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  1. Mopar1973Man

    Dump trailers

    I was there to see this with my own eyes as well. As a matter of fact I'm the one that shot the last pictures for Muddy. I was quite shocked to see the angle of the springs as it sat there in the lot. The dump trailer from Big Tex does have a serious issue and very weak design. If Muddy was hauling full loads of gravel or wet firewood a couple of hard corners in the city would ruin if not break those spring hangers right off the frame. I'm not going to say all BigTex products suck because I'm also a BigTex owner as well.
  2. Mopar1973Man

    Dump trailers

    That doesn't even look right. Spring looks twisted inward. Strange part in also a BigTex owner and have 70TV trailer.
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    2500 bucks 01 cab n chassi 2wd 114k

    I would at that point just pull the entire transmission and just rebuild it. At least then you would know everything is good inside. All bearings and seals will be fresh. Then clutches and bands replaced. Be in super good shape for summer time working with that dump bed.
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    2007 6.7 blowing heater cores

    As long as anything is hooked up to the coolant system the pressure will be the same on both hoses so no matter what you do to "just crack" a valve open its going to be the same pressure as the rest of the cooling system. Still comes down to finding the reason why the coolant pressure is so high and blowing the heater cores. If it is a cracked heat it will get worse at some point most likely summer time when you working the truck harder and hotter weather.
  5. I've gone off the deep end this time. I've got to thank MoparMom for pushing me into buying them. I bought a set of Morimoto D2S HID headlights. There is a place called http://shop.retroshop.us/ that assembles the HID light into the headlight case that you select. Then you can select bulb temperatures and ballast wattage amounts as well. I'm highly impressed with Morimoto HID's awesome design and light pattern is HUGE. I can see 30-40 feet off in the ditch of both sides of the highway even on low beam. High beam the light travels a long ways better than a mile still seeing reflectors and signs. Low beams Now you'll notice the light has a step on the driver side. That step lines up perfect on the yellow line of the highway. The driver side is cut off just a bit shorter to prevent blinding on coming traffic. The passenger side is just a touch higher. High beam As you'll see the high beam is huge. It travels a long ways down the highway. Then the headlight... The group on my site started doing the Morimoto H1 Mini's because they are so easy to install. I'll admit the Morimoto D2S lens is bigger and produces a wider path of light. I also admit it reduces the stress of driving at night. The quality of light and the wide path of light is nice to have. So I've got to send my Thanks to a few people MoparMom for pushing to get them, Snow Dodge for letting me see his Headlights and setting me up with Retro Shop, and Me78569 for pioneering the Morimoto H1 mini's and producing the article on my site. Sure makes it nice when you rolling home from Ontario at midnight to be able to see in the canyon. Seeing deer down the highway and off in the barrow ditch.
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    Morimoto HID headlights for Dodge 2nd Gen Trucks

    I'm going to update on my PIAA LED driving lights. Now that I've driven a solid winter with them I'll say with the amount of salt thrown on the highway and the brightness of the PIAA LED's lights I've found myself more than once turning off the PIAA's because the reflection of the salt white highway it gets hard on the eyes. Still to this day the PIAA LED's are noticeable in dusk light where my Morimoto's HID still are not visible on the highway yet.
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    Redneck towing

    I think that will hold my 31 foot Jayco.
  8. I wonder why? https://i.imgur.com/lGSVb7M.mp4 As you can see the turbo is ruined. I'm not sure if the video is working but the shaft is broken on the turbine. Then all the flex points of the exhaust are leaking drive pressure. So less performance. Ford 6.4L really took a beating and lost this round for sure.
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    6.4L Ford owner complained about low power

    Yeah, but you've got a two post in your shop. Been there seen that... Now your cheating.
  10. Mopar1973Man

    U Joints

    Last night on the way home I start detecting a vibration occurring when the driveline went slack. Kind of knew at that point the rear driveshaft was going to be the trouble maker. I found a way to change the rear most u-joint in under 1 hour without pulling the driveshaft. I grabbed the Harbor Freight Ball Joint Press and began to press the old joint out. Finish the job and rolled it out of the shop in under 1 hour.
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    U Joints

    At least I could just use that ball joint press to just press the bearing caps off and change it fast. Much better than pulling the entire driveline and wrestling it in the shop on the floor. Always looking for easier way to do things and this was one of them.
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    6.4L Ford owner complained about low power

    Really poor design that you are required to have a 2 post lift to work on your Ford truck. Majority of the stuff you got to do on these truck requires the cab to be lifted off the frame to access different parts of the engine. Even on the older 7.3L Fords you have things like the rail plugs for high pressure oil you need to replace the o-rings but have to lift the cab off to replace the rear two plug o-rings. I still love the old 7.3L Fords compared to the 6.0L and the 6.4L... (Yuk)
  13. This is only comedy video and for entertainment.
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    Geez... Spendy bushings

    Ford is sure proud of there parts WOW!
  15. Don't look like Chevy is doing so great either with a 2018 Chevy engine wiping out a piston at 110 miles. Those pistons don't even have carbon on them let alone broke in.
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    Finally found one!

    The elusive 710 cap. Boy they are tough to find for blonde women.
  17. Hey @MUDDY Do me a favor and get some photos possibly for the website maybe we'll change up the background again if there is something good.
  18. It appears that even the Ford 6.7L engines are still having issues with people looking to tune wildly and delete all the smog equipment. Then the tunes appear to have some seriously high timing that is capable of bending connecting rods and destroying an engine rather quickly. I kind of wonder if the owner in this truck even had a set of gauges was watching EGTs or boost numbers. Even what I've learned on tuning for the Cummins you can create negative torque and not even really feel it but you can measure it in engine load numbers. Still surprises me how many people blindly just delete grab a tuner and crank them up on max power and tow with their foot on the floor.
  19. How to get the oil filter out?
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    It's a oil change not a head gasket job...

    Front wheel drive little 4 cylinder. Someone needs to beat the trash out of the designers then take them out to the shop and tell them to change oil in this POS vehicle.
  21. Mopar1973Man

    Fuel pressure gauge

    This is why only the fuel gauge sensor or the gauge itself needs to be installed away from the VP44 best at the factory filter. The filter can acts like a suppressor and reduces the hammer effect of the VP44 is creating. This is why I remote mounted my sensor on the fender so by the time the fuel pulse goes through the sintered snubber and travels another 6 feet fo 1/8" tubing the pulse is basically near dead. This is why the rash of a pressure sensor failure for Quadzilla and Edge Juice are so commonplace because they do not provide a snubber and tell you to hook it up right at the inlet of the VP44 which is the WORSE place to measure fuel pressure.
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    Very well said! Bravo!
  23. Mopar1973Man

    It's a oil change not a head gasket job...

    Another mechanic pissed of sent in a photo fo that oil filter.
  24. Not hard I'll show you... Just remind me when I get there.
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    It's a oil change not a head gasket job...

    2017 Ford Escape... Ford screwed the pooch on this one.