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  2. Well harness is back in my cc'd buss is working again the computers are good to go about the solder comment I guarantee they won't fail trust that for one my harness ain't riding the block no more it's away from it no need to heat soak that thing my mods are great I now have a digital led voltage display on my vp44 power feed and an in cab test ppoint for apps no more guessing my only prob is I've concluded my VP is dieying a slow death o well
  3. Ok Dripley n Jag1 yes that was is the bolt and connector I'm talking about in the pic upper right corner black connector and W-T yes I fixed all of them there were 3 places the ground did that I'll be reinstalling today I'm going to open a web store selling cable kits custom harnesses test tools and DC filters stiffining solutions soon
  4. ok folks here it goes....... I found 2 grounds like w-t displayed, including one at the bottom of the ecm that had four 14awg tieed to a 10 awg that deadheads beside the starter on the block the fuel pump +12v is done this way as well as a couple buss sets and and a power set and I redid them all , I removed that big clump of orange wire that was like an extra foot and a half of uselessness, everything was fluxed soldered and heat shrunk to ease my mind.... and that's just the lower engine harness....the upper has only a couple done that way but both are bussing 2 for the +/- buss and two for the can buss protocol . yeah it was a lot of fun best part is I did not repeat not have a single short anywhere anywhen started get kinda pissy at that point. was cruising the web about my dash no bus condition and found two neat things number one is you can initiate a gauge cluster self test by holding in the trip reset and turning key to on position no start then releasing it and it will give you itws own trouble codes and everything....very cool.... and two again whilst bewildered scared and alone I found a true nugget that might save my sorry ***. guy claimed to have same symptoms I do werird codes no pcm coms no buss and dead pedaling issues that act strange he was checking connections and found his power distribution block harness connector ( the one that ties the engine harness to the firewall and power etc ) was NOT ONLY LOSE BUT NASTY HER CLEANED IT UP AND TIGHTENED IT AND BYE BYE CODES AND PROBLEMS ...WELL JUST SO HAPPENS WHEN I WENT TO YANK MINE OFF THE DAM BOLT SPUN FREELY IN MY FINGERS sorry caps lock bomb.... and as an added bonus got the green grimey goo not much but enough and it just happens to be on the buss side on the buss pins and connectors so I am going to walworld for contact cleaner cant get that keg deoxit W-T has so poor boys poor ways ive been gently scarping the female pins to clean them and then back to step hmmmm 8 so this is everything ive done all mods included step 1 remove lower engine harness, better bring your patience meter and some Tylenol 6 big pain in the keister had only two casualties 1 is my lo side ac sensor it was melted to the connector so it got the loraina bobbit treatment. 2 the ground behind the starter bolt was froze solid its 10mm and I said $%^%#$%^ and lopped it off with a note to repair it step 2 remove upper harness much mo easier guys, no problems at all total time for steps one and two 2.75 hours tools needed 10mm wrench and deep and shallows 1/4" drive , needle nose pliers flat blade screwdriver 13mm 3/8" drive and long handle wratchet side cutters and a I think 6mm allen wrench for the ecm connector step 3 clean the harness I first sprayed it with brake kleen and wiped it down then a dose of acetone on a rag step 4 strip the harnesses this was a lot of fun gently cutting and unwrapping everything and of course pictures for refrence took 1 hour and needed two pairs needle nose to spread the harness clamps open and a set of front cuts for zipties and a small razor knife step 5 reclean the harness cause it was nasty........... again acetone and a rag and patience lots of acetone and patience step 6 using a copy of the 3 illistrations for the engine bay harness courtesy of mopar1973man which I spliced together with scissors and tape to make one large continuous map for ease of use I started ohming out every last dam thing total time 3 hours on harness one with notes and 2 hours on upper harness with notes step 7 lower repairswhile I did not find any shorts I did feel the need to fix dodges sloppy handiwork so I repaired thw two ground points located just below the ecm split, the fuel pump buss also below the split and added my custom fuel pump feed for my mid frame setup as well to the ground and fuel pump, the big mass of orange wire all tied together whicg there is 18" extra nopt needed that got shortened up its listed as a switch supply at the ecm I also repaired the ground mess further up near the alternator as well as another power related one red with white stripe that was done the same way. additions were as follows....a I taped a small blue wire on to the pump 12 v+ supply for the vp44 which will go to the cab to a 12v led indicator for full time pump power notification and a orange 22awg wire to the apps sensor feed which again wikll go to the cab to a test banna point for quik check and monitor of my apps voltage via old skool analog meter these both have their own wetpack m/f connector at the point the lower ties into the upper and at the firewall where they leave going to the cab. upper the only repairs made were for the 2 can buss and the 2 buss points done the same way as the others solder and heat shrink, then I added my thermos couple feed for my gauge two 22 awg wires, 3 wires for my dc amps volts meter setup, 2 wires for the vp44 and apps test points and 4 wires 16awg for switching remotes on auxillary systems lights compressor etc, then I stripped and crimped all of my wet pack pins made an add on schematic for future refrence on pins and *** embled all my extra connectors together step 8 tapeing every 8 to 10 " for ease in relooming then adding loom and then taping the harness front to back and at at all joints total time about 5 hours tools solder iron solder sm phillips screwdriver all kinds of crimpers and strippers and other soldering based tools step 9 ohm out new additions time 15 minutes step 10 apply dielectric grease to all connectors everywhere and crimp on a new ring terminal for the ground by starter which I used 10b awg hi strand for that ground step 11 reattach the harness clamps took about 10 minutes but set them loosely cause theygotta be movable step 12 will be to install it now I removed the alternator feed because it was whimpy and I'm wantin hefty plus I'm installing my ripple filter beta test 001 for further evaluation . I'm installing 2 awg cable on its own route so that's what ive done so far
  5. Well I chased all my busses out last night right into the dash and I don't have a short or anything and it's starting to piss me off I've got 7 different cuts and gouges on my hands and arms , half my truck systems on the ground grrrrrr grrrrrr. Gotta work for a church this am then starting rewrapping the harnesses while integrating some extra features , gauge wiring and test points etc gonna be a long *** night I'll post pics as I go
  6. 2.5 hours to remove it another hour to strip and clean it, it was nasty oil soaked and filthy . most of the flex and friction tape was garbage . the alternator feed cable is a joke for a 140 amp output unit so its going bye bye
  7. That meter also comes in 750 and 1000 amp ranges as well I'm gonna work up a plug n play kit that is 52mm gauge pod based for ease of mounting
  8. Well I'm scared now I'm pulling my harness this weekend for sure I got a buss bad anyway but that that's not natural
  9. During my research onac ripple I came across an interesting bit in an unlikely place. The big stereo crowd has a saying called the big 3 , basicly if your gonna run a lot of amps replace the batteries cables and alternator with stouter stuff which thinking back you couldn't buy a 240 or 320 amp alternator back in 01 and you can now he'll my dad's 16 f350 has like a 240 amp alt on it just think maybe that's part of what needs done
  10. Man I've got a 96 k2500 w an aftermarket alt been on since 12 it's pumping .21vac at idle it's my test bed for my filter deal and I have solved that problem but I need to prove it before I go further but it's just newer stuff in the reman world sucks and yes maybe Dodge is more sensitive idk not enough input for data
  11. That's my point. Newer electronics are made in China including diodes so tolerance is ****
  12. Howdy thought I'd chime in ,Jag1 the reason your having trouble soldering is the copper wire is drawing the heat away take a small gator clip and clip it on the insulation side like a heat sink in reverse also use flux and I've solved the actual ripple deal I'm just waiting on my oscilloscope to arrive for hard evidence I don't trust meters for this. As soon as I can post my proof I will and it does work I'm running a setup on my suburban right now the alt is way out spitting .21vac at idle and I'm filtering down to .0012 and I've solved the grid heater prob as well
  13. i gotta drag 100$ together for a bare bones parts set and then i will reveal
  14. see I'm still running my oem cables and I've had to change connectors a few times I'm starting to see a significant amount of black oxidation which means they're near the end of their days so I'm lookin at 2/0 hi count strand with a heavy jacket and then fusion ring eye terminals and heavy duty block post mounts.
  15. All work and no play makes ................for some real interesting discoveries.....like the fact.........that some how my text size had changed from 14 down to 8 who knows??? ok on the subject of toasters and our trucks, this is what I recommend for a start, and no it aint cheap but I mean lets face it if we were that concerned with money we dam sure wouldn't drive diesels itd be a prius or somethin. Anyway here is what I recommend. 1 run the highest cca batteries that you can, why because the higher the cca the higher the ah rating which means a larger reservoir of energy= voltage from which to smooth out those 190 amp toaster surges. At one time Walmart( cringe ) had everstart 34d 1100cca batteries and if you think an extra 300cca don't matter think again because it does 2 replace all your current battery cables if you haven't already and do so with a minimum of 1/0 I recommend 2/0 though and splurge for these littler devils del city fusion batt cons.pdf these fusion clamps already contain solder and flux, you place it in a vice prep your battery cable and then use a torch to heat up the clamp . once its smoking stuff the prepped cable end in and hold it till it sets usually bout 30 secs then douse it in fresh cool water and your done. no crappy clamps no stray wires no bs and you can slide a nice purty section of heat shrink over it for a pro finish and you'll have a cable with no loss and years of service. 3 install high idle https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=L&ai=Ciild1x1pWtC7Lsu--QLokL_IAqXVnbEFjdzCup8Cpp6tjWsQByDGnasoKA1gye66hsCj_BTIAQGoAwHIAwKqBLMBT9DQTwOzvgbo7G4QQxt5Z38ZL7cIGZSaB3As58sSeuVK13G2wDirHNZV5HIP5laDJ8jXw2akFGspVwU6Tp4tyR-CMlIcNoxHXwtJETslqpdbBbqMx4F3KslE_Xjw0TRCZyJSdWgtgvi0tSGW8yPzU_HSxgXC4Uk5XmG1WONXMMa2Xz6gBE9Z9ZGq7xj2QgOtU5rb1k4DDlTG88GtfQi_nFrFwwMsrwbh9f2Z685bifos8vKgBkXABguAB-X34jWoB6a-G9gHAdIIBwiAYRABGAKACgE&num=7&sig=AOD64_1rpJleGGW8UNfA29BfKF0TaYLG9A&adurl=https://mopar1973man.com/store/product/47-mopar1973man-high-idle-switch-kit/ this is mopar1973man's cool setup a nice lookin deal and I'm gonna be getting it for mine when time and finances allow 4 invest in a hi output alternator, this ones really a no brainer guys . after startup the grid heaters hit at 190 amps or more depending on age ( were lookin in to that one) and obviously the higher the rated output of an alternator the higher the idle or hi idle output your gonna get. there are a few aftermarket setups out there I am not in a position to recommend but there are other forum articles on here that can steer you right. 5 use a larger alternator feed I'm going with 2 gauge for the simple fact that it will suck every last amp and volt out of your alternator and deliver it to the distribution block again high quality cable and ends. 6 go through all your grounds and clean them or update as necessary. I read were someone on here got a high output alternator and they put a ground cable from the alternator to the battery, I also have done this , I m also running a ground to my ecm ...why???? well as metal ages it loses its continuity. or its ability to ground so by adding grounding into the system via direct tie in you guarantee your ground is good I'm very close on my research and will continue to update my progress until then this is what you can do to keep her purring, I also recommend regular ac ripple tests for good measure like oil changes ] till next time OUTLAW7
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