66sprint6

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Got the truck back pretty quick from Surgery.  Appears to have went well, runs great, shifts way better and so far doesnt appear to be leaking anything.  Ill keep an eye on that for next couple days just to be sure.  Pretty decent parts and materials list but she should be golden for some time.  New timing chains were added while in there which Im happy for.  

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They did not address the wastegate rattle and as I suspected, called me back this afternoon saying that since it didnt appear to be a mechanical issue nor would it cause any performance issues they likely would not be interested in doing anything about it.  I let them know that many many many thousands of folks have been told different which is the only reason I brought it up and that its a known issue with Ford, hence the "band aide" fix and to please approach Ford on my behalf regardless of what THEY think and let me know what FORD says.  They are gonna call back Monday.  If they arent interested then I still have a contact at a more local dealership and will see if they can go to bat for me.  Otherwise shes running top notch and will hopefully stay that way for a while!

Matt

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Columbia bailed on me on the wastegate rattle SO I got with a good friend of mine that I used to sell with who works with Newton in Shelbyville and she got me in with their Service Manager.  He and his lead tech listened to it, took it around to his bay and then got to work ordering new turbos to solve the issue.  THANK YOU!  The last annoyance will soon be sorted and hopefully it will carry on its merry way from here.  The PCM update that was done during the phaser swap has made the 10 speed WAY WAY better as well.  It went through the adaptive learning much quicker and is 100x smoother than ever before.  Intercooler and resonator delete are in the garage waiting for time to swap them in then itll be ready...for a long winter of DD duty and THEN Test n Tune when spring rolls back around YAY

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New turbos?  For a wastegate rod rattle? 

Did you ask if they'd put the same $$$$ and labor toward a pair of Turbonetics? 

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1 hour ago, Ashley P said:

New turbos?  For a wastegate rod rattle? 

Did you ask if they'd put the same $$$$ and labor toward a pair of Turbonetics? 

The rod rattle is gone, but they can develop slop where the wastegate rod that holds the puck exits the exhaust housing wallows it out.  Apparently its not an issue that later 2019 and 2020 models have encountered so its not a big deal.  The 2018 Gen 2 3.5 gets the Raptor/Limited turbo so they are plenty good!  There isnt anything mechanically wrong, its just annoying to listen to so its getting fixed.  Had they shot me down like Columbia then it would just rattle on.

35 minutes ago, JohnC said:

If Ford wants to replace CID with Technology, they need to do better than this!

I hope I never have issues with my little 2.7L EcoBoost! 

Its an early first run of the Gen2 setup so its gonna have its wiggles.  It still makes more power, torque, tows more and is WAY faster than anything else in its class while still getting decent mpg.  The Coyote doesnt even come in 2nd in its own truck and its a good motor (tho apparently its NOT in the truck according to everyone I talk to).  The 2.7 is very well built and beyond reliable in every way from what Ive seen.  But then again, so is the 3.5.  Im just making sure I get every little thing sorted before it hits 60k and Im on my own!  The phasers were not broken when I replaced them, but if there are better replacements AND they will do it for free, Im in.  The turbos work perfect, they just rattle.  Fix it for free?  Yes please!  The 10 speed is a great trans but I didnt like how clumsy and clunky it was, flash to the latest trans logic and book, works great!  The ONLY thing so far that this thing sucks at that just about every other V8 powered truck on the planet is WAY better at is...exhaust note.  Bleh.  But thats ok, Ill just keep this one quiet and be ok with it!

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5 hours ago, Ashley P said:

The station wagon (may she RIP) could have handled it too.    :crying:

When we were...wait...when I was dragging it to the parking lot I told Kathleen the same thing.  It woulda handled it just fine!

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Roads were just fine today outside of the neighborhood.  Snow/Wet mode was boring but boring was good today when needed.  Didnt need 4x4 much like I likely would have yesterday.  Another notch/check on the "glad to have this thing" box.  Took a minute to break into it this morning and when the entire ice chunk came off the hood about 20 minutes down the road I had ptsd of my hood flying open (saw it happen a couple times during the trip too) but otherwise it was cozy and comfy as always.

I didnt wash it before the "storm" hit because we were going back out the next day to get dirty again but the ide stopped us.  Ill clean it one day when everything thaws.

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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I've been driving in it every day.

When it first hit, it was bad because it was nothing but a sheet of slippery ice in the neighborhood. 

Once temps dropped and more fell, grip improved.

It reminded me of that hard sugar on top of  cookie.

The Tundra is filthy from all the salt. I busted off chunks of brown salty ice from the inner fender liners, step bar, mud flps, etc.

Will get a pic later....

But those Nitto grapplers did EXCELLENT in that mess. 

I had no issue getting around.

I even deliberately went off road in some places.

I also pulled a coworker out from being stuck off the side of the road. 

 

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18 hours ago, JohnC said:

I've been driving in it every day.

When it first hit, it was bad because it was nothing but a sheet of slippery ice in the neighborhood. 

Once temps dropped and more fell, grip improved.

It reminded me of that hard sugar on top of  cookie.

The Tundra is filthy from all the salt. I busted off chunks of brown salty ice from the inner fender liners, step bar, mud flps, etc.

Will get a pic later....

But those Nitto grapplers did EXCELLENT in that mess. 

I had no issue getting around.

I even deliberately went off road in some places.

I also pulled a coworker out from being stuck off the side of the road. 

 

Thats awesome.  Im glad to hear the tires did well as well.  These Open Country's are AT2 so not the most recent version which I believe are "ice rated" whereas these are not.  They did fine.  There were a couple times it got to spinning but nothing to get excited about even with the open rear and no locker option.  Once day Ide love to put an Eaton Tru Trac or something similar to help on wet/slick days but putting around it did just fine.

I didnt have anywhere to be so I stayed my happy ass in the house till today.  I dont like cold so it was easy to do HA!  I love driving around in the snow to be honest yet this time around it was just ice and I said nope.

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The wife's '19 Pathfinder 2wd with whatever tires they come with did excellent also. Only problem was when I was in reverse with steering at full lock and WOT, the front end would whip around and the girls in the backseat would giggle uncontrollably. The girl in the passenger seat did not.

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Haaaaaaa I love it.  The reactions from my passengers would likely be very similar!

Everything is back to buried again as of right now.  Can't get the littlest to go down so I been watching the snow pile up on the driveway.

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I'll be digging her out again to go get Luke from the Grandparents tomorrow.

Also...don't mind the "projects" sitting around out there.  They aren't even mine.  My driveway seems to be where broken cars like to find refuge.  That truck was my Bro in Laws, sold to me, I owned it for 4 hours and a friend bought it.  He has a kid on the way so it was offered back to me but having my cash tied up in similar adventures I sent it down to the Bro in Law who snatched it back up.  Sucker needs some love so it ended up in MY driveway rather than his after a fun evening and an eventual tow the last little bit from the '18.  Kathleen shook her head and asked how long until it's back on our insurance.   Smart woman!

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we've been In it everyday. our explorer sport with regular tires did great as well. I've pulled my kids behind it for ALOT of miles :lol: 

My truck on the other hand with boggers was actually pretty boring it this type of snow. no 4x4 even needed. It also weighs a million lbs so i'm sure that helps.

BUT, lack of doors and lack of heat....and lack of roof makes it a cold ride

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4 hours ago, mstrpth said:

we've been In it everyday. our explorer sport with regular tires did great as well. I've pulled my kids behind it for ALOT of miles :lol: 

My truck on the other hand with boggers was actually pretty boring it this type of snow. no 4x4 even needed. It also weighs a million lbs so i'm sure that helps.

BUT, lack of doors and lack of heat....and lack of roof makes it a cold ride

Brrrr no thanks.  Only the neighborhood road was anything worthy of slick and that didnt warrant 4x4 except where you crest the slight hill to the main road but I got lucky and noone was coming and just let my momentum do the job.  We did see a Firetruck at the station down the road fail at leaving their drive due to it being on a hill.  Crazy watching the back tires on one of those spin.  They had to check up at the last second due to some cars coming and that was all it took to send him back down the drive.  He backed up and gave it hell and was out the 2nd time around no problem.  I slipped a handful of times but for the most part it was like @JohnC said, the snow/sleet fall on top of the ice gave it massive amounts of grip, even walking on it to a couple stores was no big deal.  The floors of the stores were slicker once inside :lol:

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24 minutes ago, Disney said:

All this nice weather has me wondering about the track opening. Did you ever get the intercooler swapped out?

Not yet but with the nice weather comes the itch to get it in there for sure.  I've been too busy lately but want to get to it ASAP.  I also need to do the 60k fluid swaps which will be a doozy of a job but I want to make sure it's taken care of properly.  Then...I wanna see 7's.

Oh...been digging the dirty look alot lately but almost forgot how good she looks cleaned up a bit.  Love it.

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14 hours ago, 66sprint6 said:

 I also need to do the 60k fluid swaps which will be a doozy of a job but I want to make sure it's taken care of properly.  

The dealer is pretty good at that stuff, ya know.

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