is a link to my thread on Powerstroke.org: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/general-6-0l-discussion/477257-unusual-problem-rapidly-increasing-ect-puking-normal-eot-pulling-grade.html Another thing you may want to consider is adding a manual fan control switch. I did this on the side of the road after my 3rd boil over in 2 days, and man does it bring the ECT down in a hurry. I would switch the fan on at the base of a grade and it would lock-in at 100% with 5 seconds. At the top of the grade I would then switch it back to "automode" letting the PCM take control of it. Worked like a charm! Nothing like climbing a grade and seeing the ECT and EOT dropping! Here's a how to thread: http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/general-6-0l-discussion/225699-manual-fan-control.html Caught your thread over there. I still cannot figure out the mod, so many different versions in that same thread. Where did that guy go who was going to build a box for that?
RollingRockTX 07/17/13 09:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

Boy I wish Cummins had all those nice upgrades, err wait, ah forget it :B Here's a nice Cummins upgrade... errr wait... Let's just watch a video instead. :B First...ouch....second, lets keep her on topic fellas.
RollingRockTX 07/17/13 09:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

Testing the new parts this Friday...gonna be hot in Texas so I will report back on actually hearing the fan this trip and watching the temps. Pulling only 90 mins away.
RollingRockTX 07/16/13 03:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

As an aside, it sure has been nice to follow this thread without the usual shenanigans. Thanks for holding your keystrokes, boys. You know who you are. Yes, maybe my plea to keep it on topic helped. It's not a surprise, I love my 6.0, she is paid for, pulls hard and with only minor stuff, I'll keep her as long as possible. She serves my needs and more. My only issue, to replace her will be tough, the Big 3 all make outstanding trucks, a new owner cannot go wrong with any of them.
RollingRockTX 07/11/13 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

Yes, but when a water pump leaks, it is because of the seals. It is a great impeller, but you still have to rely on seals to hold the coolant in. The question is, if you had to replace an OEM pump, say every 100k to make sure the OEM impeller didn't break, how many could you replace with the money spent on this one? Edit: Found an OEM pump for $145. Looks like you might have spent $315+ for this one. yup, I paid 315 and got a free t-shirt. But this water pump kicks ass too. We checked the flow...it was 2X over stock. Temps on the truck today never went over 192. (103 outside) I'd say we got er all back to normal plus some. As for the seals....I am pretty sure the company called "Bulletproof" got this for a reason. Their products work. Just saying. Now I am ready to hook this 5er back up and give it the real test.
RollingRockTX 07/11/13 07:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

She is pretty. While that will keep the impellers from rotting off, it won't keep a seal from leaking. And for the $$$, how many normal pumps could you replace? I do hope that you get to the source of the problem. What do ya mean? Comes with all new seals. :h
RollingRockTX 07/10/13 09:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

My fan does'nt kick on til 230, are you sure you even have a problem? Has it always kicked on at 215? What year do you have? In an 05-07, 220 is the set temp for 100% commanded fan. There are other commands for fan, but other variables. What are you using to view your ECT and EOT? My fan doesn't kick in at all over 190. It used to. Thus my thread.
RollingRockTX 07/09/13 11:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My 6.0 actually has a little problem (Rollingrock) UPDATED

That's almost as good looking as a CP.4 HPFP Jason :B Boy I bet you miss old Newsw :W Who? http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/Smileys/default/th_whisper.gif http://www.thedetailerscafe.com/smf/Smileys/default/rednecksmiley.gif
RollingRockTX 07/09/13 10:57pm Tow Vehicles
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