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Forum: Member Classifieds 04-22-2018, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Ketcham
MWE bike rack with custom receiver compatible with Aluminess box

I am selling my MWE custom receiver and bike rack. The custom receiver is stellar and in like new condition. The bike rack needs work. A replacement rack or parts can be purchased through MWE as...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-21-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Ketcham
Did you run a higher gauge wire to prevent this...

Did you run a higher gauge wire to prevent this issue.

I burn through alternators. 18 months max.

Then a rebuild.

How did you resolve your issue?

Best,
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-21-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Ketcham
I am bumping my query. I have been using my 270A...

I am bumping my query. I have been using my 270A alternator and this other alternator was over $1000 investment. I would like to get the 370A working. Has anyone used this alternator, have an...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 09-03-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Ketcham
370 Amp XP Series Alternator for 6.0L

Greetings Everyone,

It has been some time since I have posted on this forum. Last year has been busy for me after my SMB rebuild. I now have some time to re-address this issue I have and wanted...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-13-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,326
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Post reliable mechanics you've dealt with

I was in Fleet Service Northwest, Hubbard Oregon. Robert Gaskell garage is always is full doing 6.0 rebuilds. 2 to 3 per week with trucks from Olympia Washington and British Columbia, Canada. These...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-14-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Tis folly to be wise?

Zeta.

Excellent write up. I too have this issue. Interestingly I set psi to 55 and when I accelerated it would drop to high 40's. Then I reset this to 70 psi and when I mash on the...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-07-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,081
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Bullet proof question

carringB - what is your specialty?
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 08-07-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,081
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Bullet proof question

This project was fun and I highly and without hesitation endorse Robert Gaskell - Rob's Fleetservice NW. He only does 6.0 engines and does three overhauls a week as a solo person. Now hiring a...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-26-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

DC Power 370A XP with faulty 14.2 V regulator. In process to swap for new replacement. My OEM alternator was on hand and works. My other alternator that went bad was the 270 xp by DC power, lasted...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-25-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

Excellent suggestions! I will get back at it tomorrow and keep you posted.

I am going to state the obvious, trucks are much easier to work on.
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-24-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,944
Posted By Ketcham
Re: If you can't handle the heat (Part II) ...

The sinister bolted up perfectly. Worth the investment as it has design improvements.

I wish I could tell you exactly what work regarding the heat but I did all these mods at once...followed the...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-24-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,944
Posted By Ketcham
Re: If you can't handle the heat (Part II) ...

I actually bought the y pipe unit from sinister diesel - powder coated and wrapped - (yes replaced the bellows) and then on the down pipe went cheap and sprayed it. I figured exhaust was leaving...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-24-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

Suggestions as I need insight!

Alternator 370A with 14.2 V regulator placed. New 1/0 wire throughout the system. All contacts clean and correct. 14.2 V to batteries by voltmeter when running. ...
Forum: Projects, Modifications and Known Issues 07-24-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,944
Posted By Ketcham
Re: If you can't handle the heat (Part II) ...

I posted my results on a different thread but will summarize it here:

100* day, pulling 6-10% grade 3000 feet, 13,000 lb van loaded ECT never reached 1000*, typically 850* under load. Before my...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-21-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

I pulled the receipts: Group 65 super heavy duty battery $280 each. So unlikely gel. Googled that information and came up with Odyssey but uncertain if those are them...van in shop :b7:

For...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-21-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

What is the big three wiring harness and what lengh is appropriate for e350 psd?
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-21-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

I wanted to thank everyone here. Ed at FICM repair was exceedingly knowledgeable and took the time to provide his insight, so much so I had to cut the conversation short due to my personal work...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-20-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

I will call FICM tomorrow. Anyone here know if this 6.0 PSD alternator will fit in the Econoline space:

http://www.ficmrepair.com/index.cfm/pag ... /prd21.htm...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-20-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

Excellent! Thank you for the lead.

I was thinking two alternators since if one goes defective then the other will get you home.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-20-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ketcham
Alternator E350 PSD recommendations

Do repairs come in three's?

On my way to the mechanic I noticed the battery voltage was all over the place. I recently had a complete rebuild and decided to do the brake mods mentioned here in...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-14-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,344
Posted By Ketcham
Re: New Smoke

6.4 starter is bolt on and compatible with the E350 6.0 PSD. I just confirmed with my mechanic.

Good to know in the future, if my starter ever dies. I have had bad experiences with rebuilds in...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-13-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Stiction Fiction

I did this with the Amsoil ATF transmission oil. 1/8-1/4 oz. I will try 1/2 oz/gallon which seems like so little.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-11-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,403
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Stiction Fiction

This is well said and on topic:

"Stiction is a poor choice of a made up word and is misleading. The actual issue was caused by too much oil in the area between the spool valve and the open/close...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,210
Posted By Ketcham
Re: Need help with a name for my new SMB

When my van rolled up to the Las Vegas Terminal, my wife, then girlfriend, asked if that is it. My response was "I hope not" thinking how am I going to get my HOA to accept this. She named it...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-08-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,344
Posted By Ketcham
Re: New Smoke

I too am learning as I go, almost entirely from those on this forum smarter than I.

Someone perviously mentioned on another thread about detuning the 6.0 was necessary due to smaller radiator...
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