Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'blofgren' found 226 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 12  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

Fish, I thought the CP4 pump issue didn't exist? :W I wonder what the "recall" will consist of......:h Thanks for sharing!
blofgren 12/01/19 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Have our trucks got too much power yet?

We are looking at this type of add-on to some of our newer HD Ford trucks at my work right now. It is an electric motor that goes behind the transmission (driveshaft is shortened I believe) that provides a boost to the vehicle when needed and braking does help to charge the batteries. It can then be plugged in at night to fully charge the batteries. Apparently it can result in almost 50% fuel savings in some cases. The biggest problem is the cost; it is about $25k which makes the payback rather long but I do believe it would pay for itself with some of the gassers which get horrible fuel economy around the city. Our Ford dealer has advised us that this will be a factory option within a year or two.
blofgren 11/30/19 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

Time to quit. I can't even tell who's yelling st who now, lol. 6.0, 6.4 flower jokes and 6.5 Turdbo diesels sucked. Early 6.7 Cummins didn't, unless you didn't have the cajones to delete them, in which case, you're your own worst enemy. Same with any pre def diesel pickup. That problem wasn't the engine, it was the schitt bolted to the exhaust and the intake. Go to bed kids, your drunk! LOL, too funny!
blofgren 11/30/19 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

It's called cp4 bypass kit or disaster prevention kit. Several mfgs now. It doesn't make the pump last longer, but rather keeps the commonly failed parts from going downstream to the injectors. My disaster prevention kit consists of avoiding a CP4 powered truck. :B I paid too much of my hard earned cash trying to avoid a disaster on my 6.0L PSD and I refuse to do it again with a newer PSD. LOL... I suppose that includes avoiding a disaster with the new Ram cummins with the CP4.2 as well. Yes, sir!
blofgren 11/29/19 02:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

True ^, but we got a couple trucks, 2012 / 2013 ish vintage from up in the oil patch. They ARE rusty pos's. Granted they weren't living the easy life in grampas garage. They are work trucks, but yeah, definitely not a kind environment for vehicles. I agree that a sample of one is not representative. That said, there is a used truck dealer about 3 minutes up the road from me that specializes in used Alberta trucks. There are plenty of late model trucks in there of all makes that are plenty rusty. The bodies on some of them don't look too bad, but get down and look at the undercarriage and :E And it just so happens that is where this fellow I was speaking of bought his last truck. He now has a Gen 3 5.9L Cummins that spent it's whole life on the coast that still looks like new.
blofgren 11/29/19 08:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

No offence intended but I would avoid a high mileage Alberta truck like the plague. A coworker of mine bought a Ram 5.9L Cummins a few years ago from there and by the time he took care of all the issues, there was no savings to be had over a cherry truck from the coast. Plus he still ended up with a rust bucket that he ended up dumping a couple of years later.
blofgren 11/28/19 07:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

It's called cp4 bypass kit or disaster prevention kit. Several mfgs now. It doesn't make the pump last longer, but rather keeps the commonly failed parts from going downstream to the injectors. My disaster prevention kit consists of avoiding a CP4 powered truck. :B I paid too much of my hard earned cash trying to avoid a disaster on my 6.0L PSD and I refuse to do it again with a newer PSD.
blofgren 11/28/19 07:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

I suppose it depends on how long you intend on keeping the truck. If only a few years where most of them are under warranty then the CP4 pump is likely less of a concern. Myself, I plan on keeping my truck for a very long time (likely until death do us part) so the long term cost of ownership and repairs was important to me. I just couldn't bring myself to chance playing Russian Roulette with the CP4 when at the time there were perfectly good trucks with the trusty CP3 (the Ram/Cummins used the CP3 until the new 2019 models came out).
blofgren 11/26/19 09:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

After being a die hard Ford man for years I bought the truck in my signature new and have absolutely no regrets. If I were in your position I would buy a 2013 or newer Ram 3500 with the Cummins diesel. They have no transmission issues to speak of, they have DEF which virtually eliminated the DPF and turbo clogging issues mentioned earlier, and they do NOT have the grenade prone Bosch CP4 high pressure fuel pump which Ford has used since 2011 and GM used up until 2017 I believe. If that pump goes, it can cost upwards of $15k because it trashes the entire fuel system. Some will say the failures are relatively rare, but it truly sucks if it happens to you. I have read of several on here and work with a fellow who had it happen to him as well (he traded the truck in while it was being repaired).
blofgren 11/26/19 08:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram suspension problem

^ Never seen that as part of any vehicles warranty coverage. One could reasonably argue that alignment was off from the get go on a new vehicle and have a good chance of getting it covered, but doubt it's an official thing. And not really applicable to the OPs situation, unless the steering pull started right after the dealer did the goober fix on the drag link adjuster. In which case I'd been back to the dealer first. On that note, this whole weld the nutz thing is a debacle and has smelled funny since it came out. Just, historically, have NEVER seen a tie rod or drag link adjuster loosen itself up on its own. My WAG is there were some left loose during production. Jose and Enrique fell asleep on the assembly line a few times from too many Tequilas at lunch break. And since no one has video evidence of them sleeping on the job, the cause is unknow and therefore, out of an abundance of caution, has become a recall. If it is a concern I can think of at least 3 different, easy, ways off the top of my head to rectify it without breaking out the Lincoln and the 7018 rod. All of which are less invasive, more easily reversible and not as knee-jerk as "Welder up!" But this would put just a leetle beet of responsibility on the vehicle owner to have an IQ over room temperature which open up the company to liability from the masses that are working in sweater weather IQ regions! I totally agree; it is a BS fix that I refuse to get done to my truck. My dealer has called me half a dozen times to bring the truck in and I tell them to forget it until they come up with a proper fix. I have checked the nuts several times and they have been tight as tight can be so I’m not at all worried about it.
blofgren 11/24/19 03:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cleaning Question

Bought a 10' step ladder and move it often and up/down/up/down/up/dow. and keep repeating. Def get your exercise. X2. It works very well.
blofgren 11/23/19 11:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A fall week in the Kootenays

Beautiful, Gary! We’d get along great; I love the Kootenays and beer as well! :B
blofgren 11/22/19 07:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: SRW vs Dually

Not true - DRW looks MUCH better! Only thing I learned from this thread is that some prefer wide rears. :B OK that’s pretty good! :B
blofgren 11/22/19 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs Dually

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way. Except! if a tire blows out towing a trailer...SRW not better :) If it’s a front tire you are still jacked uptires Towing a large fiver, the chances of a rear blow out are MUCH higher than a front. Another pro for the dually is that you can run a much lower pressure in the rear tires even when towing heavy which contributes to a much better ride. And I love how cool the tires stay.
blofgren 11/20/19 07:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs Dually

This one is easy. DRW if you need the carrying capacity because you need it. If you don't, SRW because they're better in every other way. Not true - DRW looks MUCH better! :B
blofgren 11/20/19 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs Dually

one costs more to put new tires on I'm not so sure about that with the cost of the large tires on SRW trucks these days.
blofgren 11/20/19 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PSA: Avoid AAA Transmission in Everett, WA

LOL,that is true; still had a few cuss words under there though! :B
blofgren 11/19/19 09:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Current crop of SUV'S

Well, we have 2 SUV's; a 2005 Acura MDX that we have owned for almost 11 years; it is a very comfortable and reliable vehicle and we love it. We have thought about buying something newer but it runs so good and is so trouble free, what for? Last year we bought a 2001 GMC Yukon from the original owner to pull our boat. It's in great shape and runs fantastic with 266k kms on it. We love it as well and actually took it on a solo road trip a couple of weeks ago for the great room and comfy ride. Plus they are both much safer than any small car!
blofgren 11/18/19 07:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: PSA: Avoid AAA Transmission in Everett, WA

That really sucks and that sort of crp p!sses me off as well. My 2001 Yukon had a bad exhaust leak when I bought it last year. I originally thought it was the driver's side exhaust manifold because the rear bolt was broken off. Turns out the PO (who was mechanically clueless as well) had the transmission rebuilt about 25k before I bought the truck. Low and behold, the crossover pipe was put back in with NO gaskets whatsoever. Bought the gaskets and installed them, and it was quiet as a baby afterwards. And the shop that he had it done at has really good ratings! :S
blofgren 11/18/19 07:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Glow plug still in warranty

What the HE!! Is a glow plug??? Rod that goes into each cyl to pre heat before starting . In cold weather your turn key on & wait for light to go out then crank. My '03 also had a block heater but I can't find the plug if this one has it, but it just doesn't get that cold here but maybe 1 or 2 days a year. My Kubota tractor has glow plugs too Ron, is just having a bit of fun, the Cummins 5.9 and 6.7 don't have glow plugs, rather they have a Grid Heater to warm the intake air. Yeah the one with the bolt that comes loose and gets suck into the intake. Fun stuff for sure! Almost as much fun as the tip breaking off a Ford 6.7L glow plug....;)
blofgren 11/13/19 08:52pm Tow Vehicles
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 12  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS