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RE: Video: Introducing Kitten To The Truck Camper

The Cat went on his first camping trip this past week. We drove out to the Lost Coast area of King Range. Long drive. He did have problems with the carrier and ended up screaming and twisting in it. So he came out on his leash. At that point, he went to the back of the SUV and slept with the dogs for the rest of the way. Didn't need to use the crate at all. Bat-dog was very good with him the entire time. At camp, he had his tether and came in and out of the camper as he liked. It let him check out the grass and logs, but not get into any of the burrows under the logs. He made a lot of friends around the camp. Whenever he came outside, he first checked to see if the two dogs across the way were out - if so, he hung out at the door. If not, he explored his campsite. https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/recent/p4cyvfULR5iF2DQgdl1kNw https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/recent/J_TfsEQ5QpiqJsTCcg4_BQ https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/recent/tBuK5UMSTuuOmkjSaYA5BQ That is a cute little bugger.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/28/19 09:55pm Truck Campers
RE: VIDEO: Death Of An Engine - The Final Drive

Sure was handy that your buddy was able to take care of the TC. Did you ever figure out what happened to the eng? Scott The tow for the truck was easy. The camper not so easy like an unknown amount of time to find a way to haul. My brother was thankfully willing and able to come with his truck, late night by then. The oil pump, either catastrophic failure in the pump or the sump tube cracked and admitted air causing a loss of oil suction. The oil filter was full of air when I removed it which reinforces the cracked tube theory. Also that the engine seized within a few seconds makes you think air was pumped through the passages blowing out the lubrication the bearings had. The new engine works great, noticeably more power. Looking forward to those first gas mileage numbers.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/28/19 11:49am Truck Campers
VIDEO: Death Of An Engine - The Final Drive

VIDEO: Death Of An Engine - The Final Drive The Death Of An Engine Little Did I Know In 5 Hours And 290 Miles My Truck's Engine Will Seize Up Only A Few Miles From Home Base It Was To Be A Nice Drive Home Meet A Friend, See A Car Show Enjoy The Nice Scenery All Was Good, But Then... https://scontent.fhhr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73213733_10216453643073807_612323115044700160_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQnItiwtnEFfoOoESnyW4_5YvWnjqK__rgAIbn1W7apcobjs1qMZzz0qH8m0GM5HkwneKujzxAHMdejAVo_Myw2l&_nc_ht=scontent.fhhr1-1.fna&oh=3c8beb1fc289e30f0082fc8800f093f0&oe=5E63A65A width=800 https://external.fhhr1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQBDQ6Aof0rHIkMb&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fwm95BD-vUGw%2Fhqdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQCzxdhhinCxz2iy
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/27/19 09:31pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadmaster Sway Bar 2018 F350 4X4

That's a beast. I have front and rear sway bars on my 2000 F-250 but not that big. I think my front and rear are both 1-1/4. Will have to measure. I do ride pretty well with the help of Rancho 9000 shocks.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/26/19 02:37am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Does your truck have an oil pressure sensor? It has the factory gauge and idiot light. I'm looking at getting a gauge set that goes on the left door column. Good visibility. Also need to find a circulating block heater. New block doesn't have one.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 06:23pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

When do we find out what happened to the old one? I know, one thing at a time...patience. It's a certainty the oil system failed in one of two ways. Either catastrophic failure of the pump, or a crack formed in the pickup tube to the oil pan sump. There was little oil in the filter when I removed it. Usually I get covered in oil draining down from it as it's unscrewed. My feeling is a crack formed in the tube causing a loss of vacuum to draw up oil. It could however draw in air and ran air through the system. The core is back in the crate and more effort than I need right now to confirm the ideas.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 03:34pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Get some Formula 303 and spray it on plastics and rubber. That will not only make them look good, but will actually extend their life. I will try that.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 02:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Just wondering, why did you decide to stay with the 5.4 instead of a larger engine? Because you have to change the wire harness, sensors, computer, and other issues whereas this pops right in. The 40 overbore makes it about a 338 cubic inch engine now. It's a lot tighter as a new engine, should produce more power, better mileage... we'll see after some miles. Interesting, so you bought a crate 40 over long block presuming? What's it rated at compared to the stock 5.4? Any other performance components in the engine porting, cams etc? Engine is all stock, re-manufactured by FORD. There might be a tiny increase in compression. It does have an improved oil pump. No other mods. Electronic controlled engines aren't like the good old days when you could jet the carb, adjust timing , etc... Now days you change anything like larger injectors, bigger cam, you'll have to get a chip programmed for the changes you made or connect a computer with the tuning program and make those adjustments yourself. There are people that can do it, I don't have that stuff in my garage. I read in a performance magazine a few years back about flow benching 5.4 liter 2 valve heads. After some trial and error, the consensus was FORD really did their homework on the heads and they didn't develop significant flow improvement over stock. I can feel the engine is more responsive than the old one was. I also noticed the power brakes seem to grab harder. There could be greater manifold vacuum now too. The next things to go wrong will all be drive train. 4x4 transfer case axel gears, transmission, front springs are on the short list which will have my suspension setup for the camper better.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 02:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Engine is running great, lots of power, very responsive. Drive 500 miles then put on some miles with truck camper on. Only hitch is the coolant reservoir has a crack and needs replacing. Heading to auto store now. Great news! If that is all you have trouble with you owe yer, personal mechanic a bunch of whatever he likes, and your Bro! I did 3 engine and installs etc on 2 of my VW's and my Samurai last year. They are a lot easier to remove and install. Rebuilding for the VW's can be a bit frustrating... hahahaa. Good luck, Jim I helped on a VW years ago. Everybody's always fixing them it seems. We've helped each other out many times over the years. I'll be helping him install a 454 in a 67 Camaro sometime in the next few months.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 12:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

I would have offered to help: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=319660165412960 That is funny Pete, and I could see you doing that, loving every second... I'll tell you the story before long.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 12:27pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

ENGINE STARTUP Startup went fine. Engine runs great. Glad to have my horse back in action! https://external-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDUoQK6mr3IoFdd&w=540&h=282&url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FxfzR134XhlU%2Fmaxresdefault.jpg&cfs=1&upscale=1&fallback=news_d_placeholder_publisher&_nc_hash=AQCl4KwtpjjVTuls
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/22/19 11:27am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Engine is running great, lots of power, very responsive. Drive 500 miles then put on some miles with truck camper on. Only hitch is the coolant reservoir has a crack and needs replacing. Heading to auto store now.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/21/19 03:28pm Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Just wondering, why did you decide to stay with the 5.4 instead of a larger engine? Because you have to change the wire harness, sensors, computer, and other issues whereas this pops right in. The 40 overbore makes it about a 338 cubic inch engine now. It's a lot tighter as a new engine, should produce more power, better mileage... we'll see after some miles.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/21/19 10:39am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Update 3. Engine Installation Almost Complete All is complete. Waiting for some RTV sealer to dry 24 hours. First firing soon this morning after 5 days, two people and a 3rd person Saturday. Guest mechanic, my brother.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/21/19 09:21am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Great team work. Nice that you have friends that are knowledgeable to help! Jim My brother and best friend. We all grew up doing muscle cars and pony cars. Great excuse to get together.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/20/19 10:04am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Update 2, New Engine Is In Should have installation completed and running later today.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/20/19 09:19am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Good job.. You could have made those 4 bolts on the TC easier to remove with a ratcheting box end wrench... Takes guts to do it yourself. Jim Why would I ever want to make something easier? Kidding aside, We could only turn a few degrees but if the ratchet end will click, that would have been the perfect tool. Sadly, a tool lacking from my kit. Remember, the engine was seized and we didn't have the luxury of being able to turn the crankshaft. Must upgrade!
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/18/19 10:45am Truck Campers
RE: Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

Nice work Jeff. Cool that you can leave the hood on. Looking forward to hearing about how easily it started ;) Scott Thank you, I'm looking forward to being done too.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/18/19 10:35am Truck Campers
Engine Series * Update 1 * Update 2 * Update 3 * STARTUP

VIDEO: Engine Removal Highlights Update 1, Engine Out. Update 2, New Engine Is In The Truck Update 3. Engine Installation Almost Complete ENGINE STARTUP I got the engine out. Took two days. 2700.00 dollars and expect to spend 500.00 more on additional parts. Hoping to have everything back together by Sunday, 3 days. Truck camper plays an assisting roll with the cabover being a good dry place to stage tools and parts out of the rain and wind. Started the new engine and it runs beautifully! Good power, smooth running, very happy. Need to put on 500 miles before first oil change and break in. Then It'll be ready to use the truck camper again. Looking forward to going camping especially since we missed participating in this years "Fall Colors Caravan".
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/18/19 07:19am Truck Campers
RE: Klickitat River Canyon Scenic Drive 10 05 2019

...Old engine comes out tomorrow, transplant goes in Wednesday, hope to be driving Thursday. That seems pretty optimistic! Hope it goes well. I look forward to the report and the postmortem of the old motor. -Eric The betting pool is favoring the sump tube cracking causing a loss of vacuum to draw oil up but a failure of the oil pump is a close second.
Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli 10/14/19 11:46pm Truck Campers
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