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RE: Ram 3500 - Aisin Trans

Got the Aisin tranny in my 2015 3500 and LOVE it! As stated many times here, it's a towing beast and fun to drive. Oh, and the EB works GREAT too. :B Dan YUP, I barely use my service brakes with the EB on full.
Cummins12V98 07/01/15 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

Thanks very much for posting; I really appreciate the information. I guess I got blindfolded into removing that lower clamp by reading on the issue and didn't look at the big picture. I just looked at my truck and it does indeed have the same configuration so I'll try that next time. It looks like there is some sort of orange sealant in that hose; did you have any trouble getting that apart? I do agree with others, though that this is still a PITA procedure compared to others. My 6.0L Ford was much easier to service. I think though with some time the Ram will get easier; I'm definitely not getting rid of it over this! I still love it more every time I drive it. On another note, have you posted some details/photos of your new Mobile Suites yet or did I miss it? :B I just sprayed the hose metal tube connection with a shot of AMZ/OIL MP and the hose slid off easily. Please report back after trying it this way.
Cummins12V98 07/01/15 06:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Can't believe you "nay" sayers are so adamant towards Amsoil or as one poster calls it Amzoil, after all the ranting of "buying American". Amsoil is American made, and was developed by a USAF pilot!! Surely the latter would carry some weight with some or most of you? Haters just haters!
Cummins12V98 07/01/15 06:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 3500 - Aisin Trans

Yes, I have the truck in my sig. with Aisin tranny and 4.10 gearing....LOVE IT:)...It's a towing animal...32,000 miles and only issue I"ve had was to replace the windshield washer motor. ...a medium duty tranny strapped to a medium duty Cummins diesel engine. Hard to beat:) oh, and as stated, an AWESOME Exhaust Brake as well. I bought mine since NC likes his so much.:B One of these days Me Again will post pics of his new RAM with Aisin. Have not towed our new MobileSuites but did tow the old one at 30K combined, WOW the Aisin and 4:10's really got the load moving with ease. Pulled a local 5% grade like it was nothing.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 08:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

AMZ/OIL is for those that want more then "good enough"
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 08:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

This is turning into another example of how forums like this are by far the exception to what happens in mainstream America. I would be willing to venture a guess that less than 10% of people change their own oil in their cars. And it is probably MUCH less than that. I am not sure I personally know anyone who changes their own oil. And unless I go on a Fish story, where a friend of an aquainatance of a neighbors dogsitters cousin, I have never heard of a true problem caused by an incompetent tech. I know they are out there, but they are far from rampant. I have 4 vehicles plus a couple of boats in my "personal fleet" of vehicles. I change the oil in my fishing boat, but nothing else. The worst thing that has happend in having someone else change the oil is Grease Monkey didn't correctly reattach the air dam on my wife's 300 one time. Quick trip back to them, and it was fixed. That is 25 plus years of driving, who knows how many cars. More power to those that have the time and inclination to do their own oil changes. But having someone do the service for you is far from the riskiest thing you will do in the day. My Daughter worked art Walmart changing tires and oil. She is a smart gal but the stories she told me about the Monkeys she worked with were amazing. I personally know someone that had their oil pan replaced by Walmart because they stripped the plug. I like to know my vehicles inside and out. Get underneath it and look it over once in a while like when changing oil. I agree 100%! As a kid I worked on my own vehicles to save money, now I work on them as therapy! :) I agree too. I actually enjoy changing the oil on our vehicles. Note: Vehicles that require standard methods to perform an oil change that is. Dude this is getting old! Do we need to start discussing what needs to be done to some trucks to have the engine worked on? I proved it is not a big deal to do a oil change on a 13 and newer RAM using the method I described. It is something that can be done while the oil is draining or are you one that drops the oil then without it finishing draining the plug goes in and then the oil? I guess I should do a YouTube video of how quick and easy it is to R&R the air intake. But instead I will leave it to the RAM owners that do appreciate info that makes the oil change a easy task now. Two hose clamps one bolt and a spring clamp, gee I should sell my POS before I have a breakdown worrying about my next oil change. http://i.imgur.com/g9zCQ84l.jpg
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

Excuse me while I let you fan boys pass the Kool-Aid around! :W Well Fish I am happy for you that you have a truck that the oil filter is easier to change and has nice mirrors. But for me the extra 10 minutes it may take to change my oil is a minor inconvenience and I think I proved with my post it's really not a big deal to change the oil on a 13-15 RAM. I think you are being kind here with the ten minute extra. I have to disagree, I've changed the oil three times now on my 2014 Ram, and although I'm getting better at it, and yes I have done it the way you showed, thats nothing new when changing the oil on these new Rams. At best its still a pita . So you removed the steel pipe at the top? It is easily a 10 minute job the way I did it. "Nothing new" ? Please show me where anyone has posted the way I did it. Everyone removes the hose down low and fight getting it re connected. Or they go thru the fender well and there is no way that is a easy job. I don't think it is a big deal. But the simple reality is it takes as long to get to the filter as the others do to get the entire change completed. Nothing is perfect, but this is just the truth. It is a PITA relative to the other trucks. Well said... And to add wait until the engine gets dirt/grime all over and the urge to remove any filtration plumbing that exposes the turbo/filtration plumbing is asking for potential issues. Yea, ok. I keep my engines clean so don't worry I won't have any issues.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: ready for a better hitch...B&W or Anderson Ultimate

I have heard of others. His just broke due to fatigue, he did tow thousands of miles with it. I gave him mm RBW after I got my B&W then later when he bought his 11 RAM he went B&W and was very pleased. He said "silence is golden".
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

"But the simple reality is it takes as long to get to the filter as the others do to get the entire change completed" I respectfully disagree. I was really not looking forward to doing the oil change, even my Son who is a really good wrencher said to allow 1 hour to get the job done. When I say the removal and re installation of the air hose part is less than 10 minutes it is easily closer to 5. So until a person had done the change the way I have described it they should not comment on how hard or what a PITA it is. Like I said no disrespect.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 07:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mor ryde li box issue

I treated myself to a mor rude pinbox for my fifth wheel. Trying to reduce the chucking. Didn't turn out so well. Here is the issue. First trip with the mor ryde it does reduce the normal chucking but on serious bumps on the road the hitch bounces vertically right off the hitch in the truck. The trailer is hitched properly and my last stock non rubberized hitch didn't do this. Looking carefully when hitched there is about a 3/4" space underneath the jaws of the hitch that I guess is the amount it's bouncing off the hitch in the truck. From the drivers seat it looks really bad. Almost like it's going to fly totally off. Any ideas of the what can be done? My hitch is a Reese signature series and there is a Teflon lube plate on the mor rude. My first guess is that the rubberized portion that is helping with the chucking is contributing with this problem by launching the trailer up after obsorbing the bumps is the road. Possible? Anyways is there a way to fill in this space on the bottom of the pin underneath the jaws of the hitch? " Anyways is there a way to fill in this space on the bottom of the pin underneath the jaws of the hitch" Get one of these. With the 1" thick jaws there is no vertical movement. B&W http://i.imgur.com/gTvr13Dl.jpg
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 05:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

Excuse me while I let you fan boys pass the Kool-Aid around! :W Well Fish I am happy for you that you have a truck that the oil filter is easier to change and has nice mirrors. But for me the extra 10 minutes it may take to change my oil is a minor inconvenience and I think I proved with my post it's really not a big deal to change the oil on a 13-15 RAM. I think you are being kind here with the ten minute extra. I have to disagree, I've changed the oil three times now on my 2014 Ram, and although I'm getting better at it, and yes I have done it the way you showed, thats nothing new when changing the oil on these new Rams. At best its still a pita . So you removed the steel pipe at the top? It is easily a 10 minute job the way I did it. "Nothing new" ? Please show me where anyone has posted the way I did it. Everyone removes the hose down low and fight getting it re connected. Or they go thru the fender well and there is no way that is a easy job.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram Goes to Stunning 900 lb-ft of torque

My sources say no on the next Powerstroke being 1,000 lb-ft in the 2017. Also, just because you increase torque at 1,700 rpm does not mean it will effect peak horsepower at 2,800 rpm. The 900 lb-ft of torque will increase the horsepower at 1,700 rpm to 291hp, but that is still not greater than the peak 385hp at 2,800 rpm. Like what was said before, this whole "who gots the most power and tows the most" pissing contest is just about worthless to just about everyone here. If any of these diesels were not capable to tow what most owners need to while maintaining decent speeds and with power to spare then I can see the point. However, all three diesels can easily tow what most truck owners here need them to so bragging about power that you will never need or use in the real world is about as pointless as a shnit flavored lollipop. How about keeping the remaining power and capabilities while increasing fuel mileage. Do that and I will really be impressed. I guess I'm excluded out of the "everyone" category here, because I really enjoy the extra HP and Torque my 6.7 PSD delivers over my 6.0 PSD towing or unloaded. And that's towing the same camper, boat, utility trailer/tractor-shredder it's just hands down a more enjoyable experience. And dusting an occasional truck just tops it off! :B I'm looking forward to next years PSD that reaches the 1000 ft/lbs mark, and increase HP. I said just about everyone. There are still some here that need a little more growing up to do. That's why I was specific to "Just about Everyone" I'm probably older than you think I am... I suppose my first car a Chevelle LS5 left an ever lasting impression on me! :W I have seen a 55 year old man who still had some growing up to do. It is not about age and is more about a person's mentality. However, if one has to purposely go out of their way to piss in someones sandbox by saying "mine is better than yours" just so he can get some kind of enjoyment to make himself feel better then I think that person has some growing up to do. If someone has to "dust" someone on public roads(instead of a track where it is safer) just so he can get his rocks off then I think that person has some growing up to do. Lastly, if some is still caught up in "my brand is better" then they definitely have some growing up to do regardless of age. Your preachin to the choir! UH, me thinks he be talkin to you. ;)
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amsoil OE Synthetic

Instead of innuendo’s, opinions and personal prejudices let’s look at verifiable facts. 1. Amsoil has been in the market place since the late 1960’s. They are a major player in synthetic lubricant markets, both transportation related and industrial. If the products they produce were inferior and cause damage they would have been out of business long ago. 2. When Amsoil receives raw materials, be they base stocks (from multiple sources) or additives (from multiple sources) they are tested, in the Amsoil lab, to ensure they meet Amsoil standards before they are offloaded. If the raw materials fail they are returned to the manufacturer. 3. The blending process is done by a multi-million dollar state of the art, computer controlled, system. 4.To ensure every lubricant meets Amsoil standards, it is tested in the Amsoil lab from blending through bottling. This guarantees every gallon of a specific product is the same as the one before it. Amsoil cannot afford to have even one quart of oil leave the company as substandard. No lubricant manufacture tests their products as thoroughly as Amsoil! If one quart is bad then the whole batch would be bad. More than one person or one piece of equipment would be affected. 5. So “the lab report said lubricant breakdown”. What’s the supporting results from the lab? What failed in the lubricant? What part failed and caused the failure? 6.Lubrication related breakdowns with modern oils, conventional or synthetic, are very unlikely. Maintenance practices or an unusually wearing part will cause a catastrophic failure not todays lubes. Changing the lubricant will not repair damaged parts. 7. I have been using the Amsoil products since 1986. They have performed flawlessly for thousands of miles in my cars, trucks, Harley, boats and motorhomes that require API rated oils. They have performed flawlessly for hundreds of hours in my lawnmower, leaf blower, weed whip, power washer and air compressor. That is why I find it hard to believe that in 90 days of use the oil caused an engine failure! Other factors are involved! Great post! Everyone can thank AMZ/OIL for pioneering synthetic lubricants. My Dad is the first AMZ/OIL Dealer in WA State. We have been using AMZ/oil since the early 70's.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

I had a 1994 Ford Ranger and when I didn't do the oil change Oil Can Henrys did. !98,000 latter and no issues. I never once changed the oil on our 03 Accord. 130,000 and no issues. I have been doing oil changes on my 12 Ram CTD up until the last few. If something happens to it that's what the warranty's for. As bad as everyone makes all dealers sound, some are decent. My 12 is known for oil dilution because of regens. So you end up with more fluid in the oil pan after x amount of miles. It calls for 12qts of oil. The common sense thing to do is put 11qts in so after 3-4-5000 miles you don't have an overfull oil pan because of dilution. The dealer I take mine to only puts 11qts in. Works for me. He puts 11 quarts in because he pulls the drain plug and as soon as the flow stops the plug goes back in and only 11 quarts are needed. I let my 11 drain overnight and would add 11 5/8 quarts and it would be on the full mark. The pan/plug design does not allow for complete drainage. Lots of people think they are making oil with fuel dilution but the fact is they are just overfull because 12 quarts have been added.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fed up with my Tekonsha Voyager brake controller

I wish the Max Brake was still around. I went from a P2 to the max brake and this thing is awesome. Works off your brake fluid pressure with a sensor. Best 350.00 I spent on my braking system. I sure hope this things last as I now cannot get parts for it. I have one I removed from my 2011 RAM. Hands down the best controller on the market! Seamless braking.
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 04:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ready for a better hitch...B&W or Anderson Ultimate

I spoke with Curt tech support today, and they confirmed that 1/4 " is about a normal slack tolerance with the jaws around the pin. Sounds like you have the slide bar model of the Curt 16k hitch. It's VERY secure...if the bar is across the pin in the back...you are locked in. The down side is that there is some slop with a slide bar hitch. If it is the Slide bar version there should be a tension rod at the back of the hitch head that is supposed to take some of the slop out. Thanks! Jeremiah The slide bars can break, my Dad's did on his RBW. They are noisy. I had a RBW also and cringed everytime I stopped or took off!
Cummins12V98 06/30/15 04:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ready for a better hitch...B&W or Anderson Ultimate

I think most on here know my opinion on non air ride hitches but a reminder does not hurt! I had a RBW before a friend pushed me to B&W and I thank him every time I tow! Rock solid simple design. Either you are hitched or you are not NO question! http://i.imgur.com/Lc5jpxVl.jpg
Cummins12V98 06/29/15 06:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fed up with my Tekonsha Voyager brake controller

I had a P-2 and it was a POS. If you forgot to up the controller on the freeway, no brakes or if you forgot to turn them down in slow traffic it would send you thru the windshield.
Cummins12V98 06/29/15 06:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

This is turning into another example of how forums like this are by far the exception to what happens in mainstream America. I would be willing to venture a guess that less than 10% of people change their own oil in their cars. And it is probably MUCH less than that. I am not sure I personally know anyone who changes their own oil. And unless I go on a Fish story, where a friend of an aquainatance of a neighbors dogsitters cousin, I have never heard of a true problem caused by an incompetent tech. I know they are out there, but they are far from rampant. I have 4 vehicles plus a couple of boats in my "personal fleet" of vehicles. I change the oil in my fishing boat, but nothing else. The worst thing that has happend in having someone else change the oil is Grease Monkey didn't correctly reattach the air dam on my wife's 300 one time. Quick trip back to them, and it was fixed. That is 25 plus years of driving, who knows how many cars. More power to those that have the time and inclination to do their own oil changes. But having someone do the service for you is far from the riskiest thing you will do in the day. My Daughter worked art Walmart changing tires and oil. She is a smart gal but the stories she told me about the Monkeys she worked with were amazing. I personally know someone that had their oil pan replaced by Walmart because they stripped the plug. I like to know my vehicles inside and out. Get underneath it and look it over once in a while like when changing oil.
Cummins12V98 06/29/15 04:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: "EASY" Cummins 6.7 2013+ oil change!

Fish said "BTW... I do respect the fact you prefer to do this yourself. I couldn't imagine having some kid perform this task at the lube shop. Way too many opportunities for a mistake to be made with unintended consequences." Well, after reading Cummins 12V's original post here, went out to my truck to look for that 10mm bolt on the turbo hoses, just to familiarize myself. Looking around the motor compartment, suddenly I spotted something out of the corner of my eye; THIS: http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x480/TheMadNorsky/IMG_1224.jpg height=640 width=480 ITS NOT MINE! Facing rearward from the front of the truck, it was laying stuck between the fan shroud and the air filter box. God only knows how long it has been in there. Wedged in good, so at least it was not getting into the fan or belt systems. But I don't think it was the correct size (21mm metric) to be of any use in the one vehicle service my local dealer has done, an oil change, so it could have been in there from the factory even. But its is idiot stuff like this that makes me want to do my own service work, and stay away from the clowns that do the work at many places. Gosh this made me angry to find this. And thankful, as I said, that it was wedged in so good that it didn't rattle into the fan or belts and cause serious damage while I was driving around. I've looked under that hood dozens of times, and this was the very first time I had even seen this. As I said, it was not mine, but it is now. That's awesome! I am glad my post prompted you to find a potentially serious situation. Yea I just don't trust too many people to touch my rigs. I have a frame and axle guy I completely trust and have known him for 38 years.
Cummins12V98 06/29/15 04:29pm Tow Vehicles
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