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Reformedwheeler

The Fed
Dec 5, 2021
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Put the new ECM in and test drove it. It’s running great now! No more floating idle or stalling and the CEL is gone. Since I have a spare truck behind the garage, (I got it free from a pot farm out in California, I just had to haul it home) I pulled the alternator off and put it on this truck. That seems to have been the charging issue… lol

But in the process, I broke the plastic intake tube. Luckily I had a spare 3 piece but I had to clean it and find new hose clamps for it. I put the alt and intake tube on then repinned the oil gauge since it hasn’t worked this whole time. It’s reading on the high side and the tach is now acting all screwy. The tach started the other day and doesn’t have anything to do with the oil gauge wire. I’m also gonna pick up a new T-stat today.
Does it have a map sensor in the 3 piece intake?
 

Rowdy Fitz

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Apr 16, 2021
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I was just thinking, maybe your erratic tach was related to map/maf… just a thought.
It may be, I ought to clean it to be sure.Thanks for the advice!

Drove it about 230 miles today. It did good! I averaged 15.8 mpg there and 16.8 on the way back. The difference was there was more an incline headed there. I topped off 3 times for a total of 13 gallons but I didn’t fill up when I got home. I did that to try to get an idea of the fuel mileage. It was roughly 70 miles home from the last gas station I stopped at. Next time I drive it, I’ll fill up and get a combined average.

Started building a new dog box. This one will utilize the entire bed but the front 15” will be storage. That way I can store a small generator, several fuel cans and what not. It will have a rail (rigging rack) that goes all the way around the platform or top. I think I’m going to design a removable canvas roof for it so I can sleep on the top of the box when I stay out over night. I will build everything myself of course.
 
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Rowdy Fitz

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Apr 16, 2021
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Instead of troubleshooting the charging system, I decided to start building a new dog box. Did a lot of thinkin on it, so I didn’t get a lot done. I intend to tilt the headache rack in to match the angle of the cab. I just wanted to get the frame built before I unbolted it to slide it back to make the cuts and weld it up. I may build a roof rack or at least a spare tire carrier over the cab.
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