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  1. TwizzleStix

    3 years, 11 months, and 46,132 miles I finally get Cam Phaser problem

    Going on 5 years and 73k miles on 2018 Screw. Still perfect. Oil & filter every 5k, 5w30 full synthetic. It’s never been in a dealer service dept since I drove it home. Just another reference point…
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    ok mall / street rats.....what millage are you without doing the shock rebuild?

    If the shocks(dampers) are not leaking and you’re not noticing a problem, why would you rebuild them?
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    GEN 2 72,500 mile performance check…

    Yep, I’ve been running E50 for a few years now. A little while back I finally needed tires at so I bought new C-rated K02s and a set of much lighter Motegi TraiLite wheels. The fuel was down around 1/4 tank, so I decided to do another 1/4 mile check to see how the performance may have decreased...
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    What is this thing?

    Yep, it’s an ARB onboard air compressor. Likely used to “air up” after an off-road “air down” situation…
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    4H always engage after truck starts

    Here’s your codes. You need to jack up the front and do a manual check of each side IWE is engaging or not. With water damage and likely wiring problems, your ScanTool/FORScan tests are not reliable.
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    Cracked valve cover driverside

    Yes. Yes I am. However, the fu*king communists fu*ked us over so badly with the world-wide fake pandemic and illegal “lockdowns” that it will be at least 2 more years before there can be any hope of improving. And then only if the communists are replaced with real Patriots, not politicians. The...
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    Misconceptions about fuel and power

    No, ethanol actually cleans the valves if port injection. Before I actually ran my own tests on ethanol blended fuels I mostly believed it was bad, bad, bad. It is bad for any engine where the fuel system is open to atmosphere. It is also “bad” for the environment because the US uses corn...
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    Misconceptions about fuel and power

    In carburetors ethanol is indeed a bad thing. HOWEVER, in fuel injected engines of this century the ethanol is a very good thing for performance, especially forced induction engines. You can run way more timing and cylinder pressure to make way more power than gasoline. Most of the fuel...
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    Metal rattle sound from suspension area

    Ok, the dealer told you they don’t have a clue what’s causing the noise, so they’re going to throw every part they can think of at it so they get paid for swapping out a lot of parts. They get paid practically nothing for diagnostics, so they’re trying to recover the time they spent on it...
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    GEN 2 Coolant Temperature Spike at Speed

    There are no tangible short-term benefits from a lower temp t-stat. However, with a high performance turbocharged engine I “prefer” a lower temp than the oem for the long-term benefits of more margin/less stress for continued “safe” high performance output. There’s a chart floating around on the...
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    GEN 2 Coolant Temperature Spike at Speed

    Well there are, but none better than “Goose”. He can set the fan temps, etc for you if you ask.
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    GEN 2 Coolant Temperature Spike at Speed

    You need a “tune” from a business tuner or buy the hardware/software (Cobb or HP Tuning) and do it yourself. There are a multitude of inputs/outputs for radiator and intercooler cooling fan operation.
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    Axle damage?

    Looks like you indeed rotated the axle tube within the diff housing. If you’re really into such off-road antics I would either fix the existing diff/axle tube alignment and do a full weld around the axle tube/diff joint AND the spring perch plates attached to the axle tubes OR just replace the...
  14. TwizzleStix

    What raptor look do u like better? Gen 1 Gen 2 gen 3?

    The Gen 2 is obviously the “best” as it enticed me to buy one. My first truck ever. I love it, and it’s a “keeper”, but I’ll never buy another one. (truck)
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    GEN 2 Coolant Temperature Spike at Speed

    These questions and concern trips to the dealer are the exact reason true-reading temp gauges are practically nonexistent in vehicles since the early 1970s. Mainly because thermostat temps and resulting engine temps were increased to 190+ degF to help reduce exhaust emissions and old-school...
  16. TwizzleStix

    So put the Livernois Tune on my 21..

    Yeah, it all sounds pretty hokie to me. I went to their web site and only see the 17-20 Raptor listed. The instructions are for downloading the stock tune and sending it to them. If you can, send me or post up their instructions on what you’re doing under the hood.
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    CEO of Dodge announces muscle transition from gas to electric.

    I say the ICE will never(?) go away as full electric just isn’t feasible in a free country. However, hybrids are feasible today. Well, when some bright young engineer builds a small ICE that only runs a generator to charge the main motor drive battery. Or maybe just to run all the accessories so...
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    Low Oil Pressure Warning

    Your problem is low oil level combined with WOT acceleration. It’s a known fact that the engine oil pickup is at the front of the oil pan sump such that it can be uncovered in max acceleration if the oil is even a little low. If you’re tuned making more power it can be uncovered even if the oil...
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    Metal rattle sound from suspension area

    After listening to your clip again closer in a quiet area, a loose brake caliper could indeed make the rattling sound. Not necessarily a “loose” pin though. I haven’t had the brakes apart on mine yet, but many/most oem brakes have a rubber isolator sleeve or lube dust boots that the pin goes...
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    Metal rattle sound from suspension area

    That sounds like the IWE to me. Likely a bad solenoid or vacuum check valve. It’s a common failure especially on new trucks!(?)
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    Fulltime 4wd?

    No. 4auto is AWD with the front driven through an electronic clutch. If you watch the Power Distribution you see that the rear gets ALL the applied engine power and the front generally gets less until you increase load, or power demand, then the clutch is applied 100%. If you’re just cruising...
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    Ford's Jim Farley is probably upsetting dealers, it's about time and I'm ok with that

    The point is that the dealers are making out like bandits at MSRP in the first place. Adding to MSRP is indeed price gouging, but no one “needs” a Raptor. It’s not like it is a required food staple or similar. It still shows the dealer is a scum bag though, as most are indeed.
  23. TwizzleStix

    Ford's Jim Farley is probably upsetting dealers, it's about time and I'm ok with that

    Yeah well, they’re trying to get someone, anyone to buy their junk.