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  1. I torqued them to 48ft/lbs with a brand new 3/8" Craftsman digital torque wrench from sears.com. I know it's not the best torque wrench but at least it's new and probably not too far out of calibration. It would keep rattling when dropped in drive and reverse, if the bolts were the problem, right?
  2. My tests were done on a brand new alternator. Before and after. Its just an AutoZone special. I just took the grids off as well.
  3. I did, but I didn't write it down is the problem. My instincts tell me the ac is less because the highest reading I got with the stereo on, becsuse I can't turn it off, measured at the back of the alt was .012vac. Before I tested it off the back of the alt and I got .040vac, I remember that now because it matched what the sticker spec'd out as ac ripple exactly. Only thing is I can't remember if .040vac was measured with a hot hot engine like the .012vac reading was read just now. And my batteries read the same voltage at rest in the winter and summer here. It's just when it's real cold I see up to 14.3v charging rates whilst driving. They still don't read 13v+ while at rest with the truck off. (They shouldn't, but they are now). Previous to running the new charging line they read a perfect 12.8v. I will go re-measure again now just to be sure.
  4. Did the ground mod this weekend, actually just now. Thanks a lot, I feel like it made a good difference. Lockup is a bit smoother now, but Im still getting some shuttering overall, unfortunately (even after a new TC). I put the 4 ground wires in a 6ga lug that I got at Lowes, put flux in there and used rosin core solder and a bit of map gas to solder it. That was after crimping it with a $37 hydraulic 10ton crimper from Amazon, delivered on Sunday. Then UL spec heat shrink to keep the moisture out. One thing I also did was put a 4ga cable from the alternator to the aux battery, as suggested in this write up. My stock charging cable looked fried. I noticed my batteries are now reading 13.2v on my Fluke, with the truck off at rest. The truck was driven for roughly 45 minutes with this new charging cable configuration. In the past its always sat at 12.7-12.8v at rest whilst off. I keep a keen eye on my batteries and charging rates after problems in the past. Its 13.6v-13.7v whilst driving on the quadzilla/ecm readout. Perhaps the batteries are being overcharged, now?
  5. rogerash0

    Derale Aux Trans Cooler

    Ya I've given up on driving my truck off-road even with a Carli setup and 35s... It's just too hard on stuff. Unless your crawling, but when you have a dirt bike there's just no reason to do such thing.
  6. rogerash0

    Derale Aux Trans Cooler

    Ya I like those setups a lot too but I could never justify losing the bed space, unfortuantly. I drive a lb so I can fit dirt bikes in there front to back. Salt will ruin aluminum too? Quicker than steel? I'm not sure if too much gets kicked up where my cooler is, since it's behind the cab it's pretty far from the front wheels. Also I didn't save the dimensions, I just cut up some cardboard, duct taped it together and knew my template was good.
  7. rogerash0

    Derale Aux Trans Cooler

    I did the 15960 and made an alum bracket with drill bits/drill, bolts, grinder and a long stick of thick aluminum 90* angle stock from home Depot. Just made it first with cardboard and tape. Mounted it to the front left of the bed on the underside, in front of the fuel tanks fill neck. I wanted it to get some air flow. I haven't put the fan on yet but I've noticed it def helped the temps. Probably lowered temps 15deg on avg without a fan even.
  8. The one I just took out started doing that at lockup a long time ago. The new one doesn't do it. Phil was saying you can modify the valve body with a Dremel to test the fluid in park, have more flow in park, and he said that would quiet the noise down, but I'm skeptical bc the noise is the same in N.
  9. rogerash0

    Quadzilla V2 Custom Tunes

    Edge one reads around 70psi. That's why I had to buy yours which is no longer correct and changes it's reading by the day (keeps going up).
  10. Rick at firepunk and Phil at dpc both said it's torque converter chatter from a few extra thou clearance. Hurts nothing, just annoying
  11. rogerash0

    Quadzilla V2 Custom Tunes

    My quadzilla fuel pressure gauge showing 47-50psi when I have 18-20psi actual is the real fail..
  12. Going from the 300rpm lower than stock stall to stock stall is a huge difference. Overall power feels down 20%, but Im in the meat of the rpms @ 2k-2100 off the line at lights so smoke is very minimal now, which was my goal. Its like I need to re-tune with my quadzilla, give it lots more fuel. I was test driving on "extreme" though, which normally lays down the law pretty good. I went to 95% throttle and it seemed like the quad was limiting rpms to a max of 3305....... thats all I saw out of it. It never locked up in fourth tho. 1105 EGTs is all I saw out of it. Normally I'd probably see 1200-1250 at that throttle, on that run, how I accelerated that time, on that tune, on that exact road, etc. I test drove my route to work which I drive both ways about 3x a day. So I know it well. I have a weird sound thats rpm dependent. Its very noticeable from the drivers side doors on either side, but not if your in front of the engine while its running. Also not super noticeable when I was playing with the tip of the exhaust, moving it around to see if that was what was vibrating. It sounds like a vibrating exhaust, quite frankly. I tightened the DP very well, touched it, put pressure on it, loosened where it mounts to the "mid-pipe". No difference. It sounds like when you push a kickstarter down on a dirt bike while its running. Its a metal sprag sound thats hardcore sounds like its coming from either my oil pan or TC when Im under the truck, while its idling. Its there in P or N. It also doesnt seem to be the fill tube. The sound also appears at random intervals whilst driving in gear, when Im dead pedal coasting. I cant make the sound repeatable though while driving, its like around 1100rpm or something whacky. Its got me feeling pretty uneasy about the whole thing. But I drove the truck 15 miles /w no problems. Engine turns over with the barring tool smooth and easy. I tightened the TC bolts to 50% torque, criss-crossing as I went, then to 100% torque of 45ft-lbs. Used red loctite. The bolts were grade 8, came with the TC, same length as I took out. Only 6 went in. I cleaned under the TC really well, and Im not seeing any shavings. The transfer case has fresh oil and the transmission is filled with oil to the proper level, 50-60% in the OK crosshatch @ 152*F. I did put a quart in the TC prior to installing it. Otherwise it runs well. It did take me four days to do. I cleaned every nut and bolt as I went, wire brushed lots of brackets, cleaned all the wires with electrical cleaner, greased them all up, etc. Took my time, trying not to make a mistake. I left the transfer case on and it shifted on the jack, that really hurt how things were going. Also my floor has big divets from how they poured it, which were my enemy. It took me 6 hours just to get it lined back up, 3 late at night with my wife and 3 hours the next day by myself after we both got really frustrated previously. Im still nervous and not sure how to feel about the whole thing. It was a lot of effort, but the first time doing anything normally its that way. Oh ya, my airdog went from 31-33psi at idle to 37-39psi at idle now. And the only thing I changed was my torque converter, period. I specifically didnt touch a single boot or anything, because I wanted one change at a time. The truck does sound a little quieter at idle like I can hear more engine hum now, feels a bit smoother at idle for sure, and no hard starts, but the grids did come on initially. Even after it got hot, no hard starts.
  13. Does the tranny fill line pull right up and out? Also does anyone use loctite on the comverter bolts, and what torque? I think it's 45ft lbs, perhaps a bit on the high end. Or we can just go hella tight.
  14. rogerash0

    No name

    Any advantage to 14mm studs and do all blocks need machine work to run em?
  15. Dave I just tend to think statically, and I tell myself the odds of the ECM being slow to boot on a 60 degree morning but not on a 50 or 45 degree morning are low. Odds of my phone's temp being a bit off, or the truck picking up a different temp than the exact air temp, are greater. I cant recall the exact cut off air temp for the grids, but I want to say its 62 degrees or so. Could be 65.. Not out of the factory manual, but from dodgeram.org I get the bulb check for aprox 2 sec /w key on. Read that article some years ago, and have given it some thought previously, that's why I've already got my mind made up the ECM aint bad. See the grid heater temp chart here: http://dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/troubleshooting/Maniford_htr.htm