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RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Everything sounds really good except for the tail lights. That really surprises me. I would be that the two serpentine belts were routine maintenance items, not failures. Congrats! I just replaced a tail light bulb two weeks ago and want to say that was the second one this year. As for the serpentine belt. Yes that is a wear item/maintenance replacement. I replaced the first one around 120k miles and when I had my truck in the shop for the AC compressor replacement back in April I had them replace the belt since they were already working in that area. I try to avoid the shop so if there's something else that needs to be addressed in the near future I will have it serviced early. My current brake job was also serviced during that same visit and I'm sure they still had some miles left.
FishOnOne 10/25/20 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 200,000 Mile Milestone

Fish.... What A Jewel ! ! ! Thanks ftg... I couldn't agree more! https://i.imgur.com/Ni8K7iel.jpg
FishOnOne 10/25/20 04:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

"When towing, whatever gear keeps engine rpm between 1,800 and 2,000 rpm will give the best fuel mileage and power because that is the rpm window where the Cummins 6.7-liter makes peak torque. I tow at 60 with rpm's about 1,750. Just right! That's with 4.10's. At 70 I am about 2,000. With my last DRW I had 3.42's. I would tow in 5th at same rpm's as above, just right! Exactly right Exactly wrong. The 6.7 cummins only makes it's peak torque at wide open throttle and full boost at that rpm and I'm pretty sure no one drives down the highway at wide open throttel. Fish, I believe you are misunderstanding what is being said here. Generally, engines are more efficient under load around the rpm that they make peak torque. This is actually true for most engines. They are not saying to drive around at WOT. I guess I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this. Diesel engines make peak power at WOT and full boost, and typically are most fuel efficient at minimum boost. I'm not sure how that can happen at the same ~ rpms.
FishOnOne 10/25/20 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
200,000 Mile Milestone

Well the old 6.7 PSD hit the 200k mile mark the other day and I thought I would summarize the 8 years of ownership: Recalls: Emissions recall that required a new flash. Repairs: (all occurred after 120k miles) Replaced 4 EGT sensors and 1 Nox sensor. Two different trips to the dealer. Replaced Evaporator coil and compressor Wear Items: 3 brake jobs 2 serpentine belts 4 sets of tires 2 sets of factory Rancho Shocks Numerous rear tail light bulbs 2 sets of Motorcraft batteries Usage: This truck is my daily driver. It literally get's driven every day to work and back, grocery getter, pulls the boat, camper and tractor/shredder. Short trips and long trips this truck seen it all. It has never left us stranded and is the preferred vehicle to hop in and go versus my wife's vehicle. The exterior is in great shape and the interior doesn't have any rattles. Fuel economy is essentially the same as it was new so that tells me the emissions system and the injectors are still healthy. Engine, transmission, front and rear axles, power steering system are bone dry. All in all this Super Duty has been a great truck to my family and look forward to many more miles to come. https://i.imgur.com/xANQD8Sl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f4vuP4Tl.jpg
FishOnOne 10/25/20 01:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

My buddy just had the EGR cooler on a 6.0L replaced. IIRC, it was about $10k ! :E Wow, your buddy got ripped big time. $10K for a EGR cooler! I just replaced mine 2 years ago for $300. That was with a stainless steel tube unit and having a Ford tech install it. Just talked to my buddy, besides the EGR cooler they decide it need new head gaskets (?) which meant new head bolts (torque to yield). He said "close to $10k" when everything was done. One of his big problems was finding a shop that could get him in and out in under 1 month ! That was still too expensive and took too long. I can assure him that tech did him no favors.
FishOnOne 10/24/20 06:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

What is the power split from front to rear? That AWD system must be built hell for stout to hold up to that kind of power. You would think in order to track straight the power distribution would be 50/50, but it could vary depending a traction?
FishOnOne 10/24/20 03:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

"When towing, whatever gear keeps engine rpm between 1,800 and 2,000 rpm will give the best fuel mileage and power because that is the rpm window where the Cummins 6.7-liter makes peak torque. I tow at 60 with rpm's about 1,750. Just right! That's with 4.10's. At 70 I am about 2,000. With my last DRW I had 3.42's. I would tow in 5th at same rpm's as above, just right! Exactly right Exactly wrong. The 6.7 cummins only makes it's peak torque at wide open throttle and full boost at that rpm and I'm pretty sure no one drives down the highway at wide open throttel.
FishOnOne 10/24/20 03:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to retire the 7.3 OBS?

Would I be better off pouring the $5000 into getting my Powerstroke overhauled, or selling it for maybe $5-$6k and finding a bulletproofed 6.0, or something else that I could get maybe in the spring when I have maybe $15k to spend? A lot of the answer to that question depends on the condition of the rest of the truck ! How are the brakes, shocks and springs ? If you have not dealt with them in the past 5 years, you will be soon ! Also things like brake line and fuel lines. Those do not last forever. The whole front suspension need to be inspected. Ball joints, etc, etc. Remember, this is NOT a full engine overhaul ! Basically gasket and some maintenance items. My buddy just had the EGR cooler on a 6.0L replaced. IIRC, it was about $10k ! :E As much as you love your 7.3L, the hay day of the pickup truck diesel. IMHO, they are just not cost effective. The 6.0L and the 6.4L have many more issues that the 7.3L. The current 6.7L makes good power, but the the fuel economy is not as good as the 7.3L and it requires DEF. Unless you are putting +50K/year on your truck, most of that time hauling a full load, it is time to look at the new 7.3L gas motor w/10 speed automatic. A EGR cooler replacement on a 6.0L does not cost $10k A 7.3L does not make better fuel mileage than a 6.7L
FishOnOne 10/24/20 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

^Only way to keep the back tires under it! Agreed...
FishOnOne 10/23/20 04:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

Here's a video of the Ram TRX vs the Ford Raptor. Not a fan of the full time 4 wheel drive and the large plastic shroud that hides the Hemi engine otherwise it's a impressive truck for the gear heads that is advertised to pull a 4.5 sec 0-60. Link
FishOnOne 10/23/20 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: favorite tow vehicle for small trailer??

I have an outback with CVT. I tow a 500lb trailer with a 700lb load. It tows it just fine with no issues. Someone mentioned trailer brakes. That is overkill and not needed. If your small car needs to pull a trailer with trailer brakes, you have the wrong TV. I'm not sure I can agree with this!
FishOnOne 10/22/20 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

Here's a video of a hot shot driver that did a test pulling a load at 65 mph vs 70 mph. It appears his 6.7 cummins with the aisin tranny doesn't like running at 65 mph with all the gear shifting probably caused his extra fuel consumption. Link I don't see how that guy has over 92k subscribers. He is so annoying to watch. I could only get about a minute into it before I had to turn it off. Although I wonder if he reconfigured his speedo for those oversized tires he has. They look to be at least 1 inch over which would totally mess up his numbers(even hand calculated) if he is doing a mileage run. My Ram and F150 would showed that I got 3-4 mpg less than when I finally got the speedo corrected with my 1 inch oversized tires. He also looks to have some sort of a front end level or lift kit. I can see the white lettering of a Carli suspension torsion bar right under the drivers door which are generally for a 3-6" lift. Not sure why he would be worried about fuel mileage with that kind of setup. All the things he did to the truck is kind of counterintuitive for wanting to attain the best mpg possible. How his truck is configured is irrelevant for his particular test which was to compare the fuel economy at two different speeds and the only variable was the speed he drove and perhaps some road conditions. Now is he was trying to test fuel economy performance to another brand then yes I would agree with you but then again there's no need to perform that test as we know the results and these results I've been predicting early this year.
FishOnOne 10/22/20 08:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Why diesels are most efficient around 1,800 rpm

Here's a video of a hot shot driver that did a test pulling a load at 65 mph vs 70 mph. It appears his 6.7 cummins with the aisin tranny doesn't like running at 65 mph with all the gear shifting probably caused his extra fuel consumption. Link
FishOnOne 10/22/20 06:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tuned Towing Comparison on Duramax, Cummins, Power Stroke

The one thing I love about my Super Duty is the large widow sill that you can rest your arm on along with the arm rest. This give you a high and a low location to rest your arm. I love this feature so much that when I ride in another brand truck I can't get my arm comfortable because they simply don't have enough space to rest your arm.
FishOnOne 10/17/20 02:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uconnect 8.4 default to bluetooth?

Okay Googled around and found this. 1. Sit in driver seat, doors closed, vehicle off. 2. Foot off the break, press start/stop button once to place vehicle in ACC mode. 3. Press the start/stop button twice to turn off vehicle. 4. Hold the Voice Recognition and Green Phone buttons on the steering wheel for 30 seconds, then let go. 5. Open the driver door for 30 seconds, or until the dash display cluster turns off - whichever comes first, then close the door. 6. Hold down the break pedal, and press the start/stop button to start the vehicle normally. After I did step 6, my Uconnect system quickly flashed through several screens including what looked like a dial pad and the text "enter anti-theft code" (?). It still started in FM radio, but when I pressed the Media icon, it immediately went to Bluetooth (whereas in the past, I would have to hit the down arrow then select Bluetooth). I restarted the vehicle normally again, and this time it went straight to Bluetooth. Let me know if you have any questions, or you can call Uconnect General Support here: https://www.driveuconnect.com/contact-us.html They asked for the last 8 characters of my VIN and had me verify my name, address, and phone number (which I assume they got through RAM). Edit: The second guy asked for my address and email, then asked if I wanted to add my phone number, so I guess they weren't for verification, but to add to their records. Sounds like a sobriety test
FishOnOne 10/17/20 02:05pm Tow Vehicles
Tuned Towing Comparison on Duramax, Cummins, Power Stroke

Enjoy... Link
FishOnOne 10/15/20 07:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Decided on a truck after MANY months.

Congrats... I'm sure it's a jewel!
FishOnOne 10/15/20 04:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Peak Blue Platinum DEF

Frankly as a retired chemist I'd be more likely to believe this if they explained what miracle additive they are using. Otherwise it sounds like marketing BS. DEF is plain and simple 35% Urea and I don't know what 'deposits they were referring to. Searching google for 'def deposits' gets zero hits. True, and from what I've read, there is no good/better/best or "premium" DEF. It's kind of like buying isopropyl alcohol at the drugstore; all brands are the same, it either meets a standard or it doesn't. That's why I buy the Walmart house brand for $7.88 for 2.5 gallons. Peak at Walmart is $11.88. Pump DEF is even cheaper but that's very inconvenient for me. You can also "exceeds standards" and report "meets standards".
FishOnOne 10/15/20 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
2021 Chevy Steps up the Max Tow Rating

Special Chevy configuration can now tow 36,000 pounds. I got to admit I'm still not a fan of that front end. Link
FishOnOne 10/13/20 04:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2021 Ram TRX

Also the truck has full time 4 wheel drive. Not sure I care for that but it's probably because of the power.
FishOnOne 10/13/20 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
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