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About Torque Monkey

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    Stella, WA.
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    Just about any type of fabrication.. the crazier the better...

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  1. Torque Monkey

    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    The only reason I bring it up was that i ran into this issue when looking for the battery cut off for the Rat. It has been a while but I want to say they are mostly rated for 200 amps continuous. I was worried that the starter could burn up the battery cut off. i didn't see the point of using a battery cut off if you can't isolate the starter. I wired the cut off inline with the starter and have never had an issue. That being said, on my Jeep I ran way more amps through my winch than i ever did the starter. i want to say at max pull you can have North of 500 amps. Seriously, I would recommend not using a cut off just for that reason. We used to use welding cable for the winch also. it is much better than battery cable in regards to current loss over distance, also pretty easy to find on Craigslist.😁 Now, please keep in mind that my numbers are based on research I did probably 15 years ago. It's been a long time since I have research winches and maybe the current draw is much less now.
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    Craigslist Finds

    I like how the freeze plug stayed in. LOL!
  3. Torque Monkey

    Winch wiring on 2018 Ram

    Just have to be careful with those switches. Make sure you buy a high quality one if you are going to use one. They aren't really rate for the continuous amps you will pull through them with a winch.
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    Next project

    Very nice work Robert. It looks great!
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    Golf getting a bunch of work before college

    It's worth it to see the look on Ivan's face. I think Carl and I almost have him talked into running for President. If he wins we will compound turbo the Golf. My real fear is Ivan will do it.... without breaking a sweat. LOL!
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    Golf getting a bunch of work before college

    Oh... I can... Carl???? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lost another air dog on the 04.5

    I remember talking to you about that. I know Hoss found his seal had failed as well. My question is why? I have seen an issue recently at the power plant were the seals were failing on the pre-lube oil pumps. First thing we thought were they were assembled wrong. Then it was crappy pumps/assembled wrong. Turns out, there was a design flaw and air was being introduced into the suction side of the pumps. When it got inside the pump it caused the shaft seals to fail, quickly. We made some changes to the piping to keep air from the suction side and problem solved. Been 4 years since we made the change and no further issues. This is why I started to wonder about air getting in from the suction side. Just my theory but I am certainly not ready to write off my AirDog till I know what the issue is. JMHO. I don’t blame anyone for wanting to change to a piece of equipment that gives them better price of mind. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Golf getting a bunch of work before college

    Makes it so much easier when the lower suspension and sub-frame are removed. No so much when one of the bolts breaks off in the rack and pinion....
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    Golf getting a bunch of work before college

    About the only thing that isn't getting changed are the floor mats! There is a huge box of parts and it keeps growing! LOL!
  10. Torque Monkey

    Lost another air dog on the 04.5

    LOL! My truck has a little more than 178K miles on it. Probably not the best reference to use. I use it to stop weeds from growing in the driveway these days. i have no doubt folks have had issues. I was having a conversation with Eric about this very thing. It amazes me that manufacture can supply, the same amount of fuel @ 15K psi, more reliably than they can supply that fuel to the CP3 at 15 psi. I would have stuck with the in-tank pump in my truck but after going through 2 sets of injectors I wanted better filtration. That was the only reason I changed. What i really want is to understand what the failures are with the FASS and the AirDogs. I am really surprised they wouldn't be more open to helping people with issues out, just to find out what went wrong and improve the product. Sadly I think in a lot of cases, it isn't about making it better. It's about profits and nothing else. I understand a business has to make a profit, i just don't understand not wanting to improve the product and reputation. Seems a lot more common these days.
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    Next project

    I may need you to show me that App.
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    Lost another air dog on the 04.5

    Has it been 9 years??? I have no idea how old my AirDog is but it is older than yours for sure. Never given me an issue... ever. That being said, I know lots of folks have had issues with theirs. The most frustrating thing for me is I have never been able to put my finger on what has caused those issues. I have seen a lot of people get upset that it doesn't function the way they think it should and remove them in frustration. I think a lot of it has to do with the quick connect fittings at the tank (interface between the factory and the pump). On the pressure side (after the pump) is no problem. If the seal fails, you get a leak. At the tank is a whole different story. It is suction. If you are pulling small amounts of air into any pump, overtime it will fail. You will never know it happened. FTR, my installation does not use the factory connections to the tank. We made our own because I don't trust the factory connection. All of the other installations I do, I go and visit Eric @ Vulcan Diesel for his tank module modification kit. It is a much better way to connect to the tank. I have disassembled AirDogs and FASS pumps (I have a FASS in the shop right now) and they both appear to be made very well. I have no use for the smaller pump only systems both companies sell. They are not very well made.
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    Golf getting a bunch of work before college

    Ivan, don’t forget to ask about a starter. If it isn’t too expensive let’s just change it. The one that is in there looks original.
  14. On a public road? Yup, I’m sure. On a track? I would love to go faster.
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