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Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 11-07-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
In case anyone just can't sleep without an...

In case anyone just can't sleep without an update: The van started today.

I had not tried to start it in a couple weeks, and today it was mid-30's temp and snowing off and on here. I put the key...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-27-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
No, I have not tried that yet. If it's not...

No, I have not tried that yet. If it's not raining this weekend I'm going to play with it again and likely will try this. When you moved the harness was it the wires up on top of the engine that you...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-27-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
Thanks for the info. When the wiring harness...

Thanks for the info.

When the wiring harness to the speed sensor failed the van would cut out (stutter) very briefly, and it felt like it was going to downshift but didn't. It did it when hot but...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-27-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
vandiesel, Thanks for the info. I'll keep...

vandiesel,

Thanks for the info. I'll keep this contact in mind. Portland is about 5 hours from me and I have friends there.

Brian
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-26-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
Round 3: After months of the van starting and...

Round 3: After months of the van starting and running fine, last weekend it did the crank, no start routine again. It would not start again a week later and I have not tried it since. I'm looking...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 09-07-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Railvan
Amsoil Oil mix?

I have two partial 2.5 gallon jugs of Amsoil and I would like to change the oil on my 2006 6.0 Ford diesel before a trip. I don't have enough time to order more oil from Amsoil before the trip. Both...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-30-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Railvan
Glad to hear it helped out. Always nice when the...

Glad to hear it helped out. Always nice when the rig is running smoothly.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 08-25-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By Railvan
Anyone have the Ford part number for the wiring...

Anyone have the Ford part number for the wiring harness for a 2006 6.0? Other than going to the local Ford dealer and hoping the part guys can find the part number, how do I get this info?
Forum: General Sportsmobile 08-18-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Railvan
They worked great. They fit well and the banging...

They worked great. They fit well and the banging caused by the gap around the bar and the very hard rubber of the old bushings is gone.

After this upgrade there was still a slight clunking that I...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-04-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
Thanks for the link to that thread. I even...

Thanks for the link to that thread. I even replied to it back a ways! I'll print it out and pass it along to my shop. I'm gonna ask them how much it will be to replace the engine harness.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-04-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
I've been researching getting a Ravelco system...

I've been researching getting a Ravelco system but the nearest place to get it installed is a full days drive from me so haven't done it yet. I'm sure as soon as I get it, I'll forget to put the key...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-04-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Railvan
Thanks for the info. Good to hear it ran better...

Thanks for the info. Good to hear it ran better afterwards.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-04-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Railvan
Ford replacement wiring harness purchase?

Hello,

Has anyone bought a Ford replacement engine wiring harness? Is this something that is still available for a 2006 6.0 diesel E350?

This is related to my question earlier about a random...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-04-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
Thanks for the reply. That is VERY interesting as...

Thanks for the reply. That is VERY interesting as I have had a problem with a wire chaffing in the past (years ago now) that caused the engine to stutter very briefly. The wire was not fully broken...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 07-04-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Railvan
Random no start, 6.0 Ford diesel

Hello,

I have been looking for info on what would cause a very random "crank but no start" situation on a 2006 Ford 6.0 diesel E350 SMB. Looking at other Ford forums yields many "might be" causes,...
Forum: Meetups and Trip Reports 06-22-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Railvan
If you go see the falls, and it is worth it, but...

If you go see the falls, and it is worth it, but want to camp someplace nicer, try Windust Park on the Snake River south of Kahlotus, It is an Army Corp of Engineers campground and has nice shade...
Forum: 4x4 06-20-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By Railvan
When I bought my SMB 4x4 E350 at Fresno in 2006...

When I bought my SMB 4x4 E350 at Fresno in 2006 they offered both Quigley and SMP conversions. I think 2004 was the first year they offered the SMB designed and built in house 4x4 conversion. The SMB...
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 12-12-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,578
Posted By Railvan
Where did you get the wiring harness? Does Ford...

Where did you get the wiring harness? Does Ford have them still still? Was it all the wiring for the engine in one harness?

Thanks!

Brian
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-06-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 27,809
Posted By Railvan
Thanks for the offer. I'll keep that in mind for...

Thanks for the offer. I'll keep that in mind for sure.

At the moment I'm enjoying one of the best safety features of a Ford 6.0 diesel: It won't start so it's not likely to get stolen out of my...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics 11-03-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 27,809
Posted By Railvan
Yes, it does. I live in NW Washington and there...

Yes, it does. I live in NW Washington and there are no install options without driving a very long ways.
Forum: Engines and Drivetrain 10-16-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By Railvan
I had an intermittent "rough cough" on my Ford...

I had an intermittent "rough cough" on my Ford 6.0 diesel for months. Turns out it was a wiring harness issue. It had a broken wire but not broken through all the way so the jacket looked mostly OK....
Forum: Van Body 08-23-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,996
Posted By Railvan
I sprayed my top a couple summers ago with...

I sprayed my top a couple summers ago with Raptorliner, tinted to match the Baja Tan. It came out well and I'm happy with it. The tint didn't match perfectly but I think that was because of the small...
Forum: Campfire 07-27-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,935
Posted By Railvan
More twilight than sunset, but I still like it......

More twilight than sunset, but I still like it... :^)
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-06-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Railvan
I'm going to order these. The bolt holes will...

I'm going to order these. The bolt holes will line up with the existing brackets. I was thinking just changing the bushings would be easy and save money but I don't see any bushings that fit so I'll...
Forum: General Sportsmobile 07-06-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Railvan
SMB 4x4 E350 sway bar bushings

I need to replace the front sway bar bushings on my 2006 E350 SMB 4x4 converted van. The bar is a 1 3/8" bar.

I found these online:
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